Local Rules

 

LOCAL RULES

January 1 2019

To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf and any Temporary Local Rules.

OUT OF BOUNDS:

  • All ground beyond boundary fences
  • The maintenance area adjacent to the 6th hole and 7th tee including all associated buildings, equipment, driveways and surrounding fences.

 

ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS – Rule 16.1

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS:

Relief may be taken:

  • Artificially surfaced roads, car parks, paths and gutters.
  • Penalty Area stakes, GUR stakes, ropes and signs.

Relief must be taken:

  • If a player’s ball comes to rest on or beyond the car park or the clubhouse, gardens and paths within the boundary of the road surrounding the Clubhouse when playing the 7th or 9th holes, relief without penalty MUST be taken either within one club-length of the nearest point of relief on the green side of the hole being played or by dropping the ball within one club-length of the nearest dropping stake of the hole being played (even if the dropping stake is nearer the hole than where the ball originally lay).

GROUND UNDER REPAIR:

The following areas are GUR and are NO PLAY ZONES:

  • Those areas the margins of which are defined by white stakes, white lines, GUR signage and/or accompanying rope
  • The garden bed surrounding the flagpole in front of the Clubhouse
  • The garden bed and the fountain on the putting green adjacent to the clubhouse
  • The Clubhouse, gardens and paths within the boundary of the road surrounding the Clubhouse .

 

STAKED TREES

Staked Trees / Staked Shrubs under 2 club lengths in height, including the stake and any wrapping, are NO PLAY ZONES and are Ground Under Repair.

 

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (EG SPRINKLER HEADS) CLOSE TO PUTTING GREENS – LINE OF PLAY INTERFERENCE

Rule 16.1b applies to immovable obstructions close to putting green. In addition to the types of interference described in Rule 16.1a, interference also exists if an immovable obstruction is on the player’s line of play, is within two club-lengths of the putting green and is within two club-lengths of the ball. (Exception – There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.)

 

RED PENALTY AREA BEHIND 10TH GREEN

The pond at the rear of the 10th green is a red penalty area. Players may proceed under Rule 17 .1, or as an additional option when playing the 10th hole a ball may be dropped within one club-length of the nearest dropping stake even if the dropping stake is nearer the hole than where the ball originally crossed the margin of the red penalty area.

 

AUTOSCORE CARDS:

If two different scores are recorded for the same hole, (example: the number “5” is recorded in the autoscore box but 4 has been written down) the higher score will count

 

Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for a breach of a Local Rule is the General Penalty

Stroke Play – Two Strokes

Match Play – Loss of Hole

 

Temporary Local Rules