The Rules of Golf were updated by golf's governing bodies and published effective January 1st, 2019. There have been some new changes announced that came into effect on January 1st, 2023. A look at those changes can be found here.

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(s).

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

For Rules of Amateur Status click HERE.


Please visit the Golf Canada website Rules section for details on new rules 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 the rule on Caddies standing behind players