Date: November 29, 2016
Author: Golf Queensland

Rules Accreditation

WATCH: 2019 Rules of Golf Committee Assistance

Golf Queensland works with Golf Australia to provide a number of services in relation to the Rules of Golf. 

If you are interested in the 2019 Rules of Golf changes, please click on the following link:


Competition Management

For every competition, a Competition Committee should be formed and Competition Conditions established in order to run a successful competition.

For more information on the setting up and running of a competition, please proceed to the following:


– Modified Rules for Disabled Players



Level 1 Rules Exam

Level 1 Exam

If you are interested in testing your understanding of the Rules of Golf, you can access the online R&A exam here –

The exam consistst of 34 questions, and has a time limit of 60 minutes.

To gain Level 1 accreditation, you are required to gain a passmark of 60%. It is an open-book exam, and once you achieved a 60% mark you will receive your certificate, which you may wish to print off.


Level 2 Rules Workshops & Exam


The Level 2 exam is the pinnacle Rules Accreditation administered by the State. It features indepth training on the running of golf competitions, setting Local Rules, and the practical and theoretical application of the Decisions on the Rules of Golf.

It is a not a pre-requesite that you have passed the Level 1 Rules Exam, however it is highly recommended. 

The workshop dates will be released soon to coincide with the 2019 Rules changes.

Attendees should already have a reasonable knowledge of the Rules of Golf before attending the Workshop.


Rules Referees

After you have completed either the Level 1 or both the Level 1 & 2 exams, you will be registered as a Rules Referee. You will receive a quarterly newsletter from Golf Australia, and golf clubs around the State are encouraged to utilise accredited referees when running golf competitions.

*Accredited Level 1 & Level 2 Rules Referees search under construction*

In the mean time, please contact Matt Field during business hours:

Phone: (07) 3252 8155


Rules Queries


Golf Queesland conducts a rules enquiries service for affiliated golf clubs and District Golf Associations.

Clubs wishing to submit rules enquiries should do so in writing via email to

Individual players with a rules query may also contact the Golf Queensland office for assistance, but we ask that you first contact your relevant golf committee.


Rules of Golf Resource Material


Golf Queensland distributes Rules of Golf books to all  Queensland Golf Clubs which are supplied free of charge every four years by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.  

In addition, the following rules resource items are also available for purchase from Golf Queensland:



Further information these can be located at the following sources: