2021 Meadows Golf Club League Rules

This includes: Monday 4-Man, Tuesday 4-Man, Tuesday 2-Man, Wednesday 2-man, and Thursday Augusta and Oakmont.

  • League will begin the week of April 19th and conclude with fun night the week of August 23rd.

  • We will be using previous year’s handicaps.

  • New players will multiply the difference of their gross score minus par by 90% to determine their handicap and net score for the first night of league play. Once you have posted one (1) score you have an established league handicap. When a player has 5 or more posted scores the two (2) worst scores will be taken out and your handicap will be based off of the best 3 scores of the last five.

  • Only handicaps from the current night league can be used. You may not use a Monday handicap for a Tuesday league etc.

    Exception: Players in Thursday 4-Man League will carry one handicap for the whole league. Subs or players WILL NOT need a separate handicap for Oakmont and Augusta. If you’ve established a handicap in Augusta, you may use it for Oakmont and vice versa.

  • QUADRUPLE BOGEY RULE. The maximum number of strokes you are allowed to score is a quadruple bogey. For example, if you are on a par 3 the max number of strokes you can take is 7. Same goes for par 4’s with an 8 and par 5’s with a 9.

  • PACE OF PLAY. Teams will be allowed 15 minutes to complete each hole. Rounds should last no more than 2 hours 15 minutes. The following procedure will be put in place: 1st offense of slow play a warning will be given along with new time limits to catch up. 2nd offense of slow play your 3 possible team points for the night will be forfeited. 3rd and final offense for slow play will be loss of all possible points for your match.

    *** If every golfer plays ready golf this should not be an issue!!!

  • If a team does not field a full team, they will automatically forfeit the team points, however, the players that are present can still win individual points in the matches. Teams that don’t field a full team must leave the D position empty. If missing two players leave the C and D slots empty, etc.

  • All players are welcome to play the gold, white, blue, or blue/white combo tees. However, once you begin a season on a certain set of tees (gold, white, blue, or blue/white combo), you must stay on those tees throughout the remainder of the season for handicapping purposes.

  • We will have a rotating schedule for roster line-ups. (ABCD) Check the league schedule for the appropriate line-up for the evening. This gives everyone a chance to play with different members of their team throughout the year.

  • In the event of a ball struck out of bounds or lost (not in a penalty area), we will utilize the new USGA rule which allows for the ball to be dropped within 2 club-lengths in the fairway that is being played. In the case of a ball struck out of bounds – the ball must be dropped between the point where the ball crossed the OB marker and the closest edge of the fairway (plus 2 club-lengths), no closer to the hole.

    In the event that a ball becomes lost (NOT in a penalty area), the player may drop between the point where he feels the ball could possibly be and the fairway (plus 2 club-lengths), no closer to the hole.

    The penalty to use this local rule is 2 strokes. The player always has the option to re-hit from the point where they last struck the shot under a penalty of 1 stroke.

  • Any sub without an established league handicap must be inserted into the lineup where the team feels his skill level would place him. The sub is not to be automatically inserted into the position for the player he is subbing for.

  • Subs without an established league handicap (one posted league score) will not be allowed to sub on a position night.

  • A player must hole out unless his opponent has conceded a putt.

  • Any player searching for a lost ball will be given a MAXIMUM of 3 minutes search time. If the 3 minutes expires and the ball is not found, the player must proceed under the lost ball ruling.

  • Teams must turn scorecards into the golf shop in a timely manner when finished with their round. If a team does not turn their scorecard in, they will receive 0 points for that week.

  • If the course is CART PATH ONLY, due to course conditions, everyone will be playing lift, clean & place on the course, and also rake, clean and place in the bunkers. Bunkers will be in play unless posted by Meadows Staff.

  • Team entry fees will be $100 for all 4 person leagues, and $50 for 2 person leagues.

  • 75% of league pot will be paid out to all teams based on final results. The other 25% will be paid to the top 3 teams in the year end league standings.

  • At no time can a player receive more than 2 strokes per hole regardless of handicap index.

  • Non-members will not be permitted to play extra holes prior to, or after their scheduled match. Unlimited playing privileges are covered in purchasing membership to The Meadows, not a league green fee. However, there will be an additional $10 green fee offered beginning at 3:30pm for those players who would like to play early and/or after their match. An additional $5 cart fee will also be available.

  • All players must have a valid receipt prior to league play and be able to display the receipt upon request by Meadows staff.

  • If your team has a designated starting hole you MUST START ON THAT HOLE! No lagging!

  • All individuals participating in Men’s League either as a regular player or a sub must be at least 16 years or older.