The Rules of Bedroom Golf
N.B. Players are advised to think twice before considering membership at a particular course. Players are also
strongly advised to carry out additional assessments as the course owner is likely to change the rules, usually at
short notice. For this reason, many players prefer to continue to play several different courses.
- Each player shall furnish his own equipment for play - normally one club and two balls.
- Play on a particular course must have the approval of the owner of the hole.
- Unlike outdoor golf, the object is to get the club in the hole and keep the balls out of the hole.
- For most effective play, the club should have as firm a shaft as possible. Course owners are expected to check
for stiffness before play begins.
- Course owners reserve the right to restrict the length of the club to avoid damage to the hole.
- The object of the game is to take as many strokes as necessary until the course owner is satisfied that the
play is complete. Failure to do so may result in being denied permission to play the course again.
- It is considered bad form to begin playing the hole immediately upon arrival at the course. The experienced
player will normally take time to admire the entire course, with special attention being given to the immaculately
formed and groomed bunkers.
- Players are cautioned not to mention other courses they have played, or occasionally still play, to the owner
of the course presently being played. Upset course owners have been known to damage a player's equipment for this
- Players are encouraged to bring along suitable rainwear, just in case.
- Players should assure themselves that their match has been properly scheduled, particularly when a new course
is being played for the first time. Previous players have been known to become irate if they discover someone else
is playing what they consider to be a private course.
- Players should not assume a course is in shape for play at all times. Some players may be embarrassed if they
find the course to be temporarily under repair. Players are advised to be extremely tactful in this situation. More
advanced players will find alternate means of play when this is the case.
- Players are strongly advised to obtain the course owner's permission before any attempt is made to play the
- Slow play is encouraged; However, players should be prepared to proceed at a very fast pace, at least
temporarily, at the course owner's request.
- It is considered to be an outstanding performance, time permitting, to play the same hole several times in one
- The course owner will be the sole judge of who is the best player.