Local Rules

Out of Bounds

All ground outside the club's boundary fences, the car parks, practice fairway, residence, roundabout and the roundabout rockery are Out of Bounds.

Staked or Guarded Trees, Shrubs and Plants

If a staked or guarded tree, shrub or plant interferes with a players stance or intended swing, the ball must be lifted without penalty and dropped in accord with Rule 24-2-b. The ball may be cleaned when so lifted. Stakes and guards at trees, shrubs and plants as well as stakes defining hazards or GUR are deemed to be immovable obstructions. Rule 24-2 applies.

Fixed Sprinkler Heads / Taps / Drainage Grates

All these fixed items are immovable obstructions and relief from interference may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and such an obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without penalty in accord with the provisions of Specimen Local Rule 5.

Overhead Wires

If a ball strikes the overhead wires at the 17th hole, the player must replay the stroke in accord with Rule 20-5 without penalty.

Water Hazards

All defined water areas, dams and drains are LATERAL water hazards. Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes or lines.

Ground Under Repair

The following areas are defined as ground under repair:

a) Garden beds adjacent to the Clubhouse and the first tee. Players must take relief without penalty in accord with Rule 25-1.

b) These areas are margins of which are defined by white stakes, white lines, GUR signs and / or ropes. Players may take relief without penalty in accrod with Rule 25-1.

Stones in Bunkers

Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies.

Wheel Marks

Except in a  hazard, wheel marks made by a mower, tractor or motor vehicle are GUR. Rule 25 applies.

Penalty for breach of a Local Rule

Stroke Play - 2 Strokes  Match Play - Loss of hole

Note: Distance markers are to the CENTRE of the green.

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