The Crossings at Montevideo Policy on Pace of Play and Course Etiquette
Reason for change in policy - July 2012
In the past we have always had a few complaints, but very few. However, in 2012 we had a tremendous increase in our complaints received about pace of play and group sizes in particular. The Board looked over past policies, and found that a number of years ago, this was addressed and the Board at that time decided the largest group allowed would be 5. So, we just tried to enforce a policy that has always been present. Boy, that did not work well. A number of people got upset over this policy. We thought we could just solve the problem by enforcing a rule that was already "on the books", but that was not really practical.
So, we went back to the drawing board and found that it was not really about the exact number in a group, but rather PACE OF PLAY. The Board wanted to allow 6-somes at some times, but had to deal with pace of play complaints.
We took a long time researching this policy, checking with other courses and also used the rules of golf from the USGA. Now, after a number of weeks of research and discussion, and input from other golfers we have come up with this document.
We hope that it clears things up, and makes it a fun course to play...sometimes with a larger group, that other courses would not even allow! But, we need everyone to cooperate and pull together to make this work well for everyone.