Rules & Regulations

Definitions

A. Clubhouse Area – All the Area enclosed by the outermost wall and fence that contains the pool/pool Area, tennis, parking lot, lawn, landscaping and the clubhouse.
Pool Area – Any Area inside the fence that encloses the pool, including the grill, outdoor fireplace and bathhouse.

  • Pool – the pool and attached spa.
  • Tennis Court – That Area enclosed by a fence that contains only the tennis courts.
  • Clubhouse – The main building within the Clubhouse Area.
  • Veranda – The covered patio extending the full length of the Clubhouse.

B. Member – Lot owners and permanent residents, residing at the Champions’ Club address, over the age of 16. All others are considered guests and will be issued temporary guest passes. Member children under the age of 16 must be escorted by a parent and have the same age restricted member privileges.
C. Guest – A non-member not permanently residing in the Champions’ Club, but invited and accompanied to the Clubhouse Area by a member.
D. Club Director – The Club Director, at the direction of the Board of Directors, is responsible for determining policy, rules and regulations, liaison with all contractors and oversight of the entire Clubhouse Area.

These rules and regulations were established to provide a set of guidelines for opening and operating the Champions’ Club.  As the facilities are used and we receive input from members, these rules will be modified over time.

A.

Hours of Operation – All Areas are normally closed from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am. Below are the hours of operation, which are subject to change.

Monday through Friday 6:00am to 9pm

Saturday 8:00am – 8pm
Sunday 10:00am – 7pm
B.

Admission – Admission to the Clubhouse Area is authorized only to members of good standing (all fees are paid) and bona fide guests.  Specific regulations for admissions are delineated herein for each facility.

  1. Keys – in the form of a key card to the entrance/ main gate and pool are available to homeowners from the Clubhouse staff during normal operating hours. Cards are individually issued and, when swiped at the Front Desk, identify the member with a photograph, name and address. Key cards will only be issued to members, as defined above, 16 years of age or older.
  1. Responsibilities – It is the CCOA member’s responsibility to comply with all rules and regulations within this instruction, as well as any posted in the facility, while using the Clubhouse Area.  The use of any and all facilities at The Champions’ Club is at your own risk.
  1. Guests – To provide the opportunity or means for a CCOA member to sub-grant on a temporary basis the use and enjoyment of the Clubhouse Area to authorized guests requires the following:

a. Any CCOA member may bring guests into the Clubhouse Area. Members inviting a guest must escort the guest to the Clubhouse. This will help with parking on busy days. Members may bring up to six (6) guests at one time for a total of no more than 10 in the party (guests plus family members). If a member expects multiple guests (more than six; parties of more than 10), a reservation must be made in advance by completing and signing a Member Function Agreement with the Clubhouse Front Desk staff. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with no more than two (2) reservations per day per weekend. On weekdays, up to four (4) reservations per day may be taken. The number of reservations taken is subject to the review and approval of the Club Director based on conditions such as the size of the group(s) and the expected overall club use.

b. Guests must be signed in with the Clubhouse staff at the Front Desk.

c. The Clubhouse staff has the discretion to expel any authorized users and/or guests that do not follow the rules and regulations of the Clubhouse Area.

d. Members are responsible for the activities of their guests while the guests are in the Clubhouse Area.

e. Members aged 16 and 17 with key cards are limited to bringing one (1) escorted guest only.

f. Member guests shall not be limited in the number of visits to the Clubhouse nor will there be a charge for guest use.

g. Use of the Fitness Center is limited to “members only” – 16 years of age or older.  No guest use is permitted.

  • General
    1. Gate devices (key cards) are not to be loaned to non-members. They are exclusively for the use of property owners and family members.
    2. Members must not attempt to have other cars follow them through the gates. Sensors are in place to ensure that the gate closes after each vehicle drives through, and any following car is likely to hit the gate and cause damage. The member will be assessed the full cost of repairing any such damage to the gates. The CCOA will not be responsible for any damage done to a vehicle.
    3. Activate the gate device at all times using your key card.
    4. If your key card is lost or stolen, please report it to Clubhouse staff immediately.
    5. If your key card is lost, stolen, or broken, a fee of $5.00 will be charged for a new key card. For every subsequent replacement key, the charge will be increased to $50.00.
  • Liability
    1. Each user of a key card uses the device at his or her own risk. The association is not responsible for vehicle damage.

The above types of vehicles may drive on the Clubhouse driveways and parking lots only if the vehicles are licensed and only by a licensed driver. Use of any motorized vehicle on sidewalks, walkways, grass areas and landscaping is strictly prohibited.

Parking space in the Clubhouse Area is limited. Parking of RV’s and/or trailers of any type are prohibited.

It is recommended that all bicycles be ridden on the bike/walking trails/sidewalks where provided outside the Clubhouse Area. Bikes are prohibited on Clubhouse Area sidewalks, walkways, court surfaces, grass areas and landscaping. Bicycles must be parked in the bike rack(s) provided outside the Clubhouse. The association is not responsible for bicycle damage.

Golf carts may only be operated on Clubhouse Area property by persons with a valid driver’s license. Golf Carts are prohibited on Clubhouse Area sidewalks, walkways, court surfaces, grass areas and landscaping. Golf carts may be parked only in designated automobile parking lot spaces.  There is no access from the Fox Hollow Golf Club cart path to the Clubhouse parking lot.

A. General Rules

  1. No pets shall be allowed at any time in the Clubhouse Area with the exception of certified service pets.  Any domestic animals or wildlife posing a threat or nuisance should be reported to the Clubhouse staff.
  2. No live bands, DJs or stereos are permitted without approval of the Club Director.
  3. SMOKING IS PROHIBITED within the Clubhouse, tennis court, veranda and pool deck areas. The Clubhouse Area will be maintained as a smoke-free environment.
  4. Use of obscene language/gestures, disobedience of rules and regulations and harassment of other members or the Clubhouse staff can result in temporary or permanent expulsion from the Clubhouse Area.
  5. Users of the facilities are responsible for any damage caused by themselves or their guests.
  6. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult member (age 18 and older) when using any Clubhouse facilities.  Children under age 16 may not have or use the key card to the Clubhouse facility or pool area.
  7. No deliveries will be accepted for Clubhouse members by clubhouse staff except by advance arrangement with the concierge or Club Director.
  8. No fireworks are permitted without the Club Director’s approval.  Exceptions are professionals engaged by the CCOA. Company contracts with professionals should specify that fireworks are not permitted after 10:00 p.m.
  9. Clubhouse maintained dumpsters will not be used for personal trash disposal or construction debris.
  10. Soliciting – No manual distribution of non-community related commercial advertisements or documents soliciting money is allowed on property.
  11. Firearms, knives and any other weapons are strictly prohibited on Clubhouse grounds.

B. Specific Rules

There are specific rules and regulations governing each area within the Clubhouse Area in addition to those promulgated above for general use.  Infractions of these rules and regulations may result in temporary or permanent expulsion from the Clubhouse Area.

  1. Pool/Pool Area

a. Hours of Operation:  same as Clubhouse hours.

b. Admission – same as admission to the Clubhouse. Please note that there is an access gate directly onto the pool deck. Members must check-in at the Front Desk when visiting the pool. Please do not prop open the gates or permit access for guests or non-members via the pool gates.

c. Use of the outdoor grill and fireplace is restricted to adults and must be coordinated in advance with the Club Director.  These units are dangerous and improper or careless use can cause injuries. Individual member use will be limited to two (2) hours.

d. NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY.  SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. Additional rules posted poolside.

e. All persons are required to shower prior to entering the pools.

f. NO food or drinks are allowed within five (5) feet of the pools.

g. NO chewing gum is allowed anywhere within the pools and pool area.

h. NO GLASSWARE is allowed within the pools and pool area.

i. Children under the age of sixteen (16) years old must be accompanied by a CCOA member, a person of the member’s immediate family or designated babysitter.  In any case, the person accompanying the child under the age of sixteen (16) must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.  A babysitter must have valid membership within CCOA, or the CCOA member must provide written authorization with the sitter’s name, address, phone number and age to the Clubhouse staff.

j. Proper swim attire is required to enter the pools.  Cut-off jeans and other non-swim attire will not be allowed.

k. Rubber rafts, inflatable toys, kickboards, balls and frisbees will not normally be allowed in the pool.  Face masks (non-glass), goggles (non-glass), small soft toys and water wings may be permitted at the discretion of the Clubhouse staff based on the occupancy level of the pool and construction of the specific item in question.

l. Use of life jackets or vests will be allowed for physically challenged individuals as needed.

m. Roughhousing, running, wrestling, dunking, excessive   splashing, pushing, spitting and sitting on the shoulders of others are not allowed in the pool/pool Area.

n. Spa – Children under the age of sixteen (16) are not permitted in the spa pool.

o. Use of approved swim diapers are required at all times for infants and toddlers.

  1. Fitness Center

a. All exercise equipment is for use by adults and children over the age of sixteen.

b. NO GUEST USE OF THE FITNESS CENTER. Members only, age 16 and older.

c. Ages 14 and 15 may use the Fitness Center with adult resident supervision.  Adult, at least 18 years of age, must be present at all times in the fitness center.  The Club data base will require a picture and birth date verification.

d. More specific rules may be posted in the Fitness Center.

  1. Tennis Courts

a. Hours of Operation – same as Clubhouse hours, which are subject to change.

b. Court time reservations are required on a first-come, first-served basis for all CCOA members.  Please limit court time to 90 minutes.

c. Children 11-15 may use the tennis courts unsupervised with a reservation made by a parent or guardian only.  Children will be permitted to bring one guest to the courts of the same age or older.  No member card will be issued.  Children will need to call from the entry gate and check in at the Welcome Desk after a reservation has been made.  Children will not be admitted without an advance reservation.  The Club data base will require a picture and birth date verification.  Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

d. Courts are for CCOA members only.  Guests must be accompanied by a member.  Proper tennis attire required.

e. Only tennis players are allowed on the court at any time. No bicycles, skates or skateboards are permitted. The courts are not currently set-up for other uses.

f. Court lights are only available during operating hours.

  1. CCOA Web Site

a. CCOA web site newsletter is provided by CCOA for use by the  community.

b. The CCOA web site, www.championsclubfla.com, is for community use.

c. Passwords/access to the web site is limited to members and authorized personnel of CCOA.

C. Alcohol Policy

Individual resident members may bring alcoholic beverages onto Clubhouse property for personal consumption. Within the limits described, members may share beverages with their guests provided the group is less than 10 individuals, including children (any combination of resident members and non-member guests). Examples of quantities for personal consumption for two adults might be: one bottle of wine; a bottle of hard alcohol plus mixers; a six pack of beer.

For resident member-only functions of 10 or more, individual members may bring alcohol in limited quantities for shared consumption (using the quantity examples above). All attendees at the function must be Champions’ Club resident members.

For resident member functions (10 or more) that include any guests, all alcohol must be purchased from and served by a caterer with a liquor license, general liability insurance, liquor liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance. These are functions with 10 or more total attendees where a Member Function Agreement is required or where the Clubhouse acts as the sponsor.
Our longstanding Clubhouse definition of a party, requiring a Member Function Agreement, is 10 or more people. A “guest” is defined as a non-member (not permanently residing in The Champions’ Club), but invited and accompanied to the Clubhouse area by a member. Adults and children are counted together. By definition, then, a private member function with ten members and one or more guests would fall under part 3, requiring a licensed provider.

D. Policy Violations

A uniform set of consequences are in place for any rules violations:

  • 1st violation = written warning
  • 2nd violation = a 30-day suspension of membership privileges
  • 3rd violation = a 6-month suspension of membership privileges

A member may appeal any suspension of privileges in writing to the Member Advisory Council. After one year without further violations, the violations will be removed from his/her file.

Legal

The Board of Directors has hereby established these Rules and Regulations pursuant to the provisions of the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for the Champions’ Club and the Trinity Declaration. Such Rules and Regulations shall be binding upon the Owners, their families, tenants, guests, invitees, servants and agents, until and unless any such rule or regulation is specifically overruled, canceled or modified by the Board of Directors or in a regular or special meeting of the Neighborhood Association by the vote of the Members holding a majority of the total votes in the Neighborhood Association, provided that in the event of such vote, such action must also by approved by Declarant, for so long as Declarant owns any Lot or Dwelling primarily for the purpose of sale.
(Reference: Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for The Champions’ Club, Article IX, Section 9.01. Rules and Regulations, p. 47).
Repeated violations of the aforesaid Rules and Regulations may lead to specific action as stated under the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for The Champions’ Club, Article IX, Section 9.03. Procedure, p. 48.
*Version 6; Effective 05/29/08