LOCAL RULES

LOCAL RULES

 

OUT OF BOUNDS

Beyond the line of any boundary hedge, fence, white post or line of white stakes acting as a boundary to the course.

Beyond the path surrounding the Putting Green and the Club House (Viewing Gallery).

Beyond the rough surrounding the Oriental Garden left of the 1st fairway and at the rear of the 2nd tee.

On or beyond the road at the rear of the 3rd green.

Beyond the white stakes at the rear of the 5th green.

The areas beyond the embankments to the right of the 3rd green and behind the 16th tee.

Beyond the gates at the entrance to the Golf Course near the 8th green and 9th tee.

The access road beyond the walls adjacent to the 8th tee and 9th green.

Beyond the white posts/stakes at the rear of the 10th and 12th greens.

Beyond the fence/white stakes surrounding the walled garden adjacent to the 15th green and the 16th tee

When playing the 7th, beyond the ditch at the rear of the green.

When playing the 3rd, left of the white stakes in front of the hedge from the ditch to the green.

 

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS

The access road running between the 8th and 9th hole should be treated as an immovable obstruction and relief may be taken in accordance with rule 24, 2b.

All hard surfaced paths should be treated as an immovable obstruction and relief may be taken in accordance with rule 24, 2b.

The safety net and supporting poles to the left of the 8th green should be treated as an immovable obstruction and relief may be taken in accordance with rule 24, 2b.

Wood chippings spread beneath the trees at the rear of the 13th green should be treated as an immovable obstruction and relief may be taken in accordance with rule 24, 2b.

 

Stones in bunkers.

Stones in bunkers are to be treated as moveable obstructions. Rule 24, 1 applies.

Trees and Shrubs

If any young trees which are staked interfere with a players stance or area of intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty, and dropped in accordance with Rule 24, 2b(i) (immovable obstruction)

Fixed Head Sprinklers

All fixed head sprinklers are immovable obstructions and relief may be obtained under Rule 24, 2. In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without penalty as follows: If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which, (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) not in a hazard or on the putting green and (c) avoids such intervention.

Overhead cables

If a ball strikes overhead cables or supporting poles the player MUST disregard that stroke and play another ball as close as possible to the spot from which the original ball was played.

 

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES

A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only

If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.