Pace of Play & Round Etiquette

We want you to enjoy your round but for the sake of everyone’s enjoyment need you to please stay in position. Slow play penalties will be assessed. Our goal is to play a round of golf in 4:30, and that means we need to play Ready Golf. Ready Golf is simply defined as HIT WHEN READY as long as all fellow competitors are in a safe location. If you reach your ball and are ready to hit, when other members of your group are not yet prepared, then go ahead and hit. Keep in mind that in stroke play competition there are no penalties under the Rules of Golf for playing out of turn.

Additional Pace of Play Rules/Guidelines

There is no stroke limit in WJGC events. WJGC rangers will act as Tour officials and will warn slow groups and then report to the Director. Times of each group will be noted after the first nine holes. If a 15-minute gap exists, the group is out of position and will only be warned one time.

PACE OF PLAY Penalties for being “out of position”:

  • 1st violation: verbal warning
  • 2nd violation: 1 stroke penalty
  • 3rd violation: 2 stroke penalty
  • Additional violations: disqualification


Repeat offenders will be asked to leave the Tour for the sake of all other players.

Players should always hit a provisional ball when a ball goes into an area where it may be lost or OB – this helps pace of play immensely.

In addition:
After each hole players should announce their score for the hole so that it can be properly recorded.