1. USGA Rules shall govern all play except as modified by local rules and the Hafa Adai Golf Classic Rules Committee.
  2. Players shall exchange scorecards with the other players within their foursome. No player is allowed to post their own scores.
  3. Tees:
    1. Palm Valley: 
      1. Men 64 yrs. old and under tee off from the White Tees
      2. Men 65 yrs. old  and over tee off from the Gold Tees
      3. Ladies from the Red Tees
    2. Highland Falls:
      1. Men 64 yrs. old and under tee off from the White Tees
      2. Men 65 yrs. old and over tee off from the Gold Tees
      3. Ladies from the Red Tees
    3. Men whose age and handicap equal 85 or greater have the option to tee off from the Gold tees at Palm Valley and Highland Falls.
  4. Players can bump the ball with the club head within six (6) inches, but no closer to the hole. This is allowed through the green without penalty, EXCEPT IN THE SAND BUNKERS!
  5. NO MULLIGANS…NO GIMMIES…EVERY PUTT MUST BE HOLED OUT.
  6. Keep up with the group in front of you. Play ready golf.
  7. Observe the three (3) minute rule when searching for a ball.
  8. When in doubt if a ball is either ‘lost’ or out of bounds’, play a provisional ball to avoid any delay. Inform group members when playing a provisional.
  9. Local Rule Option for a ball that is lost or out of bound:  This is an alternative to the stroke and distance penalty for lost balls or shots hit out of bound! A player may drop a ball anywhere between where the original ball was believed to come to rest (or went out of bound) and just into the edge of the fairway, but no nearer to the hole. Add a two stroke penalty and play on instead of returning to the tee!
  10. Scorecards must be completed (with First and Last Names) and signed by the scorekeeper and attested by the players. Any discrepancy or conflict between the players regarding the scorecard should be brought up to the Rules Committee for final decision. Once the scorecard is signed and attested, it becomes final and complete and you have no recourse. Players must turn in their scorecard immediately after completion of play. When in doubt of a specific ruling, play a second ball, record both scores for that hole and bring it to the Rules Committee for resolution.
  11. All ties will be determined in accordance with the USGA rules.
  12. Callaway System will be used in the first round to determine their handicap for the tournament for anyone without a valid handicap.  
  13. This is a “Soft Spike Only” facility. No metal spikes allowed.
  14. Proper dress is considered normal golf attire. No “Tank Tops” or offensive clothing/words/logos/etc. are allowed.
  15. THE HAGC BY-LAWS REQUIRE FIRST ROUND SCORES TO BE POSTED AT THE BBQ SITE.  TO EXPEDITE POSTING, SCORES WILL BE ATTESTED BY PLAYER/ SCORER PRIOR TO START OF NEXTHOLE.
    1. Note:  There will be no designated “Drop Zone” for both courses.  If your ball goes into the penalty area, proceed under USGA rule for taking Lateral or Back-on-the-Line Relief.
  • Lateral Relief: Drop within two club lengths of where your ball entered the penalty area.  Add one penalty stroke to your score for the hole. 
  • Back-on-the-Line Relief: Estimate the point where your ball went into the penalty area.  Go as far back keeping a straight line from the point of relief to the pin and drop your ball within one club length.  Add one penalty stroke to your score on the hole.
  • If your ball is lost or hit out of bounds.  Proceed under rule #8 or #9.