Scorecard – Local Rules

1. Out of Bounds. A ball is out of bounds if it lies:
i) Beyond any white posts or boundary fence/hedge.
ii) In the clubhouse or on its surrounds, including flower beds and car park.
iii) On the 3rd fairway while playing the 2nd hole
Rule 18.2 applies, relief must be taken under Rule 18.2b

2. Staked Trees. All staked trees are immovable obstructions.
Rule 16.1 applies, relief may be taken under Rule 16.1b

3. Stony Path. The stony path and wooden railing between the 15th green and 16th tee is deemed a single abnormal course condition (ACC).
Rule 16.1 applies, relief may be taken under Rule 16.1b from the path and railing in a single procedure.

4. Wrong Green. A wrong green is any green other than the putting green being used for the hole in play.
Rule 13.1 applies, relief MUST be taken under Rule 13.1f, for the player’s ball lying on a wrong green and any interference by the player’s intended stance or intended swing.

5. Aeration Holes. If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole on the putting green,
Rule 16.1 applies, relief may be taken under Rule 16.1d

6. Fixed Sprinkler Heads and Drainage Grills. All fixed sprinkler heads and drainage grills are immovable obstructions.
Rule 16.1 applies, relief may be taken under Rule 16.1b

In addition, if the player’s ball lies in the general area, interference also exists if an immovable obstruction is on the player’s line of play, is within two club-lengths of the putting green and is within two club-lengths of the ball. Relief may be taken under Rule 16.1b

(Exception – There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.)

Additional – Local Rules

Ground Under Repair

1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 9th Holes

Due to work currently being carried out by the Greenkeepers, several areas (due to tyre tracks) have been designated as Ground Under Repair (GUR)
When a player’s ball lies in a part of the general area in these areas, the player may take free relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

  • Reference Point: Nearest Point of Complete Relief.
  • Size of Relief Area from Reference Point: One club-length from the reference point, but with these limits;
  • Limits on Location of Relief Area: Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point and must be in the general area.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must drop a ball under Rules 16.1 and 14.3