Local Rules

The Rules of Golf, as referred to below, may be found in full in the "Rules of Golf and the Rules of Amateur Status" (as approved by R&A Rules Limited and The United States Golf Association), 33rd edition, 2015, (effective January 2016.)

1. OUT OF BOUNDS - In and beyond all hedges, fences and ditches marking the boundaries of the course, as defined by white stakes. The practice area, as defined by white stakes, when playing the 17th and 18th holes.

2. WATER HAZARDS - Defined by yellow stakes.

3. LATERAL WATER HAZARDS - Defined by red stakes. nb (2&3). The margin of the hazard is deemed to include the bank of the hazard - Rule 26 applies.

4. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS - Includes water hydrants, sprinkler heads, trees which are staked or protected, fixed golf furniture, sheds, distance marker plates and path edges - Rule 24 - 2 applies.

5. PATHS - All artificially made up paths are treated as abnormal ground condition. Rule 25 - 1 applies.

6. GROUND UNDER REPAIR - a) All areas marked by white paint or appropriately marked; b) tractor tyre marks, (not faint impressions).

7. 7th AND 9th GREENS - A ball coming to rest on the 7th green when playing the 9th hole and vice versa must be lifted and dropped off the green in accordance with Rule 25 - 3.

8. STONES IN BUNKERS - Are movable obstructions. Rule 24 - 1 applies.

SLOW PLAY - Players' attention is drawn to Section 1 of the Rules of Golf: "If [a group]..loses a clear hole and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group. Where a group has not lost a clear hole, but it is apparent that the group behind can play faster, it should invite the faster moving group to play through."