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. All garden beds
  2. Those areas the margins of which are defined by white stakes, white lines and/or GUR signage.
  3. Turf nursery (left of 1st fairway).  Relief MUST be taken by proceeding to the nearest drop zone not nearer the hole. Note that two (2) drop zones are marked.
  4. 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).

Hole Covers

Metal hole covers on putting greens are immovable obstructions – Rule 24-2(b)(iii) applies.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES

STROKE PLAY – TWO STROKES

MATCHPLAY – LOSS OF HOLE

TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES

Effective as of THURSDAY 26TH MAY, 2011.

Drop Zone at rear of 1ST Green.

“Any player whose ball comes to rest in the GUR marked at the rear of the 1st green MUST lift their ball without penalty and drop in one of the two marked Drop Zones (DZ) nearest to where the ball originally lay.”

Players lifting their ball in this circumstance are permitted to clean their ball before dropping.

Rationale:

The soil deposit works are to begin at the rear of the driving range necessitating the re-grading of the roadway behind the 2nd tee and the 1st green, hence the declaration of GUR marked by white stakes.

 

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES

STROKE PLAY – TWO STROKES

MATCHPLAY – LOSS OF HOLE