Pro Shop - Instruction, driving range and merchandise - (203) 221-0900
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
TEE TIMES and RESERVATIONS
Tee times are every nine (9) minutes. The official time is the clock installed at the First Tee. All members of the group must be present and signed in with the starter, ready to tee off twenty minutes before their exact tee time. The starter will reassign times of those who fail to present themselves twenty minutes before their exact tee time.
RESIDENT OF WESTPORT with a current GOLF HANDPASS
Tee time reservations can be obtained up to 5 days in advance as follows:
On Line - starting at 6:30 a.m. at www.longshoregolfcourse.com
Before making your tee time please note JUNIOR restrictions.
Day of Play reservations may be made online at www.longshoregolfcourse.com.
GUEST / NON GOLF HANDPASS HOLDER
Tee time reservations for play Monday thru Thursday ONLY can be obtained up to 4 days in advance starting at 6:30 a.m. online at www.longshoregolfcourse.com
Before making your tee time, please note JUNIOR restrictions
Guest/Non Golf Handpass Holders can book online for a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Holiday after 12:30 p.m.
CANCELLATION AND NO SHOW POLICY
Cancellations or changes of tee time reservations are permitted until noon on the day before play. Failure to make changes or cancellations prior to that period will result in a no show charge of $25 per player for 18 hole reservations or $20 per player for 9 hole or after 4 p.m. reservations to the credit card of the player who reserved the tee time. No show charge will be waived if the starter is able to fill the tee time.
**Tee times may be reserved for twosomes, threesomes or foursomes. Singles may book into open tee times but may not open a tee time.
Only one tee time may be reserved for any person per day. Any players wishing to play more than one round in a day may do so at the discretion of the starter.
The starter is obliged to fill twosomes and threesomes when players are available. The starter may, if necessary, reschedule the starting time of a twosome in order to facilitate the flow of play on the first tee.
Walk-up play will be accommodated at the discretion of the starter on a first come first served basis.
ADVANCED SMALL GROUP RESERVATIONS - Longshore Golf Course offers golf handpass holders the ability to reserve reservations up to 90 days in advance for groups between 8 and 20 players Monday through Thursday. Restrictions apply. Full policy and application available at the starters’ window.
9 HOLE and TWILIGHT POLICY
9-Hole tickets will be sold at any time Mon-Thurs. 9-Hole tickets are for 9-holes ONLY. Players must stop at the 9th hole and return to the Clubhouse parking area via the Macadam roads. (Playing down the l0th hole is acceptable, only if l8-hole players are not inconvenienced. 18-hole players have priority on the 10th tee.) Players will not proceed to 15th, 16th, 17th or 18th tees out of rotation.
Twilight tickets will be sold for all rounds after 4 p.m. Twilight tickets are good for unlimited play until dark.
The golf course is open - weather and conditions permitting:
Memorial Day thru Labor Day: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays at 6 a.m.
Mondays at 8 a.m. and Tuesdays - Fridays at 7 a.m. *
Open thru Memorial Day and
Labor Day to Close 7:30 a.m. *
*Exceptions: Open at 9 a.m. on 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 8/31, 9/28 & 10/19
AM opening time subject to change at the discretion of the Golf Professional.
Peak season will be defined as May 1 thru September 30. All policies and procedures are subject to change in non-peak season at the discretion of the Golf Professional.
The course will be closed for the months of January and February - no exceptions. All tees and greens will be closed during December and March, earlier or later depending upon weather conditions. Temporary tees and greens will be used at this time (winter rates apply).
The practice range is open daily starting 30 minutes before the first tee time until sunset.
Delayed opening and temporary closing of the Golf Course and use of motorized carts is at the discretion of the Director of Parks and Recreation and the Golf Course Superintendent. In the event of inclement weather, reserved times must be honored until the course is officially closed. If the course is closed or has a delayed opening the closed tee times are automatically canceled and the schedule resumes at the time the course is playable.
RAIN CHECK POLICY
Longshore Golf Course will issue rain checks for players who leave the course due to bad weather based on the following criteria:
• Players with 9 hole ticket leaving the course prior to start of the 5th hole will receive a 9 hole rain check.
• Players with 18 hole ticket leaving the course prior to start of the 5th hole will receive a 18 hole rain check.
• Players with 18 hole ticket leaving the course after the 4th hole but prior to start of the 13th hole will receive a 9 hole rain check.
The Starter may decline to issue a rain check if weather conditions do not warrant discontinuation of play.
RESERVED PLAY SCHEDULE
|MONDAY||Longshore Jr. Golf (July and August ONLY)||11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.|
|LMGA (April - June ONLY)||4 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|TUESDAY||LWGA||8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.|
|LMGA (April - June ONLY)||4 p.m. - 5 p.m.|
|THURSDAY||9- Hole LGA||8:30 a.m. - l0:30 a.m.|
In addition to the regularly scheduled play listed above the Longshore Golf Course hosts a number of approved golf events each season which may preclude individual reservations. Scheduled events will be posted at the first tee, two weeks in advance.
JUNIOR GOLF POLICIES AND RESTRICTIONS
No person under the age of eight is permitted on the golf course.
Junior golfers ages 8-11
*Eight to eleven year olds must be pre-qualified to play at Longshore based on the following and must be accompanied by an adult player.
• The junior golfer must complete 10 hours of group instructions or 3.5 hours of private instruction from certified pro.
• The junior golfer must complete and pass a skills evaluation test, both written and physical. The test will be administered by the Pro Shop Staff. Upon successful completion the player will receive a playing card.
• May not play prior to 11 a.m. M-F or 1 p.m. Sat, Sun and Holidays
Junior golfers age 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult prior to 11 a.m. M-F and Prior to 1 p.m. Sat, Sun and Holidays
GOLF COURSE FEE SCHEDULE
18 Hole Rate – Monday through Thursday
Adult Resident Golf Handpass holder (age 18-61) $29
Senior Resident Golf Handpass holder (age 62 and older) $22
Junior Resident Golf handpass holder $22
Guest Fee – Non Golf Handpass holder Adult/Senior $52
Guest Fee – Non Golf Handpass holder Junior $33
9 Hole Rate - Monday through Thursday
Adult Resident Golf Handpass holder (age 18-61) $26
Senior Resident Golf Handpass holder (age 62 and older) $18
Junior Resident Golf Handpass holder $18
Guest – Non Golf Handpass holder Adult/Senior $39
Guest – Non Golf Handpass holder Junior $28
TWILIGHT (Golf HP Holder) – Rate for all rounds from 4:00 p.m. $24
TWILIGHT (Non Golf HP Holder) - Rate for all rounds from 4:00 p.m. $30
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY & HOLIDAYS
Adult Resident Golf Handpass holder (age 18-61) $31
Senior Resident Golf Handpass holder (age 62 and older) $31
Junior Resident Golf Handpass holder (age 12 - 17) $24
Guest – Non Golf Handpass holder Adult/Senior $58
Guest – Non Golf Handpass holder Junior $38
TWILIGHT (Golf HP Holder) – Rate for all rounds from 4 p.m. $24
TWILIGHT (Non Golf HP Holder) - Rate for all rounds from 4:00 p.m. $30
- 18 - holes, Per Person $17
- 9 - holes, Per Person: $12
Pull Carts: $6
RANGE BALLS - per token: $6
Per Person $10
Longshore Inn guest (overnight) - Issued the Guest Inn pass, guest will pay the applicable guest rate.
GOLF COURSE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
A. Only golfers are permitted on the golf course. Each golfer must have his or her own set of clubs and bag. No one is permitted to ride in a cart unless he or she is playing or unless permission has granted by the Parks and Recreation Department. Exception: Semi-finals and finals of tournaments.
B. Residents must present their current golf handpass to the starter and pay the greens fee. Starter may request additional picture I.D. Persons without a golf handpass must pay guest fee.
C. Unlicensed drivers are prohibited from operating golf cars.
D. Carts - hand, gas or electric - are prohibited on tees, aprons or greens. Hand carts must be kept thirty feet from greens. Gas or electric cars use cart paths and observe all signs and markings.
E. Proper attire is required on the golf course. Gentleman are requested to wear shirts with collars and sleeves. (No bathing suits, all-purpose shoes, boots or street shoes.)
F. Golf shoes with metal penetrating spikes are prohibited.
G. Tee off in designated areas only. When temporary tees and greens are used, regular tees and greens may not be used.
H. Maintain position on the course in relation to other groups. Players must keep up play with no open holes ahead. If holding up play, players must pick up balls and proceed to next tee.
I. When one group is in the Halfway House and another group comes in, the first group must leave and be ready to tee off or lose their position.
J. The following are prohibited: throwing of clubs, running or jumping on greens, carrying bags onto greens, pulling of handcarts onto tees, aprons or greens, and reckless operation of a golf cart.
K. Replace all divots and repair all ball marks on greens.
L. Rake sand traps after use - rake toward center.
M. Do not play a shot until all players ahead are out of range. Shout "Fore" as a warning on any shot which might endanger another golfer.
N. Practice in designated practice areas only. Practice on the Golf Course is prohibited.
O. Entrance and exit roads are out of bounds. Playing across roads is prohibited.
NOTE: Suspension of privileges, fine, and/or arrest may be imposed for the violation of policies and procedures.
Notice to Golfers
The greens crew is working hard to maintain the Longshore Golf Course to provide you with a quality golfing experience. To help insure the safety of the employees, please follow these simple steps:
When encountering workers on the course within your hitting range, gain the workers attention by calling “fore” or waving your arm before you hit. Please remember that workers operating equipment may be wearing hearing protection. It is the golfers’ responsibility to gain the employees attention.
Properly warned, the employee will acknowledge the warning with a wave. The employee will then discontinue their work and watch the approaching shot. If in doubt, do not hit.
Lightning Detection System
Longshore Golf Course has installed a Strike Guard lightning detection system for the convenience and safety of our patrons.
The system will sound an audible alarm and initiate a strobe light when a lightning strike is detected within a 5 mile radius. Players are required to leave the golf course immediately and seek shelter when the system is active.
A visual warning, (the strobe), will continue for a 30 minute duration timed to the most recent lightning strike within the 5 mile radius. The visual warning is located on the roof of the Pro Shop as well as the Golf Maintenance Building adjacent to the 15th tee.
The system will continue to monitor for lightning in the area and sound an all clear horn when no lightning is detected for 30 minutes after the most recent strike.
Note: This is an automated system detecting lightning in the area. Golf Staff may not override the system warning.
Following the all clear horn, players wishing to resume their round should proceed back to the location at which they discontinued play.