Temporary Local Rules

All the Local Rules are detailed on the scorecard but the following Temporary Local Rules are currently in place.

Temporary Local Rule on 5th/14th hole.

When a player’s ball lies in a part of the 5th/14th hole, cut to fairway height or less, the player may prefer the lie within 2 feet of the spot where the ball originally came to rest but no near the hole. (i.e. mark and place within 2 feet).

Temporary Local Rule under Covid restrictions regarding Flagsticks

Flagsticks must be left in the hole at all times and must not be held by the hand even if wearing a glove or holding a towel or other such item. Players may centre the flagstick in a safe manner, for example, by using a club whilst another player putts.

Temporary Local Rule whilst rakes have been removed from bunkers.

When a player’s ball lies in a bunker the player may take relief without penalty by placing the ball in the bunker within six inches of the original ball no nearer the hole. The ball may be cleaned. The sand must not be smoothed before placing.