Club rules

Local Rules

For the safety and wellbeing of all our golfers and guests, we ask that you please observe and abide by our Local Rules.

General Rules

1.The rules governing the use of the golf course apply to all golfers and guests using any of the golf course’s facilities.

2.Golfers on the golf course must comply with the customary rules of the sport, the Code of Ethics of the Hungarian Golf Association and the Local Rules of Máriavölgy Zrt. Máriavölgy Zrt. reserves the right to sanction any violations.

3.All golfers and learning golfers must check in at the reception before using any part of any of the facilities. Use of the golf course and driving range is only permitted after check-in.

Tee time bookings

Tee time bookings are handled at the reception desk. Reservations can be made there in person, by telephone, in writing by email, or online through our website. To reserve a tee time, you must give the names and number of players in the flight. Máriavölgy Zrt. does not request a deposit for bookings by Club members, but may request bank card and address information from guest golfers. Reservations may be cancelled up to two hours before the reserved tee time. In the case of no-shows or cancellations within two hours, Máriavölgy Zrt. reserves the right to charge 15,000 HUF per flight as compensation. Failure to pay this fee shall be deemed a serious violation and may be sanctioned in accordance with section 45 of these Rules.
Máriavölgy Zrt. may reserve certain time periods for certain types of membership. This information shall be made available to all.
In order to ensure a safe and pleasant golfing experience, Máriavölgy Zrt. shall sanction violations of the rules of the sport, golfing etiquette and the Local Rules.
Sanctions shall depend on the gravity of the infraction and on repeated violations: verbal or written warning, 25 EUR fine, followed by a 50 EUR fine (or equivalent in HUF) in the event of repeat infractions. Máriavölgy Zrt. shall donate amounts collected through fines to the Sport Club Junior Fund. Continued violations despite fining may result in temporary or permanent suspension from the course or revocation of membership.
6.Tee time reservations can be made no more than 14 days ahead of time. For earlier reservations, the Club may require a deposit or another form of security. In this case, bookings shall only be considered final insofar as they fall within the period covered by the deposit. Tee time reservations without a deposit shall not be deemed binding.

7.Only one set time can be reserved per player or per flight for any single day. Afterwards, depending on availability of the course, they may request a second round, but tee time for a second round may not be reserved.

8.The reception may refuse bookings for single-person flights, or may offer to match them with others into flights of 2 or 3 persons.

9.During busier times, the reception desk may pair up smaller flights into foursomes.

Check-in and start of play

10.Players are requested to register and check in at the reception desk at least 10 minutes prior to the reserved tee time.

11.Anyone using the golf course and/or driving range facilities of the Pannónia Golf & Country Club must hold a valid Green Fee Card (on paper or in electronic format) granting the right to play. Golfers and guests may only access the areas of the course specified on the Green Fee Card.

12.One Green Fee Card entitles the holder to one round of 9 or 18 holes, starting at the tee time specified on it. Failure to comply with the start time and place shall result in the revocation of the right to play. In this case, a new time may be reserved by checking in at the reception desk again.

13.All golfers must show their Green Fee and/or Membership Cards to the Assistant Professional(s) or Starter(s) on the course.

14.In case of lost Membership Cards Máriavölgy Zrt. issues new cards for 10.000. surcharge.

15.Before starting the round, the reception may ask golfers to show their handicap certificate. Reporting a false handicap level results in loss of right to play.

Basic rules for golf course use

16.In all cases not governed by the Local Rules and other regulations of the Pannonia Golf & Country Club, the customary rules and etiquette of golf shall apply. The full regulations of the Pannonia Golf & Country Club can be found on the www.golfpannonia.hu website. The Club reserves the right to modify its regulations in justified cases.

17.Play may only begin at the tee-box designated at registration. The game must progress from one hole to the next in accordance with rules of the sport.

18.Each golfer must have his/her own golf bag and set of clubs. These may be rented at the reception if necessary. Golfers are not permitted to share a set of clubs.

19.A flight of no more than 4 players may start a round at any given tee time.

20.Each player must have at least one pitchfork (divot repair tool) for repairing pitch marks on the green. Players must show their pitchfork to the Starter or Assistant Professional. If the Assistant realize a player not repairing a pitch-mark caused by himself the player can be sanctioned in accordance with section 45 of these Rules.

21.The use of soft spikes is permitted on the course.

22.All golfers on the course and driving range are responsible at all times for their own safety and that of others. Players must take especial care not to injure others when making strokes and practice swings.

23.The Club may impose sanctions on those who fail to comply with rules of the sport and the Local Rules. Sanctions may be in the form of monetary fines and/or temporary or permanent suspension from the golf course. In the case of suspension, the Club has no obligation to reimburse the Green Fee or otherwise compensate the player concerned for the incomplete round.

24.For an optimal golfing experience, Assistant Professionals and Starters are available to ensure that the game is played in compliance with the rules of safety, the Club and the sport, and in accordance with golfing etiquette. Assistants are entitled to issue warnings in the case of any violations, and may impose sanctions as well.

25.Assistant Professionals are entitled to verify golfers’ identity and authorization to play on the course. If false personal data or falsified authorization is given, the Club will immediately revoke the golfer’s authorization to play and, if necessary, take the necessary legal measures. Anyone found by an Assistant Professional to be using the course without authorization must leave the golf course immediately.

26.If the Club’s management finds that, due to weather or other circumstances, play cannot continue for safety reasons, it may close the course. This will be signaled with the air horn. In the case of lightning and/or a long blast on the horn, all golfers must stop playing and leave the course. Failure to comply with this rule constitutes a serious infraction which the Club is entitled to sanction.

Speed of play, pace

27.Every member of the flight must be at the first tee at least five minutes before the reserved tee time.

28.In accordance with the rules of the game, golfers must pay attention to the pace of their round. The maximum time allowed for 18 holes is 4 ½ hours; and 2 ¼ hours for 9 holes. If the pace of the flight is slow, priority is given to the next faster-moving flight. Assistant Professionals may issue warnings to players who are progressing too slowly, and in serious cases, may even require them to stop their game.

29.Slower groups must let faster flights play through if there is at least one open hole ahead of them.

30.Slower flights may not be passed by going around them. If necessary, request the help of an Assistant Professional.

31.On weekdays, smaller flights should be allowed to play through, in order to allow them to keep the pace of the game. On weekends, foursomes have priority.

32.Flights taking part in a competition have priority over those not taking part in the competition.

33.A single-person flight may neither pass nor hold up other flights.

Protection of the course

34.Both golfers and caddies must take care to preserve the state of the course in order to ensure a safe and pleasant golfing experience for all.

35.In order to maintain a quality course and game, players must (in accordance with the rules) repair any damage caused to the course (divots and pitch marks). Divots must be replaced.

36.Balls that fall into a bunker must be approached from the shortest route possible. After the ball has been hit out, the rake provided next to the bunker must be used to return the site to its original condition.

37.Golf carts and trolleys must be left at least 10 meters away from the greens, and cannot be used to pass through the greens, tee boxes, water traps or bunkers.

38.Golfers must take care to preserve the condition of the greens. Balls may not be removed from holes with a club. Take care when removing and replacing flagsticks and to leave everything as you found it.

39.Trash cans, tees and ashtrays can be found on the court. Please keep the area and course neat and clean.

Safety

40.Do not hit a ball when there are people within 1 ½ times your striking distance. Take care that no one is standing within range when making practice swings and strokes. When other golfers are preparing for a stroke, do not stand within their vision range, and do not disturb them by speaking loudly or making any other noise.

41.After letting a faster flight play through, players must wait until the other group has moved beyond 1½ times striking distance. Play may not continue until they have reached this distance.

42.If a ball is hit in the direction of other golfers, they must be warned by crying out “Fore!” loudly.

43.Electric golf carts may only be driven by the golfer (aged over 14) designated at registration. The driver must comply with all applicable Club rules and ensure that the vehicle is returned in the condition in which it was given.

Sanctions

In order to ensure a safe and pleasant golfing experience, Máriavölgy Zrt. shall sanction violations of the rules of the sport, golfing etiquette and the Local Rules.
Sanctions shall depend on the gravity of the infraction and on repeated violations: verbal or written warning, 25 EUR fine, followed by a 50 EUR fine (or equivalent in HUF) in the event of repeat infractions. Máriavölgy Zrt. shall donate amounts collected through fines to the Sport Club Junior Fund. Continued violations despite fining may result in temporary or permanent suspension from the course or revocation of membership.

Wishing you an enjoyable golfing experience,
The Management of the Pannonia Golf & Country Club