Proper Golf Etiquette

The Club at Garden of the Gods Collection

Golf is often referred to as The Game of Kings. There is a certain civility to a game that requires personal enforcement of rules and penalties. The guidelines for good golf etiquette are what they are for several very important reasons: Many of them relate to the safety of golfers, many relate to pace of play (which helps keep the game enjoyable), and other rules of golf etiquette relate to maintaining the quality of the golf course.

In other words, golf etiquette is an essential part of the game. It’s likely the “individual integrity” aspects of the game are part of what have given rise to the broad and unspoken rules of recreational golf etiquette. You likely won’t find them printed in a book, but every experienced golfer knows them, follows them, and expects others to do the same.

Kissing Camels Golf Club at the Garden of the Gods Collection asks that you please do not drive your golf cart or take your pull cart into any native areas of the course. When playing on the golf course or retrieving golf balls, please be courteous and respectful of our homeowners’ private property. Please rake bunkers, fix ball marks, and maintain pace with the group in front of you.

  1. Each member of a group should proceed directly to his or her ball. The group should not travel as a pack, going first to one ball, then the next and so on.
  2. While walking (or riding) to your ball, use the travel time to begin thinking over your next shot – the yardage, which club you’ll use and so on. Begin preparing before you get to your ball.
  3. If sharing a cart, don’t drive to the first ball. Instead, wait for the first player to hit, then head to the second ball. Drop the first player off at his ball, then drive on ahead to the second ball. The first player should walk over to the cart as the second player is playing his shot.
  4. When using a cart on a cart-path-only day, be sure to take a couple of clubs with you when you walk from the cart to the ball. This way, you won’t have to return to the cart if you discover you didn’t bring the appropriate club.
  5. Carry a few extra tees and ball markers in your pockets so you don’t have to return to your golf bag if you need one.
  6. When you think your ball might have landed out of bounds or be lost, immediately hit a provisional ball. Don’t walk ahead to search, only to have to return to your original spot to replay a shot.
  7. Never hold up play because you’re in the middle of a conversation. Put the conversation on hold, take your stroke, and then continue the conversation.
  8. As soon as you reach the green, begin lining up your putt and reading the break. When it’s your turn to putt, be prepared to step up and take the stroke.
  9. Leave your bags or golf carts to the side of the green and in the direction of the next tee – never in front of the green.
  10. After holing out, never stand on or next to the green in order to write down your score. Write it down when you reach the next tee.
  11. Try playing “ready golf,” which simply means that order of play is based on who is ready, not who’s away.

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Golf Attire Guidelines

We ask that all members and guests adhere to published golf attire guidelines while using the golf course and practice facilities.

All Golfers

Spikeless shoes, soft-spiked shoes, tennis shoes, or soft-spiked sandals must be worn at all times. Ladies’ dress shoes or spiked golf shoes are not permitted at any time. Denim of any kind, tee shirts (men), swimsuits, tank tops, cut-offs, short-shorts, and sleeveless shirts (men) are not permitted at any time.

Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing. If you have any questions, please contact the Kissing Camels Golf Shop professionals regarding these guidelines at 719-636-2520.

Men’s Golf Attire

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The clothing in golf is a part of the decorum of the game, perhaps more so than any other sport. Not only is there an unspoken etiquette, but most golf courses have a dress code that requires particular attire in order to play. These dress codes are not as restrictive as the rules for PGA Tour or LPGA Tour players, but they are designed to ensure that amateur players adhere to a certain protocol to help maintain the game’s traditions. It is always a good idea to check with course management about the club’s dress code.

The award-winning Kissing Camels Golf Shop carries a variety of golf and lifestyle merchandise that includes Peter Millar, Greg Norman, Joseph Ribkoff, Golfino and many other luxury golf lines. Step out in style in Footjoy, Ecco or Icon golf shoes and surprise the children in your life with Mary Meyer stuffed animals. We are happy to special order or ship to your winter home!

Our Club adheres to the following guidelines: Men must have shirts with sleeves and a collar or mock collar. Pants are preferred, shorts must be medium in length and hemmed. Shirts must be tucked in at all times.

 

Women’s Golf Attire

FORE the Fashionista

The clothing in golf is a part of the decorum of the game, perhaps more so than any other sport. Not only is there an unspoken etiquette, but most golf courses have a dress code that requires particular attire in order to play. These dress codes are not as restrictive as the rules for PGA Tour or LPGA Tour players, but they are designed to ensure that amateur players adhere to a certain protocol to help maintain the game’s traditions. It is always a good idea to check with course management about the club’s dress code.

The award-winning Kissing Camels Golf Shop carries a variety of golf and lifestyle merchandise that includes Peter Millar, Greg Norman, Joseph Ribkoff, Golfino and smany other luxury golf lines. Step out in style in Footjoy, Ecco or Icon golf shoes and surprise the children in your life with Mary Meyer stuffed animals. We are happy to special order or ship to your winter home!

Our Club adheres to the following guidelines: Ladies’ shirts must have sleeves or a collar. If you wear shorts, skirts, or skorts, they must be medium in length and hemmed.

Discover The Club

If you book this package then join the club we will reimburse the total cost of the Discover the Club Package, plus your first 3 months of membership dues are complimentary.


• A three-day and two-night stay
• One round of golf (18 holes) for two
• Dinner for two ($150 value)

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