Winter is fast approaching and with the colder conditions the playing surfaces deteriorate as the grasses head into dormancy.  To assist in maintaining the best possible playing surfaces on all our courses during the winter months players are reminded to:

  • Repair pitch marks on greens, preferably your pitch mark plus one other; Click here for recommended method
  • Fill all divot holes with sand (sand only is the preferred method at The National) – both on fairways and in the rough;
  • Properly rake bunkers and leave the rake in the bunker in the correct position (in the middle of the bunker with the handle parallel to the direction of play).  Below is an example of a bunker left in an unsatisfactory state for the following golfers which is extremely disappointing.

  • Drive golf carts on fairways and cart paths only. Carts must not be driven in the rough.

It is the responsibility of all players to care for the courses as outlined above.

Members are responsible to ensure guests comply with course care requirements and, Course rangers have been instructed to reinforce this.

A reminder also that golf buggies/trolleys are banned from being parked on tees or greens on all courses at the Club.   

Thank you for your assistance in taking care of our wonderful courses.