Local Rules

Local Rules as printed on the back of the score card.

1. OUT OF BOUNDS Rule 27-1 All ground beyond the boundary and protection fences is out of bounds. 2. STAKED TREES AND SHRUBS (INCLUDING GUARD/STAKE) If a staked tree or a staked shrub interferes with a player’s stance or the area of intended swing, the player MUST take relief as provided in Rule 24-2b(i). The ball may be cleaned when so lifted. NOTE: The stakes and/or guards are immovable obstructions. 3. FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty, as follows; the ball MUST be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that: a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such intervention, and; c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when so lifted. 4. WATER HAZARDS Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes and/or lines. Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes and/or lines. The pond at the rear of the 10th green is a lateral water hazard. NOTE: The stakes are immovable obstructions. 5. GROUND UNDER REPAIR The following areas are defined as ground under repair: a) designated garden beds in accordance with the Temporary Local Rules, b) those areas the margins of which are defined by white stakes, white lines, GUR signage and/or accompanying rope. Play is prohibited from GUR. Relief must be taken in accordance with Rule 25-1. NOTE: All GUR stakes and signs are immovable obstructions. 6. ROADS, CAR PARKS AND PATHS Artificially surfaced roads and paths are immovable obstructions. Relief may be taken in accordance with Rule 24-2. In addition, if a player’s ball comes to rest on or over the car park 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). 7. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect their play. (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature etc.), The player is in breach of Rule 14-3. PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE Stroke Play – Two Strokes Match Play – Loss of Hole

Temporary Local Rules