The Rules of Golf were updated by golf's governing bodies and published effective January 1st, 2019. More frequently, decisions are made about interpretations of the rules, and when these are available, will be referenced on this page. Notice of important decisions will be given on the British Columbia Golf website and in our newsletter.

To view how to obtain current Rules of Golf publications click HERE.

For Rules of Amateur Status click HERE.

2019 Rules of Golf

Click on the image below to see the new rules of golf online.

As the National Sport Federation and governing body of golf in Canada, Golf Canada, in conjunction with the R&A and the USGA, unveiled the 2019 Rules of Golf. This joint initiative was designed to modernize the Rules and make them easier to understand and apply. Please visit the Golf Canada website Rules section for details on the new rules which came into effect in January of 2019 and for useful visual assets and access to publications on the modernization of golf's rules.

Golf Adjusts Rule On Caddies Standing Behind Players

Click HERE to see new rule on Caddies standing behind players