Out of Bounds (Rule 27-1)
- On south side defined by beyond any fence and indicated by white stakes.
- Defined by white stakes to right and behind 5th
- Defined by white stakes on west and north sides of course.
- Defined by white stakes in valley at 4th
Water Hazards (Rule 26)
Defined by yellow lines and
- Indicated by yellow stakes behind 7th green and in front of 10th
Lateral Water Hazards (Rule 26)
Defined by red stakes
- On left side of 3rd
- On left side of 7th
Ground Under Repair (25-1)
All areas encircled by white line.
Stones in bunkers
Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions. (Rule 24-1 applies)
Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a ball lies through the green and an immovable obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green and within two club lengths of the ball interferes 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 which
- Is not nearer the hole
- Avoids intervention from immovable obstruction
- Is not in a hazard or on a putting green
If a ball is in or it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in a lateral water hazard behind 2nd green and to left of 3rd green the player may:
- Proceed under Rule 26-1 or
- as an additional option, drop a ball, under penalty of one stroke, in the dropping zone.
If a ball is in or it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in ground under repair on hill at 2nd and beneath 2nd tee at 17th the player may
- Proceed under Rule 25-1 or
- as an additional option, drop a ball, in the dropping zone
Note: Appendix 1B – 8 Page 135 of the Rules of Golf applies for drops.
Drop zones are coloured blue.
Local Rule for Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green
New for 2017
Rule 18-2 provides for a one-stroke penalty if a player causes his ball in play to move, unless certain exceptions apply. Decision 18-2/0.5 explains that when it is uncertain what caused a ball to move, all relevant information must be considered and the weight of the evidence must be evaluated. If it is more likely than not that the player caused the ball to move, the player incurs a one-stroke penalty under Rule 18-2 and the ball must be replaced. Otherwise, the player incurs no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies unless some other Rule applies (e.g. Rule 18-1).
Starting 1 January 2017, a Committee may adopt a Local Rule that modifies Rule 18-2 by providing that there is no penalty if a player accidentally causes his ball on the putting green to move. For consistency, this Local Rule also modifies Rule 18-3 to eliminate the similar penalty in match play when an opponent accidentally causes the player’s ball on the putting green to move.
As a related issue, this Local Rule also modifies Rule 20-1 by providing that there is no penalty if a player or his opponent accidentally causes the player’s ball-marker on the putting green to move.
If a Committee wishes to introduce such a Local Rule, the following wording is recommended:
“Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green
Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.
The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.
This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.
Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.”
Distance measuring devices
For all play on this course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. The specimen local rule in Appendix Part B – 9 on page 136 of the Rules of Golf is in effect for this course.
Other local rules
Any other local rules or temporary local rules will be posted on notice board.
Red – 100 yards to middle of green
Yellow – 150 yards to middle of green
White – 200 yards to middle of green
Penalty for Breach of Local Rule
Match play – Loss of Hole
Stroke play – Two Strokes