Rules of Golf

The Rules of Golf are in place for those who administer the game and who need to answer the variety of questions that can arise in relation to golf competitions. If you are a player, it is recommended that you should first consult ‘The Player’s Edition‘.

In 2019 the Rules of golf were modernized and significant changes were made to rules that players have followed for many years. We encourage all our members to familiarise themselves with the new rules and to make use of the free resources provided by the R&A which can be found here.

The latest players Edition of the Rules of Golf can be downloaded by clicking here.

Local Rules for St Bees Golf Course can be found in the Members Booklet and on the Club House Notice Board. Please check the Club House Notice Board regularly for any amendments to the Local Rules or for any Temporary Local Rules which may be in force.