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Local Rules

OUT OF BOUNDS (RULES 27-1)
All boundary fences (electrical) and white stakes on the 1st (left), and 18th (left). Objects defining out of bounds such as fences and stakes are obstruction and are deemed to be fixed. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies out of bounds.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

WATER HAZARDS (RULES 26-1) (Defined by yellow stakes)
a. The dams around the 18th green, the drainage ditch to the left
of the 15th fairway which is behind the 1st green
b. The dam at the 12th green. The player may proceed under rule
26-1 or may use the permanent dropping zone provided.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

LATERAL WATER HAZARDS (RULES 25-1) (Defined by red stakes)
The dam to the right of the 5th fairway and right of the 2nd tee, irrigation dam to the left of the 12th fairway and the fairway dam on the 12th the wetlands to the right and behind the 16th hole.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

DRAINAGE DITCHES
All drainage ditches are an integral part of the course and the ball must be played as it lies. There is no relief from drainage ditches.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

CULTIVATED GARDENS (RULES 25-1)
All cultivated gardens are ground under repair from which play is prohibited. If a player's ball lies in the area, or it interferes with the player's stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must take relief. (The wooden flower boxes to the left of the 12th green falls within this definition but not the mulching around the flower boxes. The areas between the flower boxes are not a cultivated garden and the ball must be played as it lies) Exceptions to this rule: On the 6th hole the demarcated drop zone must be used.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES (RULES 24-2)
Protections of young trees are identified by blue stakes. If such a tree interferes with a players stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b (Immovable Obstruction) Exceptions to this rule: A player may not obtain relief under this Local Rule if (a) it is clearly unreasonable for him to make a stroke because of interference by anything other than the tree or (b) interference by the tree would occur only through use of an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or direction of play.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

FALLEN TREES
All fallen trees are abnormal ground conditions and rule25-1 applies. (The rule does not provide relief for the line of play)
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes


EDGING GROOVE

Identifiable as a groove about 5mm wide 10mm deep around the putting green. The player may without penalty lift the ball clean it and place it out of the groove in the nearest position to where it lay whether on or off the putting green, which is not nearer the hole.


ROADS AND PATHS (RULES 24-2)

All roads and cart paths are immovable obstruction. Interference by an immovable obstruction occurs when a ball lies in or on the obstruction, or when the obstruction interferes with the player's stance or the area of his intended swing. If the ball lies through the green, the player must lift the ball and drop it without penalty within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. When the ball is dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, the ball must first strike a part of the course at a spot that avoids interference by the immovable obstruction (road or path) and is not in a hazard or on the putting green.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

STONES IN BUNKERS (RULES 24-1)
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR (RULES 25-1)
The areas defined by either white paint or an appropriate GUR sign are ground under repair from which play is prohibited. If a player's ball lies in this area, or if it interferes with the player's stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must take relief.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES (RULES 14-3)
For all play at his course a player may use a distance measuring device to obtain distance information (Decision 14-3/0.5 in Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2006-2007). However, if, during a stipulated round, a player uses a device that actually provides him with information on other conditions that might affect his play (eg, gradient or wind); the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

EACH PLAYER IS REQUIRED TO HAVE A SAND BAG AND COMPLETE A ROUND WITHIN THE STIPULATED TIME

ADDITIONAL LOCAL RULES
(Weather permitting – please confirm with Pro-Shop)

PREFERED LIES
A ball lying on a closely-mown area through the green may be lifted without penalty and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, he must place it on a spot within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on the putting green. A player may place his ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed and Rule 20-4 applies. If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it or moves the ball in any other matter, such as rolling it with a club, he incurs a penalty of one stroke.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

EMBEDDED BALL
Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch mark in the ground, other than sand, may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.
Exceptions to this rule: A player may not obtain relief under this Local Rule if it is clearly unreasonable for him to make a stroke because of interference by anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule.
Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

DISTANCE MARKERS (Movable Obstructions)
All distance markers on the golf course are to be treated as a movable obstruction from which relief may be obtained. Relief my be obtained in accordance with Rule 24 - 1.