Hopeman Golf Club believes in providing a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for members, guests, visitors and staff. There is no place for discrimination based on gender, age, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or disability. Courtesy, sportsmanship and the spirit of the game lie at the heart of this code of conduct and it is the Club’s sincere wish that all members, guests and visitors enjoy their visit, and staff feel secure in their workplace, and that everyone is treated with respect at all times.
On payment of a membership or green fee all persons consent to be bound by both the restrictions and penalties imposed by this code of conduct. Members shall be liable for any breach committed whether by themselves or their guests.
General: Members, Guests, Visitors and Staff are encouraged to:
Respect fellow golfers, staff and volunteers
Demonstrate a high standard of personal behaviour
Never physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone
Respect the golf course and its environs
Follow all Health and Safety protocols, byelaws and on-course guidance/signage
Refrain from negative social media activity in relation to the Club or individuals that choose to play or work at the Club
On-Course: All golfers must take care to:
Be aware of their immediate environment and pay attention to fellow golfers, greens staff and members of the public using rights of access who may be endangered by a stray shot.
Raise the traditional cry of “Fore” in the event of a shot straying towards another person
Show courtesy by waiting until players in front are out of range before playing a shot
Avoid slow play, keep up with the group ahead and apply “ready golf” principles
Wave through groups including single players if they play at a faster pace
Observe the R&A’s Rules of Golf
Respect the course by replacing divots, repairing pitch marks and raking bunkers
Adopt a sportsmanlike manner and not knowingly cheat, throw clubs or disrespect employees, officials or fellow players
Avoid resting bags on and taking trolleys across putting greens or tees
Observe signage around the course in relation to trolley/buggy/cart use
Refrain from alcohol consumption while on the course
Use litter bins where possible or take litter back to the clubhouse for disposal
Clubhouse Use: Members, guests and visitors are reminded of the following:
The use of foul, abusive or threatening language, adopting an aggressive manner, and harassment or intimidation of others are all forms of unacceptable behaviour. Any offender will be asked to stop and/or leave the premises and/or be dealt with through the Club’s disciplinary procedures.
Consider your choice of language when in the clubhouse to avoid causing unnecessary offence to others
Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is prohibited within the clubhouse
Any grievances or complaints arising from time spent at Hopeman Golf Club should be put in writing to the Club manager within 7 days of the cause of the grievance/complaint.
Hopeman Golf Club Council