U.S.G.A. Rules of Golf shall govern play at all times except when modified by a local rule. The decision of the Golf Professional or his designated representative on any matter in tournament or non-tournament play shall be final. Please refer to the Scranton Canoe Club scorecard for local rules.
USGA & Local Rules
Adult Rules of Play
Tuesday: For WGO scheduled events the course will be closed to men until 2:00 p.m. or until reopened by the Club Pro. Check the schedule because there are only a few events scheduled for Tuesdays.
Wednesday: Open to all members until 1:30 p.m. The Men’s scramble, open to all male members, begins at 2:00pm. Course closed to all women from 1:30 p.m. until 6:00pm or reopened by the Club Pro.
Thursday: Closed to men until 2:00 p.m. or until reopened by the Club Pro.
Youth Golf Rules
The Canoe Club has a tremendous turnout from the club’s youth. Members are encouraged to bring their children out to play golf. It is important to teach your children the proper rules and etiquette to play at the Canoe Club and other clubs. Any member with children ages 12 to 15 that believe their child is capable of playing golf without an adult should contact our Club Professional. The Club Professional will work with your 12 to 15 year old to get them certified to play.
All children under 12 and non-certified 12 to 15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 15 may not bring guests unless accompanied by an adult member. Proper golf attire is required at all times. Youth golfers should call ahead to the pro shop and may play at the discretion of the Club Pro.
Youth’s Rule of Play (15 Years & Younger)
Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day except on Ladies events
Wednesday: Before 1:30 p.m. and after 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: After 5:00 p.m.
Friday: All day until 4:00 p.m. (certified golfers, all day)
Saturday: After 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: After 3:30 p.m.(certified golfers after 12:00 p.m.)
Proper Attire – Dining Room, Grill Room, Porch Area, and Golf Course
Proper attire for the dining room, grill room, porch area, and golf course is required at all times. There are to be no cut offs, short shorts, tennis shorts, denim, jeans, sweat suits, bathing suits, tank tops, tee shirts, track shorts, sweatbands or halter tops. Proper length for shorts is no more than three inches above the knee. Proper footwear is also required; no flip-flops, water shoes, etc. Bathing suits are restricted to the aterfront area. Members and guests must comply with the dress code.
Male Patrons: A shirt with collar is required. Turtleneck and “mock” turtleneck shirts are acceptable. Shirts must be tucked into trousers. Headwear is not allowed in the dining room. Hats and caps may be worn in the grill room, porch area, and on the golf course; however, brims must face forward.
Female Patrons: A shirt with collar is requested but not required: however, dressy casual is our objective. Crew neck tops, v-neck tops and sleeveless tops are permitted, providing they are in good taste. Traditional golf hats and caps are not allowed in the dining room; however dress hats such as summer bonnets are permitted. Hats and caps may be worn in the grill room, porch area, and on the golf course; however, brims must face forward.
Normal Speed of Play: Normal speed of play (10 minutes per hole) must be maintained for the enjoyment of all golfers. Let faster players play through.
Alternating on #1 Tee and #10 Tee: Upon completion of 9 holes, players continuing on # 10 shall alternate with players beginning on #1. Groups on #10 shall have first preference.
Going from #9 Green to #10 Tee: When leaving #9 green, please do not cross in front of #10 tee. Proceed from the rear of #9 green to the rear of #10 tee.
Going from #8 Green to #9 Tee: When leaving #8 green, please do not cross in front of #7. Proceed on the path which goes behind # 7 tee to go to #9 tee.
Courtesy on #5 Tee and Crossing #6 Fairway: Golfers playing #6 should be given the right-of-way by those playing #5.
Marking Your Scorecard: To promote safety and to keep play moving, do not mark your scorecard while standing on or near a green. Proceed to the next tee to mark your score.
Flagsticks: A red flag indicates the pin is towards the front of the green; a white flag indicates the middle of the green; and a blue flag indicates the rear of the green.