For details on the new rules that come into effect January 2019
1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)
(a)On or beyond any boundary wall, fence, hedge or grip defining the boundary of the course.
(b)Inside the enclosure to the right of the 3rd hole.
(c) Beyond the white posts running alongside the Left of the 4th hole and on the 5th Hole beyond the marker posts all the way up the left hand side of the hole.
(d)The area to the right of the 10th fairway defined by white posts to the end of the tree line then across the 11th and 13th fairways , only whilst playing the 10th hole.
(e) In, over or beyond the grip and white posts to the left of the 17th hole and behind the green.
(f) Beyond the white fencing and posts surrounding the putting green and also behind the 18th green.
2. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)
(a) The pond at the 17th is a lateral water hazard defined by red stakes.
(b) All other ponds and ditches are water hazards defined by yellow stakes.
3. STONES IN BUNKERS
Are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies)
4. INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE
All internal walls (except those at the 14th and 17th greens and the 16th tee) are integral parts of the course. Relief to be taken under Rule 24-2
5. GROUND UNDER REPAIR -Play Prohibited
If a player’s ball lies in an area of ground under repair defined by white lines or otherwise declared ground under repair, or if such an area interferes with his stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must take relief in accordance with Rule 25.1. All temporary greens are to be treated as ground under repair.
6. PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES -Identified by stakes
If such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b(i) (Immovable Obstruction).The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.
7. FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS
All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them 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 intervene 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, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which,
(a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not a hazard or on a putting green.
8. AERATION HOLES
If a ball comes to rest in an aeration hole, the player may, without penalty, lift the ball and clean it. Through the green the player shall drop the ball as near as possible to where it lay, but not nearer the hole. On the putting green, the player shall place the ball at the nearest spot not nearer the hole which avoids such situation.
9. EMBEDDED BALLS
Through the green a ball that is embedded in its own pitch mark ,may, without penalty, be lifted, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. (refer to rule 20 for dropping) The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.
A player may not take relief under this local rule if interference by anything other than the condition covered by this local rule makes the stroke clearly impracticable.
Golf Course Ettiquette
Please replace all divots. All players should ensure that any cut tuft should be replaced in the same way it came out and pressed down well.
DAMAGE TO GREEN:
Please repair all pitchmarks made by the ball hitting the green (see below). Take care when taking out the flagstick and putting down on the green.
No golf trolleys should go on the green or between the bunkers and greens. Please Keep outside the white lines
HOLES IN BUNKERS:
Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes caused through shots and footprints made by themselves. Players should enter and leave bunkers from the back.
DAMAGE TO TEES:
In taking practice swings, players should avoid causing damage.
PLAY WITHOUT DELAY:
Endeavour to keep up with the players ahead, be mindful of players behind and if you cause a hold-up, please let them through. Courtesy should be observed at all times.
DRESS ON THE COURSE: (see below)
Jeans, trainers, tracksuits, shell suits, denim clothing and collarless shirts are not allowed. Tailored shorts only may be worn with sports or knee length socks. The practice of wearing the shirt outside the trousers is not allowed.
Please repair pitchmarks
On Course dress code
Course Safety Information
please view the Course Safety Information
R & A Quiz
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