Course Care

The Rules of Golf contain general information on etiquette. All players are asked to familiarise themselves with this section of the Rules. As well, the following points are important:

Sand Buckets / Divot Repair

It is a requirement that all players carry a sand bucket and use the sand to repair divots. In repairing divots with sand it is not sufficient simply to deposit a quantity of sand in the damaged area. Rather it is necessary to cut in the divot with a club first, then deposit a small amount of sand evenly over the divot.

Bunkers and Rakes

All players must smooth out footprints and repair damage to bunkers. It is often better to do this with the back of the rakes provided, as this ensures a more even surface for the next player. Please enter / exit bunkers at the points marked with parallel lines. Replace rakes in the Bunker, parallel to the line of play.

Cart Paths

We encourage players, whether in a ride on cart or walking to utilize the concrete cart paths. This is especially important next to tees and green surrounds where excessive foot traffic causes unsightly wear tracks. You will find the combination of soft spikes on concrete paths much more comfortable and certainly more beneficial to the golf course.

Putting Greens, Flag Sticks and Holes

The greens at Terrey Hills are the equal of any in Australia. To ensure they remain that way, we need your help. The following points should be noted:

Flag Sticks

  • Take care when removing and replacing the flag sticks that you do not damage the hole.
  • Do not drop the flagstick on the green.
  • When tending the flagstick, stand as far away as possible from the hole.

Pitch Marks

  • A properly repaired pitch mark will recover in two days, while those not repaired will take weeks to return to normal.
  • In repairing pitch marks, do not lift the damaged area. Instead, attempt to pull the sides of the pitch mark back to its centre, using several gentle movements then tap down the repair with the sole of your putter.


  • It is a requirement that trolleys be taken around the green complex (Greens and Green side bunkers). Trolleys may not be wheeled between the edges of greens and bunkers.

Raking Bunker Video – Watch Raking Bunker Guide

Divot Repair Video – Watch Divot Repair Guide

Pitch Mark Repair Video – Watch Pitch Mark Repair Guides