Rules and regulations for the L.A. City golf courses are promulgated by the Department of Recreation and Parks Board of Commissioners, per Municipal Code §63.44

 
  • SPECTATORS / CADDIES / CHAPERONES
    • Griffith Park, Rancho Park, Sepulveda, Hansen Dam, Woodley Lakes, Harbor Park
      • Spectators and caddies age 18 and over are permitted with full electric car rental
      • No spectators under age 18 - No exceptions
      • Parents, guardians, and/or chaperones are permitted to accompany minors 
    • Roosevelt, Penmar, Los Feliz 3-par, Rancho 3-par
      • No spectators permitted
      • Parents, guardians, and/or chaperones are permitted to accompany minors​
  • GOLF COURSE GENERAL RULES
    • All golfers:
      • must be registered with the golf starter before starting his/her round of golf
      • must have a set of clubs with a golf bag
      • are expected to play without delay and comply at all times with local and USGA Rules of Golf
      • must comply with the course management and Player Assistant's instructions
      • may have only one ball in play (per USGA Rules of Golf)
      • may not practice on the golf course
      • must keep golf cars at least 30 feet from greens and tees
      • are expected to wear proper golf attire including appropriate golf shoes
      • are expected to repair their divots, ball marks on greens, and rake bunkers 
    • Maximum number of golfers per group on all 18 holes courses is four
    • Maximum number of golfers per group on all 9 hole courses is five 
  • GOLF CARTS & VEHICLES
    • No personal golf riding carts or motorized riding vehicles of any kind are permitted on golf course grounds at any time.
  • JUNIOR GOLF POLICY
    • 9 hole and 18 hole courses:
      • Minimum age is 7 to play golf accompanied by a parent or guardian
      • Minimum age is 13 to play golf unaccompanied
    • Los Feliz 3-par and Rancho Park 3-par:
      • Minimum age is 5 to play golf accompanied by a parent or guardian
      • Minimum age is 13 to play golf unaccompanied
  • PLAYER CARD POLICY
    • Player card members are entitled to owning ONE player card. Additional cards may be cancelled without refund. 
    • Only one reservation is allowed per card holder for any one day
    • Player Card holder is required to play in the group for which the tee time was made. 
    • Player Card holder should be prepared to present player card and ID to the starter. 
    • Player Card holder is responsible for all members of the golfing party. 
    • Player Card holder will be subject to suspensions and restrictions for failing to comply with the rules and regulations governing reservations, etiquette of game, rules of play, and personal conduct.
    • Multiple reservations under the same Player Card may be cancelled without notice
  • BOOKING A TEE TIME 
    • Updated policy:
      It is prohibited to use any computer program, bot, offline reader, and site search/retrieval application. Other manual or automatic devices, tools, or processes to retrieve, data mine, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure, or presentation of the content or the site itself, for obtaining a City of Los Angeles Golf Reservation Tee Time is strictly prohibited. We are closely monitoring reservations that appear to be using the systems/processes stated above. Violations of our policy will result in tee time cancellation and a loss of reservation and playing privileges. Our goal is to make the booking process fair to all golfers who wish to play at our facilities.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY
    • A $10 per player No-Show fee will be charged to the cardholder who booked the tee time if a reservation is not checked in at least 15 minutes before the tee time and for any no-shows in the reservation 
    • Tee times must be cancelled or modified at least 24 hours in advance to avoid no-show fees

CITY OF LOS ANGELES GOLFER CODE OF CONDUCT
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Golf Division takes great pride in the quality of its customers, staff, and golf facilities. This Code of Conduct is to ensure a safe, friendly, and respectful place for the public golfing community, visitors, and staff to gather in the spirit of cooperation, relaxation, good will, fun, and friendly competition. This Code of Conduct focuses on acceptable and unacceptable behavior.
 
All golfers and/or visitors at Los Angeles City Golf facilities are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that:
  • Creates an environment and culture that is reflective of the personal integrity and respect taught in the Rules of Golf where it is written that we are capable of enforcing rules upon ourselves with honesty, integrity, and good sportsmanship. The same integrity, honesty, and good will are expected whether on the golf course or in any part of the clubhouse or golf shop.
  • Is free of discrimination or any form of harassing behavior to fellow golfers, visitors, or staff.
  • Acknowledges L.A. City Golf facilities as a family friendly environment and refrains from using obscenities and loud behavior inappropriate for children and respectable taste.
  • Observes proper etiquette on and off the golf course, clubhouse, and golf shop.
  • Show the utmost respect and dignity to fellow golfers, visitors, and staff.
  • Does not damage the character, integrity, good will, property, and community view of L.A. City Golf facilities and/or its staff.
  • Is reflective of an adherence to all L.A. City golf rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrates an understanding that golfers and visitors have no authority to instruct staff in job performance and duties.
  • Understands that the City of Los Angeles management is responsible for instructing staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Is vigilant in reporting real or perceived safety hazards to staff or management.
  • Does not denigrate, talk down to, or scream at fellow golfers, visitors, or staff members and does not create unnecessary divisiveness through any manner.
  • Does not misrepresent their position and/or authority to others.
  • Proper golf attire is requested for all golfers, visitors, and guests.
Any golfer or visitor found to be in violation of the City of Los Angeles Golfer Code of Conduct may:
  • Have his/her Player Card revoked.
  • Result in being removed from the facility.
  • Have his/her playing privileges suspended.