PRIVATE GOLF CART RULES
The following rules and regulations apply to the operation of privately-owned golf carts of Members who own a home in the Bella Collina residential community:
- Private golf carts are permitted in the Community to the extent permitted by applicable laws, subject to these Rules and Regulations established by the Club from time to time and applicable laws. The right to use a private golf cart is a non-transferable and non- assignable personal right. Private golf carts may be used only by persons who own a home in the Community.
- Private golf carts must be annually approved by the Club as complying with the appearance and other standards set forth herein and as may be determined from time to time by the Club. The Club may require routine maintenance to be performed on privately-owned golf carts.
- The Club will establish from time to time the safety specifications that all privately-owned golf carts must meet. All privately-owned golf carts must include a rearview mirror, reflectorized warning devices in both the front and rear of the golf cart, lights and any other safety equipment required by the Club from time to time.
- The personalization of private golf carts, such as names or logos, shall not be permitted. All private golf carts shall be four wheeled, electrically powered, and must conform with the Club’s specifications, including:
- All golf cart owners agree to comply with the rules and regulations established by the Club which may be amended from time to time.
- Golf cart owners, when playing together, or with a non-cart owner, must abide by the rules of one golf cart for every two players.
- A trail fee for privately-owned golf carts will be established, and may be changed, from time to time, by the Club. The trail fee will be billed on a membership year basis. The trail fee is non-refundable. The trail fee shall not be prorated, except for the first year a Member applies for private cart privileges.
- Trail fee privileges are for the benefit of the golf cart owner and Members of his or her immediate family. Guests playing with the golf cart owner shall be required to pay the golf cart fee established from time to time by the Club.
- All golf cart owners must store their cart in a garage serving their home or in other areas specifically designated by the Board of Directors of the Bella Collina Property Owner’s Association, Inc. (the “Association”) as golf cart parking areas. No golf cart shall be placed, parked or stored on the lawn or driveway of any home.
- All golf cart owners shall be required to sign a release of liability agreeing to hold the Company, the Club, the Association and affiliates harmless as a result of any loss or damage relating to the operation of the golf cart.
- Each year a resident using a private golf cart shall be required to provide the Club with a certificate of insurance stating that the operation of the golf cart is covered by a liability insurance policy of the resident with policy limits in such amounts determined by the Club from time to time. The resident shall name as an additional insured on such policy those parties requested by the Club from time to time and shall require that such policy provide that it can only be cancelled upon 30 days prior written notice to the Club.
- Members using a private golf cart will be held fully responsible for any and all damages caused by the misuse of the golf cart by the Member, his or her family or guests, and the Member shall reimburse the Club for any and all damages the Club may sustain by reason of misuse, including without limitation, damage to other golf carts and any property of the Club.
- In the event a golf cart operator is involved in an accident resulting in an injury or property damage, the operator must immediately notify the Bella Collina Homeowner’s Association’s house security force and the appropriate law enforcement agency.
- Private golf carts are only permitted to be used on or in the Bella Collina Club’s golf course property or Club property upon the execution of a private golf cart agreement with the Club. 15. An identification number and a yearly decal will be issued to private golf cart owners upon the signing of a private golf cart agreement, providing of a certificate of insurance and payment of an annual trail fee to the Club. Annual decals should be placed on the front of the golf cart in clear view.
- Residents using a private golf cart are required to ensure that their private carts are restricted to licensed drivers who will operate the cart in a safe, prudent manner and in accordance with all governmental regulations.
- These Private Golf Cart Rules may be amended or expanded, from time to time, at the sole discretion of the Club.
- Violations of these Rules and Regulations may result in the revocation of private golf cart privileges.
- Coolers are not permitted on private golf carts, unless provided by the Club.
- If the Club implements a G.P.S. system to monitor the pace of play, owners of private golf carts that will be used on the golf course will be required to install and maintain the same G.P.S. system in their carts as installed in Club owned golf carts.
- Handicaps are computed under the supervision of the pro shop in accordance with the current USGA Handicap System.
- All Members and their guests with a USGA approved handicap may participate in Club tournaments. All handicaps submitted may be reviewed by the Handicap Committee.
- Members are responsible for turning in all their scores on a daily basis. Any Member failing to turn in a score shall result in a penalty prescribed by the Club’s Handicap Committee. The pro shop shall assist any Members needing help with the posting procedures.
- Accurate records are to be kept of scores turned in and recorded for all full rounds played. The Handicap Committee should determine if there are violations by Members in turning in their scores and the committee should decide what action, if any, should be taken.
- The Club reserves the right to adjust handicaps for Club tournament play. The Club also reserves the right to deny any Member entry into tournament play for handicap manipulation.
GOLF COURSE ETIQUETTE
Persons using the golf course should do their part to make a round of golf a pleasant experience for everyone at the Club. Here are some suggestions:
- Anticipate the club or clubs you may need, and go directly to your ball. Always be near your ball to play promptly when it is your turn. If a player is delayed in making his shot, it would be courteous for such player to indicate to another player to play, which should not be deemed playing out of turn.
- The time required to “hole out” on and around the green is a chief cause of slow play. Study and clear the line of your putt while others are doing the same. Be ready to putt when it is your turn.
- Be sociable, but reserve your extended conversations for the 19th hole.
- When approaching a green, park your golf cart on the cart path on the best direct line to the next tee, in order to save significant time. Never leave the golf cart in front of the green where you will have to go back and get it while the following players wait for you to move on. 5. When play of a hole is completed, leave the green promptly and proceed to the next tee without delay. Record the scoring for the completed hole while the others in your group are playing from the next tee.
- If you are not holding your place on the course (see General Golf Rules), allow the players behind to play through. Do the same if you stop to search for a lost ball.
- The course advisors will report slow play and all breaches of golf etiquette to the pro shop. Appropriate action will be taken by the pro shop personnel.
GENERAL TENNIS RULES
- The Rules of Tennis of the USTA shall apply at all times, except when in conflict with the local rules or with any of the rules herein.
- Players who fail to cancel their reservation four hours prior to their scheduled court time or do not register ten minutes prior to their court time shall be charged a fee to be determined by the Bella Collina Club.
- At the end of their playing period, players must promptly relinquish their court to the next players. Once a Member is off the court, the Member may sign up for the next available court time.
- Proper tennis attire is required as previously described.
- Skateboards, bicycles, roller skates, roller blades, etc., are not permitted on the tennis courts.
- Proper tennis etiquette should be observed at all times. Excessive noise, racquet throwing or profanity will not be permitted at any time. Trash and other litter must be deposited in the proper receptacles.
- Use of the tennis courts shall be subject to the control of the pro shop at all times. The pro shop shall determine the suitability of the courts for play. Courts will be closed when necessary for maintenance operations, when dictated by safety considerations, and/or when under adverse or anticipated adverse weather conditions. The pro shop may reserve the courts for special events.
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