The Island Country Club

Deer Isle, Maine

Rules of Etiquette

Start play on the 1st tee, unless the Club House approves a start elsewhere. 


Repair all ball marks and divots. There are repair tools available at no charge in the club house. Please take one before starting your round. 


Rake bunkers. This includes your footprints. Please leave rakes outside of the bunkers. 


Keep all carts off tees and greens. 


Slower players should allow faster players to play through.


Groups are limited to four players. 


Our grounds crew is constantly working to keep the club looking and playing in prime condition. Please yield to all workers for everyone's safety.


All players, both members and visitors, must sign in at the club house before teeing off. 


Only those with a driver's license are authorized to drive golf carts.


Outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed. All alcoholic beverages must be bought at the club house.


Players are responsible for any injuries or property damage caused by golf balls they hit. Report any damage or injuries to the clubhouse.

Local Rules

All play is governed by USGA rules with the following exceptions: 


  1. The ball is to be played down. NO WINTER RULES
  2. Swampy area is casual water. Lift with no penalty. 
  3. In the case of a "Lost Ball", playing a provisional is recommended. 
  4. Out of Bounds - White Stakes
    • Hole 1 - Over wall to left and past white stakes on left
    • Hole 3 - In or over road on right and over wall at back of green
    • Hole 6 - Past white stakes on left
    • Hole 7 - Past white stakes on left and at back of green 
    • Hole 8 - Past white stakes on left
    • Hole 9 - Past white stakes on left
    • Ball comes to rest inside tennis court is out of bounds. Players are allowed complete relief from tennis court fencing. 
  5. Each player must have his (or her) own set of clubs. NO SHARING.
  6. Soft spikes only. 

Free Relief

All protective fencing, including tennis courts. All cart paths and service roads.


Complete relief plus 1 club length, no penalty.