OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)
Please note that white stakes with black tops ONLY indicate OOB.
a) Beyond any hedge or fence bounding the course.
b) Beyond any line of white stakes bounding the course.
c) On or beyond the farm road when playing 8, 9, 10 and 18. On or beyond the path at the rear of the 18th hole.
d) On the car park.
e) Beyond the white stakes to the left of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 13th hole and to the right of the 2nd hole.
f) The practice putting green or any gardens or any paved area surrounding the Clubhouse.
g) The area surrounding the green-keepers’ buildings.
WATER HAZARD (Rule 26)
a) All ditches marked with red stakes are lateral water hazards.
b) the pond on the 16th hole and all ditches marked with yellow stakes are water hazards.
Stones and bunker rake stands are movable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)
a) The black and white posts between the 2nd and 3rd and the 12th and 13th are immovable obstructions when playing any hole other than the 2nd or 13th. Relief under Rule 24-2 Immovable Obstructions. When playing the 2nd or 13th holes they are out of bounds markers, and the ball should be played as it lies.
b) On the paths to the left of the 4th and 6th greens and to the left and rear of the 8th green, players MAY opt to use the drop zone. In all other cases the normal rules of golf apply.
c) Fairway Yardage Markers are immovable obstructions, relief as Rule 24-2.
If a ball strikes overhead wires on the 5th and 16th holes, the player must disregard that stroke, abandon the ball and play another ball as near as possible at the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5.
PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES
Protection of young trees identified by stakes, whipping or cable tie. If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b(i) (Immovable Obstruction). The ball may be be cleaned when so lifted.
GROUND UNDER REPAIR, PLAY PROHIBITED
Areas of GUR marked with a metallic sign are GUR from which play is prohibited. Relief must be taken under Rule 25-1.
ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS
Areas of ground damage by motor vehicles is classed as GUR and relief may be taken under Rule 25-1 if the ball lies in such an area.
A player using a drop zone, must drop a ball within one club-length of the edge of the drop zone disc.
FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS (Rule 24-2)
All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and Rule 24-2 applies. In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played 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 obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay, which a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such intervention and c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
DISTANCE-MEASURING DEVICE (Rule 14-3)
The use of distance-measuring devices for the purpose of assessing distance only is permitted, strictly in accordance with Rule 14-3.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF RULE 14-3 – Disqualification
PENALTY OF BREACH OF LOCAL RULES (excluding Distance-Measuring Device Rule)
Stroke Play – Two Strokes; Match Play – Loss of Hole.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
a) Players must give way to the Greens staff.
b) Use crossing points over all ditches.
c) Observe all instructions in the event of electrical storms.
INSURANCE IS A PLAYER’S RESPONSIBILITY