Rules FAQ

Rule Misc.

Using the online Rules of Golf

Q. I am having trouble finding the Rules of Golf on the USGA web page, can you help?

A. The Rules of Golf and Decisions on the Rules of Golf are available on the USGA web site. Occasionally, users have difficulty finding this resource. The following steps may be helpful:

  • From the USGA home page ( select the "RULES" menu item.
  • On the sub-menu, select the link marked "Rules and Decisions".
  • On the bottom half of the page, you will see a section called "Browse the Rules".

Clicking on a link in the left-hand pane of the "Browse the Rules" section will change which Rule is displayed. The links in the upper-right pane display the sub-sections of each Rule and the links in the lower-right pane display the Decisions for the specified Rule.