GOLF DURING COVID-19 – UPDATED 3rd JUNE
Social golf permitted for full golf members. Social golf permitted for recognised social golf clubs that were active on our Golf courses prior to lockdown.
Visitors with a Golf Australia Handicap permitted to play in club competitions at The Basin and Vincentia.
There are strict COVID-19 restrictions in place that must be adhered to so that we can provide this facility in a safe manner.COVID-19 Guidelines
Vincentia Golf Club
The Vincentia Golf Club is a well placed on the hill overlooking Jervis Bay. Don’t be fooled by the picturesque nature of the course, there are challenging holes at every turn as well as views to enjoy
New Golf Rules
There have been a number of Golf Rule changes in the past 12 months, please see the below video series for more information
- Golf Members $3.50 for 9 or 18 holes
- Country Club Members $17 for 9 or 18 holes
- Visitor 9 holes $19
- Visitor 18 holes $26
- Junior Visitor $16 for 9 or 18 holes
Call the Golf Shop to make a booking for tee times for our regular competitions or social golf. Please talk to our golf shop about Corporate golf days, Charity Fund Raisers, Bucks parties, Work parties, Children’s parties.
Golf Shop – (02) 4441 5621
Your membership entitles you to heavily discounted green fees, discounted cart hire and special members competition cart hire pricing. We have members comps running from Tuesday – Saturday, see our sports page for full schedule.
- Golf Members
- $22 for 9 holes
- $32 for 18 holes
- Golf Member in Competition:
- $13 for 9 holes
- $24 for 18 holes
- Country Club Member and Visitor:
- $30 for 9 holes
- $40 for 18 holes
The following points form part of the Golf Cart Hire Agreement of our carts.
Rules of Use
- Hirer must be over 18 years of age to hire and drive carts and hold a current Drivers Licence.
- Maximum of 2 persons and 2 sets of clubs per cart.
- All damage to carts caused by improper use including excess speed is at hirer’s expense. A security deposit or credit card will be required.
- Do Not drive on to Tee areas.
- No driving within 2 metres of greens or greenside bunkers.
- Avoid all wet areas, in wet conditions drive down edge of fairways.
- Obey all signs and directions.
- Use paths where provided.
- Do Not drive carts while under the influence of Alcohol or Drugs.
- Use caution in tree areas or under overhanging branches.
- Members found breaking these Rules may be refused Cart Privileges.
If you would like to read our full Golf Cart Hire Agreement which includes the Rules of Use the document is available in the Golf Shop and at the next page in this site.
You must have a valid Drivers Licence to hire and drive our Carts.
Persons failing to comply with these rules may be ordered from the course.
There should be no need for the Committee to exercise any kind of supervision over the dress of members. It should be left to the good taste of our Members to appear in acceptable attire both on the golf course and in the club-house.
Members are reminded that tight or brief shorts, tight slacks, track suits or other similar types of clothing are unacceptable at all times.
- Neat and tidy attire
- Shoes with socks
- No singlets or thongs
- Collared shirt
- Shorts must have belt buckle
- No singlets, T-shirts, football gear or board shorts
- Adequate footwear required
- No sandles, thongs, shoes with excessive grip e.g. touch football shoes
LOCAL RULES 2019
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES IS 2 SHOTS
General Local Rules
All players are required to read the Local Rules Board before teeing off. In particular note rules relating to Red and Green pegs defining Environmental Areas. You should also read the additional local rules that may apply to the day’s competition on the whiteboard behind the first tee.
- Bare patches on greens and fairways may be treated as GUR and relief is taken under Rule 16. (Abnormal Course Conditions).
- All paths are integral parts of the course except for paths constructed from cement, tarmac or other materials or indicated by white painted bricks, rocks or timber edging.
- Stakes defining Penalty Areas or GUR are Immovable Obstructions.
- Abnormal Course Conditions relief (Rule 16) may be taken from a rut made by course equipment. However, relief may NOT be taken from shallow indentations made by tyres.
- A ball striking power lines must be replayed without penalty.
- If your age plus your handicap add up to 100 or more you may tee off from the forward (8th) tee on the 18th hole. If you do so you must add one shot to your score on the hole. This rule will not apply during Club Championships or the Vincentia Open
- All Ambrose events shall permit 1 club relief through the green. The ball may be placed.
- A ball lying within 30 cm of an exposed tree root may be lifted and dropped within one club length no nearer the hole without penalty. Relief is NOT available if only the player’s stance is affected by the tree root.
Local Rules For Environmental Areas Holes 10 to 13
Environmental Areas are marked by red stakes with a green stripe defining penalty areas or assigned by an environmental area sign.
These areas have been classed as Environmentally Sensitive Areas by Shoalhaven City Council and you are NOT allowed to enter the Environmental Areas to search for your ball, or for any other reason.
The Environmental Areas are defined as No Play Zones (Rule 2.4) and relief MUST be taken under Rule 17.1.e. as follows:
- If your ball is in or lost in a penalty area in the Environmental Area then you must take a drop, with a one stroke penalty, within one club length of, and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of complete relief.
- If your stance or area of intended swing is interfered with by foliage in an Environmental Area then you must take a drop, without penalty, within one club length of, and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of complete relief.
If there is doubt whether a ball is in, or lost in the Penalty Areas on the 11th or 12th holes only, a provisional ball may be played as per Rule 18.3.
The provisional ball only becomes the ball in play if it cannot be determined if the original was lost in the Penalty Area, however if it is virtually certain it is lost in the Penalty Area relief should be taken under Rule 17 and the provisional ball is discarded.
Players are not allowed to stand in an environmental area to play a ball which is in the general area.
Optional New Local Rules
The new rules include 2 optional local rules that each club can consider separately:
- In stroke play a maximum number of strokes per hole may be adopted
- A 2 stroke penalty and a drop may be taken where a ball is lost or out of bounds in lieu of the stroke and penalty rule
The Country Club Vincentia Mens Golf Committee has decided NOT to adopt either rule at this time.
General Etiquette and Speed of Play
The Match Committee reserves the right to alter the programme or method of play at any time.
Practice on the course may only take place from the practice area where balls must be directed towards the 6th green. Playing practice on the course is limited to two balls per player.
Users of motorised carts or bikes must:
- Drive in the rough wherever possible.
- Keep away from any wet or soft areas.
- Keep carts at least 5 metres off tees and greens
- Not go past any black painted lines around greens
Play Ready Golf and Speed up play
VGC Actively promotes Safe Ready Golf and to speed up play players are requested to observe the following
- Walk quickly between shots
- Walk directly to your ball and prepare to play your next shot when it is your turn or it is safe to play out of turn
- First player ready should tee off – do not wait for the player with the honour
- Leave you cart or buggy on the way to the next tee NOT in front of greens
- Clear the green quickly and mark your card at the next tee not at the green
- Always pick up when you have lost a hole to Par or have insufficient strokes left to score in Stableford.
- No more than four (4) players may play in one group unless permission is granted by the Club Captain or in his absence the Starter.
Vincentia Golf Contacts
Pro Shop – (02) 4441 5621 – email@example.com
Mens Golf / Vets Golf – Greg Tindall
Phone: (02) 4441 7977
Womens Golf – Soo Martyn
Phone: (02) 4441 6765 or 0422 582 432. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Golf Committee
Captain: Mike “Irish” MacNeill – email@example.com – 0416 108 220
Vice Captain: Scott Turner – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0411 116 729
Handicapper: Jim O’Brien – Jimob2540@gmail.com – 0467 053 623
Secretary: – Greg Tindall – email@example.com – 4441 7977
Treasurer – Derek Frew – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0401 523 727
Peter Gale – email@example.com – 0417 787 977
Terry Bird – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0422 729 578
Women’s Golf Committee 17-18
President: Trish Lenehan 4441 7456
Vice- President: Helen McKenzie
Secretary: Soo Martyn – 4441 6765 / 0422 582 432
Treasurer: Prue Karp – 4441 8817
Captain: Jenny Bainbridge – 4441 568
Vice-Captain: Ronda Hazleton – 4441 6755
Handicap Manager: Ronda Hazleton – 4441 6755
Committee: Dale Holland, Carol Andon, Viv Hewitt, Sharon Mearing, Chris Bray
Vet’s Delegate: Jan Coyle
Vets Golf Committee
President: Claude Holmes – email@example.com – 44415681 / 0407026960
Vice- President: Bob Cardwell
Secretary: Derek Frew – firstname.lastname@example.org – 0401 523 727
Treasurer: Dave Wilson
Captain: Irish Macneill 0416 108 220
Committee: Dave Smith, Dennis Wills, Jim Cox, Mike Reddy
This is a great starting hole that requires precision rather than strength. Try to keep to the left side of the fairway throughout. Anything hit right and you’re in “frogs hollow” and chipping out sideways.
Avoid the bunker just short of the green front right and the green slopes away from you. Index three for the men and one for the ladies shows it’s worth.
This hole sweeps down to the right and requires a drive of about 200 metres left of centre to be in a good spot to approach from. A bunker front right is worth avoiding and the huge green slopes away from you
This is a relatively short hole but you can end up in more trouble than Burke and Wills if offline off the tee. Uphill all the way with a long greenside bunker on the right with a two level green. Finding the right hand side of the fairway is the ideal shot
Beautiful hole with glorious views down to the Jervis Bay from the tee. Trees both sides but long hitters can take them on as a good drive will leave you a short approach to the green.
Bunker front right and the green slopes away from you. Warning- do not leave yourself a downhill putt here! It will run, and run, and…
This is one of the best Par 3 holes in the district. Elevated tee box but hitting down and over the drain and lake and up the other side to a small, elevated green. This tee box is normally sheltered from the wind so checking the flag is a must. Once on the green the fun can really begin as it slopes back to front with several changes of degree of the slope. You won’t forget playing the fifth at Vincentia!
This is uphill most of the way but is a relatively easy hole provided you hit it straight. 60 metre wide fairway and long hitters can reach in two. A massive gum tree 60 metres short and right of the green and a nasty long bunker front right make aiming left a much better option coming in. Good birdie chance for the good golfers.
This hole is all downhill but the trees on both sides can grab your ball. The approach shot is crucial. The green has three bunkers around it and several subtle slopes to test you.
Rated the hardest hole and for good reason. Uphill all the way with plenty of trees around. The approach shot in is the key. Avoid the out of bounds left and the drain on the right. Take an extra club or two as the uphill green is deceptive. Big green with several subtle breaks to test everyone. A great, challenging hole.
Relatively easy hole. Out of bounds left and two bunkers to the right are the obstacles to overcome. Green is small but slopes deceptively back to front. A good hole to regain your sanity before you pop into the bar for a halfway refresh..Cheers!
First of our “new” holes and quite a good test. It’s a long iron at least with 2 bunkers on the right being good areas to avoid. Huge green which is relatively flat.
How easy- only 300 metres! Wrong. Enviromental Hazards on both sides of the fairway and a narrow landing area.
Due to Enviromental conditions you can’t enter this area to look for lost balls so hitting the fairway is crucial as well as having nerves of steel hitting your approach shot in, especially if you are into the normal headwind.
Get off this hole with a good score and breathe a sigh of relief. Good test. Hit it straight I say!
This is our signature Par three hole with fantastic views across the bay. The prevailing winds are crucial here as all the right hand side of the hole is out of bounds. Anything left of centre is ideal here. Beautiful big green with more subtle breaks to keep you guessing.
Short par 4 hole but once again very challenging. Elevated tee shot down a narrow chute and the lake is all the way down the left hand side to catch any errant tee shots. Don’t go wide to the right or you might end up in the dam at the 11th tee. A short approach is normally required to another massive green . Walk off here with a bogie and feel good.
This is the first hole revisited but the mens tees are normally back next to the clubhouse. Same rule applies- aim left! Keep out of frog’s hollow” and avoid the bunker.
This is the second hole revisited so you should have learnt after the first time. 200 metres to the left of the fairway and avoid the bunker front right. Green slopes away from you with several subtle breaks to really test your putting ability.
Third hole revisited but those trees have probably grown a bit since you first played the hole so hit your drive straight up the right hand side of the fairway. Avoid the greenside bunker on the right and putt with care.
Fourth hole revisited but with a different tee box which changes all the angles of the hole. The left hand side bank of trees come more into play so a safe drive out to the right is a good option. The big hitters can still attack with their tee shots but the odds aren’t as good as when playing off the forth tee. A really “thinking” hole.
This is the eighth hole revisited (yes the hardest hole on the course) but the men have to carry two dams with their tee shots as the tee is 60 metres further back. Challenging tee shot with trees both sides as well as the water. Don’t hit it right off the back tees as elephants go to die in there. Left is the way to go. Avoid the out of bounds left and the drain right. What a good test for your ultimate hole. The nineteenth hole beckons at the top of the hill…..go for it.