It is only permissible to commence play at either the first or tenth tees. The Committee may, at certain times, allow play to commence elsewhere on the course, in which case the details will be published prior to the commencement of play.
A maximum number of players permitted to play in a group is four.
Players should take care to observe the times of any tee closures. These closures are detailed on the 14-day notice board in the lobby adjacent to the locker rooms.
GBGC does not have a general policy of allocated tee times, save for open competitions and specific competitions such as Captains Day, Club Championship and Masters Trophy.
In order to ensure that an organised commencement of play can be achieved, there is a ‘chute’ system in operation. Players wishing to commence play must place a ball in the chute and take their turn and may commence play in the sequence in which the balls were entered. All players in the match must be available to begin play at the point at which the ball is placed into the chute.
Matches commencing play from the tenth tee, upon completion of the 18th hole and having exited from the left hand side of the green only, players are to place their ball adjacent to the balls contained within the chute. They will then tee off on an alternating basis following the group whose ball is first in the chute.
It is not permitted to commence play from the tenth tee on a Saturday or Sunday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 noon.
Players wishing to commence their round from this tee must do so only when there is not another match on or approaching the ninth green, except when the approaching match has teed off. Any matches waiting to commence will then alternate with matches playing the ninth hole.
The Club Captain has the privilege of teeing off from either the first or the tenth tee, subject to time restrictions and course and tee closures, at any time. It is therefore expected that members waiting to commence play will show due respect and allow the Captain to commence play without waiting.
It is considered good etiquette to offer the Lady Captain the first tee if you are aware that she is ready to commence play.