LOCAL RULES 20221. OUT OF BOUNDS
a. Beyond any boundary fence, hedge, or line of white posts defining a boundary of the course. b. The carpark, clubhouse, and paved/tarred areas around it. c. The shoe/trolley cleaning bay. d. On holes 7 & 16 to the right of the white posts running from the tees to the red 8th tee. NOTE: These posts are treated as boundary objects during play of holes 7 & 16. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions.
2. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS a. Paths – All roads and paths on the course are treated as immovable obstructions. b. Sprinkler Heads – When a ball lies in the general area, interference also exists if a sprinkler head: is within two club-lengths of the putting green: is on the player’s line of play, and is within two club lengths of the ball. (Exception – There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.) c. Tree roots – If a player’s ball in the fairway has interference from tree roots in the fairway, free relief is available under Rule 16.1b. Interference does not exist if the tree roots only interfere with the player’s stance. d. Staked trees e. Any chain link fence In all the above relief may be obtained under Rule 16.
3. AERATION HOLES If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole or slit in the general area, or on the putting green, relief may be taken under Rule 16.1.
4. HOLE 4 / 13 If a ball comes to rest on the path between the two sets of steps indicated by the yellow discs the player may: • Take free relief under Rule 16.1, or • Take free relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in the astroturf dropping zone to the right of the path. The ball must be dropped in and come to rest in the dropping zone. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3. Free relief from other areas of the path or from the dropping zone itself maybe be achieved by following Rule 16.1 for immovable obstructions.
5. FLOWER BEDS Flower beds are no play zones that are to be treated as abnormal course conditions. Free relief must be taken from interference by the no play zone under Rule 16.1f.
6. PRACTICE On competition days the alternative 3rd green, when not in use as the 3rd green, may be used for practice putting or chipping from areas within 6ft of the green (See also definition of Wrong Green). Practice is also permitted on the practice green, from the teaching bays and in the practice net beside the 5th fairway.
Penalty for breach of a Local Rule Match Play – Loss of hole. Stroke Play – Two shots.