Local Rules

1.  OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27 – 1)

a) Beyond any boundary fence or hedge.

b) The Clubhouse and all paved and artificially surfaced area in the vicinity, including the path leading to the 1st tee, the car park and the putting green as defined by white posts.

c) On or over the path which runs alongside the river.

d) On or over the road to the right and rear of the 8th hole.

e) Beyond the line of white posts (or in the trench) to the right of the 4th and 5th holes, to the left of the 11th hole as defined by the white stones. Beyond the white posts enclosing the greenkeeper’s sheds and store.

 

2.  WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)

a) Ordinary water hazards are indicated by yellow stakes or defined by yellow lines (Rule 26 – 1)

 

3.  OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24)

a) Stones in bunkers are moveable instructions (Rule 24 – 1)

b) Relief from immovable obstructions is obtained under Rule 24 – 2b.

c) Immovable obstructions close to the putting green. The specimen Local Rule on page 130/131 in the Rules of Golf applies.

d) All flower beds are integral parts of the course. The ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable and relief taken, under penalty, under Rule 28. a, b or c.

 

4.  PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES

Protection of young trees identified by stakes or protective plastic guards.  If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing the ball must be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed under Rule 24 - 2b(i). The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.

 

5.  GROUND UNDER REPAIR (Rule 25 – 1)

All areas identified by white lines and marked as GUR or by blue stakes are ground under repair from which play is prohibited.  If such an area interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed under Rule 25-1b. If there is reasonable evidence that a ball is lost in such an area, Rule 25-1c applies.

 

6.  INTERNAL ARTIFICIAL PATHS

Take relief under Rule 24 – 2b(i).

 

7. Distance Measuring Devices

In all club qualifying competitions, 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 that is also designed to guage or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature etc), the player is in breach of Rule 14 - 3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

Course fairway yardage markers are measured to the front of the green.

 

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE

Match Play - Loss of hole.  Stroke Play - Two strokes.


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