1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18.2)
1a. Beyond any wall, hedge, fence or line of white stakes defining the boundary of the course.
1b. On or beyond any white line defining the boundary of the course.
1c. Beyond the line of white stakes to the left of the 1st hole, to the left of the 2nd & 11th holes, behind the 8th green, to the right of the 9th & 18th holes and to the right of the 5th & 14th holes. During play of holes 5 & 14, the right side of the holes, as defined by white stakes, is out of bounds. These stakes are treated as boundary objects during the play of holes 5 & 14 only. For the play of all other holes, they are movable obstructions.
1d. Beyond the protection fence behind the 7th green.
1e. In or beyond the river to the right of the 8th & 17th holes.
1f. On the practise putting green, the bungalow and their surrounding borders, paths and flower beds, the clubhouse and adjacent green maintenance shed, the trolley shed, the compressed air shoe cleaning bay and all their surrounding tarmacadam/paved surfaces and the car park.
2. PENALTY AREAS (Rule 17)
2a. Yellow Penalty Areas are identified by yellow stakes or yellow lines. Red Penalty Areas are identified by red stakes or red lines. When both stakes and lines are used, the line defines the edge of the penalty area.
2b. The yellow penalty area crossing holes 8 & 17 extends to and coincides with the out of bounds edge.
2c. If a ball is in the penalty area (pond) in front of the 8th green, including when it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found came to rest in the penalty area, the player has these relief options, each for one penalty stroke: Take relief under Rule 17.1, or as an extra option, drop the original ball or another ball in the dropping zone located in front of the pond. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3.
The practice bunkers located on the practice area to the left of hole 1 are ground under repair and are part of the general area. Free relief is available under Rule 16.1b.
4. PUTTING GREENS
When taking wrong green relief from the 5th green, the wrong green is defined to include the adjoining general area bounded by a line. This means when taking relief under Rule 13.1f, the nearest point of complete relief must avoid interference from this area in addition to the wrong green. As an extra option, take free relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in the dropping zone to the left of the 5th green. The dropping zone is a relief are under Rule 14.3.
5. ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS (INCLUDING IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS) (RULE 16)
5a. Ground Under Repair
i. Any area marked by a GUR notice.
ii. Any area bounded by a white line.
iii. Vehicle damage.
iv. Stone-filled drainage ditches or channels.
v. Piles of grass cuttings and collected leaves.
5b. Immovable Obstructions
i. All artificially surfaced roads and paths on the course.
ii. White lined areas and the immovable obstruction they tie into are treated as a single abnormal course condition.
iii. All bridges on the course.
iv. All protective netting on the course, including associated metals works, supports and guys (excluding boundary objects).
v. Staked trees.
vi. Immovable course furniture (including ball washers, hole yardage signs and fairway distance markers).
vii. White stakes marking Out of Bounds on the right of holes 5 & 14 are treated as immovable obstructions during play of any other hole; from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1. Relief is not allowed to be taken under Rule 15.2.
6. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO PUTTING GREEN
Model Local Rule F-5 in in effect: In addition to the types of interference described in Rule 16.1a, when a ball lies in the general area, interference also exists if an immovable obstruction is, on the player’s line of play, is within two club-lengths of the putting green, and is within two club-lengths of the ball. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.
Exception: There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.
7. INTEGRAL OBJECTS
7a. Artificial retaining walls and pilings when located in penalty areas are integral objects.
7b. All gates that are for the purpose of getting through boundary walls and fences are integral objects.
8. PRACTISING BEFORE ROUNDS
Rule 5.2b is modified in this way: A player may practise on the competition course before or between rounds only on the designated practice area, practice chipping green, practice bunkers and practice nets, to the left of hole 1.
For the full text of any Model Local Rules referenced, please refer to the Official Guide to the Rules of Golf.
Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule is the General Penalty (Loss of hole in match play or two penalty strokes in stroke play).
Please see Club Notice Board for Temporary Local Rules.
Please give priority to the Green Staff at all times.
Mobile phones must not be used on the course except for physical/health emergencies.
1st tee players may ‘feed in’ between players completing their 9 holes after permitting one group priority on the tee. Exception: all official club competitions have priority on the 10th tee.
Players must take account of the safety of others – e.g. players must not tee off the 4th/13th teeing area if the 9th/18th green is occupied, unless invited to do so by those players. Players on the 9th/18th green please give priority to any club competition.
Red Flags – front 9 holes, Yellow Flags – back 9 holes.
[Updated 26 July 2020]