The Golf Club Grand Ducal pioneered the game of golf in Luxembourg. It has a strong sense of tradition, reflected in the understated opulence of the Clubhouse behind its discrete facade. The course is set in wooded parkland with many hundred-year-old trees and its classic design is typical of the 1930s. The tight tree-lined fairways reward the straight shot, put a premium on placement and require constant concentration.
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Respect for etiquette is necessary to ensure that the game of golf can be played for maximum enjoyment.
Section I of the Rules of Golf published by the Royal and Ancient deals with the question of Etiquette.
Players should replace divots.
Players should rake footprints made by them in bunkers.
Players searching for a ball should signal the players in the group behind them to play through. Having allowed the group behind to play through, they should not continue to play until the group that has passed is out of range.
As soon as a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the green.
Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.
Players should avoid causing damage to the greens with their bags, trolleys or the flagstick. In order to avoid damaging the hole, players should take care during the handling of the flagstick. The putter should not be used to remove a ball from the hole.
The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.
Trolleys should not be taken on the fringe of the green (closely mown areas around the green or marked in white) or that part of the fairway or fringe between the bunkers and the green.
Players should use the rubbish bins provided.
Players should show consideration for players on adjacent fairways by not talking too loudly.
Players should not inconvenience the Greenkeeper or greenstaff in carrying out their work. Any criticisms, recommendations or suggestions that players may have should be communicated to the Secretariat and not to greenstaff, with the exception of the Head Greenkeeper.
It is strictly prohibited to use the course as a training ground. The greens, in particular, are not practice putting or pitching areas.
If any playing member of the Club has witnessed a serious breach of etiquette by another member, they should report it to the Secretariat, which will bring the matter to the attention of the relevant committee, which alone has the power to impose penalties.
Blue jeans, shorts (except Bermudas) and sleeveless tee shirts are not permitted on the course, on the driving range or in the Clubhouse.