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LOCAL RULES

(To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf (January
2019) and any temporary local rules as displayed on the Local Rule Board)

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18.2)

a) All areas outside the boundary of the
property as defined by the perimeter fence, Tennis Courts, Guest House and Main
Car Parks, and any area beyond white stakes with black tops.

2. PENALTY AREAS (Rule 17)

a) Red Penalty Areas are defined by red
stakes and or Red lines

b) Yellow Penalty Areas are defined by
yellow stakes and or Yellow lines.

2.1.                  
PENALTY AREA – NO PLAY ZONE (Rule 17.1e)

18th Hole –The Red Penalty
Area at rear of the 18th Green beyond by Red Stakes with Black Tops is a no
play zone. When a ball is in the penalty area – no play zone, the ball must not
be played as it lies, and relief must be taken from interference by the no play
zone under Rule 17.1e. (See Dropping Zone Local Rule 3.3).

3. DROP ZONES

3.1.                  
Drop Zone on 14th hole:

If a
player’s ball enters the dam whilst playing the 14th hole relief can
be taken at the Drop Zone marked by post and sign within 2 club lengths of the
post.

3.2.                  
Drop Zone on 17th hole:

If a
player’s ball enters the lateral water hazard defined by red pegs whilst
playing the 17th hole, relief can be taken at the Drop Zone behind the 17th
red tee
.

3.3.                  
Drop Zone on 18th hole:

If a
player’s ball enters a No Play Zone (Garden Bed or Red Hazzard Area defined in
Local Rule 2.1) beyond the 18th green relief can be taken at the nearest point.
Note as an additional relief option if no nearest point of relief can be
identified without going nearer the hole the player may use the nearest
Dropping Zone.

4. ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITION – INCLUDING
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 16)

4.1.                  
Ground Under Repair

Free relief is allowed under Rule
16.1

a) GUR – Areas encircled by white paint, marked as dots,
broken lines, unbroken lines or and / or Ground Under Repair signage

b) All artificially surfaced roads &
paths
(includes
gravel paths and adjoining posts or barriers) excluding carpark and roadway
toward tennis courts.

c)  Unformed cart paths in the general playing area where
traffic has been directed by cart signs or blue lines or on and off formed cart
paths.

d) WHEEL RUTS – Clearly defined wheel ruts in the
General Area made by course maintenance machinery

e) TREE ROOTS – If a player’s ball is on the
fairway, and there is interference to the players swing from exposed tree
roots. The player may take free relief under Rule 16.1b.
Exception – no relief under this Local Rule if the tree root/ roots only
interfere with the player’s stance.

f)  
PAINTED LINES
in the general area are to be treated as an abnormal ground condition
Exception – no relief under this Local Rule if painted lines only
interfere with the player’s stance.

g) BARE PATCHES ON FAIRWAYS – All bare dirt patches on the closely
mown areas of fairway on the fairway being played are to be treated as GUR.
This rule does NOT apply to divots repaired or not.

 

 

4.2.                  
Immovable Obstructions

a) All stakes defining GUR, Penalty
Areas, Distance Markers

b) Line of Play Interference close to
Putting Greens
e.g.
Sprinkler heads.
Immovable obstructions close to putting greens. In addition to the types of
interference described in Rule 16.1a, interference also exists if an immovable
obstruction is:

                                          i.           
On the player’s line of play, AND

                                         i.           
Is
within two club-lengths of the putting green, AND
                    

                 iii.           
       Is within two club-lengths of the ball.
       Exception – no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line
       of play that is clearly unreasonable.

 

5. ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITION – NO PLAY
ZONE (Rule 16.1f)

The following areas are Abnormal
Course Conditions in – NO PLAY ZONES and as such Relief MUST be taken in
accordance with 16.1f.

a) Trees and shrubs under two (2) club-lengths in height
which interfere with the players intended swing are a no play zones and
compulsory ground under repair (the GUR includes any stakes and/or protective
guards).

b) Cultivated or Formed Gardens identified with “Garden Bed” signs
are no play zones that are to be treated as an abnormal course condition. Garden
edging / boarders are immovable obstructions.

c)  Greens Nursery marked by white stakes adjacent the
6th and 8th holes

6. If a ball is
lost or out of bounds

If a ball is lost or out of bounds,
as an alternative to stroke-and-distance relief, Local Rule E-5 may be used. A
player may drop a ball within two club-lengths, but not nearer the hole, of the
nearest edge of the fairway at an equal distance from the hole to where the
ball was believed to be lost or went out of bounds and add two penalty
strokes. 

 

This Local Rule may not be used if:
1) If a provisional ball is in play, or

2)                    
 For a ball in a penalty area,

3)                    
 For an unplayable ball.

4)                    
 During Club Championship Events

A)    

Determine the location where the ball went out of bounds (diagram on the left) or
was likely to have been lost (diagram on the right)

B)    
Find the nearest fairway edge no closer to the hole

C)     
Drop your ball in the shaded area as defined in diagram by lines one side from the hole through
point A and on the other side from the hole to point B and not nearer to the
hole.