Local Rules

1. Out of Bounds

Out of bounds is defined by the line between the course-side points at ground level of white stakes and fence posts.  This includes the Clubhouse area and all areas beyond the boundaries of the course.

2. Penalty Areas

(a) Red Penalty Areas

Red stakes define the edges of each of these penalty areas:

(i) The area to the left of the 1st fairway and green.  

(ii) The lake and surrounds to the right of the 2nd fairway.  

      The stone retaining wall is in the penalty area.

(iii) The area to the left of the 7th fairway and left of the 8th fairway.

(iv) The open drain and surrounds on the left side of the 10th donga.

(v)  The area at the 18th hole which is in front of and to the right of the teeing grounds.

Red stakes indicate the following areas, but the edges are defined by their natural margins:

(vi)  The open drain on the right side of the donga at the 10th hole.

(vii) The area known as “The Lake” at the 15th hole (whether or not it has water in it).  The retaining rocks are inside the penalty area.

(b) Yellow Penalty Areas

(i) The lake and surrounding area at the 2nd hole where the edge is defined by yellow stakes.

(ii)  The lake at the 6th hole which is indicated by yellow stakes, but the edge is defined by the natural margin.

The part of the ditch in the donga at the 10th hole which is outside the edge of the defined penalty area is part of the general area.

3. Immovable Obstructions

(a)   Close to Putting Green.  The player may take relief under Rule16.1b if the ball is in the general area and a sprinkler head or a drainage grating or other immovable obstruction is on the line of play, and is:

*  within two club-lengths of the putting green, and

*  within two club-lengths of the ball.

(b) Roads and Paths.  All roads and paths on the course, even if not artificially-surfaced, are treated as immovable obstructions from which relief is available under Rule 16.1.

(c) Protective Fence Behind Men’s Third Tee.  Relief from interference as defined in Rule 16.1 may be taken under that Rule.  No relief is available for interference to line of sight.

4. Ground Under Repair   

(a)   Areas defined by blue stakes or encircled by continuous or broken white or orange lines.

(b)   Turf damage caused by tractors or similar machines.

(c)   Areas identified from time to time on the Local Rules notice board.

(d)   Areas identified by a sign.

5. No Play Zones 

Any area defined by blue stakes with green tops is a no play zone that is to be treated as an abnormal course condition.   Free relief must be taken from interference by a no play zone under Rule 16.1f.                

The enclosure known as “The Greenkeepers’ Shed”, situated between the 7th and 8th fairways, is a red penalty area, but play from it is not allowed.  The edges of the area are defined by stakes and fence posts painted red with green tops.  The ball must not be played as it lies, but relief must be taken from interference by the area under Rule17.1e.

6. Aeration Holes

If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:

a. Ball in General Area.  The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.  If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.

b. Ball on Putting Green.  The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d.

But interference does not exist if the aeration hole interferes only with the player’s stance or, on the putting green, on the player’s line of play.

7. Placing

When “placing” is in force, the following Local Rule will apply:

When a player’s ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, and it is on the fairway of the hole being played, the player may take relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:

• Reference Point:  Spot of the original ball.

• Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point:  The size of the relief area will be specified on the Club notice board, and/or on the scorecard.

• 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 choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rule 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.