Local Rules

To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf

OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)

Those areas beyond the inside line of white posts with black tops.

STAKED OR GUARDED TREES
If a shrub or tree which is protected by a tree guard or is staked, 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 Rule 24-2b(i).

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)

STAKES
Other than those defining Out of Bounds are immovable obstructions.

  • White with black tops “Out of Bounds”.
  • Red “Lateral Water Hazards”.
  • Yellow “Water Hazards”.
  • White “Ground Under Repair”.

FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS
All sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played interve