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HOLE-IN-ONE RULES

All Members pay an entry fee for the Hole-In-One Club. A verified hole-in-one must conform to the following guidelines:
  • Eighteen holes must be completed in the same day, for the hole-in-one to be official.
  • The hole-in-one must be witnessed by at least one other Toscana Member playing in the same group.
  • Only the first ball hit from the teeing ground is official.
  • Mulligans, provisional balls and shots affected by penalty strokes do not count.
  • A hole-in-one on a temporary green is not official.
  • The shot must occur on a day that the golf courses are officially open
If any questions arise as to the validity of a hole-in-one, the decision of the Director of Golf is final.

When a member of the Hole-In-One Club scores a valid hole-in-one, each member of the Hole-in-One Club will be billed $10.

The payout to the Member who scored the hole-in-one is as follows:
  • 50% will be distributed in check form
  • 50% will be distributed in Sweeps
Example: if there are 200 Hole-In-One Club Members 200 X $10 = $2000 50% = $1000 check 50% = $1000 Sweeps *Member dependents (children under age 25) are not included in the Hole-In-One Club unless specifically enrolled by the primary Member in writing (email is okay).

GUEST PLAY

Guests of Members may be extended guest privileges subject to applicable guest fees, charges, rules and regulations from time to time established by the Club. Guest privileges may be denied, withdrawn or revoked at any time by the Club in it's sole discretion.

With regard to guest play:
Members may invite extended family members to enjoy the golf course(s) at the prevailing, reduced family guest rate. Extended family Members include the Member's children (and their spouses) age 25 or older, grandchildren (and their spouses), parents and grandparents. Step-children and step-parents are also considered extended family members. If sponsored as an unaccompanied guest, the prevailing, reduced unaccompanied family guest fees and all other rules regarding unaccompanied guests will apply. The following are not considered extended family members and are required to pay full guest rates: brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins.

In-Season (November through Memorial Day)
Guest Play Guidelines Members may:
  • Bring up to 4 guests each at any time Mondays through Thursdays.
  • Bring up to 4 guests each after 11:00 a.m. Fridays through Sundays.
  • Bring 1 guest each prior to 11:00 a.m. Fridays through Sundays.
  • Send unaccompanied guests with pre-approval from the Director of Golf only.All unaccompanied guests must play after 12:00 p.m. unless otherwise approved by the Director of Golf and will require a forecaddie.
  • Forecaddie is required for fivesomes playing prior to 12:00 p.m. daily and for ALL unaccompanied guest groups.
In-Season (November through Memorial Day) Guest and Cart Fees:
  • Accompanied Guest: $130/player
  • Accompanied Extended Family Guest: $65/player
  • Unaccompanied Guest: $250/player
  • Unaccompanied Extended Family Guest: $125/player
  • Cart Fees: $25/player
Summer (June 1 through September 30)
Guest Play Guidelines Members may:
  • Bring up to 4 guests each at any time Thursdays through Mondays
  • Send unaccompanied guests with pre-approval from the Director of Golf only. All unaccompanied guests must play after 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise approved by the Director of Golf and will require a forecaddie.
  • Forecaddie is required in the summer, only for unaccompanied groups.
Summer (June 1 through September 30) Guest and Cart Fees:
  1. Accompanied Guest: $65/player
  2. Accompanied Extended Family Guest: $32.50/player
  3. Unaccompanied Guest: $125/player
  4. Unaccompanied Extended Family Guest: $62.50/player
  5. Cart Fees: $25/player

FORECADDIES

Toscana Country Club provides a caddie program to satisfy the Member's needs. Forecaddies are available on a daily basis and can be reserved through the golf shop by calling 760.404.1457. The Forecaddie rates are as follows:

9 Holes
5 Players: $60 Base + $10 - $20 Tip Per Bag Recommended = $110 - $160 Total Payment 
4 Players: $60 Base + $10 - $20 Tip Per Bag Recommended = $100 - $140 Total Payment 
3 Players or less: $60 Base + $10 - $20 Tip Per Bag Recommended = $90 - $120 Total Payment 

18 Holes
5 Players: $100 Base + $10 - $25 Tip Per Bag Recommended = $175 - $225 Total Payment 
4 Players: $80 Base + $15 - $25 Tip Per Bag Recommended = $140 - $180 Total Payment 
3 Players or less: $80 Base + $15 - $25 Tip Per Bag Recommended = $125 - $155 Total Payment 

Forecaddies are required of the following groups:
  • Foursome or larger, groups who have more guests than Members playing prior to 12:00 p.m. daily.  Threesomes are not subject to this rule.*
  • Unaccompanied Guest Groups.
  • Approved five-somes playing before 12:00 p.m. regardless of number of Members/guests.*
*NOTE: Rules do not apply during summer months (June 1 through September 30).

GOLF STARTING TIME POLICY

At Toscana Country Club we do not utilize starting times as a means of establishing order of play. The Guidelines listed below have been established to assist in fair and orderly access to the starting tees. Golf may begin only from the first tees unless permission is otherwise obtained from one of the golf professionals.
  • All parties playing must be present before the group is eligible to be registered on the starter's sheet.
  • Priority access to the starting tees will be in effect on a daily basis. For those times when multiple groups have players present and are ready to be assigned a starting position/time, the following priority guidelines will apply:
  1. Groups with all Members in them.
  2. Groups with more Members than guests.
  3. Groups with equal Members and guests.
  4. Groups with fewer Members than guests.*
  5. Unaccompanied guest groups.**
*These groups will be required to employ a forecaddie when starting their round prior to 12:00 p.m. NOTE: This rule does not apply during summer months (June 1 through September 30).

**These groups will be required to employ a forecaddie at all times, regardless of the time of year.

GOLF COURSE ATTIRE

Proper attire is required on the golf courses, practice range and putting green. Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing. The Golf Staff shall have the final opinion as to the appropriateness of golf attire. Golf shoes with soft spikes are recommended but no metal spikes are allowed. Tennis and soft sole shoes are permitted. Larger rubber spikes or field shoes are not permitted.
  1. Men: Shirts, tucked in, with sleeves and collars (including mockturtle-neck), slacks and golf-length shorts (no more than 4" above the knees) are considered appropriate attire. Cargo shorts and cargo pants are not permitted. Denim attire of any kind or color (including jeans), T-shirts, tank tops, cut-offs, workout attire and swimwear are not allowed. All billed hats must be worn with the bill forward.
  2. Women: Dresses, skirts, slacks, golf-length shorts (no more than 6" above the knees) and blouses are considered appropriate attire. Ladies’ dresses and tops must either have a collar, a mock-neck collar, a high neckline (similar to a crew neck) or sleeves. Sleeveless tops must have a collar. Collarless tops must have sleeves. Denim attire of any kind or color (including jeans), T-shirts, halter tops, cut-offs, workout attire, swimwear and tennis dresses are not allowed.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

For inclement golf weather that may include lightning, precautionary measures will apply as follows:
  1. The Starter and Golf Shop staff will, at the notification by the weather service inform any persons on the course of a pending storm.
  2. The Starter and Golf Professionals will stand outside the Golf Shop, Il Forno and the cart barn sounding the air horns using repetitive long blasts (5 seconds for each blast) to signal that all players MUST seek shelter.
  3. The golf course and practice facilities will remain cleared until at least 30 minutes after the last lightning strike.

GOLF COURSE ETIQUETTE

Persons using the golf course should do their part to make a round of golf at Toscana Country Club a pleasant experience for everyone.

Please adhere to the following guidelines:
  •  Do not waste time. Anticipate the club or clubs you may need and go directly to your ball. Always be near your ball to play promptly when it is your turn. If you are delayed in making your shot, you should let another player play. This should not be deemed playing out of turn. Play ready golf!
  • The time required to hole out around the green is a chief cause of slow play. Study and clear the line of your putt while others are doing the same.
  • Be sociable but reserve your extended conversations for the 19th hole.
  • When approaching a green, drive your golf cart to the side or rear of the green on the best direct path to the next tee. This can save about a half an hour per round. Never leave the golf cart in front of the green where you will have to go back to get it while the following players wait for you to get out of the way.
  • When play of a hole is completed, leave the green promptly and proceed to the next tee without delay. Do the scoring for the completed hole while the others in your group are playing from the next tee.
  • If your group is not holding its place on the course, attempt to pick up the pace. If this is not possible, allow the players behind to play through. Do the same if you stop to search for a lost ball.
  • Replace your divots. Repair your ball marks on the greens.
  • Enter and leave bunkers at the lowest level point. Carefully rake bunkers after use. Leave the rakes in the bunkers at a 90 degree angle to the edge of the bunker, with the handle outside of the bunker.
  • A player on the proper fairway has the right to play ahead of a player off his fairway.
  • Remember - your place on the golf course is immediately behind the group in front of you, not immediately in front of the group behind you.

GOLF CART RULES

General Golf Cart Rules
  • Each operator of a golf cart must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid automobile driver's license.
  • Golf carts provided by the Club are not to be used off the golf courses unless approved by the General Manager.
  • Golf cart operators shall observe all pavement markings, traffic signs and other basic rules of the road. The operator of a golf cart shall yield the right of way to pedestrians and other vehicular traffic at all times.
  • Each golf cart operator must adhere to current golf cart traffic rules and signs as determined and posted by the General Manager or its designee. Golf cart traffic rules and signs are subject to change due to golf course conditions.
  • Golf cart operation is restricted to the designated areas of the golf courses, designated cart paths, and designated road crossings in the community. At no time shall the operator of a golf cart traverse private property, sensitive landscaping or undesignated pedestrian sidewalks.
  • Golf carts shall be driven in a safe manner. Where possible, do not follow other cart tracks and avoid soft spots in the turf, especially after rains. Never drive a golf cart through a hazard.
  • Always use golf cart paths where provided, especially near tees, greens and bunkers. Do not drive a golf cart within 30 feet of a green, a tee or a bunker, except on golf cart paths.
  • Each person (Member or guest) using a golf cart accepts and assumes all responsibility for liability connected with operation of the golf cart. The person also expressly indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless the Club and its affiliates, employees, representatives and agents, from any and all damages, whether direct or consequential, arising from or related to the person's use and operation of the golf cart.
  • Violation of the rules and regulations for golf carts set forth herein may result in, without limitation, in the discretion of the Club, the revocation of golf cart privileges, the revocation of playing privileges, fines, reprimand, or suspension of membership privileges.
Private Golf Carts
  • The right to use a privately-owned golf cart on the golf courses is currently granted by the Club and is a non-assignable license and personal right. This license and right may be terminated by the Club at any time.
  • All privately-owned carts must be annually approved by the Director of Golf for appearance and for compliance with other standards as may be determined by the Club. Carts must be traditional looking and any color is permitted. The cart must be a single color or two-tone only. Examples of carts that are permitted: Club Car and EZ-GO.
  • All carts must be four-wheeled and electrically driven. Any cart not kept up to the standards of the Club will be prohibited from use. The Club will not store a member-owned cart, except when in the discretion of the Club there is space available. Oversized carts designed for street use shall not be permitted on the golf courses.
  • The Club will establish from time to time the safety specifications that all privately-owned golf carts must meet. All privately-owned golf carts must include a rearview mirror, reflectorized warning devices in both the front and rear of the golf cart and any other safety equipment required by the Club from time to time.
  • All private golf cart owners shall be required to sign a release of liability which holds the Club and the Sponsor, and the affiliates of each, harmless as a result of any loss or damage relating to the owner's operation of the golf cart.
  • Each year, a Member who owns a private golf cart and wishes to use it on the golf courses shall be required to provide the Club with proof that the operation of the golf cart is covered by a liability insurance policy of the Member with a combined single limit of at least $100,000 per occurrence for bodily personal injury, including death and property damage coverage, naming the Club as an additional insured.
  • A Member using a private golf cart will be held fully responsible for any and all damages caused by the misuse of the golf cart by the Member or his or her family members or guests, and the Member shall reimburse the Club for any and all damages the Club may sustain by reason of misuse, including, without limitation, damage to other golf carts and any property of the Club.
  • A maximum of two riders and four golf bags per golf cart are allowed. Only golf carts with seating for two or fewer persons are allowed on the golf course.
  • Golf cart owners, when playing together, or with a non-cart owner, must abide by the rules of one golf cart for every two players.
  • Members with private golf carts are required to ensure that their private carts are operated only by licensed drivers who will operate the cart in a safe and prudent manner and in accordance with any and all government regulations.
  • Privately-owned golf carts shall be driven on the golf courses only when the golf courses are open for play. Golf carts may not be driven on the golf course other than during a round of golf.

DRIVING RANGE RULES

  • The driving range will be open during hours established by the General Manager.
  • Range balls are for use on the driving range only. Range balls are not to be removed from the range nor permitted to be used on the golf courses.
  • Each player using the driving range must use the range balls provided by the Golf Shop.
  • Golf carts are not permitted on any tee area of the driving range. Parking of golf carts is allowed in designated areas only.
  • Shagging balls is not permitted. Lessons by unauthorized persons are prohibited.

HANDICAPPING RULES

Toscana Country Club Policies and Procedures for Handicapping
The Handicap Committee within the Golf Club is responsible for all aspects of the USGA Handicap System, including the computation of each Member’s Handicap Index. As a committee we will verify that all acceptable scores are reported for handicap purposes. All recorded scores will be made readily available for peer review. The Handicap Committee is responsible for making sure your Handicap Index reflects you potential and must take action if it does not.

Handicap Committee Members:
Co-Chairman: Dave Mount, Co-Chairperson: Gina Walthall and Dave Craig.

As a committee, we ensure compliance with the USGA Handicap System, including peer review. The majority of committee members, including the Chair(s), consist of Members of Toscana Country Club.

The Handicap Committee has set forth the following policies and procedures for all Members using the USGA Handicap System.
  1. Post all acceptable rounds, including 9 hole scores.
  2. Scores must be posted within 72 hours of completion of round OR prior to the next revision, whichever comes first.
  3. Equitable Stroke Control must be applied to all scores for posting purposes
What is an Acceptable Score?
  • If 13 or more holes are played in an 18 hole round
  • If 7 to 12 holes are played, post a 9 hole round
  • Match play, stroke play and team competitions · If a player is requested to pick up when out of contention, including team competitions.
  • If a player is disqualified from a competition but has an acceptable score, it must be posted
All acceptable scores must be posted within 72 hours of completion of round OR before the next revision, whichever comes first using one of the following methods:
  • Posting computer at any golf course utilizing GHIN handicap services
  • GHIN Mobile app
  • SCGA Mobile web page
  • Scga.org website
  • Ghin.com website
  • IGN at any course not utilizing GHIN handicap services
  • ​Returned to the Golf Professional Staff for posting
Disciplinary Actions for failure to post or player manipulating their Handicap Index:
  1. First failure to post or potential manipulation of your score will result in a verbal warning
  2. Second failure will result in a written warning
  3. Third failure will result in the appropriate penalty round issued for scores not posted
  4. After your fourth failure to post your score or continued manipulation of the score file, further disciplinary action will be taken as the Handicap Chair and Committee deems fair and equitable
A player must earn a Handicap Index. No player has an inherent right to a Handicap Index without providing full evidence of ability to our Golf Club’s Handicap Committee. The Handicap Committee has the ultimate authority and obligation to adjust a Handicap Index if it feels necessary to do so. 

Please direct any questions or concerns to Dave Craig, Director of Golf at dcraig@toscanacc.com or 760.404.1569.