2020 LOCAL RULES

 To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf 2019 and any Temporary Local Rules displayed on the Local Rules Board

 

OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18-2)

Beyond all boundary fences of the course

Beyond any white stakes and/or white paint lines defining the boundary of the course around the clubhouse, Pro shop and car park areas

REQUIRED RELIEF PROCEDURES

STAKED TREES –

·        If a player’s ball lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief (Rule 16.1f)

ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS

GROUND UNDER REPAIR –

·        Any area encircled by a white line and/or the letters “GUR”.  This includes the maintenance sheds in the centre of the course – marked by BLUE pegs and white line.

 ·       All plantings are integral parts of the course – no free relief

 ·       All roads and paths on the course, even if not artificially-surfaced, are treated as immovable obstructions from which free relief is allowed under (Rule 16.1)

 ·       All stiles on boundary fences.

 ·       Areas in bunkers where sand has been removed by the movement of water resulting in deep furrows through the sand. (Rule 16-1c)

ALTERNATIVE PLAY FOR A BALL LOST OR OUT-OF-BOUNDS

          For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief as follows.  Determine the spot where ball went out-of-bounds or is likel to be lost.  Find a point, no closer to the hole, on the nearest fairway edge (of the hole being played), and drop a ball on the fairway within 2-club lengths of that point,  (see Rule 14.3)

·        BUT the player may not use this option if a provisional ball has been played under penalty of stroke and distance (see Rule 18.3).

 PACE OF PLAY POLICY

·        In Stroke Play golf – Gross, Nett, Par, Stableford, etc. - players should play “Ready Golf” in a safe and responsible way. (Rule 5.6b)

 CLEAN & PLACE (WHEN PERMITTED)

·          When “Clean & Place” is permitted, a ball lying on any 'closely mown area' of the hole being played (own mown fairway) may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 1 CLUB LENGTH of where it originally lay but no closer to the hole

PRACTICE AREA

The Practice Area is located between the 1st, 6th and 18th fairways.

·        Practice is also available at the Driving Nets and the Practice Putting Green

 

 GENERAL PENALTY FOR A BREACH OF A LOCAL RULE

 STROKE PLAY - TWO STROKES.  MATCH PLAY – LOSS OF HOLE

 

 RAKES TO BE LEFT IN THE BUNKERS – FLAT ON THE SAND