Local Rules

 

OUT OF BOUNDS (Rules 2.1 and 18)

a) Beyond any white stakes or lines, fence, wall, road or stream bordering the course.

b) The Clubhouse including stone feature bed at the 18th and tractor shed areas as defined by white stakes or lines.

c) Marked areas to the left of the 10th and 17th fairways.

INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE

All walls, stiles, stones and safety netting are integral parts of the course. The ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable (Rules 2 and 8).

IMMOVEABLE OBSTRUCTIONS

The water tank on the right of the first fairway, the stone shelter behind the 3rd green, the drain cover between the 9th and 11th fairways, and the lookout steps on the 11th tee should be treated as immoveable obstructions (Rule 16.1a).

TREES

Protection of young trees identified by stakes: if such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the ball must be lifted and dropped in accordance with Rule 16.1a.

PATHS, ROADS, BRIDGES AND EXPOSED ROCK

Any paths and roads within the course are a free lift and drop (Rule 16.1a). Any ball coming to rest on any bridge over water must be played as it lies or declared unplayable (Rule 8). Any ball coming to rest on or adjacent to an exposed rock in a fairway where the rock will impede the stroke is a free lift and drop.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR

a) Tractor marks in a closely mown area.

b) Area marked as greenkeeper’s workings.

WATER HAZARDS (PENALTY AREAS)

a) The ditches and ponds on the left and right of the 12th, 13th and 14th fairways which are marked with red stakes or lines are red penalty areas.

b) Those parts of the stream in the left and in front of the 8th green, and all ditches and streams marked with yellow stakes or lines are yellow penalty areas.

READY GOLF

Ready Golf in accordance with Rule 6.4 is encouraged at all times other than in match play.