Local Rules

Out of bounds:

  1. Beyond all hedges or fences making the boundaries of the course, and on or beyond the bridle way to the right of the 3rd/12th tee.
  2. The car park.
  3. Within, on or under the buildings including the decking in front of the club house.

Ground under repair:

No area of the course is Ground Under Repair (GUR) unless it is clearly marked.

Obstructions – Movable rule 24-1 applies – Immovable rule 24-2 applies:

  1. Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions.
  2. Seats, stone tee markers and fixed course signage are immovable obstructions
  3. All man made paths including the pathway associated with the gas pipe at the bottom of the third and fourth holes are immovable instructions
  4. On a green where more than one hole has been cut (or a hole with plastic cover) and the hole interferes with the line of putt, the ball may be lifted and placed at the nearest point of relief not nearer the hole in play. Should the ball come to rest in the hole not in play the ball shall be lifted and placed not nearer to the hole in play. The drainage hole on the 7th green should be treated as a hole cut on the green.

Abnormal ground conditions (rule 25-1):

  1. Any staked tree that interferes with a players stance or area of swing.
  2. Tyre ruts. Definition of a tyre rut: a furrow made by wheels.
  3. Drainage ditches: No relief may be taken. Ball must be played as it lies.

Embedded ball (rule 25-2)

  1. Embedded ball: Rule 25-2 applies through the green

Definition: ‘Through the green’ is the whole area of the course except the teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played and all hazards on the course.

Practice areas:

  1. The practice putting green and the greens on the practice ground are to be treated as a putting green other than the hole being played.
  2. A ball coming to rest on the practice ground (except for the greens) must be played as it lies. For clarity, the sand areas are integral parts of the course and the ball must be played as it lies.

Distance measuring devices:

For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

 Priorities:

  1. 4th and 13th holes have priority over those on the 2nd and 11th holes.
  2. 9th and 18th holes have priority over those on the 8th and 17th holes.
  3. 7th and 16th holes should not tee off until the bell has been rung.
  4. Players should not play to the 4th and 13th green until the bell has been rung.
  5. When the forward tee on the 8th and 17th is in play, players teeing off have priority over those playing the approach shot to the 7th and 16th green.
  6. Players should tee off with caution from the 6th and 15th tees when players are on or leaving the 5th and 14th tee.
  7. Players completing the 9th hole with the intention of continuing the round of golf, have priority over those starting at the 1st. The 1st and 10th shall then alternate.

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