Rules and regulations for guests of Bala
Welcome to Bala Golf Club! We are pleased to have you as our guest. Please take a moment to review the rules and regulations of our Club. Click here for a printable .pdf.
Cellular phones may be carried on the course for use in an emergency or exceptional circumstance. Please be discreet when talking on your phones around others who are golfing and dining.
Shoes are not to be changed in the Bala upper or lower parking lot. Please visit the Men’s or Women’s Locker Room where our locker room attendants will be happy to get a locker for you.
Hats, caps, and visors worn by gentlemen should be removed while they are under cover (Clubhouse & Main Dining Room). Gentlemen are to have their shirts tucked in at all times. Bermuda shorts are permitted for men and women; knee length is preferred for both men and women, not to exceed 3” above the knee; golf skorts and skirts not to exceed 4” above the knee. Several items are considered inappropriate, and will not be permitted on either golf course, on the practice range, or in or around the clubhouse: tank-tops, short sleeve mock turtlenecks (men only), t-shirts, jeans, cut-offs, tennis-length skirts, short shorts, flip flops, crocs, leather sandals (men only), cargo shorts/pants, and jogging attire.
Smoking is prohibited inside the Clubhouse. Smoking is only permitted in the designated areas on the outside patio.
Each day the course is open for play, either a “CART PATH’S ONLY” or a “90°” rule will be posted in the Pro Shop and on the 1st and 10th tee. If the cart rule is “90°” carts are expected to stay in the fairway until back on the cart path.
Pace of Play
Be prepared to play at all times. Always carry an extra ball. Be ready to hit when it is your turn and feel free to play ready golf. Always rake your own fairway bunker and replace your own divot. Repair ball marks and prepare to putt while others are playing their ball. Play from the appropriate tees (guests with a course handicap of 10 or higher may not play from the back tees). If you reach your maximum allowable score, pickup.