Wilmette, IL

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Updated on:
Fri, 2017-06-23 17:51

Guidelines & Policies

Keep Pace Guidelines
The Wilmette Golf Club makes a sincere effort to ensure that all golfers enjoy their day of golf by maintaining an acceptable pace of play.
  • All groups must report to the Starter at least 15 minutes before their tee time. Groups failing to do so will loose their tee time and revert to standby status.
  • A group is expected to complete 18 holes in four hours, 20 minutes or less.
  • A group is expected to complete 9 holes in two hours, 10 minutes or less.
  • Foursomes started on the course at nine minute intervals will finish playing in less than four hours, 20 minutes. All golfers must keep pace with the Keep Pace Clocks on the course. If a foursome keeps up with the group in front of them, they will never have a problem. Wilmette Golf Club rangers are trained to help groups keep play moving and will assist any group that may need extra help.
  • If a group falls 10 minutes behind the Keep Pace Clock, the group will be approached by a ranger and asked to closed the gap. If your group fails to do so in three holes, you will be asked to then pick up and move to the proper position on the course. Then if the gap is not closed, the players will be asked to leave the course by the manager on duty and will be given a prorated refund. Unlimited Members will not be given a prorated refund.
  • A beginner golfer may be asked to leave the course when he/she cannot reasonably hit the ball or keep up with the normal pace of a public golf course. A full refund will be issued.

Cancellation Policy
Groups that reserve a Tee Time during Open Play must notify the Wilmette Golf Club 24 hours in advance if they will be unable to play at their reserved time. This can be done by using our online tee-time reservation system. Failure to cancel in a timely fashion will result in a $10 per player charge to the account of the member who booked the Tee Time unless the time can be resold.

Rain Check Policy
If a golfer is directed to cease play by Wilmette Golf Club professional staff due to inclement weather, a rain check will be issued for an identical round upon presentation of the day’s receipt. Rain checks include golf car if purchased. Rain checks will be good for any time other than reserved lottery times. Rain checks expire one year after the issued date.

Lightning & Rain Delay
If the golf course experiences a lightning or rain delay, all tee- times scheduled prior to the opening of the course will revert to standby status. The golf course professional staff will make every effort to work groups affected by the weather delay onto the course.

Frost Delay Policy
In cold weather, morning tee times may be delayed because of frost. Golfers are advised to arrive for their originally scheduled tee time to confirm their starting time. For frost delays we will push back all tee times. Play will begin in order once the frost is gone. For example, a 9 a.m. tee time with a 30 minute frost delay will have a new tee time of  9:30 a.m. 

Junior Play and Practice Regulations
  • Jr. Silver can play 7 days a week after 1 p.m. 
  • Jr. Gold may play Monday through Thursday with NO Time Restrictions and  after 1 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
  • A Junior is defined as anyone between the ages of 11-17 as of March 31, 2014.
  • Juniors under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult to play or use the practice facility.
  • Junior Members must have written permission to charge expenses to their house accounts.
  • Junior Members cannot be a member of a Reserved Time Lottery foursome or play in the lottery times without being charged a Regular Member fee.
  • Junior golfers are expected to show proper etiquette and to obey the rules and policies of the Wilmette Golf Club.
  • The Wilmette Golf Club reserves the right to suspend playing privileges of any junior who does not obey the rules and policies of the Wilmette Golf Club.
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