Local Rules

Local Rules:

1. Beyond any fence, gate or hedge bounding the course
2. Beyond any line of white stakes bounding the course
3. During play of the 1st hole, the practice ground on the right of the hole, defined by white stakes is out of bounds. These stakes are treated as boundary objects during play of the 1st hole. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions.

1. Protection of young trees. The young trees identified by 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 a player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take free relief under rule 16.1F
2. Fixed sprinkler heads
• all fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and free relief from interference by them may be obtained under rule 16.1B if the sprinkler head is on the line of play, and is: 1) within two club-lengths of the putting green and 2) Within two club-lengths of the ball. If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard, it may be lifted,cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which is a) not nearer the hole b) avoids such intervention and c) is not in a hazard or on the putting green.
• exception – there is no relief under this local rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.
3. Roads and Paths
• all roads and paths on the course, even if not artificially-surfaced, are treated as immovable obstructions from which free relief is allowed under rule 16.1.

Where practicable any area declared Ground under Repair will be identified by a white line. In these situations, all ground inside the edge of the defined area, including the line itself, is GUR. Our local rules have declared any such area as a No Play Zone and complete relief must be taken. The purpose of determining the nearest point of complete relief is to find a reference point that is as close as possible to where the ball has come to rest AND the GUR no longer interferes with the players lie, stance or area of intended swing. Remember, the player is allowed one club length from this reference point in any direction which is no nearer the hole. The ball may be cleaned when lifted and must be dropped (from knee height) to return it into play. Also, when dropped the ball must first strike and come to rest within this one club relief area. Please note that in determining the nearest point of complete relief, the player is not guaranteed a good or playable lie.

1. Damage that is clearly identifiable as having been caused by animal hoofs or a tractor is ground under repair from which free relief is allowed under rule 16.1.
Penalty for breach of local rules • Match play – loss of hole • Stroke play - two strokes

Please note the following soundings of the klaxon
1 Blast – play suspended
2 Blasts – resume play
3 Blasts – competition cancelled