Policies and Etiquette

Etiquette at Berkshire Hills:

  • If you are a member of the GHIN system, all scores must be posted.
  • Maintain a proper pace of play. Keep the group in front of you in sight.
  • Repair ball marks, replace divots, and rake bunkers.
  • Please keep a distance of 30 ft from all tee complexes, green complexes, and bunkers with motorized golf carts.
  • The backyards along the 3rd hole are private property.
  • Please do not enter the yards to look for a ball as violation of this may result in the loss of playing privileges.
  • Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests. This includes pace of play, dress, and behavior.
  • Starting on the 10th tee can only be done with permission from the pro shop.
  • Disruptive or argumentative behavior to any member of the staff will be referred to the board of directors.
  • Proper dress code is required at all times and includes a collared shirt, shorts or slacks (no jeans), and all hats worn forward.
  • There are no outside coolers permitted on the BHCC property.

Cart Rules:

  • Keep Carts off of Green/Collar and Tee Surfaces
  • Observe Cart control stakes and signage
  • Keep carts at least 10 yards from the putting surface and park at least that far away in the rough.
  • Parking carts in the approach should always be avoided
  • When available carts should be driven on and parked on provided cart paths
  • When using the practice range, path should be used all the way to range, no short cuts across 5 or 4th hole.
  • The short stakes at the approach area should be obeyed, when a stake appears at both sides then carts can approach and park in the rough on either side of green complex at a safe distance. When a double stake appears at only one side, then all cart traffic should go to that side only.

Pull/Push Cart Rules:

  • Push/pull carts should always be kept off of Tee, Collar and Green surfaces whenever possible, not always an option but should be encouraged.
  • They should never be pulled/pushed through the bunkers.

Pace of Play

  • All Rounds are expected to be completed in four hours
  • No golfers can start their round on the tenth tee without permission from the pro shop
  • Under no circumstances should golfers “jump out” in front of another group
  • Two-Some’s are NOT allowed on weekends until after 12:00 PM

Tee Time Policy

  • Members can make tee times seven days in advance, except on Saturday, you may book times for the following Sunday.
  • Members can book up to THREE tee times, no exceptions
  • Members who do not cancel their tee times could be subject to penalty in future weeks