The character of the Tryon Country Club is determined by the nature of individual behavior on the golf course, at the pool, in social events, on committees and in meetings. Each of us plays a part in setting the tone and character of the club. We would like to have Tryon Country Club recognized as the “Friendliest country club in the South!” Each of us conducting ourselves within these guidelines will make Tryon Country Club “user friendly.”
The golf course plays nine or 18 holes, making use of ten greens plus five different sets of tee markers, using different colored markers for the front nine or back nine. Generally, the course is open for play year round. Players may walk, carrying clubs or using pull carts, or ride using carts available at the pro shop. The course is reserved during the season for TMGA play on Monday mornings and for TWGA play on Tuesday mornings. The weekend “Dogfight” association plays Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons, with a half-hour block of tee times reserved to start and another half-hour block reserved to make the turn two hours later. Call for course availability. Club tournaments and other special events are posted and take precendence over individual play.
All golfers should be in proper attire. This does not include T-shirts, tank tops, halter tops, cutoffs, bathing attire or short shorts. Children under 15 are allowed reasonable departure from adult standards.
Tournament schedules, published each year, are open to members and family members ages 14 and older.
Players should record their scores at the clubhouse each time they play to maintain fair handicaps. Current handicaps are required to participate in club and association events. Handicaps are computed in accordance with the USGA and the CGA, and are supervised by a Handicap Committee and the Head Golf Professional.
CARE OF COURSE
Players are expected to repair their ball marks on the greens, rake over footprints and marks in bunkers, and smooth out their divots elsewhere on the course. Concern for the course is a mark of the true golfer, regardless of skill. Always try to leave the course in better condition than you found it.
Golf carts should be kept a minimum of 30 feet away from greens and tees and on cart paths at tees and greens. Pull carts should not be pulled between bunkers and greens.
Check course rules posted at #1 tee as well as in the Golf Pro Shop for daily instructions. A valid driver’s license is required to operate a golf cart. Only two riders allowed on a cart at one time.
The golf range is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. (in-season). Range ball rental is $5 per bag and is required. The practice greens adjacent to the third green is for chipping and short pitches. The use of any other portion of the golf course as a practice area is prohibited. Range balls may not be used on the golf course.