Revised Local Rules, 2019
1. OUT OF BOUNDS (*8A)
a). Beyond the course side of a line between any adjacent white marker
posts, taken at ground level, these being on –
i. 2nd hole – across pathway leading to 3rd tee.
ii. 4th hole – internal out of bounds behind the bank on the right and extending down towards the 5th tees.
iii. 6th hole – beyond the far bank of the stream to back and right of green and extending behind 7th tee.
iv. Practice area – left of 9th and right of 14th fairways defining the practice area.
v. 11th hole – hedge to the right and rear of the 11th green adjacent to the clubhouse, car park and chipping practice area.
vi. 16th hole – left side of the fairway.
vii. 17th – fairway adjacent to the ditch and extended course boundary.
viii. the perimeter of the Clubhouse, car park and chipping practice area.
b). Beyond any fence or hedge around the boundary of the Course. Where a fence is situated within a hedge, out of bounds will apply when the ball comes to rest beyond the fence (Rule 18.2.a applies).
c). In competition or for handicapping purposes a ball known or virtually
certain to have gone out of bounds must be replayed from the original position under penalty of stroke and distance. Alternatively, in a social or casual game a player may take relief by dropping a ball on the edge of the fairway, at a point where the original ball last crossed the course boundary, but no nearer the hole for a penalty of two strokes (See Model Rule 8E-5, diagrams 2 and 3).
2. PENALTY AREAS (*8B).
a). Penalty areas are defined by red marker posts on the course, as listed
below by hole numbers:-
i. 2nd hole – ditch to the left of the green.
ii. 6th hole – pond to the left rear of the 6th green and stream to the right of the green extending behind the 7th tee.
iii. 7th hole – ditch and pond on the fairway.
iv. 10th hole – hedge and adjacent ditch on left of the fairway, second ditch
across the fairway.
v. 13th hole – ditch across the fairway.
vi. 14th hole – pond to the left of the fairway.
vii. 15th hole – ponds in front of men’s medal tee.
viii. 16th hole – lake and pond to left and rear of the green.
ix. 17th hole – ponds on fairway.
iix. 18th hole – lake on fairway.
b). Note – Relief may be taken when a ball is known or virtually certain to have come to rest in the penalty area. Any one of three options may be taken, each incurring a penalty stroke.(Diagram #2 rule 17.1.d)
c). The ditch to to right of the 2nd green is to be treated as part of the general area and not a penalty area (Model Rule 8-4.1)
3. ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS (*8F)
a). The following are deemed to be abnormal course conditions including immovable obstructions:-
i. guy ropes and stakes supporting trees.
ii. power pylons and supporting wires.
iii. winter tee boxes, manhole covers and open drains.
iv. solar panels to the right of the 11th fairway.
v. balls coming to rest on fixed sprinkler heads. Relief may also be taken when a ball rests near a sprinkler head where it interferes with either the player’s stance or line of play, where a club is likely to strike the sprinkler head in taking the intended stroke.
vi. yardage posts, course signage, warning bells, viewing steps, ball washers, fixed wooden seating and waste bins.
vii. young trees marked with blue stakes.
viii. stone laid paths and roadways, plastic based walkways on 12th and
13th holes and any deeply rutted vehicle tracks on the course.
ix. animal holes and scrapes.
x. public footpath stile steps and public footpath or bridleway posts.
b). ball striking overhead wires must be replayed from its original position.
c). ‘Ground under repair’ is an area identified by a “GUR” sign and surrounded by white lines. Relief must be taken.
d). Relief from all immovable obstructions or abnormal course conditions will be taken in accordance with the 2019 R & A Rules of Golf, that being the nearest point of ‘complete relief’ then within one club
length of the identified ‘reference point’. (Rule 16.1)
1. Penalty for breaches of the Local Rules- Match play – loss of hole Stroke play – 2 strokes (General penalty)
2. Full Local Rules can also be viewed on the Club website as well as on notice Boards in the foyer and in both men’s and ladies changing rooms.
*Model Rules reference numbers.