Kebo Valley Golf Club Membership Rules & Regulations

These Rules and Regulations have been established by the Kebo Valley Golf Club to protect the Club’s golf course and other facilities and amenities and to promote the health, safety, welfare, and enjoyment of the Members, their families and guests, Daily Fee guests, and all other persons using the Club Facilities. The Club may amend the Rules & Regulations from time to time at its discretion.


Length and Terms of Membership

  • A Kebo Valley Golf Club membership is valid from the spring opening until the fall closing. Members do not receive an equity stake in the facility or any other privileges not identified in the membership contract.
  • Kebo Valley Golf Club of Bar Harbor, Maine membership is non-transferable. A valid membership is conditioned upon completion and acceptance of this membership contract and receipt of all applicable fees.
  • The hours of operation at Kebo Valley Golf Club will be established considering the season of the year and other circumstances. The hours of operation will be posted at the clubhouse.
  • Membership does not guarantee or reserve tee times on the golf course. Management of KVGC reserves the right to sell, advertise and market the club in any manner.  Management of KVGC also reserves the right to schedule golf events, special events, and tournaments.  During events or tournaments, members’ access to the club’s facilities may be limited.
  • Membership is not valid for any outing, event, or outside tournaments. Members are responsible for paying outing greens, cart, and tournament fees.


Golf Course Rules of Use

  • No outside food or beverage will be allowed on Kebo Valley Golf Club premises. All state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages will be strictly enforced.
  • Members must abide by all Kebo Valley Golf Club rules & regulations governing the use and return of golf carts. Consolidation of carts will be required upon request of any Kebo Valley staff.
  • The course may be closed at any time due to weather or other scheduled events. The opening and closing dates of the golf course are at the sole discretion of the Kebo Valley Golf Club’s management and board of directors.
  • The golf professional has full authority on the golf course and in Pro Shop to enforce all the rules of golf and speed of play.
  • No more than four players are permitted in a single group unless authorized by the golf shop. Singles and twosomes will be paired together when tee times are limited.
  • Smoking is not permitted where deemed by state or federal law. The State of Maine Law prohibits smoking in areas within 20 feet of where food or drink is served.   Smoking may only be allowed outdoors and in areas at least 20 feet from entryways, doors, and windows, and not in any area that would allow the smoke to circulate back into the building.

 Dress Code

  • It is expected that members and guests shall dress in fashion-befitting the surroundings and atmosphere provided in the setting of our Club.
  • The dress standards of the Club may be waived by management for special activities and functions.
  • Collared shirts and shoes must be worn at all times when in the club facilities.

Conduct and Behavior

  • The Rules of Golf as adopted by the U.S.G.A., together with the Rules of Etiquette as adopted by the U.S.G.A. shall be the standing rule of the Club, except when in conflict with local rules or with any of the rules herein.
  • The following are not allowed and will not be tolerated at Kebo Valley Golf Club at any time:
    • Use of abusive or offensive language to other members, patrons, guests or staff.
    • Physical abuse of staff or guests.
    • Lewd or illegal activity.
    • If a foursome or other group of players fails to keep their place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players ahead, the group must allow the following group to play through.
    • Enter and leave bunkers at the nearest level point to the green. Smooth sand over with a rake upon leaving.
    • Repair all ball marks and divots on the green.
    • Each player must have a set of golf clubs.
    • Play with more than four players in a group (unless approved by Golf Professional)
    • Conduct that detracts from Management’s absolute right to manage the club and preserve its financial integrity.
    • All players must register with the Pro Shop. All golf course play must start on the first hole after check-in with the Pro Shop.  Starting on any hole other than the first is not permitted without permission from the Pro Shop.
    • Committing a felony or misdemeanor theft at the club
    • Violation of any rules or policies.
  • The membership holder will be responsible for any and all damages incurred by the member to Kebo Valley Golf Club property and/or golf carts.
  • Membership holders and guests are not allowed use of Kebo Valley Golf Club property without proper authorization.

Golf Cart Rules

  • Golf carts may only be used on the golf course at the discretion of the club personnel and only during hours of club operations.
  • Golf carts shall not be used by any member or guest on the Club facilities without proper assignment and registration in the Pro Shop.
  • Each operator of a golf cart must be a least sixteen years of age and have a valid automobile driver’s license.
  • Only two persons and two sets of golf clubs are permitted per golf cart.
  • Always use golf cart paths where provided, especially near tees and greens, a tee, or a bunker.
  • Use care to avoid soft areas on fairways, especially after rain. Always use the rough wherever possible.
  • The operation of a golf cart is at the risk of the operator. The cost of repair to a golf cart, which is damaged by a member, shall be charged to the member or, in the case of damage by a guest, to the sponsoring member.  Members using a golf cart shall be held fully responsible for any and all damages, including damages to the golf cart, that is caused by the misuse of the golf cart by the members or their guests, and the members shall reimburse the Club and/or any operator of the Club for any and all damages the Club may sustain by reason of misuse.  Members using a golf cart shall be held fully responsible for all damages due to cart misuse by the member or the member’s guest. This includes but is not limited to, damages to the golf cart, other golfers and guests, the course, or other equipment. The member shall make full restitution of actual or estimated costs to the Club within 30 days of being informed of the damage.
  • The member using a golf cart accepts and assumes all responsibility for liability connected with the operation of the golf cart. The member also expressly indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless Kebo Valley Golf Club and its officers, director, employees, affiliates, representatives, and agents, from any damages, whether direct or consequential, arising from or related to the member’s use and operation of the golf cart.
  • Please help improve Kebo Valley Golf Club’s turf quality by following and obeying all cart signage, never drive the cart withinhazard boundary lines, within 10 yards of water hazards or bunkers, and within 50 yards of greens or tees (unless you’re on a designated cart path). These areas are especially susceptible to damage by the wheels of golf carts.
  • Violations of the golf cart rules may result in losing golf cart privileges and/or playing privileges.


    • Handicaps are computed using the GHIN system under the supervision of the Golf Professional in accordance with the current U.S.G.A. Handicap System.
    • All members are required to have a U.S.G.A.-approved handicap to participate in any club tournaments. Members are billed $50 in addition to their membership rate for the GHIN system. All handicaps submitted may be reviewed by the Golf Professional.
    • To establish a handicap, a member must have turned in a minimum of five scores. Members are responsible for turning in all their scores on a daily basis.  The Golf Professional has the authority to adjust the handicap of any member failing to turn in a score.  The Pro Shop shall assist members with the posting procedures.

     Golf Course Etiquette

    • Persons using the golf course should do their part to make a round of golf at Kebo Valley Golf Club a pleasant experience for everyone. Please follow these guidelines.
    • Proper etiquette from all golfers should be a matter of pride.
    • Kebo Valley Golf Club should be played in four hours and fifteen minutes or less.
    • Play ready golf. Anticipate the club or clubs you may need and go directly to your ball.  Always be near your ball to play promptly when it is your turn.  If a player is delayed in making his shot, it would be courteous for player to indicate to another player to play, which should not be deemed playing out of turn.
    • The time required holing out on and around the green is a chief cause of show play. Study and clear the line of your putt while others are doing the same.  Be ready to putt when it is your turn.
    • When approaching a green, park your golf cart or hand cart on the cart path on the best direct line to the next tee. This can save about one-half hour per round.  Never leave the cart in front of the green where you will have to go back to get it, making the following players wait for you to play their next shots.
    • When play of a hole is completed, leave the green promptly and proceed to the next tee without delay. Do the scoring for the completed hole while the others in your group are playing from the next tee.
    • If you are not holding your place on the course please allow the players behind to play through. Do the same if you stop to search for a lost ball.
    • Players shall/may be responsible for reporting slow play, breaches of golf etiquette, or damage to Kebo personnel.
    • Please refrain from loud conversations, shouting at fellow golfers, or offensive and/or aggressive speech.
    • The use of cell phones and pagers is strongly discouraged if there is a need for phones or pager they are to be on silent or vibration mode.
    • Always be considerate of other golfers at all times.
    • Always fix ball marks, and divots as well as rake out your sand bunkers and remind others to do the same.
    • No matter if playing here at Kebo or any other course, take pride in leaving the golf course better than you found it. You can do this by simply following golf cart signs, replacing/fixing divots, fixing your ball mark and one other on every green. Always rake out your bunkers, entering and leaving the bunker at the nearest level point to the green. Golfers should carefully rake bunkers after using and place the head of the rack in the bunker leaving the handle in the surrounding grass. If you do this and encourage your playing partners to do the same, Kebo Valley Golf Club and all other golf courses will be better for it.
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