Local and Temporary Rules

LOCAL RULES

To be to be read in conjunction with Local Rules on Scorecard and the Rules of Golf

Out Of Bounds (Rule 27-1)

Ball Beyond any fence and/or white stakes with black tops bounding the course.  (Including fence surrounding the driving range and curators complex).

Stakes, Trees and Shrubs

If a staked tree or a staked shrub interferes with a player’s stance or area of their intended swing, the player must take relief as provided in Rule 24-2b(i).  The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.  The stakes and/or guards are immovable obstructions.

Fixed Sprinkler Heads

All fixed 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 and within two club lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty, as follows :-

  1. is not nearer the hole
  2. avoids such intervention, and
  3. is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

Water Hazards

Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes and/or lines.  Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes and/or lines.  The stakes are immovable obstructions.

Ground Under Repair

The following areas are defined as ground under repair :-

  1. Those areas the margins of which are defined by white stakes, white lines and/or GUR signage.
  2. When fairway sprinklers are operating, the area subject directly to the spray is deemed GUR, and relief MAY be taken.  Rule 25-1b applies.

(All GUR stakes and signs are immovable obstructions).

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES

STROKE PLAY – TWO STROKES

MATCHPLAY – LOSS OF HOLE

TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES

Effective 14th July 2014  Cleaning Ball - Relief for mud on ball - A ball lying on a closely mown area through the green may be lifted, cleaned and replaced without penalty. Note the position of the ball MUST be marked BEFORE it is lefted under this Local Rule - See Rule20-1

Rationale: Conditions such as extreme wetness causing significant amounts of mud to adhere to the ball allow the rule above to be invoked

 

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES

STROKE PLAY – TWO STROKES

MATCHPLAY – LOSS OF HOLE