LOCAL RULES
Last updated 15th June 2010

These Local Rules override those on the current scorecards and should be read in conjunction with any Temporary Local Rules currently in force.

(1) OUT OF BOUNDS
a) Beyond any perimeter fence, posts or hedges surrounding, or on or over any road dividing the course.
b) On and beyond the path behind and at the right of the 3rd putting green.
c) Beyond the white posts and markers to the right of the 6th fairway and putting green and the line of trees at the nursery forward right of the 7th tee.
d) The Car Park and the closely mown part of the Practice Area.

(2) WATER HAZARD
The pond to the left of the 1st putting green and to the right of the 17th putting green is a recognised lateral water hazard, Rule 26 applies.

(3) PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES
If a young tree, identified by being supported or protected by a stake, interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedures prescribed in Rule 24-2b.

(4) PROTECTION OF THE COURSE: ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS (RULE 25-1)
a) A player may take relief without penalty from ground under repair marked by white lines or where otherwise indicated by a notice.
b) Relief without penalty MUST be taken from any area marked by blue lines or where otherwise indicated by a notice.
c) If a ball comes to rest in an obvious horse hoof print on or near the bridle path traversing the course, such hoof print may be considered as ground under repair.
d) Relief without penalty MUST be taken from any area intended to be a temporary or winter putting green or from any teeing ground other than that of the hole being played.

(5) STONES IN BUNKERS
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. (Rule 24-1 applies).

(6) OBSTRUCTIONS AND INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE
Electric Wires and Poles If a ball strikes a power line or pole during play of any hole, the stroke is cancelled and the player must play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5 (Making Next Stroke from Where Previous Stroke Made).

Protective Netting to the Right of the 7th Tee. When playing the 7th hole and taking relief under Rule 24-2 from the protective netting by the 7th tee the nearest point of relief must be established without crossing under, through or over the netting.

(7) IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO PUTTING GREEN
Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and an immovable obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows:

The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.

Relief under this Local Rule is also available if the player’s ball lies on the putting green and an immovable obstruction within two club-lengths of the putting green intervenes on his line of putt. The player may take relief as follows:

The ball must be lifted and placed at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES:
Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two (2) strokes.

DISTANCE-MEASURING DEVICES

Unless otherwise stipulated for a given competition, for all play at this course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.