Golf has many rules and traditions, as well as a certain etiquette that should be adhered to in order to prevent you from irritating other golfers. There is certainly nothing worse than the inconsiderate golfer who doesn’t pay attention to other golfers around them, nor gives a thought for the golf course itself – which is why the rules are there.
With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts to follow if you’re out and about on a La Manga Golfing trip, in order to help you avoid the pitfalls that many golfers fall into.
La Manga Golfing Do’s
1) Replace all divots you have created with your golf club.
2) Stand well out of the way of an opponent when they are taking their shot, so as not to distract them.
3) Give warning to other golfers of a wayward shot by shouting “Fore!”
4) Allow the player who is furthest from the hole to play their shot first.
5) Allow a group of quicker golf players to go ahead of your group, so that you don’t continually hold them up.
6) Rake the sand after you have played a shot from a bunker.
7) When you remove the flag before putting, place the flag on the ground rather than throwing or dropping it (and replace it in the hole when you have finished putting).
La Manga Golfing Dont’s
1) Play unnecessarily slowly so as to hold up other golfers.
2) Idly chat while on the tee or the green.
3) Take too many practice swings on the tee.
4) Walk about the golf course when others are playing their shot.
5) Unnecessarily rush a group of golfers ahead of you (without due reason).
6) Wheel your golf trolley across the green.
7) Wear heavy footwear that is going to damage the putting green.
8) Hit your golf ball when another group of players are within range.
9) Mark your golf scorecard on the green while another group is waiting behind you.
10) Spend more than five minutes looking for a lost ball.
Now that you know how to conduct yourself on the golf course you’re ready to take full advantage of the wonderful La Manga golfing opportunities that await, without worrying about annoying your fellow players.
La Manga Golf Dress Code
La Manga Club truly is a great place to enjoy a golfing break with its three championship courses and its great climate; even the most discerning golfer will enjoy a stay at this exclusive resort. No matter whether you are golfing alone, as a couple or as a group, when you plan your stay it’s worth bearing in mind the La Manga golfing dress code so you can make sure you pack everything you need.
If you are accustomed to golfing at home none of the La Manga golfing dress code is likely to come as a surprise to you, but it’s worth doing a double check before you fly, just in case. In keeping with the high standard of the resort the La Manga golfing dress code applies no matter whether you are a golfer, a caddie or you are just wandering round the course with your golf mad friend or partner, so do bear that in mind.
Working from the head down, all standard golf headwear is accepted by the club, as are peaked caps. However the rule is the peak must be worn at the front in order to adhere to the club’s requirements. Men’s shirts can be long or short sleeved but must have collars and are required to be tucked in at all times, unless the design of the shirt is specifically intended to be worn outside. When it comes to branding, so long as the branding or marking is golf related it will be acceptable, anything non-golf related isn’t allowed. The exception to this is golf branded shirts that don’t have collars. They are not allowed.
Trousers and shorts must be tailored and appropriate for golf. The rules for shorts are quite strict and require that shorts are neither below the knee nor more than 10cm above the knee. If you’re planning to wear shorts, you must wear socks of one or two types. If your socks are long they must be single colour and if they’re short they must be above the ankle and white. No type of denim, camouflage or combat trousers are allowed nor are sports socks (unless intended for golf). When it comes to shoes, golf shoes with soft spikes as well as simple black or white training shoes are permitted (without any other colour marking). Sandals are now allowed.
Feel Part of the La Manga Golfing Community
Although La Manga Club golf dress codes can seem overly strict from time to time, it’s often the adherence to these types of rules that make for a really enjoyable experience on the golf course. The uniformity of the players, the dedication to upholding the rules of the game and the feeling of community are all elements that add to the pleasure of playing a round on a course like those to be found at La Manga, so do make sure you stick to the code!