Ole Miss Golf Course Rules and Regulations

The Golf Course Manager, Golf Shop Supervisor, golf staff, ranger, starter and golf course superintendents are authorized to enforce any and all golf rules.

The Golf Course Manager/Supervisor/Superintendent has the authority to remove a golfer from the facility for misbehavior. He is also authorized to report such incidents to the University Police Department, if damages are involved.

The Golf Course Manager/Supervisor/Superintendent and their assistants are authorized to determine when the golf course is unfit for carts or play.

Preparation for Play

Dress Code for the Golf Course and Practice Areas:
Members and guests must wear appropriate golf attire at all times.  Appropriate attire includes but is not limited to:
  • Slacks, knickers, regular length Bermuda shorts, walk or tennis shorts. Cut offs, apparel with holes and short shorts are not considered proper dress on the Golf course property.
  • Appropriate shirts (collared shirt or golf style pullover) must be worn at all times. Undershirts, T-shirts, halter tops, tank tops, tube tops are not considered proper dress on the Golf course property.
  •  Shoes: Only spikeless golf shoes or smooth soled athletic shoes may be worn. Cowboy boots, rubber cleated athletic shoes or any other footwear that may be damaging to the course will not be permitted.

Starting Times:

  •  Tee times will be in effect all year. Tee times can be made 14 days in advance. Outings of 16 or more players may be booked up to one year in advance.
  •  If a golfer reserves a tee time and later finds he will not be able to use this time, he should notify the Golf Shop as soon as possible.

Golf Carts:

    • All golfers wishing to ride must pay for golf carts and receive a key in the Golf Shop before beginning play. All carts must be returned to designated parking areas.
    • Cart program members allowing golfers who have not paid the proper cart fees to ride with them will be subject to loss of cart privileges and possible loss of membership.
    • No more than two people shall ride in a golf cart. Only licensed drivers shall be allowed to drive a golf cart. 
    • Carts shall not be inside the designated “No Cart” signed area around the greens.
    • Carts may never be driven on the tees or green slopes.
    • Carts shall remain on the cart paths at all times when the “Cart Path Only” signs are up.

  • Medical Flag Policy: The Ole Miss Golf Course recognizes that certain Members and guests may have physical conditions and/or restrictions, which may make it difficult to walk normally required distances while playing golf. Medical flagged carts (indicated by blue flags) may be used by physically challenged players only.
    • Golfers utilizing a medical flag will be permitted to drive inside the “no carts allowed” signs. However, no golf carts are allowed to be driven inside the green complex areas which include areas around sand bunkers, grass bunkers, swales, grass collection areas, etc.
    • Medical flags are permitted to drive on Par 3 fairways but not in green complex areas as defined above.
    • Medical flags carts are also restricted from the parking lot as well as mounds around fairway bunkers.

Practice Facilities

Driving Range
  • The Golf Course Manager or golf staff shall designate the hours of operation and the times that the range shall be closed due to wet conditions, frost, etc. He shall also direct the use of the area around the practice tee and practice greens.
  • Golfers must hit between the ropes on the driving range at all times.  
  • The same golfing attire is expected on the range as the golf course.

Playing Golf

. Golf Rules
  • All golfers must register in the Golf Shop 20 minutes before each round of play. Failure to arrive in a timely manner will result in loss of tee time. This rule applies to all players regardless of membership or guest status and whether walking or riding.
  • Every person should obtain a receipt from the pro shop to start playing. The receipt should be shown to the starter and/or ranger.
  • Foursomes have priority, followed by threesomes. A single or twosome may be paired during busy times. Groups of six or more are not allowed.
  • Fivesomes are allowed.
  •  All players shall start on the number one hole unless otherwise directed by the Golf Course Manager.
  •  U.S.G.A. Rules govern all play except where amended local rules and      conditions specify otherwise.
  • Pace of Play: 4 hours is considered the acceptable pace for a foursome or fivesome on busy days when carts are allowed off paths, 4 hours and 15 minutes is the standard when required to stay on paths. If a group loses the distance of one hole and is not keeping pace with above times they should first, try speed up and close the gap, and if this is not possible, they should allow groups behind to play through as necessary to keep play moving. Fast play is an equally serious problem. Groups should maintain their position on the golf course without either   holding up behind or pressuring those in front. Twosomes and threesomes should maintain the pace above and not expect to go through every group. Slow play or fast play violations are both considered serious infractions of unacceptable course etiquette.
  •  Players entering bunkers shall smooth out and rake all depressions before leaving the area.
  •  All divots must be carefully repaired.
  • Repair all ball marks promptly upon reaching the green.
  • Paper in any form, bottles, glasses and other such objects are not to be left on the course.
  • No practicing is permitted from fairways, tees or bunkers. Pitching and putting   on the regular greens is prohibited. Adequate practice areas are maintained for   this purpose.
  •  The golf course may not be used for any other purpose other than playing golf.   Fishing, playing games, riding bicycles, etc. on the golf course is prohibited.
  •  No unauthorized vehicles shall be driven on the golf course or surrounding grounds

Cooler Policy

  • Private coolers are not are not allowed at the OMGC.
  • Ole Miss coolers may be purchased at the pro shop.
  • Ole Miss coolers may be reused provided they are in good condition.
  • A maximum of 1 cooler per golfer is allowed.
  • No more than 6 canned beverages per golfer are allowed on the golf carts.

Rain Checks

Policy :
  • Rain checks are issued as a courtesy to our customers for inclement weather, family emergencies, etc.
  • We reserve the right not to issue a rain check if inclement weather is present when you start playing, so please keep this in mind before paying your fee. 
  • Rain checks will be issued for a dollar amount credit on a per hole prorated basis  -  green fees and cart fees.
  • You must furnish your receipt to obtain a rain check.
  • The rain check is issued to be used towards the purchase of a future green fee and cart fee.
  • There will be no cash refunds.
  • The rain check is not valid for merchandise sales, food or beverage purchases.
  • Rain checks may only be redeemed one at a time.
  • Rain checks will expire in 30 days from the date on the receipt. The computer keeps track of rain checks and will not allow any to be redeemed after thirty days, so please do not ask the pro or clerk behind the counter.
Failure to abide by these rules and regulations may result in loss of membership, golfing privileges and forfeiture of membership dues.

Last  revised November 12, 2010