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Children/Dependents access to Golf Course
"Dependents" are defined as Members' children who are less than 25 years of age and are full-time students. Once a child reaches age 18 and until age 25, parents must submit student card documentation to the Club on an annual basis verifying the child's full-time student status.


Children’s Playing Rights (Minimum age of 6) - DBGC Member Only
To be eligible for playing rights all children must pass a test with the Club/Golf Professional to enable him/her the rights to play on the course at times specified by the Star Rating system as detailed below. Please allow juniors to attend the test by themselves. The 1 Star test will take approximately 30 minutes, 2 Star 45 minutes and 3 Star test 60 minutes.
 
Juniors who do not pass or wish to increase a Star rating can be re-tested after 6 months. Club Professionals will do their best to accommodate testing within a week of phone or email request. 3 Star rating testing can only be carried out by Club Management.
 
Once playing rights have been achieved ,all children must be accompanied by a parent  and they will need  their own golf clubs, golf shoes, balls, tees, ball marker and smart golfing attire (please check with Club’s dress code policies). Sand bags are to be carried at all times and at no time are children permitted to ride in a golf cart.

Parents may sign a child up for the Club privileges and playing rights on an annual calendar year basis only. Once a child is added as your dependent, the HK$100 subscription fee applies throughout the remainder of the calendar year and thereafter until you cancel.

Children may added as your dependents at any time during a calendar year, but must remain so throughout the remainder of the entire calendar year.

Children may be removed from your list of dependents each year in December by notifying the DBGC Membership department and filling out the appropriate cancellation form.
 
Application Procedure
Complete the required form for the appropriate Star rating and pay a HK$50 administration fee to obtain the colour coded bag tag.
 
Colour Code Identification - Children must at all times clearly display on their  golf bag the color identification tag supplied by the Club.
 
DR Star    Yellow 
1 Star        Pink
2 Star        Blue
3 Star        Red
 
 
DR Star: Rules for Access to Driving Range 
  • Acknowledge a safe environment at all times and show a courteous manner to Members practicing on the Driving Range.
  • Dress appropriately at all times.
  • The Driving Range bays to be used are restricted to the last 8 bays. 
1 Star: May play on the course after 4:00 p.m. on weekdays/weekends. Must be accompanied by parents.
  • Basic Swing Skills: Reasonably orthodox grip, stance and follow through
  • Able to hit reasonable shots frequently
  • Driving club 75 yards carry (just shy of red flags on range)
  • Know basic etiquette & rules
  • Mini Golf Playing Test: over 2 holes of about 100 yards on short game area
  • Acceptable pace of play
2 Star: May play on the course anytime on weekdays (excluding holidays) after 4:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
            (Max. 2-Star Junior quota:50) 
  • Consistent Impact on Most clubs
  • Driving Club 150 yards carry (near yellow flags on range)
  • Good etiquette & rules knowledge
  • Playing Test: over 2 holes on course
  • Acceptable Pace of Play: able to keep up with all golfers
  • Required to be an active player by playing a minimum 4 rounds in a four-month period.
3 Star: May play on the course anytime, may participate in Monthly Medal Competition
             (Max. 3-Star Junior quota: 10) 
  • Current 9 handicap from HKGA
  • Good etiquette & rules knowledge
  • Playing Test: over 3 holes on course
  • Acceptable Pace of Play: will play faster than most golfers
  • Open book written test using USGA rule book
  • Required to be an active player by playing a minimum one round in a four month period.
Driving Range Rules / Short Game Area for Children - DBGC Member Only
  • Children between the ages of 6-9 are only allowed on the Driving Range once their playing ability has been approved by the Management.
  • A time for testing children between the ages of 6-9 must be pre-arranged with Management to enable the child to have the rights to practice on the Driving Range/Short Game Area. 
  • Children who have received approval  must be strictly observed by parents at all time.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on the Driving Range / Short Game Area, inclusive of observing fellow siblings aged 6 or above.
  • Children are allowed access to the Driving Range with the exception of weekends and holidays, between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Children may use the range at 11:00 and 13:00 ONLY if they are participating in a Club Competition.
  • Non-member children must be aged 10 & over and require parental/guidance/supervision if under the age of 14.
  • All non-member children taking golf lesson must be under direct supervision of the Golf Professional at all times
Suspension of Playing Rights
 
  • 3-Star children with bookings on weekend/public holiday must complete the 18-holes and not part of a  round. Exceptions are only made for physical sickness and or injury in which the child returns to the club house immediately.
  • Children must actively repair pitch marks, divots and rake bunkers.
  • Children must at all times adhere to the pace of play.
  • If a 3-Star child has registered for the Club tournament , attendance is compulsory unless the club is notified in advance. A "No show" on the competition is not acceptable.
A breach of Rules will result in a suspension of the child's playing right as noted below:

1st  Instance - 1 month suspension
2nd Instance - 2 months suspension
3rd  Instance - 6  months suspension
 
Golf Insurance (Liability)
All golfers, including children, must have golfers' insurance. It is the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure a child carries such insurance. 
 
Remark: The rules and regulations for children and any interpretation of such are at the sole discretion of the Club Management ,with the Club retaining the final right of decision.
 

Clubhouse
Children are not allowed to play or wander anywhere on the club premises.
Children must always be accompanied by their parents or a full Member who will accept responsibility for their actions.
Children under 16 are not allowed into the Men's or Ladies' Changing Rooms at any time. The changing room attendants have been given instructions to escort children OUT OF the changing rooms. Children are required to use the Boys' and Girls' Changing Rooms next to the Swimming Pool.
 

Swimming Pool
Under no circumstances may children be left unattended in the pool area.
 

Restaurant
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children under 18 will not be served alcoholic beverages.
Children under the age of 18 are not permitted in the Eagle's Nest Bar.
 

Room Accommodations
No children are permitted to occupy room accommodations unless they are accompanied by parents or an adult Member who will accept responsibility for them.
 

Skateboards / Roller Stakes / Scooters / Bicycle
Are not permitted anywhere on the Club premises.


 

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