LOCAL RULES

IDENTIFYING OUT OF BOUNDS

A-1a Out of bounds is defined by the line between the course-side points at ground level of white stakes and fence posts. Out of bounds is also defined by the inside edge of walls and gates bordering the course.
A-1b The course boundary in front of the practice putting green and chipping area is defined by the flower beds and the course-side points at ground level of the white fence and white stakes which extend beyond.
A-1c The boundary on Hole 3 is defined by the course-side edge of the wall along its right hand side.
A-1d The boundary on Hole 9 is defined by the inside edge of white stakes bordering the 9th green and fairway to the Green Keeper’s Shed. These stakes are treated as boundary objects during the play of Hole 9. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1.
A-1e The boundary for both Holes 9 and 10 is defined by the inside edge of white stakes in front of the Green Keeper’s shed area, extending towards the 9th Tee.

PENALTY AREAS

B-2.1 When it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball is in the red penalty area of the 5th hole and the ball last crossed the edge of the penalty area on the green side, as an extra relief option to Rule 17.1d, the player may drop the original ball or another ball on the opposite side of the penalty area. The reference is the adjacent point on the opposite edge of the penalty area to the estimated point where the original ball last crossed the edge of the red penalty.

PUTTING GREENS

D-4 When playing Hole 4 the player must take relief in the dropping zone if his or her ball comes to rest on the putting green of Hole 15, or within one club length of the Putting Green. Take relief by dropping the original ball in the circled Drop Zone next to the fairway on Hole 4. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3.
D-5.2 Marked out temporary greens are wrong greens when not in use and relief must be taken under Rule 13.1f.

SPECIAL OR REQUIRED RELIEF PROCEDURES

E-10 The young trees identified by rabbit guards, white paint or stakes are no play zones. If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course, other than in a penalty area, and it lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.

ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS & INTEGRAL OBJECTS

F-1a Ground Under Repair is defined by any area encircled by a white line or a rope and labelled GUR from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1.
F-1b No Play Zones are defined by a white line or a rope and labelled NPZ. Free relief must be taken from interference by a no play zone under Rule 16.1f.
F-1c Tracks caused by vehicles around the 9th & behind the 18th Greens and along the course boundary edge of the 9th Hole, are treated as immovable obstructions from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1.
F-5 When their ball is in the General Area, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if a Sprinkler Head is on the line of play and is within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball, unless the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF ANY LOCAL RULE:

Match Play – Loss of Hole

Stroke Play – Two Penalty Strokes

RULE REMINDERS

  • The public path across holes 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 & 16 is an Integral Part of the Course. If your ball or stance is on this path, free relief is not permitted.
  • All Paths & Roadways with artificial surfaces or edges are Immovable Obstructions, from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1b.
  • Bridges, Walls, Fences & Naturally Surfaced Roads are integral parts of the course, from which free relief is not allowed, unless Local Rule F-1c applies.
  • Free relief is not permitted from tyre tracks, unless Local Rule F-1c applies or free relief is allowed under a different rule, e.g. Rule 16.

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