Local Rules

Dewsbury Golf Club

Local Rules

For details on the new rules that come into effect January 2019

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18.2)

(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. Penalty Areas (Rule 17)

(a) The pond at the 17th is a red penalty area defined by red stakes.

(b) All other ponds and ditches are yellow penalty areas defined by yellow stakes.


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 16

4. 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 14. All temporary greens are to be treated as ground under repair.

5. 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 14 The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.


All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 16. 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 penalty area 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 penalty area or on a putting green.


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.


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.


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


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.


In taking practice swings, players should avoid causing damage.


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

Dress Code

On Course dress code

Course Safety Information

please view the Course Safety Information

R & A Quiz

Test your knowledge of the rules. R&A Quiz