Local Rules

Local Rules

OUT OF BOUNDS

A ball is out of bounds if:
a)   Over any Boundary fence or wall.
b)   Left of the white marker posts on hole number  1
c)   Right of footpath on 4th Flowerbeds on left of path on 4
d)  ball landing on the 10th Tee and left of path on 10th
e)  Right of grip on 17th
f)   When playing 18th left of white stakes parallel to practice ground. Over grip at back of green( balls in grip to be played from nearest drop zone). All garden, flower beds and paths infront of clubhouse and 1st tee.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR

a) Any area marked G.U.R. or surrounded by a white line, relief may be taken in accordance with Rule 25-1.

b)  Lateral ditch on 6th fairway  (Temporary)

STAKED TREES

A ball coming to rest in a position, where such tree or trees interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, must be lifted and dropped without penalty, within one club length of the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole. Trees bearing plastic tree protectors only are not classed as staked trees.

OBSTRUCTIONS

a) Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions – Rule 24-1 applies.
b) Stop taps, drainage inspection covers, seats and artificially-surfaced paths are immovable obstructions – Rule 24-2 applies.
c) All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such an obstruction is on, or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played and intervenes on the line of play, between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without penalty as follows, If the ball lies off the putting green, but not in a hazard and is within two club lengths of the intervening obstructions, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay, which (i) is not nearer the hole, (ii) avoids such intervention and (iii) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

d)Balls striking overhead wires/supporting posts to be replayed without penalty

e)The well below 9th green

f) The wire fence behind the 2nd green between the white posts (outside the posts is an integral part of course) Drop to be taken at nearest drop zone

MEASURING DEVICES

For all play at this course a player may obtain distance by using a device that measures distance only. If during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. wind speed, gradient, 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.

SUSPENSION OF PLAY

a) Immediate suspension of play for reasons of danger will be signaled by ONE PROLONGED BLAST on a siren which will signify immediate suspension of play & players must mark their balls & return to the clubhouse straight away without playing any further strokes.
b) Suspension of play for other reasons will be signaled by THREE SHORT BLASTS on a siren.  Players may complete the hole they are playing or they mark the balls where they lie.  A player must not start playing the following hole.
c) Resumption of play is signalled by TWO SHORT BLASTS, REPEATED.  Play will be resumed immediately from where play ceased or the next tee if the hole was completed.

WINTER RULES / PREFERRED LIES

A ball lying on a closely-sown area through the green may be lifted, without penalty and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, a player must mark its position, having lifted the ball, he must place it on a spot within six inches of and not nearer the hole where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on a putting green. At times the introduction of fairway mats will be introduced. Players are allowed to lift, clean and site on the mat without penalty

AERATION HOLES

  • Through the green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.
  • On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation
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