Local Rules

1          OUT OF BOUNDS  (Rule 27)

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


2          WATER HAZARDS  (Rule 26)

   a.      Any unmarked lakes or ditches are to be treated as lateral water hazards.

   b.      On Hole 5, as an additional option to Rule 26-1, players may take relief in the designated drop zone.


3          GROUND UNDER REPAIR  (Rule 25-1)

   a.      Any area enclosed by white lines.

   b.      All marked temporary greens. (Relief must be taken).

   c.      Cultivated flower beds behind 9th green.


4          EMBEDDED BALL  (Rule 25-2)

Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole.  The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.


5           IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS  (Rule 24-2)

   a.      All artificially surfaced roads & paths.

   b.      Public footpath crossing the 2nd, 14th & 16th holes.

   c.      All buildings within the boundary of the course.

   d.      All staked trees.

   e.     All yardage discs.

   f.       All fixed sprinkler heads. Additionally, if the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and a fixed sprinkler head on or within two club-lengths of the green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows:-

the ball may be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.


6          STONES IN BUNKERS  (Rule 24-1)

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.


7          AERATION HOLES  (Appendix 1 Part A 3d)

On the putting green, 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.