Course Care Etiquette Program

Cottesloe Golf Club asks Members and guests to contribute to the care of the course by repairing on average, one pitch mark per hole. Please read the document below about why we should repair our pitch marks.

Below are a series of video tutorials on how Cottesloe Golf Club would like Members and guests to repair pitch marks and the technique for proper bunker raking.

Course Preservation

Competitors are reminded of the necessity to rake bunkers and repair fairway divots and pitch marks on the greens.

Fairway Divots – should be repaired by breaking in the sides of the divot with a golf club (in herring bone fashion) and then scuffing over the area with your spikes.

Pitch Marks – should be repaired by using your fork to push the grass at the edge of the pug mark towards the centre of the hole. Do not use your fork to lift the ground.

Bunkers – should always be raked after having played out of them.  When leaving, the rake should be positioned outside of the bunker and in line with the flag.

Please take a moment to view the video below that shows the correct Push Method to use when raking bunkers.