Local Rules

LOCAL RULES

  1. Out Of Bounds
  1. Integral Parts Of The Course

Roadways, bridges, walls, fences and natural paths are integral parts of the course, except Rule 3c.

  1. Immovable Obstructions
  1. Stones In Bunkers

Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions. Rule 24 – 1 applies.

  1. Ground Under Repair

The following areas are defined as Ground Under Repair from which relief may be obtained under Rule 25 – 1b.

  1. Wrong Greens

Relief MUST be taken under Rule 25 – 3

  1. Water Hazards

Water hazards (yellow posts).

Lateral water hazards (red posts).

Rule 26 – 1 applies.

All ditches are designated as above.

  1. 15TH GREEN

A ball when playing the 4th hole coming to rest on the 15th green or its apron, apron defined as an area within one club length of the putting surface – except in a hazard, MUST be lifted and dropped in the defined Dropping Zone.

  1. Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green

Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:

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.

 

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF ANY LOCAL RULE

(Unless covered by a Rule of Golf)

Match Play – Loss of Hole

Stroke Play – Two Strokes