Pace of Play Policy
Pace of Play: Each player must play without undue delay, which is defined as taking no more than 40 seconds to play a shot. Those players who are first to play from a given area (tee, fairway, green, etc.) will have 10 extra seconds to play their shot.
A group will be deemed to be out of position on the golf course when they are over time par. Time par is determined by each hole taking an average of 15 minutes to complete a hole and/or by staying up with the group in front. When it is determined that a group is out of position on the course the group will be warned an asked to speed up play. If the group continues to fall behind each member of the group will be timed. If a player takes more than the allotted time, her or she may be subject to a penalty. First offense: warning; Second offense: two stroke penalty.
The 40 second rule is in pace to assure playing without “undue delay” and to prevent slow play.