Pace of Play

Pace of Play Policy

1. Each group will be responsible to write in the time they start (first shot hit off the 1st tee), and the time they finish (last putt holed on the 18th).

2. Each group is required to complete their round in 4hrs 40m or less. Our target pace of play is 4hrs 30m or less. If the pace of play of a non-AGTNE group in front of the first AGTNE group is such that they are unable to complete their round within the 4hr 40m time frame, their actual time will be the standard for each subsequent group.

3. Groups not submitting their start and end time accurately on at least one competitor’s scorecard will be subject to penalties (see below).

4. Groups following the first group out will be required to complete their round in an elapsed time within the 4hr 40m time limit or within 10 minutes of the time recorded by the group in front of them. If shotgun starts, all groups must complete their round either within the 4hr 40m time frame, or within 15 minutes of the fastest group to finish (if that time is over 4hrs  40m).m.


1. Penalties will be assessed for each member of the offending group(s).

2. The first penalty in a season will result in a slow play warning.

3. The second penalty in a season will result in a two stroke slow play penalty for the entire group.

4. Third penalty and all subsequent instances in a season will result in disqualification.

5. Penalties strokes will be added to the posted gross score and deducted from the posted stableford point score. Penalties will affect sweep side bets but will not affect skins and zero’s side bets.

6. If there is a dispute or extenuating circumstance, penalties will be decided by the on-site AGTNE official. Gross unwillingness to comply with these rules at any time will result in membership termination.

Policies to speed play

1. Watch your golfing partner’s ball and, when possible, assist in the search. Time allowed to search for balls is limited to 3 minutes. Hit your ball before joining in the search.

2. Players are required to pick up if they have not holed out before the greater of net bogey or handicap (ESC) allowable gross score (except those that have a reasonable chance to win a gross score prize.).

3. All players are expected to be ready to play when it is their turn to hit. Players should have 40 seconds to hit their shot starting when the preceding player’s shot stops at its resting place. When it is your turn to play:

• Make your stroke as quickly as possible when able to play without interference or distraction

• If you are able to play more quickly than the 40 seconds, you are encouraged to do so.

• Play ready golf only if your group falls behind. When playing ready golf please communicate with your playing partners so no two golfers are playing at the same time. Give them the opportunity to practice proper golf etiquette.

4. Read your putt from the side when others are putting and be ready to go when it’s your turn. 

5. Carry three clubs to your ball when playing cart path only. When it’s not cart path only, take your clubs and allow your driving partner to take off for their ball. Keep socialization talk to a minimum to prevent delays. Walk briskly to your ball. Place your clubs and cart between the putting green and the next tee.