Summer Starting Times
Summer start times commence on 1st April and apply seven days a week.
On mid-week Medal days these times do not apply and all games must start from the first tee. Fourball play is not permitted during a Medal.
Winter Start Times
Winter start times commence on 1st October and apply seven days a week.
On Mid-Week Medal days these times do not apply and all games must start from the 1st tee and fourball play is not permitted.
Men - NO PLAY from the First Tee from 8.50am to 12.30pm or from the Ninth Tee from 10.00am to 2.30pm. Furthermore, only two balls are allowed from the First Tee before 8.50am and from the Ninth Tee before 10.00am; only three and four balls are permitted off the First Tee after 12.30pm.
Men & Women - During the Summer Months, NO PLAY from the 1st Tee between 12.30pm & 1.15pm. During the Winter Months there may be occasions when the Ladies Competition Tee times are not fully utilised and you may therefore enquire by telephone at the Pro Shop, on the day, about First Tee availability before 12.30pm.
Surbiton Golf Club adopts the ‘Ready Golf’ format for both stroke play competitions and general golfing activities in attempt to improve general pace of play.
When “ready golf” is being encouraged, players have to act sensibly to ensure that playing out of turn does not endanger other players.
There is no official definition of the term, but examples of “ready golf” in action are:
• Hitting a shot when safe to do so if a player farther away faces a challenging shot and is taking time to assess their options
• Shorter hitters playing first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait
• Hitting a tee shot if the person with the honour is delayed in being ready to play
• Hitting a shot before helping someone to look for a lost ball
• Putting out even if it means standing close to someone else’s line
• Hitting a shot if a person who has just played from a greenside bunker is still farthest from the hole but is delayed due to raking the bunker
• When a player’s ball has gone over the back of a green, any player closer to the hole but chipping from the front of the green should play while the other player is having to walk to their ball and assess their shot
• Marking scores upon immediate arrival at the next tee, except that the first player to tee off marks their card immediately after teeing off