Cape Girardeau Country Club
CLUB RULES AND REGULATIONS

As required by the Club’s By-Laws, the Board of Governors (the “Board”) has adopted these rules to govern use of the Club and its facilities by members, their families and guests. In adopting these rules, the Board’s intent is to promote the best use of the Club for the enjoyment of all members. The Board has final authority to interpret these rules and, in case of any conflict between these rules and the Club’s By-laws, the By-laws shall govern. Any question arising that is not covered by the By-laws or these Rules shall be referred to the President of the Club or to the Chairman of the Committee under whose jurisdiction the matter would come and their rulings shall prevail until the Board shall have provided a rule to cover. A copy of the current By-Laws may be obtained from the Club’s office Manager.

GENERAL

1.      The Club is primarily for the social use of the members and their immediate families and guests.

2.      All members, their immediate family and guests, must conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen at all times.

3.      A member’s “immediate family consists of his/her spouse,his/her minor children eighteen (18) years or younger, and adult children attending school.

4.      “Guests shall be any person who is not a member and not within a member’s immediate family. A resident guest is a person residing within thirty (30) miles of the Country Club via the shortest highway route available. A non-resident guest is a person residing outside of the mileage limitation above specified. Guest fees shall be charged as prescribed by theBoard. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and to see that guest privileges are not abused.

5.      Members must accompany their guests to Club at all times. Any fees or charges prescribed for guests shall be paid by the member.

6.      No member may take from the Club house or grounds, any property belonging to the Club without permission of the Board ofGovernors. A member shall be liable to the Club for the value of any Club property which is damaged or improperly removed from the Club by the member, their immediate families and guests.

7.      The Club will not be responsible for the loss of property of any member, their immediate families and guests. All private property, while in the Club house or on Club grounds, shall be at the owner’s risk, including golf clubs stored at the Club. Members storing golf clubs at the Club may wish to cover their clubs against loss or damage under individual insurance policies.

8.      Members shall not send Club employees off Club premises, except with the consent of the Club Manager.

9.      Members must not reprove any employee of the Club under any circumstances. Should any member consider an employee subject to reproval or criticism, the matter should be brought to the attention of the Club Manager or the Chairman of the Committee to which the employee is responsible.

10. No member or guest parking is allowed in the driveway in front of the Club house. All fire lanes must be kept clear.

11. Nothing shall be posted on the Club’s bulletin board without the authority of the Club Manager.

12. Members, their immediate family and guests, are required to wear acceptable Country Club attire at all times on Club premises in accordance with these rules and regulations. 13. Members in violation of these rules will be warned after the first offense, may be suspended from the Club for one month after the second offense and expelled after the third offense at the discretion of the Board.

HOUSE RULES

1.      The Clubhouse will be open for the use of members, their immediate families and guests as posted on the Club bulletin board from time to time. The Club will normally be closed onMondays except for certain national holidays which fall on Monday. The Club is traditionally closed on Christmas. The Board may authorize opening or closing the Club on other days as it may deem desirable. Schedules of all Club closings will be published in advance and posted on the Club bulletin board.

2.      The Club Manager is responsible for coordinating the hosting of meetings and private parties of members or other organizations sponsored by members.

3.      The Ballroom and/or private dining area may be reserved with the approval of the Club Manager on condition that there is no scheduled Club function and that at least one member of any other organization is a member of the Club who will serve as sponsor and agree to be held liable for any damage to Club property caused by any member or guest of such organization.There will be no rental charge for this service but all food and beverages should be prepared and served by Club personnel at a charge agreed upon in advance. The Board must, also in advance, approve any exception to the above and/or any special circumstances. In such approved exceptions a charge will be made equal to no less than the profit normally made by the Club. Appropriate Country Club attire is encouraged at all times.Jeans are acceptable in the 19th hole and on the golf course. Men and women must dress accordingly in keeping with the nature of the function and activities of the Club. Swimming suits will not be permitted in any area of the Club House. Children under twenty-one (21) years of age shall not be permitted in the Cocktail Lounge or 19th Hole, except for food to be served in designated areas. Reservations made for any Club function must be paid for unless cancelled before the announced deadline. Members may invite anyone as a guest to the Clubhouse for meals and activities including dances or parties without limitation unless the announcement specifies that the function is limited to Club Members.

GOLF RULES

The Golf Activities Committee and the Club Pro shall monitor and control all golfing activities including enforcement of the guest policy in order to promote the best use of the course for the enjoyment of all members. The Golfing season will be from May 1 through September 30 of each year. Additional limitations and restrictions shall govern play during this period of time. All members in the appropriate categories will have the privilege of playing golf whenever the course is open. During the golfing season, members are encouraged to respect, and guests are required to adhere to, those times which have traditionally been reserved for play by men and women.

Any member with golfing privileges may invite guests, both resident and non-resident, subject to limitations and restrictions as herein prescribed as follows:

a.  A resident guest, when accompanied by a member, may use the golf course a maximum of six (6) times during any calendar year. (Tournaments not included or in addition to tournaments)  

b.  A non-resident guest, when accompanied by a member, may use the golf course without limit.  

c.  Members with guests must notify the Club Pro prior to their arrival at the golf course to determine guest’s eligibility to play.  

d.      All guests must play in the company of a member or his/her spouse.

e.      During the golfing season, a member may have a maximum of three guests in a foursome unless covered by rules and regulations of tournaments and/or golf outing policy.

f.      Exceptions to these rules must be approved by the GolfActivities Committee and the Board of Governors.

5.      During the golfing season, the course and driving range will be open. The hours will be posted or call the Pro Shop.

6.      Starting/Tee Times shall be required during the golfing season on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Starting times may not be made more than one week in advance. Starting times will be reserved on a “first come/first serve basis. Members may make reservations either by telephoning the Pro Shop or appearing in person. Members must adhere to starting times. Players failing to show up on time will forfeit their position.

7.      Golf Carts will be restricted to cart paths during the golfing season except as noted on the Club bulletin board. When carts are not restricted to paths, “90 degree rule should be followed (i.e. carts should be driven off paths at a 90 degree angle and onto the fairway) Carts should not be driven in the roughs except to enter or leave the fairway. Carts are not to leave the path on par 3 holes. Carts should always be returned to the path prior to crossing the red stakes in front of the greens and should always observe any temporary restrictions imposed by the Superintendent.

a.      Any members with physical limitations which limit their ability to walk may request special golf cart privileges. Flagged carts must be kept at least ten yards from greensand bunkers and should avoid heavily worn areas and wet spots. Flagged carts must always adhere to any special restrictions imposed by the Superintendent. Application for special cart privileges should be made through theGolf Pro and must be accompanied by a physician’s statement.

b.      Golf carts may not be reserved in advance for specific starting times; they will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Carts should be signed for in the Pro Shop prior to play.

c.      Cart fees are subject to change and will be posted in thePro Shop. d.      Members using golf carts are responsible for damage to the cart (other than ordinary wear and tear) and to the golf course arising from their use of the cart or use of the cart by their families and guests.

8.      Members are requested to turn in all scores from rounds played during the golfing season.

9.      All foursomes should attempt to play a round of golf in four hours and in no event, should a round take longer than four hours and thirty minutes unless course conditions or restrictions impede play at that pace.

10. Members are responsible for managing their play and the play of their guests to conform with this standard. Golf ActivitiesCommittee and the Club Pro are authorized to take necessary steps to insure members compliance.

11. Traditional golf etiquette is deemed to be a part of these rules, and shall be complied with by members and their guest.All members and guests shall be required to register at the ProShop before teeing off. There shall be a Greens Fee for guests. The amount shall be determined by the Board and posted in thePro Shop. Members and their guests must not appear on the golf course without wearing shirts, and such other acceptable attire as necessary to be decently attired.

12. When a tournament is scheduled, non-participating golfers shall wait until all tournament players have teed off before beginning play.

13. Groups larger than a foursome may be permitted at various times during the golfing season only with the permission of the Club Pro.

14. The rules of the course shall be determined by the Board and shall be communicated to the membership by printing on the scorecards or posting on the Club bulletin board.

15. Only soft spikes may be worn on the golf course and practice green.

16. Pull type golf carts shall be permitted with the permission of the Club Pro on the condition that it does not interfere with the pace of play.

17. Children under the age of fourteen (14) years may play at such times as approved by the Club Pro or if accompanied by a member or parent.

18. The Club Pro may allow up to twelve (12) unaccompanied guests during the year under a policy of reciprocity with other area golf courses.

POLICY: TOURNAMENTS/GOLF OUTINGS

Tournaments

The Club currently sponsors three (3) tournaments per year. They are: The Couple’s Classic, the Member-Guest, and the Lassies Classic. These tournaments are subject to yearly approval by the Board of Governors. The Men’s Golf Association and Women’s Golf Association shall have the opportunity to sponsor tournaments subject to approval by theBoard of Governors. Golfing members may request tournaments through the Golf Activities Committee. A tournament shall be defined as any group of  golfers in which a green fee is paid by non-members players. Mondays are the days set aside for these events. Should an alternate day be desired, all requirements set forth in Rule #4 (four) of the Club’s Golf Rules shall apply. All tournaments must be applied for in writing, six (6) weeks in advance and are subject to approval by the Board of Governors.

GOLF OUTINGS

Golfing members may request golf outings through the Golf Activities Committee. A golf outing shall be defined as any group of golfers on which green fees and cart fees are paid by the member. Days and times are to be governed by the requirements set forth in Rule #4 (four) of the Club Golf Rules. Resident guest play shall be counted against the four (4) times per year maximum. All outings must be applied for in writing six (6) weeks in advance and are subject to approval by theBoard of Governors.

SWIMMING RULES

1.      Use of the swimming pool is limited to members, their immediate families and their guests as follows: All guests must be accompanied by a member, his/her spouse, or one of the member’s immediate family. The member shall be responsible for his/her guest and any charges for services to the guest will be on members account. Members shall be liable for any damages caused by their guests.

2.      The pool will be open at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday and Monday, weather permitting. Food may be ordered from the Pool Concession until one (1) hour before closing.

3.      A Life Guard will be on duty at the swimming pool during hours to be posted on the Bulletin Board. No one is allowed in the swimming pool area without a lifeguard present. Members are responsible for their own safety and shall not in any way make the Club liable for accidents which may occur in or about the pool. The lifeguard shall have the authority and the duty to enforce all swimming rules and their orders must be obeyed by all using the pool.

4.      Children under twelve (12) years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a parent, full-time nanny, baby-sitter or other such adult who will be responsible for them.

5.      Lifeguards are authorized to ensure that all swimmers comply with these rules and conduct themselves appropriately.

6.      Persons dressed in swimming suits will not be allowed in any part of the Club House.

7.      Additional rules governing the use of the swimming pool may be determined by the Board or the Club House Committee and shall be effective upon posted notice and/or published in the Club Bulletin.

TENNIS RULES

1.      The tennis courts are open for play on all days the Club is open for use on a first come, first serve basis.

2.      All players (including guests) must register in the Pro Shop before playing. 3.      Guests must be accompanied by a member, his/her spouse or one of the member’s immediate family.

4.      A member may invite guests, both resident and non-resident,subject to the limitations and restrictions as herein prescribed as follows:

a.      A resident guest, when accompanied by a member, may use the Tennis Courts a maximum of four (4) times during any calendar year;

b.      A non-resident guest, when accompanied by a member, may use the Tennis Courts without limitation.

5.      Members and guest must not appear on the tennis courts without wearing shirts and tennis shoes or such other clothing as may be necessary to be decently attired.

6.      Priorities for the various groups of players wishing to use thet ennis courts shall be determined by the Tennis Committee and communicated to all members.

7.      The Rules governing the use of the tennis courts shall be determined by the Board or the Tennis Committee and shall be effective upon notice posted on the Club Bulletin Board and/or published in the Club Bulletin.

8.      Tennis etiquette will be observed at all times.

FISHING RULES

1.      Any member may invite non-resident guests to fish in any lake on Club property subject to limitations and restrictions as herein prescribed. Resident guests are not permitted to fish in any lake on Club property.

2.      A guest must be accompanied by his or her host or hostess at all times.

3.      No boats or other flotation devices will be permitted on or in the lakes.

4.      No swimming will be permitted in the lakes.

5.      Live minnows may not be used for fishing bait.

6.      Members are cautioned that Club ownership of the lakes does not affect the requirement of a State Fishing Permit.

7.      Changes in, or additions to these rules shall be determined by the Board of Governors or the Fishing Committee and shall become effective upon notice posted on the Club Bulletin Board or published in the Club Bulletin.

8.      Members, while fishing, shall conduct themselves in a manner as to not disturb or distract golf activities.