Publications and Resources

The following publications are available from Golf Canada e-store.

Clubs or groups should call 1-800-263-0009 ext. 283 or email

  • The Rules of Golf
  • The Decisions on the Rules of Golf
  • The Easy Guide to Etiquette and The Rules of Golf
  • Golf Canada Handicap Manual

Current Code (expires December 31, 2018) 

Rules of Golf and Decisions on the Rules of Golf 


View in many other languages from the R & A

View in Spanish from the USGA

New Code (effective January 1, 2019)


View the Handicap Manual online.

Here is a link to an Easy Guide to the Etiquette and Rules

Application for Reinstatment to Amateur Status

Related Articles

  • Our active season for posting scores made on courses in British Columbia is March 1st through November 15th. During this active season, your course may choose to adopt prefered lies, postpone opening or "close" for posting. The following gives some guidelines to help your club determine To Post of Not To Post?


Unlike many sports, golf is played, for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire. The game relies on the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be.

This is the spirit of the game of golf.

For more on the etiquette of golf, click here.