Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club supports a casual-mountain resort atmosphere so you can enjoy your day on the course. Proper attire, as determined by the Management and Head Golf Professional will be mandatory for everyone using the course.
Acceptable golf course attire includes long slacks, mid-length pants (capris), Bermuda shorts, golf skirts/skorts, golf shirts (collared or mock-neck style), sweaters, jackets, caps, and hats.
Denim, gym shorts, t-shirts, halter-tops, tank tops, cut-offs, and bathing suits are not considered proper golf course attire.
It is the member’s responsibility to inform their guests of the dress code, including non-metal spikes, and ensure that their guests wear proper attire. Owl’s Nest Resort & Golf Club reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who is dressed inappropriately. If you have questions about appropriate attire, including for children, please contact the Golf Shop at (603) 726-3076 ext. 209.
Owl’s Nest is committed to providing golfers with the very best in playing conditions. There are instances when weather forces the suspension of play or closure of the golf course. Please understand that our team is protecting the condition of the golf course as well as our golfers during these times.
Typically, frost occurs in three situations: when temperatures are approaching freezing, when there’s no wind, and when there are clear skies. There are two types of frost: that caused by freezing condensation on the grass plants and that caused when the water within the blades of the grass freezes due to low temperatures (black frost).
Damage appears as dead grass in the shape of footprints or wheel tracks where they were impressed onto the turf. By withholding cart and foot traffic from turf grass areas during time periods when leaf and stem tissue are frozen, frost damage can be minimized.
During frost delays, golfers must stay off ALL grass areas including the putting greens and driving range. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The Course Superintendent will make the final decision as to when the golf course will open for play. As soon as the golf shop staff is informed the course is open for play, Owl’s Nest will coordinate play according to the sequence on the tee sheet.
Golf becomes a dangerous sport when you cannot see where your ball is going. To ensure the safety of our golfers and staff, Owl’s Nest will delay all play until it is safe to resume operations.
Golfers may choose to play in the rain. However, there are times when significant rainfall will oversaturate the golf course, leaving it susceptible to damage. Depending on the amount of rain, golf carts may not be permitted or may be limited to cart paths only, or the course may need to be closed for a period of time.
It always seems to happen when you are having the best round of your life. The wind picks up, the clouds move in, and you hear thunder in the distance. The temptation always exists in these circumstances to convince yourself and your playing partners that there is enough time to finish your rounds, or at least a few more holes. If you play on instead of seeking shelter, your great round could become the last round of your life.
There are several safety measures you can take to avoid being struck by lightning:
Please understand the staff does not control nor can they predict weather. They do not know how long it will be until the frost clears, the fog lifts, the rain subsides, or the lightning stops. Please be patient and considerate during these times.
Rain checks are only issued when the course is closed or play is suspended for a long period of time due to inclement weather. Rain checks must be redeemed by the end of the golfing season. Rain checks will be issued for either an 18-hole or 9-hole round of the same value as the original round (e.g., midweek vs. weekend). Rain checks will only be issued for green fees (which include cart rental).
Thank you for playing Owl’s Nest! To ensure all golfers have a positive experience, it should take no longer than 4 hours and 30 minutes to play 18 holes (approximately 15 minutes per hole). We strongly encourage groups to play faster whenever possible.
We employ the following Pace of Play policies and practices
This policy is practiced with the intent of maintaining a reasonable and pleasurable round of golf for all guests. Members and guests are expected to respect the directions of our course rangers as their goal is to help make everyone’s round more enjoyable.
Players should play from a set of tees best suited to their driving distance. In addition to providing more enjoyment for golfers, teeing it forward is an important step golfers can take to improve pace of play.
As you walk or ride up to the next shot, start assessing the situation and getting a feel for the shot, the wind, and the yardage. You’ll spend less time analyzing the shot when you get to the ball.
As you ride or walk up to the green, you can often learn more about the next shot from in front of the green than on the green. Look for tell-tale slopes, mounds, and swales that will affect the break. Look for where the water will roll off. Often, the best read is the first read. Go with your gut.
Out of the Hole? Putting up a Big Number? Pick Up and Move On.
The USGA Handicap System allows a maximum score depending on handicap and par. Use the simple guidelines below.
|Your Handicap/Average Score||Maximum Score Per Hole|
|9 or less/80||Double Bogey|
|10 – 19/90||7|
|20 – 29/100||8|
|30 – 39/110||9|
|40 and over/over 120||10|
Finally, please be respectful of our rangers and staff. Everyone has difficult golf holes or days on the course. Our rangers are not here to cause grief or lecture groups. Their goal is to ensure all golfers have a reasonable and enjoyable experience on the course. Sometimes that means asking a group in front of yours to pick up the pace, and sometimes it’s reminding your group that you’ve fallen behind. It happens to everyone, please do your best to get back in position.
Follow these simple guidelines and always be thinking about how you can play a little faster each hole and you’ll enjoy your round—at Owl’s Nest or anywhere!