Rules & Regulations

Preface

These Rules & Regulations are intended to provide Members of Highland Springs Country Club with general information regarding use of the facilities of the Club by Members and their Guests.

The Club has formulated these Rules for use of the facilities with the advice and counsel of the Board of Directors of the Club. The Club will enforce the Rules and Regulations. Each Member has a responsibility to know and observe the Rules and Regulations, and to provide for observance of Rules by their Guests.

The Club is a limited membership private club, organized and operated under the provisions of the Club's Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws and the Rules and Regulations provided herein.

The Club name, membership roster or facilities may not be used by any individual or organized group (within or outside the membership) to sponsor or organize any activities, to solicit the membership as a group or any individual Members for any purpose, or to post advertising of any nature, without first receiving written approval of the Club.

Infractions of any Rules or Regulations of the Club, misuse of Club property and facilities, or conduct detrimental to the Club or its Members shall be subject to loss or suspension of Club privileges or Club membership, or such other disciplinary action as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

These Rules and Regulations are subject to change, with the approval of the Board of Directors.

Clubhouse Rules & Regulations

Hours of Operation

The normal operating week will be Tuesday through Sunday. All Highland Springs Country Club facilities will be closed on Monday, except for special events approved by the Board of Directors. Under unusual circumstances, the Management may alter the hours of operation and service to better serve the Membership. January through March the Clubhouse will close at 2:00 p.m.
 
Normal Clubhouse hours of operation shall be as follows:
Administrative Offices (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Mon through Fri)
Locker Rooms (same hours as the Golf Course)
Dining Room & Mixed Grille Dining Areas (11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Tue through Sat)
Dining Room & Mixed Grille Dining Areas (11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sun)
Men's Grille (11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Tue through Sat)
Men’s Grille (11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sun)
Ladies Lounge (11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Tue through Sat)
Ladies Lounge (11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sun)
Snack Bar (Pool - in season) (11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tue through Sat)
Snack Bar (Pool - in season) (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sun)
Rolling Refreshment Car (as warranted)

WHEN A HOLIDAY FALLS ON MONDAY, THE CLUBHOUSE AND GOLF COURSE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAY. There will be no access to the locker rooms on days when the Clubhouse is closed.
 

Age Requirements

Men’s Locker Room - Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older unless accompanied by an adult.
Dining Room & Mixed Grille Dining Areas - Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older unless accompanied by an adult.
Men's Grille - Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older unless accompanied by an adult. No children under sixteen (16) years of age admitted at anytime.
Ladies Lounge & Locker Room - Must be sixteen (16) years of age or older unless accompanied by an adult.
 

Standard Service Charge

A standard service charge will be added to all food and beverage checks and incidental charges or fees.
 

Service

Members shall not be allowed to send Club employees off the grounds or employ them to perform any personal service during the time such employee is on duty.

Members shall not reprimand an employee. Unsatisfactory service should be reported to the General Manager. Complaints of a serious nature should be made in writing, addressed to the Board of Directors.

All Clubhouse employees will be governed by the Club General Manager, subject to the general instruction of the Board of Directors, and will not obey orders inconsistent therewith, received from any other source.

Members are especially requested to aid in securing efficient service by treating all employees with proper consideration.
 

Minimum Monthly House Charge

A $40 food minimum applies to Associate “Macha”, Golf and Social Members only; Non-Resident Members are exempt. Those who fail to incur monthly food charges to meet the $40 food minimum will be charged the difference. Only prepared foods (including carryout) are applied towards the minimum; liquor and service charges are not included.

From the 1st day of the month through the last day of the month, members with account numbers 1 through 350, account numbers 1001 to 1350, and 1500 and above have the opportunity to use their food minimum to avoid a minimum charge. The minimum/billing cycle is from the 1st of the month through the last day of every month. Statements should be received within approximately 4 days after the cutoff date. No minimum charge will apply during the month of January.

From the 15th of the month through the 14th of the following month, members with account numbers 351 through 899 and account numbers 1351 through 1499 and above have the opportunity to use their food minimum to avoid a minimum charge. The minimum/billing cycle is from the 15th of the month through the 14th of the following month. Statements should be received within approximately 4 days after the cutoff date. No minimum charge will apply from December 15th through January 14th.
 

Carry Out Food Service

Carry out food items (applies to food minimum) shall be limited to regularly prepared menu items and shall be subject to regular service charge.
 

Use of the Clubhouse

Members may entertain resident or out of town Guests at anytime during normal operating hours, provided they accompany such Guest and under no conditions are the Guests to remain in the Club after departure of their Member host except those holding authorized guest cards.
 

Reservations

Members are requested to make advance reservations for dinner service.
 

Credit Cards

Members are not allowed to use personal credit cards. Only approved business credit cards will be allowed for business purposes.
 

Special Functions

Arrangements for private parties are to be made in advance with the Club General Manager or the Assistant General Manager.

Only an immediate family member (son, daughter, father, mother, or an in-law in the same class) may be a non-member co-host at any function on Club premises.

Members may host functions which include non-member guests which serve the social or business purpose of the Member. This means that the cost of the function is borne by the Member or his company. Internal revenue regulations require the maintenance of a record of all functions attended by more than eight persons of which less than seventy-five percent of those attending are non-members. Members having functions consisting of eight or more persons shall sign a form, furnished by the General Manager, indicating the number non-members attending and the total number attending.

Any necessary cancellations for special club functions must be made 48 hours in advance.
 

Proper Attire

Attire appropriate to golf, tennis and swimming must be worn during participation in those sports. Informal attire will be permitted in the Dining Room, Mixed Grille, Ladies Lounge and Men's Grille, including attire appropriate to golf and tennis.
 

Reciprocal Agreements

Reciprocity with country clubs located in Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster and Wright counties in the State of Missouri; Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll and Marion in the State of Arkansas, will not be available in the formative period of Highland Springs Country Club. Reciprocity with clubs outside these counties will be granted in accordance with guidelines as stated in the Golf Rules and Regulations.
 

Guest Cards

Guest cards valid for two week periods may be issued to any person(s) residing outside the aforementioned counties upon the application of a Member to the Club. Established guest fees must be paid for the use of club facilities, including the Golf Course. The Member making application for the guest card shall be responsible for all charges incurred by the Guest.

Not more than two guest cards will be issued to the same person within a period of twelve months, without the consent of the Board of Directors.
 

Charges & Billing

Only Members or persons having guest cards may sign tickets. Members and those holding guest registration cards are requested to sign their names legibly, in full, with membership number, upon presentation of tickets. A copy of the ticket will be given to the signing person at the time presented. Persons using the Clubhouse under a family membership must sign tickets with the name and the account number of the Member in whose name the family membership stands along with their own initials.

At the discretion of the Management, the credit of any Member may be limited.
 

Alcoholic Beverages

No bottles of alcoholic beverages will be allowed to be brought onto the premises. All such beverages consumed on Club premises must be purchased from the Club. Alcoholic beverages will be made available for purchase by Members of the audience at major club tournaments and swimming meets.

Under no circumstances shall any alcoholic beverages be sold to or furnished to a minor by any person in the Clubhouse or on Club premises.

No minor may possess or consume alcoholic beverages in the Clubhouse or on Club premises.
 

Highland Springs Country Club Smoking Policy

To protect and enhance our indoor air quality and to contribute to the health and well-being of all members, guests and employees, Highland Springs Country Club shall be smoke free effective September 15, 2011. Additionally, effective September 15, 2011, the use of all tobacco products, including, but not limited to, cigarettes, pipes, cigars, snuff, or chewing tobacco, is prohibited at Highland Springs Country Club, except as designated in this policy.

Smoking is prohibited in all of the enclosed areas within Highland Springs Country Club, without exception. This includes the following areas in and around the Clubhouse; the Formal Banquet Room, the Dining Room, the Mixed Grill, the Men’s Grill, the Ladies Lounge, Locker Rooms, Lounge Nineteen, the Boardroom, the Golf Shop, the Tennis Shop, the Pool Area, the Pool Deck, the Snack Bar, all lobbies, restrooms, hallways, offices and all other areas inside of Highland Springs Clubhouse. Smoking is also prohibited on the covered patios directly off the dining room and outside dining areas with exception of the designated areas listed below.

Smoking will be allowed in the following designated areas ONLY:
  • All non-enclosed outside areas not listed above
  • The Eastside Patio outside of the Mixed Grill
  • The Eastside Patio outside of Lounge Nineteen
  • The Westside Patio outside across from Banquet Bar
All materials used for smoking, including cigarette butts and matches, must be extinguished and disposed of in appropriate containers.

The success of this policy will depend upon the thoughtfulness, consideration and cooperation of all members, guests and employees who smoke and do not smoke. Each one of us shares the responsibility for adhering to and enforcing this policy. Any violation of this policy will be handled through the standard disciplinary procedure.
 

Heather Court Ball

Girls eligible for Heather Court are the Members’ daughters who are 16 years of age and at least a Junior in High School. Girls joining the Club after Heather Court has been held and who are 16 or older may also be presented. Anyone who has already been presented at another Club and would like to be presented here, may do so. Heather Court is usually held in the Spring.
 

Significant Other Policy

An unmarried Member may designate a person of the opposite sex who is legally eligible to be the Member’s spouse as their “Significant Other” to enjoy the club privileges as follows:
  1. If the Significant Other does not live with the Member, the Significant Other may not enjoy club privileges unless accompanied by the Member and no guest fee will be charged.
  2. If the Significant Other lives with the Member, the Significant Other may enjoy club privileges whether accompanied by the Member or not and no guest fee will be charged.
  3. No more than one Significant Other may be designated by a Member in any calendar year.
  4. All proposed Significant Others are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors.
Names of Significant Others shall be posted on the Club Bulletin Board prior to approval.
 

Posting of the Names of New Applicants

All applicant’s names shall be posted on the club bulletin board and the Members notified by mail fourteen (14 days) prior to the applicants being considered by the Board.
 

Mail Delivery to a Non-Resident Member

All mail to a Non-Resident Member is to be delivered to their out-of-town home address.
 

Inactive Account Policy

Members experiencing financial problems, serious illness or other reasons approved by the Board may request to be inactive for one year. The Members must have his/her account up-do-date; the Member must remain inactive for one year; and the Member will be granted this status only once. Note payments must continue as they were set up; dues and monthly food minimum will be waived. If the membership category of the requesting Member becomes full while inactive, he/she will be requested to activate their account. If a member does not reactivate his/her account following the one-year of inactivity, they will be considered as voluntarily resigning their membership. This policy is not available to the Two-Year Golf Members.
 

Other General Rules and Regulations

Skateboarding, roller blading, roller skating, scooters and unlicensed motorized vehicles (excluding golf carts) will not be permitted or allowed around the Club Facilities including the parking lot, cart paths, tennis courts, swimming pool deck and sidewalks around the clubhouse.

All areas of the golf course, including cart paths, are only to be used by golfers during the times the course is open for play. Walking, jogging, fishing, or any other type of recreation during the hours the course is open is prohibited.

Card playing will be allowed only in the Men's Grille, Mixed Grille, Living Room and the Ladies Lounge.

The Club will exercise due diligence in protecting the property of Members and Guests, but will not be responsible for any loss or injury to such property.

Any damage to Club property by a Member or a Member's Guest will be billed to the Member. No person shall take from the Clubhouse any article belonging to the Club, including books, newspapers, magazines, etc.

No announcements or petitions unrelated to Club business shall be posted or circulated on Club premises, nor shall subscriptions be solicited from Members and their Guests. With permission of the Club, notices pertaining to Club matters may be posted on Club bulletin boards.

Pets will not be allowed in the Clubhouse, or on the Golf Course.

The Club will not be responsible for valuables left in any part of the Clubhouse, including lockers rooms and cloak rooms.

Parking in driveways is prohibited at all times.

Swimming Pool Rules & Regulations

The Highland Springs Pool contains the most modern and scientific equipment. Proper filtration and chlorinating purification have been provided. The water will, under laboratory tests, meet the Health Department's requirements for swimming pool water.

The Pool Manager will test the water periodically during pool operation.

The Members and Guests are asked to cooperate in maintaining the high standards of cleanliness and sanitation provided. Parents should insist upon their children doing likewise.
 
The following Rules are for your protection and pleasure. We ask your cooperation in observing them.
 

Rules

  1. The pool season is from the Saturday prior to Memorial Day through Labor Day or as approved by management.
  2. The pool hours shall be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The pool will be closed all day Monday.
  3. Persons using the pool must register. Guests must be accompanied and signed for by Members upon entering the pool area. Guests are allowed every day; there are no special guest days. The fee for guests will be five dollars ($5.00 + tax).
  4. No charge for swimming will be made to Members, their spouses, or their immediate family under twenty-one (21) years of age or up to age 23 while in college. Grandchildren and Grandparents will not be charged the guest fee until further notification. Baby-sitters and Nannies will not be charged the guest fee until further notification.
  5. Swimming parties are invited. Dates and arrangements for parties numbering more than ten (10) people must be made in advance with the Assistant General Manager.
  6. Swimming instruction and life saving courses will be available for Members, their families and Guests, subject to the instructor's fees.
  7. Members are expected to use discretion in the selection of swimming apparel that will not invite criticism.
  8. Persons in bathing attire are not allowed in the clubhouse or on the golf course.
  9. The Pool Manager is expected to enforce the Rules at all time. He has the authority to refuse admittance or exclude from the pool anyone violating the Rules.
  10. Please do not bring food or drink to the pool. A snack bar is provided for your convenience from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday. On Monday the Snack Bar and Swimming Pool are closed.
 

Safety Rules

  1. Pool Manager or Life Guard must be in attendance in the pool enclosure before swimmers are permitted.
  2. Children under five (5) years of age will not be permitted to use the main pool or wading pool at anytime without a parent. The wading pool will be available for these children at no charge. The parents, however, will be responsible for the safety of their children and Guests in the wading pool. If the parents have a Nanny or Baby-sitter (must be at least sixteen (16) years old for the children), a note must be sent with them informing us that this person is responsible for their children.
  3. Games that endanger the safety of swimmers or sunbathers are strictly prohibited in the swimming pool and in the pool area. Only balls designated for pool use will be allowed.
  4. Running, dunking, pushing people into the water, and other activities that endanger anyone are strictly prohibited.
  5. Alcoholic beverages will be made available for purchase by members of the audience at major club tournaments and swimming meets, and will be served in non-breakable containers such as plastic or paper containers.
  6. Taking bottles and glasses in the locker rooms, around the pool or on the deck is prohibited. Please use plastic bottles for all suntan lotions.
  7. An adequate number of Life Guards will be on duty at all times. However, the Club assumes no responsibility for the safety of anyone using the pool; therefore, children under ten (10) years of age using the pool or premises must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver at least sixteen (16) years of age.
  8. Only one person is allowed on the diving stand at a time.
 

Health Rules

  1. Food may be served and consumed only in the snack bar and the adjoining area.
  2. Wearing of bathing shoes or sandals in the pool is prohibited.
  3. Sweat shirts and other superfluous apparel must not be worn in the pool unless approved by the Pool Manager.
  4. Smoking is prohibited in and at the edge of the pool.
  5. Members not in swimming apparel must refrain from walking on the pool deck.
  6. Persons suspected of having a skin disorder shall not be allowed to enter the pool.
  7. Loitering and "Horseplay" in the locker rooms is prohibited.
  8. The Club will not be responsible for any loss of money, clothing, jewelry, etc. at any time or place on the Club property.

Tennis Court Rules & Regulations

Attire

Only conventional tennis clothing may be worn on the courts, except when heavier clothing is indicated during the winter months. Clothing must be complete and bathing suits are not permitted at any time. Shoes must be regular tennis shoes with soft soles.
 

Hours

When courts are filled, the maximum time allowed is two hours.
 

Guests

Guests must be registered with the Tennis Professional and accompanied by a sponsoring Member. A guest fee will be charged per guest per visit.
 

Special Rules

  1. Adults have first priority on courts during the weekends.
  2. When the nets are down, the courts are closed.
  3. The courts are the responsibility of the Tennis Professional when in operation.
  4. Radios, musical instruments or noisemakers of any kind will not be permitted on the tennis courts.
  5. Any or all courts may be reserved by the Tennis Committee for special functions.
  6. Members and Guests must register in the Tennis Pro Shop to receive their court assignment.
  7. Courts should be reserved in advance. Members may reserve a maximum of three days ahead of their desired time. The courts may be reserved for two hours maximum time.
  8. It is the duty of the Tennis Professional to enforce all Rules in the tennis area.
  9. A Member may bring a guest 3 times only during the year.  

Tennis Fees

Ball Machine Rental —  $25.00 per hr.  |  $100 unlimited  |  $150 family
Guest Fee —  $8.00
League Fee —  $50.00 (Spring)
League Fee —  $55.00 (Summer)
League Fee —  $50.00 (Fall)

​Lesson Fees

Private —  $55.00 per hr.
Semi-private —  $30.00 per hr. per person
Juniors/Ladies —  $20.00 group lessons for 3 or more people
Clinic —  $30.00
Cardio Tennis —  $10.00

​Other Fees

Stringing —  $35.00 (Wilson & Luxilon Products)

Golf Course Rules & Regulations

GOLF MEMBERS and their dependents shall enjoy all of the rights and privileges of the Club Golf Facilities in accordance with the golf rules governing daily play. A child living at home or who is a full time student may have playing privileges until they reach their twenty-third (23) birthday.

SOCIAL MEMBERS may have golf privileges a maximum of six (6) times; three (3) in season & three (3) off season each year at the guest fee rate of a Guest of a Member (Tuesday through Friday only). Subject to availability of tee times.

The SOCIAL MEMBER is subject to all Rules and Regulations.

JUNIOR MEMBERS are children of SOCIAL MEMBERS who are between the ages of ten (10) and twenty (20) and have paid the appropriate fees for the right to have golf privileges. The Junior Member golf fee is an Annual Fee, renewable each year.

JUNIOR MEMBERS may have an annual extension of their playing privileges past the age of twenty-one (21) governed by the following guidelines:
  1. Must be a legal dependent or child of a SOCIAL MEMBER.
  2. Must be a grandchild of a GOLF MEMBER.
  3. Must be enrolled in a four-year college or university.
  4. Must have successfully passed twelve (12) credit hours in the regular semester immediately preceding the application for extension.
  5. Must not have reached their twenty-third (23) birthday.
  6. Junior Members ages 10 thru 14th birthday must be accompanied by an adult Member whenever they are using any golf facilities.
  7. The Junior Membership will terminate if the golf or social Member is no longer in good standing with the Club, membership put on inactive status, or resigns/terminates the Membership.
JUNIOR EXTENSION MEMBERS are children of GOLF MEMBERS who are between the ages of twenty-two (22) and twenty-five (25) and have paid the appropriate fees for the right to have golf privileges. The Junior Member Extension golf fee is an Annual Fee, renewable each year.
  1. Must be a legal dependent or child of a GOLF MEMBER.
  2. Must not have reached their twenty-sixth (26) birthday.
  3. Junior extension members who are ages twenty-two (22) through twenty-five (25).
  4. The Junior Extension Membership will terminate if the golf or social member resigns.  

Rules and Regulations of Play

The Rules of Golf of the United States Golf Association (U.S.G.A.) as modified by any local Rules of Play, will govern play on the Club golf course at all times. When necessary, details of an event, and changes in the local Rules, will be posted throughout the Club prior to the beginning of the event.
 

Golf Course Closures

The Golf Course Superintendent or his designated representative, in conjunction with the Golf Professional shall make the final decision as to whether the course, or any portion, will be closed due to hazardous or inappropriate playing conditions.
 

Registration for Play

All golfers must register at the Golf Shop before starting play.

All play shall start on the first tee unless otherwise directed by the Golf Staff. Each player must have their own equipment or make arrangements for rental equipment at the Golf Shop.
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Days and Hours of Play

The golf season shall be from March 1 through October 31 of each year.

The golf course shall be open for play Tuesday through Sunday, year-round. Course hours are normally 7:00 a.m. until dusk April 1 through October 31.

November 1 through the following March 31, the golf course will be open at 8:00 a.m. until dusk Tuesday through Sunday.

During Daylight Savings Time (in season), the Golf Shop will close at 7:00 p.m. The cart barn will remain open until the last golfers are off of the course. For this reason all cart rental and guest fees must be settled prior to beginning play. Any minor adjustments to the charges will be reported to the cart barn staff and actual adjustments will be made the following day.

When Daylight Savings Time changes (off season), the Golf Shop hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The same policy for the cart barn will apply.

The Golf Shop will be closed on Mondays except for special events approved by the Board of Directors.

A Golf Course Marshal is employed to monitor the golf course on non-event Mondays in order to properly collect the guest fees/charges due the club, discourage non-member play and insure proper conduct on the course on these days.

Under unusual circumstances, the Golf Professional may alter hours of operation and play to better serve the Membership.
 

Reservation for Play

Tee times for play may be reserved one week in advance. Tee times will be honored. Persons without tee times will be accommodated in the best possible manner. Any misuse of tee times, i.e., not honoring the tee time, failing to call when a tee time will be missed, using tee time in a false manner, such as, persons using the tee time other than those listed, and other actions determined to be not in the spirit of Tee Time Assignments should be dealt with in the manner prescribed by the Golf Rules and Regulations.
 
Special arrangements for tee times will be handled by the Golf Professional with the approval of the Golf Committee.
 

Handicaps

Handicaps are determined under the guidelines of the U.S.G.A.

In the interest of fair play, every Member shall return a scorecard for every round played. Incomplete records lead to inadequate handicaps. Each score should be posted as soon as possible after completion of play. If a Member does not record all scores or does not observe the spirit of the handicap system, their handicap may be arbitrarily reduced or increased by the Handicap Committee, which is currently the Golf Committee. All Golf & Associate Members have use of the Club's Golf Handicap Service.

Non-Resident Members may have use of the Club's Golf Handicap Service by paying the current budgeted fee for it's use.
 

Golf Attire

To ensure proper attire on the golf course and practice areas, a Dress Code has been adopted by the Golf Committee as follows:
  1. Bathing suits, cutoffs, gym or jogging shorts are not considered acceptable.
  2. Walking shorts (hemmed) are acceptable attire.
  3. Shirts for men must have sleeves and collars and must be worn at all times on the golf course and practice areas. Shirts must remain tucked in while using the practice facilities or while playing the golf course. Acceptable collars include traditional golf shirt collars, and mock neck collars that completely cover the collarbone.
  4. Halters, tank tops, spaghetti strap tops, or tops that expose the midriff area are considered unacceptable attire for women.
  5. Shoes must be either soft spike soles, flat-soled athletic/tennis shoe soles, or be a sole that is specifically designed and approved for golf use. No metal spike of any kind is acceptable. (This rule will not apply to PGA Tour players during the PGA Tour run event.  
Members are responsible for the observance of these Rules by their Guests.

 

The Golf Shop staff shall interpret and enforce the Dress Code with firm backing from the Board of Directors. Noncompliance with the above described Attire Dress Code may result in loss of golf privileges.
 

Club Storage and Service

Members are encouraged to store their golf clubs at the Club in the designated club storage area. Golf clubs cannot be stored in member's lockers. The Club will not be held responsible on any claims made on lost clubs. For an additional charge, approved pull carts may be stored with golf clubs as a unit. Club repairs are available by the Golf Shop Staff. Information regarding the club storage and service, and the club repair may be obtained by contacting the Golf Shop. The Club is not responsible and assumes no liability for loss or theft of personal property stored in the club storage area, and Members are urged to include personal golf equipment in their Homeowner's insurance program.
Club Storage Annual Fee $120.00
Pull Cart Storage Monthly Fee $10.00


Special Rules

  1. It is a Golf Shop policy to encourage play in foursomes. This practice is dependent upon the amount of play and playing conditions, and will be limited to times of increased play. If a group of 4 or 5 is keeping pace with the group in front of them, a smaller group should not expect to play through.
  2. Avoid excessive practice swings and resulting damage to the course.
  3. Avoid walking on steep banks in the sand bunkers.
  4. Rake and smooth all marks in sand bunkers and leave rakes outside the sand bunkers.
  5. Avoid scuffing greens with shoe spikes.
  6. When removing, tending or replacing the flagstick, stand as far from the cup as possible.
  7. Do repair at least 2 ball marks on each green.
  8. Do not use your putter to retrieve the ball from the hole.
  9. Do not litter the course, use the trash receptacles.
  10. Fill divots in fairways with the sand provided on the Golf Cars.
  11. Fill divots on par 3 tees with sand provided at each tee.  
     

Fivesomes

Fivesomes shall be allowed anytime, but have the responsibility to maintain pace with all play. No more than five players will be allowed in a group at anytime.
 

Practice Areas

A practice golf range and practice greens are available for use by Golf Members and their Guests. A guest’s use of any practice facilities is limited to the days that he/she is playing as a paid guest of a member. The practice areas are open for use from 7:30 a.m. until one hour before dusk during the golf season. During the months of November through March the range will be open from 8:00 a.m. until one hour before dusk. All Golf and Associate "Macha" Members are included in the annual golf range program.
EXCESSIVE PRACTICE ON THE GOLF COURSE IS PROHIBITED
 

Cart Paths

Cart paths run throughout the golf course. Cart paths are restricted to the use of Golf Cars only. All vehicles or other modes of transportation are prohibited on the cart paths and golf course, with the exception of Club-operated vehicles. Due to the obvious danger during play, non-players (joggers, walkers, etc.) are not permitted on the course or paths during the hours the golf course is open for play.
 
The Golf Professional and Golf Course Superintendent reserve the right to invoke the 90-degree rule, or restrict golf cars to paths only. Explanation of these rules are posted in the clubhouse and on the golf course.
 

Golf Cars

The Golf Professional and the Golf Course Superintendent shall determine the course conditions under which Golf Cars may be operated. Only Club-owned or Club-approved, Member-owned Golf Cars are permitted on the golf course. General Golf Car use shall be as follows:
  1. Golf Cars are only available for golf play and may be operated only by persons who hold a valid driver's license.
  2. Any use of a Golf Car requires prior registration in the Golf Shop.
  3. Golf Cars (including the Covered Cars) will be available on a "first-come, first-served" basis with no reserving allowed. Scheduled players will be assigned Golf Cars approximately one hour in advance.
  4. Driving on the turf closer than forty (40) feet from a tee or green, or causing damage to the golf course through the use of a Golf Car, will result in a suspension of the following weekend's golf privileges. Repeated violations will subject a Member to the loss of further golf privileges and possible fines.
  5. The Member is personally responsible for any damages caused to a Golf Car, or to other property damage or personal injury caused to any person by the operation of a Golf Car by the Member or the Member's Guest.
  6. Golf Cars must remain on paths on all Par 3 holes.
  7. Golf Cars may be driven in areas as indicated by the color of the flags at the first and tenth tees:
    • RED - Restricted to car paths only.
    • BLUE - Car paths and car path side rough only.
    • YELLOW - 90 degree rule in effect. Golf cars must be driven onto and off of fairways at a 90 degree angle from the point where the shot is to be played.
    • GREEN - All areas through the green, except cars must be brought back to the car path at the white line across the fairway in front of the greens.​
  8. Special permission is given from time to time to people having a physical challenge allowing them to take Golf Cars in the roughs when the rule for the day is cart paths only. Special flags will be issued to these people for identification. The flags will be kept in the cart barn area. Permission will be granted by the Golf Committee and must be applied for by the persons desiring this waiver. The Golf Course Superintendent will communicate with the golf shop any day the special permission needs to be denied due to course conditions.
  9. Golf Cars must have all four (4) wheels on the cart paths around tees and greens. Special care must also be taken on curves, corners and slopes.
  10. Under no circumstances will a Golf Car be occupied by more than two (2) persons or two (2) golf bags. No more than two (2) Golf Cars are allowed per foursome without approval of the Golf Professional.
  11. Any person ten (10) years of age or older will be charged the normal (per person) Golf Car Fee.
     

Member-owned Golf Cars

The Highland Springs Country Club Board of Directors have approved the use of personally-owned Golf Cars by Highland Springs Country Club Members who are residents of the Highland Springs Community. The Rules and Regulations governing the use of these Golf Cars are as follows:
  1. Personally-owned Golf Cars must be approved by the Golf Committee.
  2. Personally-owned Golf Cars must be of the same type and color as the Club operated Golf Cars. In addition, the cars must be equipped with headlights, tail lights and brake lights. Each car must display their Highland Springs Country Club account number which will be used as the official identification number of the golf car. Qualified vehicles must be classified as either a “Golf Car, or a PTV (Personal Transport Vehicle), as outlined by the National Golf Car Manufacturers Association. As such, qualifying vehicles may not be capable of reaching the speed of 20 mph, as specified by the National Golf Car Manufacturers Association. At such time as the Club operated Golf Cars change significantly in physical description and appearance, Members with personally-owned Golf Cars will be given a two year period, beginning with the date of the change in Club operated Golf Cars, to comply with this Rule.
  3. Any users of a personally-owned Golf Car on the Highland Springs Country Club Golf Course are subject to the current Golf Car Fee charged by Highland Springs Country Club at the time of use for the number of holes the Golf Car is used. As a MEMBER of the household of the personally-owned Golf Car, the user may be a partner to the Annual Golf Car Use Fee available to Highland Springs Country Club Members.
  4. All use of personally-owned Golf Cars is governed by the Golf Rules and Regulations as stated in the Highland Springs Country Club Rules and Regulations.
  5. Any resident of Highland Springs Subdivision owning a golf car ("Resident/Owner") must submit an application for its use on the Highland Springs Country Club to the Club Manager who will, upon approval of the Application, issue the Resident/Owner a use permit. Resident/Owners must provide the Highland Springs Country Club with a copy of their insurance policy that provides appropriate liability coverage on the use by them of their golf car on Club property. Applications are available in the Club Manager's Office.

Annual Golf Car Fee

The Highland Springs Country Club Board of Directors have approved an Annual Fee for the use of Club-owned Golf Cars and Personally-owned Golf Cars by Highland Springs Residential Members. The Rules and Regulations governing the use of these Golf Cars are as follows:
  1. An Annual Fee, currently $850, is available as an option to the per use charge for the use of Club-owned Golf Cars on the Highland Springs Country Club Golf Course.
  2. An Annual Fee, currently $750, is available as an option to the per use charge for the use of Personally-owned Golf Cars by Highland Springs Residents on the Highland Springs Country Club Golf Course.
  3. The Annual Fee will cover the use of a Golf Car by any persons who are residents of the household of the Member listed on the Annual Fee.
  4. Any other users of a Golf Car on the Highland Springs Country Club Golf Course must pay the current Golf Car Fee charged by Highland Springs Country Club at the time of use for the number of holes the Golf Car is used.
  5. Any additional Golf Car charges for a given day will be charged at the current daily rate for the number of holes used.
  6. The Annual Fee will cover a year beginning April 1 and ending March 31 of the following year. The Annual Fee will be pro-rated as follows:
  • Date Paid              Amount Due
  • Apr 1 - Jul 31         Annual Fee
  • Aug 1 - Oct 31       Annual Fee minus $100
  • Nov 1 - Mar 31      Annual Fee minus $200

Current Golf Car Fees

  1. The Current Annual Fee as of 4/01/2017 is $850, Highland Springs Residents with personally-owned Golf Cars is $750.
  2. ​​​The Current per use charges as of 4/01/2017 are:
  • ​​​​​​18 Holes             $17.00 per person ​
  • ​​9 Holes               $15.00 per person
  • 1 Hole                 $2.50 per person

Pull Carts

The Highland Springs Country Club Board of Directors have approved the Ownership and Use of Pull Carts by Members of Highland Springs Country Club. The Rules and Regulations governing the ownership and use of these Pull Carts are as follows:
  1. All Personally-owned Pull Carts must be approved by the Golf Committee.
  2. All Personally-owned Pull Carts must be of the same general physical description as Club-owned Pull Carts and Pull Carts offered for sale in the Golf Shop. The main criteria for acceptance is wide-wheeled.
  3. An additional Storage Fee will be charged for the storage of Pull Carts. (Bags will be stored on Pull Carts as one unit).
  4. Only Club-owned or approved Member-owned Pull Carts will be allowed on the Golf Course.
  5. Pull Carts are not restricted to cart paths on days the RED FLAG is posted on #1 tee and #10 tee.
  6. Rental Pull Carts are available on a per round basis.
  7. Pull Carts will not be allowed during times that walking is restricted.
  8. Pulling carts closer than twenty (20) feet from a green or causing damage to the golf course through the use of a Pull Cart will result in a suspension of the following weekend's golf privileges. Repeated violations will subject a Member golf privileges. Repeated violations will subject a Member to the loss of further golf privileges and possible fines.
  9. For additional information for physical description, contact the Director of Golf.

 Golf Guest Rules

A person is considered a golf guest of a Member, or a golf guest of the Club (reciprocal guest), once the established guest fee to play golf is paid or charged. In order for a guest to use any Highland Springs golf facility or amenity the established guest fee must be paid or charged.
  1. Guests of a Member must be playing in a group that includes a Highland Springs Country Club Member or be subject to the unaccompanied guest of a Member rate, except in case of Group outings approved by the Golf Committee. A Member may have one unaccompanied group.
  2. On weekends and/or holidays, each group of players except those consisting of reciprocal guests, must include at least one (1) Highland Springs Golf, Associate “Macha”, or Non-Resident Golf Member in the group.
  3. A Member may have Guests who are subject to the current Guest of a Member rate and restrictions as follows:
     
    • Tue - Fri                                          $64.50 + tax (includes car)
      Saturday (AFTER 10AM ONLY)    $87.50 + tax (includes car)
      Sunday                                            $87.50 + tax (includes car)
      Holidays                                          $87.50 + tax (includes car)
      Nov 1 – Feb 28/29                         $52.50 + tax (includes car) (BEGINNING @ 10:00 AM ON SATURDAY)

      A nine hole Guest of a Member rate is approximately 60% of the Guest Fee.
      ​​​
      Guest Fees for children up to age 16 years is $20.00 + tax without a car. Time of play will be at the Golf Director’s discretion.

      Any individual guest of a Member is limited to playing as a guest three times between March 1 and October 31 and an additional three times between November 1 of the current year through Feb 28/29 of the following year. Playing in a tournament or as a house guest (see the following house guest rules) will not count against the six time limit.
       
  4. These Guests must meet the following criteria:
     
    • 1. Must be a personal guest of Member.
      2. Must be housed in Member's household if not an immediate member of Member’s family.
      3. Must be a guest for more than one day.
      4. Must have been issued a Household Guest Pass.

      Guest Cards valid for two week periods may be issued to any person(s) residing outside the following counties upon the application of a Member to the Club: Barry, Barton, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Webster and Wright counties in the State of Missouri; Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll and Marion in the State of Arkansas. Established guest fees must be paid for the use of the club facilities, including the Golf Course. The Member making application for the guest card shall be responsible for all charges incurred by the Guest.

      Not more than two guest cards will be issued to the same person within a period of twelve months without the consent of the Board of Directors.

      The rates would be as follows: First round Guest Fee would remain the same as all Guests of a Member. Any subsequent rounds would be billed at 60% of Guest Fee applicable.
       
  5. Guest Fees for immediate family members (father, mother, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and grandparents) will be billed 60% of the Guest Fee applicable if accompanied by the Member. If unaccompanied, guests will be charged the full Guest Fee applicable.

    Any individual guest of a member is limited to playing as a guest three times between March 1 and October 31 and an additional three times between November 1 of the current year through Feb 28/29 of the following year. Playing in a tournament or as a house guest (see house guest rules on page 12) will not count against the six time limit.

 
Guest of the Club/Unaccompanied Guest of a Member

From time to time, the Golf Professional may grant Reciprocal Guest Privileges to members of clubs that extend a similar courtesy to Members of Highland Springs Country Club provided that:
  1. The number of any such group may not exceed two (2) foursomes.
  2. The management of the home Club of the Guest is affiliated with their corresponding professional organization (i.e., Golf Professional PGA Member, Club Manager - CMAA Member; Golf Course Superintendent - GCSAA Member).
  3. Reciprocal Guest of the Club fees shall be:
(The following rates also apply to unaccompanied guest of a member)

Guest of the Club

  • Tue - Fri                                                    $144.99 + tax (includes car)
  • Saturday (AFTERNOON ONLY)              $144.99 + tax (includes car)
  • Sunday                                                     $144.99 + tax (includes car)
  • Holidays                                                   $144.99 + tax (includes car)
  • Nov 1 – Feb 28/29                                  $144.99 + tax (includes car) (BEGINNING @ 11:00 AM ON SATURDAY)


Unaccompanied Guest of a Member Rates

 

  • Tue - Fri                                                    $112.00 + tax (includes car)
  • Saturday (AFTERNOON ONLY)              $137.00 + tax (includes car)
  • Sunday                                                     $137.00 + tax (includes car)
  • Holidays                                                   $137.00 + tax (includes car)
  • Nov 1 – Feb 28/29                                  $98.00 + tax (includes car) (BEGINNING @ 11:00 AM ON SATURDAY)

Reciprocal Guests are subject to all Highland Springs Country Club Golf Rules and Regulations.

Any individual guest of the Club is limited to playing as a guest three times per calendar year. Playing in a tournament will not count against the three time limit.


Golf Tournament Information and Eligibility

A member tournament schedule will be published at the beginning of each golf season and will include adult and junior tournament information. To be eligible for member events (other than the Junior events) an individual must be either a High School Graduate or be 19 years of age or older.

 

JUNIOR GOLF RULES & REGULATIONS

Junior golfers are those legal dependents of Members under the age of twenty-one (21). All Junior golfers between ages 10 and 16 are subject to the Junior Player Pass requirements.
 

Junior Player Pass

Juniors between ages 10 and 16 may obtain a Junior Player Pass after having completed a qualifying 9-hole round witnessed by a Member of the Golf Shop Professional Staff.

Children under sixteen (16) years of age are not permitted in the Men's or Ladies' Locker Rooms unless accompanied by an adult. All those under sixteen (16) years of age are expected to dress and leave the locker room without delay.
 

Golf Course

  1. Juniors holding a Junior Player Pass are governed by adult rules. (Subject to supervision by the Golf Shop).
  2. Juniors not holding a Junior Player Pass and who are ten (10) years of age or older may play after 4:00 p.m. only and must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. Juniors under ten (10) years of age may play only when accompanied by an adult on Tuesday through Friday after 4:00 p.m.
  4. Juniors must be sixteen (16) years of age or over and have a drivers license before they will be permitted to drive a golf car.
  5. All Juniors must register in the Golf Shop before play.
  6. Juniors are not allowed to have Guests on the Golf Course unless they have their own golf equipment and are playing golf. Such Guests must be able to verify their playing ability.
  7. Juniors must start play on #1 tee, except when authorized and only with the knowledge of the Golf Shop.

Golf Range

  1. Juniors with a Junior Player Pass are governed by Adult Rules.
  2. Juniors, age (10) or older, without a Junior Player Pass may use the golf range only when accompanied by an adult Highland Springs Golf Member, or other responsible adult.
  3. Juniors under ten (10) years of age may use the golf range only when accompanied by an adult Highland Springs Golf Member, or other responsible adult.
  4. All Juniors may use the golf range under the Golf Shop supervision at such times designated for individual or group (Junior) lessons.

Proper Golf Range Conduct

  1. Must hit in designated area.
  2. Must wear shirts or tops at all times that meet the published dress code (see page 2).
  3. Must wear Soft Spiked Golf Shoes or Tennis Shoes only.
  4. Must not wear swim suit.
  5. Must not be bare footed.
  6. Must not have Guests without Golf Shop permission.


MONDAY GOLF EVENT BOOKINGS

* All events must be sponsored by a Highland Springs Golf Member. Arrangements for the actual event may be made by the event organizer. Events will be required to have a minimum of 72 players or agree to pay for 72 players at the event rate of $110.00 per player, or $7,920.00 as a minimum. Sales tax will be charged unless a valid tax exemption letter is presented prior to the event.

A non-refundable deposit of $2,000.00 is due sixty (60) days prior to the event, or upon booking the event if it is less than sixty days prior to the event date. After two continuous years of holding the event at Highland Springs the deposit will be waived.

* Sponsorship of an event is an endorsement and does not require financial assistance. Members are not required to participate in the event to be a sponsor.

 

April 1, 2017