Golf Course Rules

Pace of Play

An unimpeded foursome is expected to play 18 holes in 3 hours and 45 minutes or less.  If the course is not busy, please allow faster players to play through as soon as you notice them.  If the course is busy, your proper place is directly behind the group in front of you.  You are expected to keep the interval between your group and the group in front of you the same as when you teed off.  Consult the professional staff if you are not sure what to do.

Golf Carts

Only drive golf carts through the rough to get from the cart path to the fairway.  Do not surpass the boundary markers located approximately 50 yards short of the green. Park with all four tires on the cart path at all times.  Avoid low, stressed, or wet areas on the fairways.  Keep carts off all par three holes.  To drive a golf cart, you must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license.

Ball Marks, Divots, and Bunkers

Fix your ball marks plus any other ball marks you see on the greens.  Fill all divots with sand which is provided on each golf cart.  Do not enter or exit bunkers by climbing up or down a steep face.  Rake bunkers after use and leave the rakes outside of the bunkers.

Golf Area Dress Code

Men may wear collared shirts, and shirts are to remain tucked in at all times. Men may wear shorts or long pants designed to be worn with a belt.  Gym shorts and cut-offs are not allowed. Proper footwear includes golf shoes (soft spikes only) and soft soled-shoes that cover the entire foot. Children must adhere to the dress code.


Denim is not allowed on the golf course at Cleveland Country Club. Management will use a use common sense approach when enforcing this policy.  If your guest unexpectedly shows up at the club wearing denim, they will not be refused service.  However, the host member will be notified about the policy violation.  Multiple offenses will result in further disciplinary action. 

Cleveland Country Club
1360 E Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150