Walmley Golf Club

Local Rules

1). OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18)

A ball which comes to rest beyond any fences, walls or line of white stakes or white line defining the boundary of the course is out of bounds. Where both lines & stakes are present, the line defines the boundary.

2). PENALTY AREAS (Rule 17)

a. Any unmarked lakes or ditches are to be treated as Red Penalty Areas.

b. Opposite side relief is available whenever a Red Penalty Area is immediately adjacent to a boundary, such as Hole 2, 3 & 16

 c. On Hole 5, in addition  to Rule 17.1d Diagram 1 Yellow Penalty Area Options, players may take relief in the designated drop zone.

d) On hole 6, if a player's ball lands on the bridge relief is only available under penalty of one stroke. The c lub may be grounded when playing from the bridge.

Free relief is only available if the ball lies on the path outside the penalty area as defined by marker posts.

The edge of penalty areas extends both up and down below the ground.


Ground Under Repair (GUR) includes:

   a. Any repair areas  enclosed by white lines.
   b. All marked temporary greens. (Relief MUST  be taken).

  •   d. All artificially surfaced roads & paths. But NOT wood-chipped paths.
  •    e. Public footpath crossing the 2nd, 14th & 16th holes.
  •    f.  All buildings within the boundary of the course.
  •    g. All staked trees.
  •    h. All fixed course furniture including yardage discs
  •    i. All fixed sprinkler heads. (see local rules)

3). AERATION HOLES (Model Local Rule E-4)

If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole in the General Area or on a Putting Green, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b, but interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or line of play. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole, the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.


Fixed sprinkler Heads are classed as Immovable Obstructions.

Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken uner Rule 16.1

The player has an extra option to take relief when such immovable obstructions are on or close to the putting green and on the  line of play.

Ball in general Area:

The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is:

* On the line of play and is:

      * On or within two club lengths of the putting green, and

      * Within two club lengths of the ball.

But complete relief must be taken, which includes both physical and line of play interference.

Exception - No relief if line of play clearly unreasonable. There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.

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Brooks Road, Wylde Green , Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham , B72 1HR

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