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Rules & Etiquette at The Okanagan Golf Club

Local Rules (RCGA Rules govern all play)

  • Out-of-bounds - boundary fences or white stakes #3, #5, #6, #7, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, and #16. Stroke and distance.
  • Red Stakes - lateral water hazard. Yellow Stakes - water hazard.
  • Free drop from all constructed pathways.
  • Yardage markers from centre of fairway to the middle of the green. Red - 100 yards, White - 150 yards, Blue - 200 yards.
  • Yardages on sprinkler heads are measured to the center of the green.
  • Colour-coded flag system on greens. Red - Front, White - Middle, Blue - Back.
Non-potable water used in washrooms and to irrigate golf course.


To keep golf at The Bear a pleasurable experience for all we ask you to please follow these rules:

  • Please replace divots, repair ball marks on greens and rake sand traps.
  • Pull carts and power carts are not permitted on tees or beyond lines marked in front of greens. All traffic in and around greens should follow cart paths or other designated routes.
  • Proper golf attire should be worn at all times.
  • Please try to keep up to the group ahead of you. Slower players must allow faster players to play through.