LOCAL RULES - (updated. June 2023)
- OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18)
In or over the wire fences protecting the railway behind the 1st green, to the right of hole 2 and to the left of hole 14.
Beyond the lines of white stakes bordering the practice grounds
(holes 1, 12, 13 and 18) and the machinery compound (hole 1).
At rest in the Clubhouse, patio, car parks, practice putting green and machinery compound and their surrounding hedges, fences and flower beds.
- PENALTY AREAS (Rule 17)
- IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 16)
Sprinkler heads are Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16.1).
In addition, if a sprinkler head 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, relief may be taken without penalty as follows: If the ball lies on the putting green, it may be lifted and placed at the nearest point which is not nearer the hole and avoids intervention. (F-5)
If the ball lies off the putting green (but not in a hazard) and is within two club-lengths of the sprinkler head, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point which is not nearer the hole, avoids the intervention and is not on the green or in a hazard. (F-5) Stone bridges over and wooden sleepers lining the stream are integral objects of the course and not Obstructions.
Relief from Aeration Holes (E-4) If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:-
(i) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.
(ii) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d.
But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s stance or, on the putting green, on the player’s line of play.
- OVERHEAD POWER CABLES (Rule E11)
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES:-
- Match Play – Loss of hole
- Stroke Play – Two Strokes