USE OF THE COURSE
The management staff will set up and agree the golf course and facilities on a daily basis and decide when it is fit for play. To avoid disappointment we recommend that you check availability with the Golf Shop and reserve your tee time in advance.All players must check in with the Golf Shop prior to play to confirm tee times. All play shall commence from the 1st tee. Play commencing from any other tee may only be done by permission from the Club Committee prior to play i.e. two tee starts.
In the interest of a proper pace of play, we encourage all players (particularly those entertaining guests) to play from the most favourable and user friendly tee location permitted for their round. We strongly suggest that everyone plays from the tee colour recommended by the Golf Shop.
When stopping after the 8th hole to make use of the club facilities or any other reason that causes a delay, you must check in with the Golf Shop before resuming play.
The acceptable maximum time frame for a four-ball to complete their round is 3 hours 50 minutes. If your group is failing to maintain a proper pace of play (meaning holding its position relative to the group in front of you) you must allow the players behind your to play through regardless of the number of players.
Whilst we strive to create a friendly relaxed atmosphere, visitors are required to observe basic course etiquette and dress code. Torvean Golf Club personnel shall be the sole judge of the propriety of any and all attire.
On the course
a good standard of golfing dress must be adhered to on the Golf Course and observe the following:
In the Clubhouse
- Recognised Golf Shoes only (Soft-spikes preferred but not essential)
- Trousers and Shorts must be of the tailored variety (NO ripped denim Jeans, Combat Trousers, Sports Shorts, Swimming Shorts or Frayed Cut-offs)
- Recognised Golf Shirts or Shirts with collars (NO Football, Rugby or Shirts with indiscreet slogans or logos) must be worn.
- Golf caps and headwear should be removed before entering the Clubhouse.
a good standard of Smart Casual dress must be worn in the Clubhouse. The following should be used as a guide:
- Smart Denim is permitted.
- Modern Casual Shoes are permitted including Smart Trainers, Sandals, Loafers and Deck Shoes (NO Flip-flops or golf shoes).
- Smart Shirts designed to be worn outside Trousers, Shorts or Skirts are permitted.
All clothing, including Denim, must be clean and not faded, torn or soiled.
The following items are NOT acceptable on the Golf Course or in the Clubhouse
- Tracksuits or Shellsuits
- T-shirts/Running shoes
- Rugby/Football Shirts or Shorts
- Combat and Camouflage Trousers
CARE OF THE COURSE
It is the player's responsibility to remain on the designated pathways only and to respect all club rules and local rules during play. It is the player's responsibility to ensure that he/she repairs all pitch-marks on the greens, repairs and or replaces all divots on the fairway and that they leave bunkers neatly raked with the rake left in the middle of the bunker.
Please be aware of the morning course maintenance schedule. For tee times prior to 8am, you may encounter course maintenance personnel and from time to time throughout the day, our green-keeping staff may also be required to undertake essential work to ensure our playing surfaces are maintained to our expected standard.
TROLLEYS & GOLF CARTS
Golfers are welcome to bring their own trollies or electric trollies. Trollies can be hired from the shop.
Our golf course has been GPS mapped.
The Scottish Golf Membership Card is personalised with your name, club and Scottish Golf ID (CDH) number, must be presented at the time of booking and again upon check-in to validate the discount. Standard rates will apply otherwise.
Torvean Golf Club reserves the right to suspend play and/or close the course at any time. The team will do their utmost to reschedule or continue play in the case of a suspension due to adverse weather conditions. The golf course will be reviewed continuously by the course manager or the duty manger on call to ensure the safest playing environment for all golfers.
In the event of fog or haar, play may be suspended if the level of visibility is deemed unsafe. Play will resume at the discretion of the course manager and once the course has been deemed safe.
In circumstances of heavy rain, all play will be suspended if any portion of the course becomes unplayable. Play will resume at the discretion of the course manager and Torvean Golf Club.
When frost is evident, all play will be suspended until the course manager and Torvean Golf Club decides the temperature has risen to a level that will allow play to resume.
In the event of lightning, all play will be immediately suspended. Golfers on the course are required to return to the clubhouse until it is deemed safe to resume play by the course manger and Torvean Golf Club.
Suspension of Play
If play is suspended and resumed, golfers must return to their place on the course and complete their round. If a golfer chooses to abandon their round at any point after teeing no refund will be provided.
RESCHEDULING TEE TIMES
Tee times can be rescheduled, if notified more than 7 days prior to play. A 50% cancellation charge will apply to bookings if you cancel your booking less than 1 week in advance, there will be a charge of 50% of the green fee made to your credit/debit card. If you fail to cancel your booking, there will be a charge of 100% of the green fee made to your credit/debit card. Refunds are not available due to delayed or cancelled flights or travel plans, personal injuries or illness. Torvean Golf Club strongly recommends that all golfers consider travel insurance.
Course Closure & Replay Vouchers
In the unlikely event of the course being closed by management golfers will be offered a replay voucher to return and play at another time during the same golf season. If the golfer cannot return within the same season a full refund must be granted. Please Note: If a golfers original tee time was in low season and wishes to replay in the high season they will incur a surcharge to the high season rate. A golfer playing in the high season and wishes to return in the low season no monies will be refunded to the individual.
CELL PHONES & MOBILE DEVICES
The use of mobile phones and other mobile devices are only permitted in designated areas of the clubhouse. All mobile phones will be switched off or at least set to silent mode during play, with the exception of those required for emergency reasons and only then with prior permission of their playing "partners".
SOCIAL & PRIVATE EVENTS
Our dress code for such events will be indicated on the event notice or as agreed with the club.