To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf (January 2019)
OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18)
Beyond the inside points, at ground level, of any line of white stakes with black tops.
TREES & SHRUBS
Staked trees and staked shrubs are no play zones and are ground under repair (the GUR includes the stake and any protective guards), relief MUST be taken in accordance with Rule 16.
PENALTY AREAS (Rule 17)
Red Penalty Areas are defined by red stakes, lines or plates.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 16)
(a) All stakes defining GUR, Penalty Areas and Dropping Zones
(b) Drain Pits including covers or Gratings
(c) All artificially surfaced roads & paths
GROUND UNDER REPAIR (Rule 16)
(a) Areas the margin of which are defined by white paint or white stakes
(b) Clearly defined wheel ruts in the General Area made by course maintenance machinery
(c) Garden beds – ONLY when marked as GUR
(d) Areas in bunkers where sand has been removed by the movement of water resulting in deep furrows through the sand.
The material used to ‘Revet’ bunkers, there is no free relief if it interferes with the player’s area of intended swing or stance.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (EG SPRINKLER HEADS) – CLOSE TO PUTTING GREENS –
Rule 16.1b applies to immovable obstructions close to putting greens. In addition to the types of interference described in Rule 16.1a, interference also exists if an immovable obstruction is: on the player’s line of play, and is within two club-lengths of the putting green, and is within two club-lengths of the ball. (Exception – There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.)
SEAMS NEAR PUTTING GREEN –
If a player’s ball in the general area lies in or touches a seam between the fairway and green collar, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. But interference does not exist if the seam only interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing.
2ND HOLE – DROPPING ZONE –
A player whose ball comes to rest on the path at the rear of the 2nd green may play the ball as it lies, take relief in accordance with Rule 16 or as an additional option, drop the ball in the dropping zone provided at the rear of the 2nd green. NOTE: The drop zone is to provide relief only from interference by the path
DROPPING ZONES (indicated by blue and white “dropping” stakes)
When the player is using a dropping zone, the ball must be dropped and come to rest in the dropping zone. The margin of the dropping zone is defined as two club-lengths in any direction from the dropping stake.
3RD HOLE – CONDITION OF PLAY
When playing the tee shot from the teeing ground on the 3rd hole, players are prohibited from playing on to the 3rd green. A players whose ball lands or finishes on the 3rd green will be disqualified.
SAFETY & LIGHTNING POLICY/SIREN
It is the players responsibility to determine if weather conditions (including the threat of lightning) make play unsafe and to take appropriate safety action (including leaving the course).
Should the course become unplayable or if there is potential danger from lightning or weather the SIREN may be sounded in which case players MUST immediately leave the course.
SAND BUCKETS MUST BE CARRIED AND USED TO REPAIR DIVOTS