Hope 100 Golf Marathon

Hope 100 Golf Marathon Rules

Each player drives their own cart.  We play in twosomes.  Ten holes per hour is your target to finish 100 holes by 5 p.m.

Although the score is not of primary importance, we will award prizes related to your score for finishing all 100 holes.  Therefore, scorecards are being provided for you to turn in.  All scores are “individual.” Your final score will be the total of the best you score on each hole throughout the day (gross and with handicaps) for an 18-hole total (e.g. if your best score on each hole is par, your final score is 72).

As a charity golf marathon, all players commit to raising or donating a minimum $2,500 for Hope Hospice.  Raising your goal is easier than you think!  Complete your personal page and send email requests directly from there to family, friends and/or co-workers.  They will want to support you in your personal golf challenge for a great cause!  (Please note:  We ask that you please complete your fundraising by October 31 or, if you prefer at that time, you may pledge payments over the coming months.  Please call Hope’s Development Office at (925) 829-8770 to arrange.)  

Prizes will be awarded for the top fundraiser and for the longest ladies and men's drive on the first hole, closest to the pin on all five par threes (Holes 4, 6, 11, 14, 17) as well as for low net and low gross scores.

Play extremely READY golf, no practice swings. Just get up to your ball and hit. Traditional course etiquette still applies.

Each player will have their own cart. Carts will be switched out during the day as needed. 

Pace of Play

  • To gauge your pace of play, allow seven minutes on average to complete each hole.  You may want to set a phone alarm every two hours to help you keep on pace.  (You should be completing 18 holes every two hours.)
  • If you fall behind, an event marshal may ask you to move forward to the next hole. You may still complete your 100 holes of golf by returning later to the hole you missed.  
  • Please allow a maximum of “double bogie” per hole.
  • Don't take the time to search for lost balls. There are no lost ball penalties. If you don’t drive right up to it, simply drop a ball near where you expected it to be and play on.
  • There are no Out of Bounds penalties. If you hit a ball OB, simply drop a ball within two club lengths of where the ball went OB and play on without penalty.
  • There are no Water Hazard penalties. If you hit a ball in the water hazard, simply drop a ball within two club lengths of where the ball went into the hazard and play on without penalty.
  • Do not pull the flag sticks.
  • No more than two putts per green.
  • No need to rake sand, repair divots nor ball marks.  Volunteer marshals will do this for us.

Have fun and enjoy your day!