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General Information

Club Policy & Procedure

In the event of hazardous conditions in the vicinity, and the warning signal being sounded, golfers already on the course are urged to seek shelter at the nearest protected area.

Whilst the decision to play is at the discretion of the golfer, they do so at their own risk and are responsible for their own health and safety.

All MGCC staff MUST return to the clubhouse, maintenance area or the nearest shelter immediately upon hearing the signal. MGCC staff includes caddies, marshals and golf maintenance staff.

If green fee-paying golfers decide to abandon their round, rather than wait for the lightning to cease, refunds will not apply.

When the course is closed no play is permitted until the Resumption of Play signal is sounded. If the course closure takes place during play, players may continue their game when the course is reopened. Starting Times affected by the course closure are considered cancelled and must be re booked at the Reception on a first come first served basis, starting times as booked will resume.

Staff will make every effort to minimize inconvenience to those players whose starting time was affected by the course closure.

Dress Code - Golf Course & Practice Areas

Golf Cart Red Flag Policy

Effective 1st October 2020 and in response to member feedback, the Red Flag policy has been revised to protect the condition of the golf course.

The Red Flag policy permits older members and those with a medical condition to drive a golf cart on the fairway subject to the following conditions.

 Criteria for Requests

  • Members aged 75 years+;
  • Members under 75 years of age producing a current medical certificate confirming the need to reduce walking by indicating ambulatory difficulties;
  • Applicants for a medical exemption must state the required duration of the medical exemption which will  remain effective for the nominated time up to a maximum period of 2 months from the date of issue; 
  • For the duration of the medical exemption any applicant who plays on a No Red Flag day will immediately forfeit the Red Flag privilege and the ability to apply for further Red Flag medical exemptions
  • Requests are granted at the absolute discretion of the club management

Red Flag users MUST:

  • Follow the ‘90 Degree Rule’;  Stay on the cart path, drive across the fairway when level with the ball and return immediately to the cart path;
  • Not drive the cart within 50 yards of any green;
  • Keep the distance the cart travels on the fairway to an absolute minimum
  • Stay on the cart path at all times on par 3 holes;
  • Follow instructions from Course Marshals;

Red Flag users are required to minimize damage/compaction to the turf by:

  • Using the shortest and safest route between ball and cart path
  • Using the single cart when playing in a 3 ball game

Abuse / Misuse of the Red Flag policy:

  • The club will take immediate action on any incident of abuse or misuse and the matter referred to the Members’ Advisory Committee (MAC) for review.
  • Members deemed by the MAC to have abused the policy will forfeit the ability to request a Red Flag

Red Flags are only permitted when weather and ground conditions allow and at the decision of the Golf Course Superintendent / Director of Golf or their authorized deputies.                                                                                                                                                                

Hazardous Conditions and Warning Signals

In the event of Hazardous Conditions, whilst all golfers are on the golf course at their own risk, golfers are advised to cease playing immediately and return to the clubhouse or take shelter at the nearest protected area when the following Warning Signals are heard.

1 long blast – Golfers urged to seek shelter 

Upon hearing this warning signal, golfers are urged to seek shelter at the nearest protected area. All MGCC staff MUST return to the clubhouse, maintenance area or the nearest shelter immediately upon hearing the signal. MGCC staff includes caddies, marshals and golf maintenance staff.


2 long blasts – Course Closed

Two long blasts of the air horn signals the course is closed due to hazardous conditions within close proximity to the golf course. Golfers and all MGCC staff must return to the clubhouse immediately or remain in a safe sheltered area.


3 short blasts – Resumption of Play

Three short blasts of the air horn signals the end of the hazard warning and play may resume.

Typhoon Policy

Please note the Club’s Typhoon Policy:

  • When the Macau Observatory announces Typhoon Signal No. 8 will be hoisted, the Club will commence closure procedures. All outdoor facilities/services will be suspended, golfers must leave the course immediately and the Club will close within one hour.
  • When Typhoon Signal No. 8 is lowered between 6:00 am and 3:00 pm, the Club will reopen 3 hours after Typhoon Signal No. 8 is lowered with limited service only.
  • When Typhoon Signal No. 8 is lowered after 3:00 pm, the Club will remain closed for the remainder of the day.
  • Golf Course operations will resume when weather conditions have improved sufficiently to allow the maintenance team to make the course safe, playable and tidy. This will take some time depending on the damage caused.
  • When the Macau Observatory announces Typhoon Signal No.3 will be hoisted the Driving Range will be closed and the netting secured; the Driving Range will reopen as soon as possible after Typhoon Signals are lowered.