Local Rules

Our rules

Please read the following carefully!

Reservation required to play our course!

For golfers at Academy Golf Budapest, the rules described here are compulsory. By purchasing an annual club membership, a green fee or a driving range virtual token, every player accepts the rules listed here.

Local Rules

  • Every player must reserve a tee time to play on our course!
  • It is strictly prohibited to use driving range balls on the course! The penalty is 30 000 HUF.
  • Do not search for your ball outside the course!
  • Please repair your pitch marks and your divots as well, according to the etiquette!
  • Please rake the bunkers after you used them!
  • Observance of the etiquette is mandatory both on the course and in the practice areas!
  • Please pay attention to the game time, let faster flights go ahead! The playing time for 9 holes is 100 minutes (~11-12 minutes / hole).
  • The green fee players are not allowed to play with more than one ball. Our club members can play with two balls, if that doesn’t disturb the other players.
  • Our staff can check the content of the player’s bag on the course at any time without prior notice! If the bag contains a driving range ball (which is a property of GFM Academy Ltd.), the player has to pay a penalty of 30 000 HUF.
  • Inadvertent communication with our staff (shouting, threatening) implies immediate exclusion from the club!

Driving Range Rules

  • In order to prevent accidents, always pay attention for people around you!
  • It is forbidden to drive the ball over the net of the driving range, especially over the the rear net (next to the 6th green)!
  • Smoking is not allowed on the driving range! Smoking is only allowed in the smoking areas.
  • It is prohibited to use driver (1 wood) on the upper level of the driving range! The penalty is 30 000 HUF.
  • It is strictly prohibited to use driving range balls on the course! The penalty is 30 000 HUF.
  • Collecting driving range balls on the driving range is strictly prohibited! It is only allowed on the pitching and putting greens! The penalty is 30 000 HUF.
  • Please mute your phone and other electronic devices on the driving range!
  • Please repair your pitch marks and divots on the practice areas as well as on the golf course!
  • Please use the pitching green to practice your short game!

Additional information for golfers

  • The distances shown on the score card and on the track maps are the middle of the green at each holes.
  • The distance markers on the 2nd, 6th and 9th holes are 100 meters from the front of the greens.
  • Gravel roads, vial roads, manhole covers, irrigators, benches and footgolf holes are immovable barricades. Dirt roads are not.
  • Distance indicators, water hazard poles and ground under repair signs are also immovable barricades.
  • The boundaries of the course are indicated by the white poles. If there are no poles, the boundaries are the fences and the nets of the Driving Range.
  • On the right side of the 9th hole, the area is ground under repair, maked by blue poles. The balls coming there are free to drop.

Special rules for footgolf players

  • It is forbidden to play with more than one ball, even if you bought green fee for 18 holes. In that case, you should play the 9 holes twice.
  • By default, only the first 9 footgolf holes are open. If you ask our colleagues, we can open the 10-18th footgolf holes for you!

Our colleagues can obligate you to keep the rules at any time!

There are surveillance cameras operating at Academy Golf Budapest.

Thank you for reading and following the rules!

"The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win."
- Phil Mickelson
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