local rules

1. boundaries

Rule 18 – Ball Out of Bounds

The boundaries of the course are the walls and fences surrounding it, and the white posts on the right hand side of the 3rd fairway, to the back of the 8th green and to the right of the 18th alongside the putting green. The course-side edge of any wall, fence or line between white posts defines the boundary of the course. A ball coming to rest beyond these boundary edges or on the driving range area or within the clubhouse and green keepers shed surrounds shall be deemed “Out of Bounds”.

2. Loose Impediments

Stones in bunkers are loose impediments (Rules 12.2 & 15.1 apply)

3. Immovable obstructions

Rule 16 – Relief from Abnormal Course conditions (including Immovable Obstructions)

All artificially surfaced roads and paths on the course; the stone memorial between the 7th and 8th fairways; all golf course signage and furniture, including distance markers, bells, benches, waste bins and timber shelter huts; stone filled drainage ditches or channels: hydrant covers, fixed sprinkler heads and drain covers are defined as Immovable Obstructions. Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 16.1. In addition when such immovable obstructions (like sprinkler heads) are close to the putting green and on the line of play. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is – On the line of play, and is: within two club-lengths of the putting green, and within two club-lengths of the ball. 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.

4. protection of young trees

The young trees identified by a white band, plastic grow tube or stakes are no play zones: If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area and it lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f. The ball may be cleaned when relief is taken.

5. ball deflected by power line

If it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball hit a power line or pole supporting a power line, during the play of holes 1, 10 or 11, the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6 for what to do).

6. dropping zone

If a ball is in the penalty area to the right of the path crossing below the clubhouse towards the 18th green, including when it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found came to rest in the penalty area, the player has these relief options, each for one penalty stroke: Take relief under Rule 17.1, or As an extra option, drop the original ball or another ball in the dropping zone to the left of the path on the clubhouse side of the ravine. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3.

7. relief from aeration holes

If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:

(a) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.

(b) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d. But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s stance or, on the putting green, on the player’s line of play.