Rules and Regulations

The following pages give rules information that you really need to know when playing in competitions:


Golf etiquette is an essential part of the game. Unfortunately, not all golfers display good golf etiquette and can spoil the game for others – make sure you are not one of them.

Rules of Golf Summary

This page gives you the basic rules that come into play and are often unintentially broken. Take some time to learn them.

Local Rules

This is a listing of the local rules the Hua Hin Golf Society have adopted that are in addition to any local rule of the course we are playing.


At the 31st May Committee meeting is was agreed that from 1st June onwards until further notice men will play from the White Tees at events held at Palm Hills. This is in recognition of the course ratings shown on the Palm Hills scorecard which show the ratings for women from Red Tees as 112 and for men from White Tees also as 112 (Yellow for men are shown as 119). The change in tee boxes will not effect the already commenced eclectic as the handicapping of the holes themselves remain unchanged. (for current eclectic standings go to the “Competitions” page of the website)


changes to competition qualifying rules for subsidized & major tournaments. Here.

Our local rule for Pick & Place is in place for all courses until notified otherwise.

Polite notice to all Members – Please follow our etiquette guidelines when playing golf to make the game enjoyable for everybody – Read Here

Ideas and comments are always welcome so be sure to contact the committee by email at