CONTINENTAL CITYGOLF CLUB
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CONTINENTAL
CITYGOLF CLUB
 
 

CODE OF ETHICS

Valid from March 1, 2020 until revoked.

This Code of Ethics applies to all cases not covered by the Golf Rules, the Footgolf Rules, the Federal Competition Rules or the Competition Rules. In the event of an overlap, the original rules will apply, but the club penalties will not be ignored. Footgolf players are not subject to special golf rules, but all other regulations are applied.

Security rules

  • If you lose sight of the ball hit, warn others with a “fore” shout. If you hear a „fore” shout, do not look around just bend over, protect your head with your hands.
  • Always stand away from the person just hitting.
  • Do not approach a player who is swinging, keep distance.
  • Do not stroke on par 3 until the previous flight or player has left the stage. On Par 4 do not stroke while the forward going flight or player is within strike distance.
  • The field worker may not be able to see the players and may ear protection. do your best to draw other’s attention before you strike.
  • When working on the green, do not strike on the green if the flag is not in its place. Only strike after the operator has replaced the flag to its hole and has left the green.
  • Do not relocate tools that have been placed on the track by our colleagues.

Code of Conduct

No form of physical or verbal abuse is allowed on the golf course. It is considered unacceptable behavior if the player:

  • Speaks rudely, disrespectfully to other players, referees or spectators.
  • Does not acknowledge the fact of the violation, tries to explain the situation.
  • Judges the rules of the Continental Citygolf Club.
  • Does not arrange the course (eg does not rake the bunker, does not put back the hit grass knot back, does not cover the ball mark on the green).
  • Uses an inappropriate expression either verbally or as a gesture.
  • Responds to events with an outburst of anger.
  • Does not respect fellow players or their play.
  • Damages the bat or the course.
  • According to zero tolerance, the player is immediately penalized without warning. Penalty fee established by the club in all cases: 30,000 HUF, but in severe or repetitive cases, the ban from the club can also be used as a penalty.

Playing pace

The entire playing time of the 9-stage course is 100 minutes. The recommended speed must be kept, either at the cost of skipping a section or merging groups of players if necessary. The marshal is entitled to take such measures.

Minimum age

There is no age restriction on the use of the golf course. However, children under the age of 12 may only play on the court if accompanied by a responsible adult.

Dress code

Only impeccably dressed players are allowed on the golf course.

  • Tracksuits, military style and patterned trousers, and combat clothing, coveralls, overalls, workwear, swimwear - in any type and color are not acceptable as trousers.
  • Jeans may only be worn in practice areas.
  • The legs of the shorts must be at least 10 cm long (measured along the inner seam).
  • Only collared top clothing covering the entire upper body may be worn.
  • Golf shoes (with soft stops), running shoes or soft-soled shoes are allowed. Shoes with heels higher than 1 cm and boots are prohibited.

Transport by vehicle

  • This includes any vehicle that can carry one or more people. But it does not include a self-propelled golf cart designed solely to carry golf equipment.
  • Golf cart can only be rented by a person with a valid driver's license.
  • A golf cart can carry up to 2 people with a total of 2 golf bags.
  • It is forbidden to drive the golf cart within 5 meters from the edge of the greens and in 3 meters from the edge of the bunkers, unless a designated road is available. Club penalty: 30,000 HUF in case of repetition the penalty is the exclusion from the course.
  • The driver is responsible for any damage to the golf cart.

Golf balls

It is forbidden to take out and / or use the range balls on the 9-stage course. Club penalty: 30,000 HUF in case of repetition the penalty is the exclusion from the course.

Players in groups

A group of up to 4 people can start at once.

The speed of the game

  • Keep a one-stroke tracking distance behind the group in front of you.
  • The normal playing time of the track is 100 minutes.

Rules applied on teeing-ground

  • Do not bring a golf cart, a trolley or an electric car to the tee.
  • Do your warm-up outside of the tee before your turn.
  • Limit to a maximum of 2 practice swings.
  • Possible, players striking shorter should strike first.
  • Broken tees should be placed into the designated area.
  • Do not throw any other item into the tee holder, especially cigarette butts.

On the fairway

  • Approach your ball at a determined pace.
  • Place back the hit divots, for the trial strikes as well.
  • As you approach the ball, plan the stroke and select the striker. 
  • Strike up to 2 practice swings.
  • Also keep an eye on the balls of fellow players.
  • Always hit a temporary (provisional) ball if the original may be lost or is off the field.

 On the green

  • Park your golf cart behind or next to the green, on the side closer to the next tee
  • Correct your own pitchmarks.
  • Do not step on other players’ rolling line
  • Place softly the flag to the green, further away from the rolling line.
  • If possible roll continuously.
  • Immediately remove your ball from the whole after you scored in.
  • Do not use your bat to remove your ball from the whole, unless you have a special putting grip.
  • Once you have finished place the flag back and immediately leave the green.
  • Fill in the score card on the next tee.

At the course in general

  • Do not hunt for abandoned balls.
  • Give up on finding your ball in hopeless areas (eg. in dense vegetation)
  • Place back knocked out lawns, rake bunkers, repair ball marks.
  • Follow the signs on the posted signs and comply with staff requests.
  • Limit the time of practice in both the striking and rolling areas.
  • Do not play on areas marked with blue pales and with the sign „area under reconditioning”.
  • Choose among unpunished relief options.
  • Limit the ball search time to 3 minutes.
  • Let faster teams go first if possible.

Use of trolleys and golf carts

  •  Do not cross bunkers or tees with trolley or golf cart.
  • Do not go closer than 5 ms to the greens by golf cart.
  • Do not cross the area between a green and a bunker close to it or a water hazard close to it by trolley.
  • If possible, drive the golf cart on paved road. If there is no road, use the slightly rough terrain next to the fairway. Under no circumstances drive on extremely rough, dangerous terrain.

Liability

House Rules and the Code of Conduct apply to everyone on the field, both guest players and club members.

  • Staff members (e.g., marshal) are authorized to monitor the speed of the game and enforce the compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Information on etiquette and safety issues is available from Reception staff.
  • In the event of any personal injury, material or property damage, the person using the course will be liable.

Penalty during races

The following procedure applies to violations of the Code of Conduct:

  • First time: warning
  • Second time: 1 strike penalty
  • Third time: genral penalty (2 strikes and loss of section)
  • Fourth time: exclusion

In severe cases or recidivism, Continental Citygolf Club may impose an immediate disqualification penalty. Club penalties can be enforced independently of the general penalty

The following procedure is generally applicable to breaches of the Code of Conduct:

  •  Violation of the Code of Conduct for the first time will result in a fine of 30,000 HUF.
  • Repeated, multiple violations of the Code of Conduct will result in the suspension of club membership status for 1 week or, in severe cases the disqualification.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (birdie book)

1.Hole (PAR 3, HCP 11 man: 111 m, woman: 100 m)

Beginner’s tip- to avoid the chance of hitting the bunker, take a short iron from the tee so that you can hit the fairway. For your second shot, be careful where you hit the green, as it slopes right to left, so no matter the pin position, always aim to the right of the green.

Experienced golfer’s tip- before choosing your club, check the wind, as  it will affect a high shot. When conditions are ideal, a pitching wedge or 9-iron targeting the right hand side of the green should bring your ball to rest close to the hole.

2. Hole (PAR 4, HCP 5, man: 255 m, woman: 233 m)

Beginner- this almost 260 m hole may seem long and strange at first, but don’t worry. With a medium iron you can reach the green in three or four shots. It is very useful if you are able to keep the ball on the left of the fairway.

Experienced golfer’s tip- a great opportunity for someone with confidence in their swing to use driver, but the pin position can be deceptive as it is easy to go through the green with your second, taking you out of bounds. It may be better to use a fairway wood or hybrid from the tee, then a pitching wedge should get you onto the green.

3. Hole (PAR 3, HCP 17, man: 99 m, woman: 83 m)

This short hole should only need a wedge to hit the green, but beware- it slopes steeply right to left, so aim right from the tee.

4. Hole (PAR 3, HCP 9, man: 130 m, woman: 115 m)

Beginner- this longer par 3 is easier than it looks, although your tee-shot can easily run through the green. A medium iron should help you hit the fairway just in front of the green, allowing you to chip it close to the pin with your second shot.

Experienced- this is the most open hole on the course, where the first shot can be easily affected by the wind and weather conditions. However, the fairway is straight and flat, so try to keep the ball low.

5. Hole (PAR 3, HCP 7, man: 122 m, woman: 110 m)

Beginner- the big drop from tee to green means just a short or medium iron is required from the tee. The fairway is very friendly, as it will help the ball roll towards the green, which can be reached in one shot.

Experienced- club choice is important as the drop from tee to green can help the ball roll through the green, so try choosing one club less than you normally would for this distance.

6. Hole (PAR 4, HCP 3, man: 233 m, woman: 218 m)

6th- the motto for this hole is use your brain, not your muscles. This is the most technical hole on the course, so it’s best not to take risks here. The target from the tee is the middle of the fairway, using the club which is most comfortable for you for around 130 m. For beginners, it may be best to take a short iron from the tee, then another short iron to reach the dog-leg, followed by an easy wedge to the green- however, beware the drop from fairway to green, as if you hit over the green, you could easily go out of bounds.

7. Hole (PAR 3, HCP 13, man: 109 m, woman: 101 m)

Beginner- this hole looks very tempting, however don’t fall into the trap- use a short iron from the tee to lay-up in front of the green,  then a good chip should get you close enough to make par.

Experienced- in calm conditions, a wedge is enough to hit the green, but club up in a strong wind. As the tee markers can move as much as 15 m, check for the distance marker at the side of the tee for an accurate distance

8. Hole (PAR 3, HCP 15, man: 110 m, woman: 97 m)

Beginner- play this hole in a similar manner to the previous hole, taking into account the fact that the green is wide but not deep, and a little higher than the fairway, so it’s worth using a pitch shot for your second shot to the green

Experienced- as the green is higher and there is often a strong headwind, it’s worth taking a club extra for this tee shot

9. Hole (PAR 4, HCP 1, man: 282 m, woman: 266 m)

Beginner- the hill next to the cart path is marked by green topped red stakes, as it is a biohazard. If you play your ball into this area, don’t look for it, just drop a new ball, one club length from the entry point, under penalty of one stroke. Take note of the hazard positions, and play a risk free strategy on this hole

Experienced- if you hit your driver less than 230m, it’s worth aiming at the middle of the lake from the tee, as you will have a nice line for a wedge or short iron to the green. If you play longer than 230m, take a line over the right hand side of the fairway bunker, which will leave a short pitch to the green, and a possible birdie chance.

HOUSE RULES

Valid from 23.01.2020 until revoked.

Guests and players staying at the area of Continental Citygolf Club are required to follow the rules below. By purchasing an annual club membership, green fee, physical or virtual driving range token all players agree to the rules listed below.

Local rules

  • It is obligatory to book tee time for the field game, otherwise we cannot guarantee the possibility of playing.
  • It is forbidden to play with driving range practice balls on the golf course. In case of violation of the rule, a fine of 30,000 HUF must be paid.
  • Please do not look for your ball outside the boundaries of the court.
  • Please correct carefully the pitch marks on the greens.
  • Please repair carefully the divots caused by the strikes, put the knocked out grass back in its place.
  • In the bunkers, please rake the foot and impact marks.
  • Keeping the etiquette is mandatory at the course and at the practice areas.
  • Please pay attention to the pace of the game, let the faster flights go ahead. The recommended playback time for the 9 sectons is 100 minutes (11-12 minutes / section).
  • Players buying green fee on the court can only play with one ball, while our club members are allowed to play two balls as long as they do not interfere with the play of others.
  • Our staff can check the contents of the player's bag on the field at any time without prior notice. If driving range balls belonging to Continental Golf Klub Kft. are found in the bag, a fine of 30,000 HUF must be paid.
  • Unacceptable communication (shouting, threatening) with our employees will result in immediate disqualification.

Driving range rules 

  • To prevent accidents, please always pay attention to your surroundings and other players.
  • It is forbidden to willingly strike the ball over the net of the driving range, especially the rear net separating the 6th section.
  • Smoking in the driving range is forbidden, it is allowed only in designated areas.
  • It is forbidden to use a driver (tree 1) on the upper level of the driving range during practice. Violation of the rule draws a fine of 30,000 HUF.
  • It is forbidden to play with driving range practice balls on the golf course. Violation of the rule draws a fine of 30,000 HUF.
  • It is forbidden to collect practice balls in the driving range, it is only possible in the areas of pitching and putting greens. Violation of the rule draws a fine of 30,000 HUF.
  • Please mute your mobile phone and other electronic device in the area of the driving range.
  • Pitch marks and knockouts must be repaired in the practice areas as well in accordance with the etiquette.
  • To practice the short game, please use the pitching green.
  • It is forbidden to practice with pitch strikes on the putting green.

Information for players

  • The distances displayed on the score card and course map in all cases indicate the center of the green for each section.
  • Distance markers on sections 2, 6 and 9 are located 100 meters from the front of the greens.
  • Gravel, gravel and viacolor roads, manhole covers, irrigation heads, benches and footgolf holes are immovable barriers. Dirt roads are not covered by this rule.
  • Distance markers, water barrier markers and GUR signs are subject to immovable barriers.
  • The boundaries of the course are marked by white stakes in their absence, by the fence or the net of the driving range.
  • On the right side of Section 9, the area between the striker and the viacolor is under renovation, so the balls arriving there can be dropped without penalty.

Special rules for footgolf players

  • It is forbidden to play with more than one ball on the court, even if the player has purchased green feet for 18 stages. In this case, the course may be played twice.
  • By default, only the first 9 holes can be played on the course. Upon special request our colleagues can open the holes from 10-18.

Our colleagues can oblige our guests to follow the rules at any time.

The Continental Citygolf Club has a video surveillance system. The system is operated by: Continental Golf Klub Kft., 1054 Budapest, Kálmán Imre utca 21.

 

LOCAL RULES

The following Local Rules apply to tournaments organized by the Continental Citygolf Club after April 1, 2020, which overwrite any previously published Local Rules. 

[A] Out-of-play areas

A-1 Out-of-play area

Beyond the fence of the course, as well as the areas of the course surrounded by white stakes and the entire area of the Driving Range are outside the playing areas.

Comment: The area outside the playing area is defined by the inside of the fence posts and white stakes. Vertical columns are considered to be fence columns, oblique auxiliary columns holding the main columns can be ignored. The ball cannot be played if it is completely beyond the inside of the fence posts or white stakes.

A-2 Inside, out-of-play area

Section 6, its part closer to section 7 is an out-of-play area, it is marked by white stakes. At the end of the row of stakes, the boundary of the area is formed by the extension of the lines of the last two stakes towards the net separating the 6th and 8th greens.

[B] Penalty areas

B-1 Defining penalty areas

Penalty areas are marked by red stakes everywhere on the field.
Stakes to mark penalty areas are immovable obstacles. Facilitation options are possible according to R&A Regulation 16.1. 

[E] Special facilitations

E-8 Forbidden zones

The red penalty area bordering the right side of Section 9 is a zone entirely out of play, marked by green-headed red stakes.

Playing from the area is prohibited even if there is only the setting is inside the area and the ball is outside. It is mandatory to use relief in the forbidden zone according to rule 17.1e of the R&A Regulations. It is forbidden to enter the area in all cases, you are not allowed to look for the ball. 

[F] Abnormal golf course conditions

F-1 Determination of abnormal conditions

Abnormal track conditions are indicated by blue stakes or lines blown with white paint.

In the general area / a / distance indicators (100-150 meters), / b / parts of the irrigation system, / c / footgolf holes, covers, / d / section signs, benches are all immovable obstacles Facilitation options are possible according to R&A Regulation 16.1. 

Comment: By definition, the artificially paved surface or edge of roads are immovable obstacle, including gravel beds that line driveways. The wheel tracks of dirt roads, trampled trails, and tractor tracks are integral parts of the course from which the ball must be played as it lies, i.e. in accordance with point 9.1 of the R&A Regulations.

F-7 Joining lawn bricks

Penalty free relief may be used in the freshly bricked area / a / in the general area according to R&A Rule 16.1b, / b / putting green according to R&A Rule 16.1d if the ball is in the gap between the lawn bricks or such gaps interfere with the swing. The relief is not valid if the gap only interferes with the start strike. 

Within the turf-bricked area, the network of gaps is considered a single gap, so if the dropped ball stops in another gap, the same confounding factor exists as before. The ball must be dropped again in accordance with Article 14.3c (2) of the R&A Rules in case of repetition it should be placed.

F-23 Temporary stationary obstacles

Billboards, flags, molinos placed anywhere on the course are temporary immovable obstaclesFor these, the R&A Model F-23 local rule model applies.

Comment 1: The disturbing effect also exists when the temporarily immovable obstacle is between the ball and the hole, so it is in the player's stroke line.

Comment 2: The player can also use the relief if the temporarily immovable obstacle itself is out of play. If the ball is on the field of play, the nearest point of relief is / a / which is not closer to the hole, / b / where the disturbing effect no longer exists, and / c / which is not in an obstacle or in the target area. 

[G] Restriction on use of equipment

G-3 Standard golf balls

The use of a range ball on the court is prohibited. Penalty for strike in violation of R&A Model G-3 rule: disqualification and fine, otherwise fine (see Rules).G-7 

The use of high-heels, cleats shoes and spiked shoes on the course is forbidden.

[J] Suspension of the game

J-1 Stop and restart the game

Signals used to suspend or resume play are as follows:

  • 1 long horn signal: immediate suspension of play in an emergency.
  • 3 consecutive quick horn signals, repeated: normal suspension, so the given section can still be completed, but it is no longer possible to start a new section.
  • 2 consecutive short horn signals, repeated: resume play, regardless of the type of suspension stop.
  • In a competition, the suspension of the game is described by point 15 of the MGSZ Competition Rules.

The nearest shelters, assembly points, and escape routes are listed on the evacuation plan posted on the clubhouse notice board. 

[K] The pace of play

K-2 The pace of game in a stroke play tournament

  • Depending on the length and difficulty of the stage, the Competition Committee will determine the playing time for each stage and the total playing time for the preset round.
  • A group holds its position if it does not exceed the playing time set for the completed stages during the round. The level time in 9 stages is 100 minutes (1 hour and 40 minutes). 
  • The pace of the game, the handling of the groups eliminated from the position, and the penalty of the slow game are set in point 14 of the MGSZ Competition Rules.

K-3 The pace of the game in Stableford tournament

Almost the same as the K-2. but the difference is that the penalty points must be deducted from the total score of the round. Regarding the pace of the game, point 14 of the MGSZ Competition Rules is in force.

K-5 Reduced penalties

Penalty in case of slow play: verbal warning for the first time, 1 punch for the second time, 2 more punches for the third time (in addition to the penalty received for the second time), disqualification for the fourth time.

Clause 14 of the MGSZ Competition Rules is in force in connection with the reduced penalties.

Any violation of the Local Rules will result in a General Penalty, which means the lose of section in case of Match Play and the penalty of two strokes in case of Stroke Play.