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Terms of Competition

It is important that every player knows the following terms of our competitions concerning participation in Mayacama Golf Club tournaments. If there are questions, please contact a member of the Mayacama Golf Club Professional Staff.


In order to participate in a tournament at Mayacama Golf Club, you must be a Golf Member in good standing of the Club. Please refer to each tournament's eligibility requirements, which are listed on the Official Tournament's Entry Form. Unless stated on the entry form, Juniors under the age of 16 are not eligible to participate in Club Tournaments.


All completed entries received prior to the closing date will gain entry into the tournament. When a tournament has a limited field, entries received prior to the closing date will gain entry into the tournament field on a first-come, first served basis, unless otherwise noted on the entry form.



Our worst case scenario is to have a player show up on Tournament Day when we have not received their completed entry form for the tournament. Since our very first Club Championship in 2001, we have mailed, and more recently added electronic entry forms to all eligible Members. Those entry forms contain all of the pertinent information and requirements for the tournament, and need to be completed and delivered to the Golf Shop prior to the entry deadline. We have set a high standard for our tournaments and the entry process is an important part of that standard.

All entrants must register either on the Mayacama Members Only website and receive an electronic confirmation, or on a hard copy entry form delivered to the Golf Shop either by hand, post, email, or fax. Hard copy entry forms are mailed to all eligible Members and all players registering on a hard copy entry form must contact to Golf Shop to confirm receipt of that entry.

Verbal and telephone entries cannot be accepted.


Players MUST have an established current USGA Handicap Index to compete in net tournaments. The Maximum allowable Course Handicap is 24 Strokes for men, and 36 strokes for women.


The player must start at (and not before) his or her start time:
• This means that the player must be ready to play at the starting time and starting point set by the Committee.
• A starting time set by the Committee is treated as an exact time (for example, 9 am means 9:00:00 am, not any time until 9:01 am).
If the player arrives at his or her starting point, ready to play, no more than five minutes late, the player gets the general penalty applied to his or her first hole as follows:
• Stroke Play – Two Strokes
• Match Play – Loss of Hole


A player who does not show up and does not notify the Golf Shop may have their entry rejected for any future Club tournaments. NO-SHOWS also include a player who starts and withdraws prior to the close of the competition and has not personally returned his/her scorecard to a tournament official.


Information regarding pairings, starting times, etc. will generally be posted in the Golf Shop 48 hours prior to an event. It is the PLAYER’S RESPONSIBILITY to contact the Golf Shop for this information.


Requests for refunds received prior to the entry closing date will be honored. Requests received after the closing date and prior to the date of competition will be honored (less 25% of the entry fee). If your spot in the field is filled from the waiting list, 100% of your entry fee will be refunded. (Exception: Men's Member-Guest and Mayacama Cup. See specific Terms of Competition for those events)


Play will be governed by the Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA along with the Terms of the Competition listed above and on the Official Entry Form. All players should be familiar with these conditions and if there are any questions, please contact a member of the Mayacama Professional Staff, who also makes up the Tournament Committee.


At Mayacama, spectators are encouraged to observe their fellow Members competing in our “Major” events. However, spectators should never allow themselves to become a part of a match or affect its outcome. Spectators must show respect to the players and to the game by allowing a competition to take its normal course without creating distractions. Golf cars for spectators are not permitted.


Rule 1 in your “Rules of Golf” book explains the standards of player conduct, which guide golfers in their relationships with one another and with the course. All players are expected to play in the spirit of the game by:
• Acting with integrity – for example, by following the rules, applying all penalties, and being honest in all aspects of play.
• Showing consideration to others – for example, by playing at a prompt pace, and not distracting the play of another player.
For golf to remain enjoyable, golfers must conduct themselves accordingly. The game cannot accept public displays of temper or acts of recrimination against an opponent, a caddie, a fellow player, or the course. Courtesy to those with whom you play and respect for the course on which you play are part of the sportsmanship that separates our game from all others.


Players who have applied to participate in a Club tournament and wish to withdraw for any reason MUST notify the Golf Shop. Players who fail to follow this procedure will be listed as a NO-SHOW.