Local Rules

TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES – 2 OCTOBER 2018

To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf and Local Rules as printed on the scorecard. Where these Temporary Local Rules contradict the Local Rules as printed on the scorecard, it is these Temporary Local Rules that will prevail.

1. GUR
All GUR to be treated as compulsory GUR.
• Players must take relief under Rule 25-1 (Nearest point of relief)
• Areas defined by white stakes and/or lines (Exception: designated dropping zones).

2. ALL SPOON DRAINS AND LOOSE SOIL AROUND TREES:
Players must take relief under Rule 25-1 (Nearest point of relief)
• All spoon drains are to be treated as GUR
• Loose soil around trees on the 3, 5, 6, 7 & 14 is defined as GUR.
• Relief to be taken as per rule 25-1 (Nearest point of relief) that avoids all interference.

3. DRAINAGE WORKS ON HOLES 3 AND 6:
The drainage works and resulting debris on Holes 3 and 6 is to be treated as GUR.
Players must take relief under Rule 25-1 (Nearest point of relief)

4. COURSE CONDITIONS – AERATION HOLES:
On the putting green/green surrounds, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.

Penalty for breach of Local Rules: 1-4 above Stroke Play – Two Strokes, Match Play – Loss of Hole.

RULES REMINDER – Holes made by birds are GUR.

 

 

NEW LOCAL RULES EFFECTIVE 1st JANUARY 2019

Local Rules Revised January 1 2019.

To be read in conjunction with Revised Rules of Golf. (2019)

  1. Out of bounds. All ground beyond club boundaries and all beyond OOB stakes (white stakes with black tops) on left of 17th & 18th holes, and beyond stakes surrounding the clubhouse including carparks.
  2. Staked trees. If a staked tree or staked shrub interferes with a player’s stance or area of swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, (cleaned if necessary) & dropped in accordance with Rule 16 1a (immovable obstruction)
  3. Penalty areas. Defined by yellow or red stakes or red lines.
  4. Drop Zone markers. Blue stakes (drop within 1 club length) . Nearest zone must be used.
  5. Ground Under Repair(a) All areas defined by white lines or stakes. (b) wheel ruts in general area (c) embedded stones in general area and Animal damage in bunkers (relief not available from (c) if stance only affected.) (d) Garden beds defined by sleepers, rocks , bricks or mulch (compulsory drop)
  6. Immovable Obstructions within 2 club lengths of Green. If within 2 club lengths of green and ball within 2 club lengths of Immovable obstruction (on line to hole) then free relief available under Rule. 16. 1.
  7. Ball lost or Out of Bounds. In addition to stroke & distance penalty (Rule18.1,) the player may opt under a 2 stroke penalty to drop a ball anywhere between (a) where the ball is likely to be or (b) crossed OOB and 2 club lengths onto the fairway, no nearer the hole than (a) or (b). (Further explanation by USGA can be found by clicking here.)
  8. Ball at rest on stacked turf of bunker must be lifted & dropped within 1 club length at nearest point of relief outside bunker without penalty.
  9. All stakes, control ropes, wire hoops and posts are immovable obstructions (Rule 16 1a applies).
  • Distance measurements are to centre of green.
  • Penalty for breach of local rules. Stroke play-TWO strokes. Match Play-LOSS of hole.

Note: “General Area” is all areas of the course except Penalty Areas (“hazards”), Bunkers and putting green and tee of hole being played (previously “through the green”).