Rules & Regulations
This document sets forth the terms and privileges of Membership in the Club and the policies and procedures under which the Club is operated. The obligation of enforcing these Rules lies primarily in the hands of a carefully trained staff whose principal responsibility is to assure Members of al the courtesies, comforts and services to which they are entitled. It is the duty of the membership to know its Rules and to cooperate with the Club Management and the staff in the enforcement of these Rules.
These Rules are effective December 28th, 2011 and are subject to change as needed at the sole election of The Club.
DEFINITIONS AND APPLICATION
1.1 THE CLUB
The “Club” refers to the facilities provided at Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club, LLC located 4700 Royal Lakes Drive, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542. The “Owner” refers to the Owner of Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club, LLC.
1.2 CLUB MANAGEMENT
“Club Management” refers to Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club LLC. Which manages the Club and its successors in interest. “Manager” refers to the General Manager of the Club. Club Manager has authority over the affairs of the Club.
(a.) A “Membership” is the contractual privilege by which designated persons enter onto the Cub for the exclusive purpose of using and enjoying the available facilities at the times and in the manner set forth in these Rules. A “Member” is the person obligated for the payment of all fees, dues, fines and charges. Members agree to be bound by these Rules as presently enacted or hereafter amended. Amendments to the Rules may be announced either by publication in the Club’s newsletter or by posting at the Club. The Rules as amended or supplemented will be maintained in the Manager’s office and are available for review upon request.
(b.)Royal lakes Golf & Country cub, LLC is not an equity club. Membership is non-equity and non-participatory. Membership does not imply any right or privilege to participate in or to administer the Cub business policies and does not create any vested or proprietary right of any kind in land, the Club, Cub Management or the assets of Club Management or the Club. Membership does not create any presumption that the facilities or services that are now or hereafter available will continue to be available. Membership privileges should not be viewed as an investment and no person obtaining Membership privileges should expect to derive any economic benefits from Membership in the Club. These Rules and Regulations, Application for Membership and other Membership documents have not been reviewed nor endorsed by any federal or state authority.
(c.)Membership may be subject to disciplinary action, including fines, suspension or revocation, in accordance with these Rules.
(d.)Club Management shall have the right to discontinue offering any categories of Membership, to create additional categories or classes of Membership from time to time conferring such rights and privileges and imposing such obligations as it deems appropriate, and to prescribe the qualifications and requirements for Membership in any such class or category.
1.4 FEES, DUES, AND CHARGES
All Membership Initiation Fees, dues, fines, and miscellaneous charges and fees, whether paid annually, monthly or otherwise shall be determined solely by Club Management. Club Management reserves the right to modify, change and add to these fees, deposits, dues, fines and charges in its sole discretion. Membership in good standing is always conditioned upon prompt payment in full of all fees, deposits, dues, fines, and charges. A Member may be subject to disciplinary action, including forfeiture of Membership, for failure to meet his or her financial obligations to the Club as set forth in Article IV. The schedule of fees, deposits, dues, fines, and charges in effect at any given time is available for review at the Membership office.
1.5 MEMBERSHIP INITIATION FEE
(a.) At Club Management election with respect to any or all Memberships (which election shall be stated on the Member’s application for Membership), the Member shall pay a “Non Refundable Membership Initiation Fee”. Each Member shall be responsible for the full and prompt payment of such dues and charges.
(b.)The Membership Initiation Fee shall not be refundable in whole or part should the Membership be terminated as a result of any violation of the Rule.
(c.) If a Member voluntarily elects to terminate his or her Membership, Management shall not be obligated to refund all or any portion of the Membership Initiation Fee at any time.
1.6 MEMBERSHIP USE
For Family Memberships, Membership entitles a Member, his or her spouse and any unmarried dependent child under the age of twenty-one (21) to use of the Club, provided all applicable fees, deposits, dues, fines and charges are timely paid.
1.7 APPLICABILITY OF RULES
These Rules apply to all Members, Member’s families, business designees, and guests.
1.8 NON-MEMBER USE OF CLUB
Club Management shall have the right to allow non-members to use the golf course and driving range, Clubhouse, and other facilities located at the Club at any time at the discretion of Management, including non-member tournaments, banquets, weddings, private parties, and other functions. The entire facility is open on a daily basis to the public. A non-member may golf as a guest of a Member no more than eight (8) times per year after that the non-member is subject to full golf rates even if he is accompanied by a Member.
PRIVEGES AND CLASSIFICATIONS OF MEMBERSHIP
2.1 SINGLE/INDIVIDUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP
This Membership entitles the Member to all privileges of the golf course, driving range, tennis courts, pool, and Clubhouse. The Member’s spouse and family are not Members in this category and are subject to applicable guest fees.
2.2 FAMILY GOLF MEMBERSHIP
This Membership entitles the Member, the Member’s spouse and family as specified in Section 1.6, to all privileges of the golf course, driving range, tennis courts, pool, and Clubhouse.
2.3 CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP
(a) Memberships may be issued to a corporation or other business entity at the discretion of Club Management. Certain criteria may be established that a corporation or other business entity must satisfy in order to acquire and maintain a Corporate Membership, including proof of a legitimate business in which the corporation or such other business entity is actively engaged, the requirement that the corporation or such business entity must employ a minimum number of individuals, and proof of active status and good standing in the stat(s) where the corporation or such business entity is formed and/or conducting business. If a corporation or such business entity is not able to continue to satisfy the criteria for maintaining a Corporate Membership, the Corporate Membership shall be deemed resigned and the person(s) having membership privileges under such Corporate Membership shall be given the right to acquire the most similar Membership available, subject to such terms and conditions as may be established by Cub Management including the payment of a Membership Deposit.
(b) The corporation or such other business entity may designate up to three (3) individuals (“Designees”) who shall be entitled to Membership privileges under the Corporate Membership, subject to such terms and conditions as may be established by Management. The Designees must complete a Membership Application, meet all of the eligibility requirements for Membership, and must be approved for Membership in the same manner as all other Members. The Designees must at all times be bona fide employees of the corporation or such other business entity. The corporation or such other business entity may designate new individuals to be the Designees, subject to club Management’s approval and such other terms and conditions as Club management may establish, including time limitations for changing Designees and redesignation fees to be paid by the corporation or such other business entity.
(c) The corporation or such other business entity together with the person(s) having Membership privileges under the Corporate Membership shall be jointly, severally, and legally responsible for all debts and charges incurred by such person(s), and person(s) having privileges under the corporate Membership shall acknowledge said responsibility in writing prior to receiving the privileges of Membership.
(d) The purchase of a Corporate Membership, the initial designation of person entitled to Membership privileges and any subsequent change of Designees or Membership status must be initiated by a resolution of the corporation’s board of directors or by formal notice provided by a general partner or principal of such other business entity.
(a) Membership in the Club is open to the public. Memberships are being offered
to financially qualified individuals of good character, over the age of eighteen (18). Individuals shall be considered for Membership without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, sexual orientation or creed.
(b) A person qualified for Membership shall become a Member after (I) submitting a formal application, including an agreement to abide at all times by the Rules as then enacted or thereafter amended: (II) satisfactory completion of any period of provisional status that may be established: (III) formal approval of the application by Club Management: and (IV payment of, or satisfactory arrangement to pay, the Membership Initiation fee and any other initial fees and dues related to Membership.
3.2 LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Leave of absence is not permitted. There is no policy permitting inactive status.
A Member may resign at any time upon providing Club Management written notice thirty (30) days prior to billing date, but no resignation shall be effective until the date (the “Effective Date”) that the Member’s financial obligations to the Club have been settled. No refund or proration of any deposits, fees or dues will be made to any Member resigning from the Club. Resigning Members remain liable for all dues and charges accrued up to the Effective Date of their resignation. If Member wishes to reinstate their Membership within a year following a resignation in Membership, Member shall pay all back dues and fees. If the Member wishes to reinstate their Membership and it has been over a year Member must pay the increases in the Initiation Fees.
(a) With respect to a Family Membership, upon the death of the primary Member,
the Membership shall upon written request of an alternate Member who is the descendants spouse (but not child) within six (6) months of the death, continue and said spouse shall become the primary Member and retain the Membership, the spouse shall not be required to pay dues, feel and assessments accruing after the primary Member’s death. Upon the expiration of the six (6) month period, or sooner upon receipt of notice not to retain the Membership from the spouse, the descendant’s Membership shall terminate and shall thereafter be subject to sale by
Club management in accordance with these Rules. Upon the death of both the primary Member and the spouse of the primary Member, the person named in a will or bequest, and the estate shall have no interest in the Membership.
(b) In the event of a dissolution of the marriage of a Member, only one spouse shall retain Membership privileges unless the other spouse purchases a new Membership at the then prevailing Membership Initiation Fee, dues, and fees for the category of Membership purchased and subject to the availability of a Membership in that category. The determination of which spouse will retain Membership privileges shall be made by either personal agreement between the spouses or judicial determination. Until such determination is made, both spouses shall retain their existing respective rights to use the Cub provided management will not under any circumstances become involved in any domestic dispute regarding the ownership or privileges of Membership. All primary and alternate Members agree to hold the Owner of the Cub, the Cub Management, Manager, and their employees and agents harmless from any and all liability arising out of disposition of a Membership pursuant to a court order believed in good faith to be valid and enforceable.
3.5 UPGRADES/DOWNGRADES IN MEMBERSHIP STATUS
Requests for upgrades/downgrades in a Member’s membership category, privileges or charges must be made in writing thirty (30) days prior to billing date. The Manager shall have the absolute right to approve or disapprove such a request. Approval may be subject to conditions including payment of applicable increases in Membership Initiation Fees and dues and the availability of a membership in the requested category. Member shall be required to stay in the requested upgraded category for a minimum of one year. Member shall be permitted to downgrade his or her Membership. If Member wishes to upgrade Membership within a year following a downgrade in Membership, Member shall pay all back dues and fees. If the Member wishes to upgrade and it has been over a year Member must pay the increases in the Initiation Fees.
3.5 Medical Downgrade
Requests for Medical Downgrade may be requested by written request from the Member and a signed letter from Member’s doctor thirty (30) days prior to billing date. Member may downgrade for no less than 3 months and may not play golf at Royal Lakes during this Medical Downgrade period. Member may request to go back to original Membership Status in writing after the 3 months’ time and will not be charged any back dues for the time that Membership was downgraded. A Member/Membership may use the Medical Downgrade option only once every three (3) years.
With regard to any claim or dispute regarding the ownership of a Membership, Club Management shall be entitled to rely on the Membership Application ad may confirm ownership of that Membership in the name of the person listed on the application. Club Management will not become involved in any domestic or other dispute concerning
ownership of issuance of a Membership and shall not have any liability or responsibility for the resolution of such disputes.
PAYMENT OF DUES AND CHARGES
4.1 STATEMENTS AND PAYMENTS
All Payments will be due by the 15th for the following month. Dues not paid by the due date may be charged to a Major credit card on file with the Club. In the event of a declined card, a one and one-half percent (1.5%) late charge will be added to all outstanding balances not timely paid each month. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Club Management may place any Member on a cash basis for any or all services otherwise provided for credit, at any time. Management may, at its election, require all Members to keep an active major credit card number and billing information on file together with authorization for Management to bill to such credit card for purposes of collection of delinquent amounts pursuant to the provisions of Section 4.2(b) below.
4.2 PAST DUE, DELINQUENCY AND REVOCATION
(a) 30-Days Past Due. If a Member’s account becomes thirty (30) days past due, the balance will be charged a 10% late fee.
(b) 60-90 Days Past Due. Any Member whose account becomes sixty (60) days past due will be notified by certified mail and/or telephone that his or her Membership privileges will be suspended if the payment is not received within 10 days. Once full payment is received, the Members suspension is lifted. The fact of this delinquency may be posted at the Club. The Cub management may automatically bill any Member’s account which is more than sixty (60) days past due to any major credit card of said Member on file at the Club.
(c) 90 Days Past Due. The Membership of any Member whose account is more than ninety (90) days delinquent will be notified by certified mail and telephone that his or her Membership privileges have been suspended and that his or her Membership will be revoked and forfeited to Club Management if payment is not received within 10 days. Such forfeiture shall not prejudice of affect in any manner the right of Club Management to collect such delinquent indebtedness. The Club Management may automatically bill any Member’s account which is more than ninety (90) days past due to any major credit card of said member on file at the Club.
(d) Frequent Delinquency Revocation. The Membership if any member whose account becomes more than sixty (60) days past due three (3) times in any twelve (12) month period either consecutive or nonconsecutive, may , at Club Management’s election, be revoked and forfeited. Such forfeiture shall not prejudice or affect in any manner the right of Club management to collect such delinquent indebtedness.
4.3 RETURNED CHECKS
All Members shall be charged an additional fee equaling the maximum allowed by law for returned checks from the band for insufficient funds or Club Management’s actual cost of recovery, whichever is greater.
4.4 CREDITING OF ACCOUNT
Members with any questions regarding charges on their account should contact Cub management’s accounting office. All bills must be paid in full, and any credits due to the Member will be credited on the following month’s statement. Under no circumstances may a Member adjust his or her own account. A credit may never be taken against any Initiation Fee.
4.5 FOOD CHARGES
All food and beverage charges are subject to applicable Georgia sales tax. Management may, in its sole discretion, impose a minimum service charge at the Club.
INFRACTIONS AND DISIPLINE
Any Member who violates these Rules is subject to suspension and/or immediate revocation of Membership. All Members found to be in violation of the Rules may be denied all Club privileges, including the privilege of charging goods and services. This denial of privileges may apply to one or more family members in club Management’s sole discretion.
(a) club Management shall at all times have the absolute right to suspend for a definite or indefinite time the Membership privileges of any Member who has violated any rule, regulation or policy established by Club Management or whose behavior is disruptive to the operation of the Club. The Member shall have meaningful opportunity to be heard for any action taken against him/her.
(b)A suspended Member shall not be required to pay monthly dues during the period of suspension. However, no portion of any fee or monthly dues previously paid by a suspended Member shall be refunded or prorated. A suspension may be lifted by Club Management, in its sole discretion, upon receipt of evidence that any wrongs committed have been redressed and any offensive behavior will not be repeated. The Member shall have meaningful opportunity to be heard for any action taken against him/her.
5.3 NOTIFICATION OF VIOLATIONS
Club Management shall prepare written notice within thirty (30) days of an infraction, describing the violation, noting all parties involved, and specifying the penalty established. This notice shall be mailed to the Member and a copy of the notice shall be placed in the Member’s file. The Member shall have meaningful opportunity to be heard for any action taken against him/her.
A Membership may be revoked and the rights of any person or persons entitled to privileges under that membership may be terminated for the following reasons:
(a) Commission of any felony or misdemeanor theft at the Club.
(B) Ninety (90) day delinquency or frequent delinquency, as defined in Section 4.2.
(c) Willful destruction of any property belonging to the Cub, Staff, Member, or Guest.
(d) Physical or gross verbal abuse of Staff, member, or Guests.
(e) Continued and repeated violations of these Rules.
(f) Conduct injuries to the reputation of the Cub or its Members.
(g) Conduct which seriously detracts from Club Management’s absolute right to manage the Club and preserve its financial integrity.
(h) Following a suspension within twelve (12) months of the infraction, or if the Member violates any other rule or policy that led to the previous suspension within twelve (12) months of the infraction, or if the Member violates any other rule or policy that would result in suspension within twelve (12) months of the infraction.
The Member shall have meaningful opportunity to be heard for any action taken against him/her.
5.5 PROCEDURE FOR REVOCATION
Club Management will prepare a written notice of revocation which shall be delivered by certified mail to the terminated Member. Upon revocation, all past Membership Deposits and monthly dues paid by the Member shall be forfeited to the Cub and the Member shall therefore have no rights or privileges. Revocation shall not prejudice or affect in any manner the right of Club Management to collect any delinquent indebtedness. The member shall have meaning full opportunity to be heard for any action taken against him/her.
CLUBHOUSE AND GROUNDS RULES
6.1 HOURS OF OPERATION
The schedule of operation for the various facilities within the Club shall be published in the Club newsletter or posted at the Cub, but is subject to change to accommodate the Club special events. The Clubhouse may be closed to Members for outside events at the discretion of Club Management. The entire Club, including the golf course will be closed on December 25th and the schedule of operation is also subject to change due to weather conditions.
6.2 SPECIAL FUNCTIONS
Club Management shall endeavor to publish all special member functions in the Club newsletter or to post such functions at the club, including dinner dances, banquets and special social functions.
6.3 MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS
(a) Each Membership will be issued a Membership Number.
(b) Knowledge of this Number may be required for purchases and activities at the
Club. Members are not permitted to lend or give their Member numbers to other for any reason. Violation of this rule may result in expulsion. Club Management may ask Members at any time for verification of identity.
6.4 CHARGING PRIVELEGES
Members have the option of paying for the purchase of merchandise, food and beverages, and services in cash or by a charge to their Member Billing Account. Club Management reserves the right to suspend or place limits upon a member’s charging privileges or require a deposit from a Member.
Members may bring guests to the Club at designated times and guests are subject to such rules and policies as established by Club management, including the payment of applicable guest fees. Every guest is limited to eight (8) visits per year after that guest is subject to full golf rate even if he is accompanied by a Member. Members are responsible for the conduct of, all obligations and debts incurred by, and any damage caused by, their guests.
(a)Any unmarried dependent child under the age of twenty-one (21) years. However, a person between eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21) years of age who owns a Membership is not considered a minor.
(b)Member parents or guardians of minors are directly responsible for the actions of their minor children and guest’s children. In the event of violations of these Rules or other policies by minors, restrictions may be imposed on family use of the Club.
(c)Alcoholic beverages will not be sold to any person under the age of twenty-one (21).
(d)Minors under the age of fourteen (14) years entering the Club must be accompanied and supervised by an adult Member at all times, except when properly qualified and enrolled in any junior golf program.
(e)Use of the club by minors may be limited or restricted.
6.7 PROPER CONDUCT
Members are to conduct themselves in a manner which will not interfere with other Member’s or their Guests enjoyment of the Club. Obnoxious or abusive language and rude or boisterous behavior is prohibited.
6.8 REPORTING INJURIES
Any injury to persons or damage to property should be reported immediately to the manager or other responsible staff members.
6.9 DRESS CODE
(a) GOLF. Shirts must be worn at all times on the golf course and within the social area of the Club. Men’s shirts must have collars. Shorts must be of Bermuda-length or a style designed for golf. Golf shoes which are in compliance with the Club’s non-metal spike policy must be worn on the course. All the following types of clothing are prohibited on the golf course: denim pants/shorts (“jeans”) of all types and designs’ short shorts, cutoffs, running shorts; tennis-length skirts; t-shirts and tank tops.
(b) DINNING ROOM. Casual attire in good taste is the appropriate attire in the dining room of the Clubhouse but at a minimum, patrons must meet the dress code set forth in the Section 6.9 (a) above. Dress restrictions in the dining room may be imposed or waived for specifically designated special events.
(c) General. In general, attire and grooming shall not be offensive to other Member’s or their guests. Members are responsible for seeing that their guests conform to this dress code. Club Management reserves the right to refuse dining room privileges to anyone it determines to be in violation of the dress code.
Tipping of Club personnel is permitted at the discretion of the Member.
Employees are to be treated in a courteous and considerate manner. No employee shall be reprimanded in any way by a Member. Any complaints regarding service rendered by Club personnel must be made to the Manager. Depending upon the severity of the complaint, Club management may require the Member to make the complaint in writing along with the complaining member’s signature. Members are requested to report misbehavior or violations of rules or laws committed by employees, other Members or guests to the Manger, and all violations will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
All Members must drive and part motor vehicles in accordance with the applicable laws and posted regulations. Members drive and park their motor vehicles at their own risk. The Owner of the Cub, Club management and their employees and agents are hereby held harmless against and are not responsible for, any loss or damage to Member motor vehicles or any contents thereof while being driven or parked at the Club. Parking is permitted only in designated areas. Overnight parking is prohibited.
With the exception of seeing-eye dogs, pets or other animals are not permitted anywhere at the Club at any time, regardless of whether they are on a leash or are attended.
6.14 COURSE ACCESS
The golf course is for the sole use of Royal Lakes golf Members and guests. Walking, jogging, biking, skateboarding, skating etc., on the golf course or cart paths is prohibited at all times.
(a) Golf rules, regulations, procedures, and policies may be established from time to time by Club Management and will be available in the Golf Shop. Such rules, to time by Club Management and will be available in the Golf Shop. Such rules, regulations, procedures, and policies shall supplement these Rules.
(b) Every player must adhere to the Club’s posted policy with respect to shoe wear, as the Club is a non-metal spike facility. Every player must also have a set of clubs and a golf bag.
(c) Members are required to familiarize themselves, their families and their guests with the rules and etiquette of golf as outlined in the United States Golf Association (USGA) handbook. Failure to abide by USGA rules is considered a violation of these Rules. USGA Rules will be enforced at all Club Sanctioned. Golf Events (Tournament, Leagues), which will protect the integrity of the field.
(d) The enforcement of the USGA Rules of Golf during a daily, entertainment round of golf among Members is suggested, but will be at the discretion of the player involved.
(a) Subject to Subparagraph (b) below, golf play is to begin on the first tee of the first nine holes and then proceed to the second nine holes to complete eighteen holes.
(b) Club management may direct players to begin play on the second or third nine holds and thereafter play the appropriate second nine holes. Players may also be directed to start on a hole other than the first or tenth hole in order to accommodate a “shotgun start” or similar type of start.
(c) All players that begin on a hole other than the first hole must check in with the pro shop before continuing on to the first tee of the first nine holes, so that the starter may control traffic on the course.
(d) All players must register with the golf shop at least ten (10) minutes before commencing play, so that the starter may control traffic on the course.
7.3 WEEKDAY TEE TIME RESERVATONS
Member tee time reservation for golf on weekdays may be made up to seven (7) days in advance.
7.4 WEEKEND AND HOLIDAY TEE TIME RESERVATIONS
Member tee time reservations for golf on weekdays may be made up to seven (7) days in advance. Guest play may be limited pursuant to the Club’s posted policy on guest play unless the Member has obtained prior approval from Manger.
7.5 DESIGNATED TEE TIMES
Club Management may from time to time designate Member only tee times. Member’s may or may not wish to invite family members or guests.
When practicing, Members are to use designated practice facilities only. Under no circumstances is the golf course open for use as practice areas. When playing the course, each player may have only one ball in play at all times, except when pursuant to USGA Rules of Golf, a provisional ball is to be played.
7.7 PLAYING GROUPS
(a) No more than four (4) players per group are permitted, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Golf Shop.
(b) In the case of groups with less than four (4) players, the starter, at his discretion, may fill the group with waiting players.
7.8 SLOW PLAY
The goal at Royal Lakes Golf & country Club, LLC is to provide every customer with the most enjoyable golf experience possible. In order to do this, we ask that all Members complete their round in 4 ½ hours or less. The following guidelines should be followed:
(a) Keep up with the group in front of you. (The group behind has no bearing on your pace of play.) If your group falls more than ½ a hole behind, you will be asked to pickup the pace of play and catch up with the group in front.
(b) After a second request to catch up and your group fails to do so, you will be asked to pick up your ball and move forward to your proper position.
(c) Allowing groups to play through will not be permitted without the permission of the starter or ranger.
Play on the course is governed by USGA Rules, with the exception of any local rules which take precedence when printed on the scorecard or posted. The golf professional or the course marshal is empowered to enforce all golf course rules. Violation of any golf rule may result in a fine and/or a disciplinary letter being written to the player by the Manager. Three such violation letters in the Member’s file is grounds for immediate suspension of golfing privileges.
7.10 GOLF CARS
(a) Golf Cars may be operated by anyone sixteen (16) years of age and older, providing the person has a valid driver’s license.
(b) Privately owned cars are permitted on Club premises with the payment of a trail fee.
(c) Members are liable for any personal injury or property damage that results from the use of a car owned or checked out in their name. Members are further liable for any damage to or loss of cars and must pay all repair costs necessitated by their use of a car.
7.11 GOLF CAR OERATION
(a)Golf Cars are to carry no more than two (2) riders and two (2) golf bags at any time.
(b)Drivers must read the operating instructions on the golf car prior to usage and obey such instructions. No one is to operate a golf car with a flat tire, or any other mechanical failure that is apparent or observed.
(c)Golf Cars are to be returned to the staging area. The Member who rents a golf car will be fined if the golf care is left in the parking lot or any other non-designated area.
7.12 GOLF CAR ROUTES
Golf Cars are always to be driven on the paths unless otherwise directed. Drivers must observe and obey all signs, stakes, roped areas and other markers used to guide cars.
7.13 MINOR PLAY
Minors must be certified by the Professional staff in order to play without being accompanied by a Member parent or guardian.
7.14 GUEST PLAY
(a) No more than three (3) guests per Member are permitted at any time unless approved in advance by Club Management.
(b) All other rules governing guest’s attendance and participation in Club activities apply to golf guest play.
7.15 SUPERVISION OF PLAY
The Golf Professional, acting under the supervision of the Manager, has responsibility for supervision and control of all maters relating to play on the golf course. The Golf Professional may refuse privileges to anyone who, in his or her judgment, violates the rules of play, etiquette or dress code. Responsibility for such supervision may be delegated to starters and marshals.
7.16 REGISTRATION FOR PLAY
All Members and their guests must register with the golf shop prior to using the golf course.
7.17 GOLF INSTRUCTION
Instruction in golf is offered under the supervision of the Club’s Golf Professional. No charges will be assessed if a scheduled lesson is cancelled twenty-four (24) hours or more in advance. If a Member cancels a lesson less those twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled time of the lesson, or fails to appear for a scheduled lesson, the Member may be charged the lesson rate then in effect.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE
8.1 SERVICE HOURS
The service hours of the different food and beverage departments will be published in the Club’s newsletter or posted at the Club.
8.2 MEMBER RESTRICTIONS
(a) Members are not permitted in the kitchen or other “back of the house” areas.
(b) Members may not bring food or beverages onto the Club that are not purchased at the Club unless the Member has obtained the prior permission of the Manager.
8.3 BANQUETS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
(a) The food and beverage Manager should be contacted for information and reservations regarding banquets and special functions.
(b) All reservations for banquets and special functions require a deposit payment
(c) Available dates must be reserved as soon as possible but no later than fourteen
(14) Working days prior to the available date.
(d) The number of guests attending must be guaranteed seven (7) working days before the function date.
(e) The food and beverage staff will prepare five percent (3%) more than the guaranteed quantity in case of extra attendance. The hosting Member is required to pay the cost for the guaranteed quantity.
(f) All Members shall pay a discounted room rental fee based on the Membership category.
Liquor law violations are not permitted at the Club. It is illegal for any person to bring alcoholic beverages into the Club for the purpose of consumption or storage. It is also illegal to remove alcoholic beverages from the Club. Club Management employees may refuse to serve alcoholic beverages to any member or guest who appears to be intoxicated. Minors may not purchase or consume alcoholic beverages anywhere at the Club.
8.5 CANCELLATION POLICY
(a) If necessary, Club Management reserves the right to cancel service or change reserved dates not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date of a reserved function. In the event of cancellation, one hundred percent (100%) of the room reservation deposit will be refunded.
(b) Any Member who cancels a reservation more than ninety (90) days before the function date will lose fifty percent (50%) of their room deposit. Any Member who cancels a reservation less than (90) days before the function date shall forfeit all of his or her room reservation deposit. A Member must give notice of cancellation in writing and no partial refunds are given for any reservations cancelled after 90 days as described above.
(c) A Member who cancels a reservation less than three (3) days prior to the scheduled time of the event will be obligated to pay all costs of the event.
8.6 SUPERVISION OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE AREAS
The food and beverage Manager, acting under the supervision of the Manager, has the responsibility for the supervision and control of all matters relating to the food and beverage department. The food and beverage Manager may refuse privileges to anyone who, in his or her judgment, violates the applicable Rules, etiquette or dress code. Responsibility for such supervision may be delegated.
9.1 BINDING EFFECT; INDEMNIFICAION
In consideration of the rights and privileges of Membership, each Member agrees, on his or her own behalf and on behalf of his or her family and quests, to be bound by these Rules. Furthermore, each Member agrees to hold the Owner of the Club, Club Management, Manager and their employees and agents harmless, to indemnify said parties, and to provide a defense by counsel of Club Management’s choosing from any claim, liability, damage, or loss which results from or is connected with any violation of these Rules by the Member or his or her family or guests, any use of the Club by the Member or his or her family or guests, or any dispute arising in any manner from Membership.
9.2 RELEASE AND DISCLAIMER
While using the Club or participating in Club events, whether at or off the Club, members and their family and guests are charged with the responsibility of using proper judgment and caution at all times. The Owner of the Club, Club Management, the Manager and their employees and agents do not assume any liability for injuries caused to or incurred by any Member or his or her family or guests or for damage to or loss of property resulting from the use of the Club. Consequently, any member, guest or other person who uses or accepts the use of the Club or service, or engages in any athletic contest,exercise or other activity, either at or off the Club, does so at his or her own risk and shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Owner of the Club, Club Management, the Manager and their employees and agents harmless from any injury, damage, claim, loss, or liability resulting from such use or engagement. Each Member agrees to release the Owner of the Club, Club Management, the Manager and their employees and agents and waives any cause of action which a Member, or anyone claiming by, or through said Member might now or hereafter have against said parties due to any injuries caused to or occurred by any member or his or her family or guests or for damage to or loss of property resulting from their use of the Club.
9.3 PERSONAL PROPERTY
Each Member and his family or guests are responsible for their own personal property. Cub Management is not responsible for lost property or articles stolen from anywhere at the Club and specifically disclaims any such responsibility. Property left by any person at the Club and not claimed within thirty (30) days may be disposed of without notice. No bailment is intended, nor created by the preceding sentence.
9.4 LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY
(a) Each Member is responsible for any damage to the Club or property caused by the Member, his or her family members, or guests, and such Member shall promptly reimburse Club Management for all costs and expenses incurred to repair or replace such damaged facility or property.
(b) Persons playing on the golf course are expected to respect the rights of persons owning property adjacent to the golf course. Personal injury or property damage caused by a golf ball entering an adjacent land is the sole responsibility of the golfer striking the ball. Neither the Owner of the Club or Club Management shall be responsible for such injury or damage. In the event of such injury or damage, the Member shall attempt to contact the land owner or resident at the time of the incident and also report the incident to the golf shop upon completion of play or sooner as the situation may warrant. Failure to do so will constitute a violation of these Rules and may be grounds for disciplinary action.
(c) Persons playing golf and/or using golf cars on the golf course are responsible for any injury which may result from their conduct. Neither the Owner of the Club or Club management shall be responsible for injuries which may result from errant balls or golf car accidents or other conduct of persons using the golf course. In the event a Member causes such injury, the Member shall immediately contact the injured party and take responsibility for the incident and shall report the matter to the golf shop upon completion of play or sooner as the situation may warrant. Failure to do so will constitute a violation of these Rules and may be grounds for disciplinary action.
(d) Caution must be exercised at all times while wearing golf shoes.
9.5 RECOVERY OF DAMAGES OR DUES
If it is required to turn a Member’s account over to collection or institute league action to collect any dies or charges owed by a Member, or to enforce any provision of these Rules against a Member, the Member agrees he or she shall be responsible for all costs of collection, including without limitation reasonable attorneys fees incurred and court costs.
9.6 NO AGENCY
No Member or any other person participating in the activities of any association or committee shall have the authority, expressed or implied, to act on behalf of or as an agent for the Owner of the Cub, Club Management or Manager.
9.7 ENTIRE AGREEMENT; AMENDMENT
Each Membership incorporates these Rules. The Membership Application form signed by each Member and these Rule, as presently enacted or hereafter amended constitute the entire agreement between each Member and Club Management. These Rules may be modified, amended, changed, altered or repealed at any time at Club Management’s sole discretion and may be supplemented by the publication of appropriate information in the Club’s newsletter or by posting at the Club.
(a) Any notice to be given by Club Management to a Member may be mailed or otherwise delivered to that Member at the address which the Member lists on the application for Membership, unless that address has subsequently been changed by written notice delivered to Club Management as provided for in this Section. Notice to a Member is effective at the time of personal delivery or, if mailed, on the first regular mail delivery day at least three (3) days after the notice is mailed, postage-prepaid, whether accepted or not.
(b) Any notice to be given by a Member to the Club may be mailed or otherwise delivered at that address listed in Section 1.1, or such other address designated by notice delivered to the Membership as provided for in this Section. Any notice to be effective upon its receipt.
No obligation of a member shall be deemed to have been waived unless such waiver has been given in writing by Club Management. Club Management’s failure to strictily enforce these Rules or to fail to act in the event of a breach by a member of its obligations under these Rules shall not be construed as a waiver of a subsequent breach of the same or different obligation.
9.10 CUMULATIVE REMEDIES
All remedies shall be cumulative and no one of them will be exclusive of the other, Club Management shall have the right to pursue any one or all such remedies or any other remedy or relief which may be provided by law or equity, whether or not stated in these Rules.
9.11 CONVEYANCE OF OWNERS OR MANAGMENTS INTEREST
Owner and Manager shall have the absolute right to assign, transfer, sell or convey their respective interests in the Club and these Rules. Upon the conveyance, whether by assignment, sale or other form of transfer of Owner’s or Club Management’s interest in the Club and the operations thereof, the party conveying its interest shall be relieved of all of its covenants and obligations contained in these Rules and any liability arising out of any act, or occurrence or omission occurring after the date of such conveyance.
POOL RULES AND REGULATIONS
A Member must accompany a Guest at all times
A Membership is allowed no more than five (5) guests per day. Guest fee will apply.
Anyone under the age of fourteen (14) are not permitted in the pool or
Pool area without parental supervision
No diving allowed. No running or horseplay is permitted in the pool/deck areas
No outside food, beverages or glass containers are permitted in the pool area
Intoxicated persons are not permitted in the pool area and will be asked to leave
No smoking allowed in pool area
No pets allowed in pool area
Please shower before entering the pool
No one with infections or open wounds are permitted in the pool
Infants or “swimmer diapers” are not permitted in the main pool
Infants and toddlers who are still in diapers MUST wear swim diapers
Use trash receptacles provided
Pool will be closed during inclement weather
Posted hours apply
*Any Member, Family of a Member or Member Guest violating these rules knowingly or otherwise, at the discretion of the Club, may be denied access to the pool for the remainder of the year as well as the imposition of a $200 fine.
**Royal Lakes LLC and Management do not assume responsibility for any
accidents or injuries
In the event of an emergency call 911 immediately