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LOCAL RULES

OUT OF BOUNDS

A ball coming to rest beyond all white posts or the perimeter of the course will be deemed to be out of bounds.
A ball coming to rest in the flower bed behind the practice putting green is out of bounds.

TROLLEY BAYS

A ball coming to rest within any defined trolley bay may be lifted and dropped, without penalty, one club length from the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole.

DEFINED PATHS

Relief may only be taken from the paths listed below

  • The path to the left of the 1st / 10th green, a ball coming to rest on this defined area may be lifted and dropped without penalty in a designated dropping zone.
  • The path behind the 3rd / 12th green, a ball coming to rest on this defined area may be lifted and dropped without penalty in a designated dropping zone.
  • The path between the 5th / 14th tee and 7th / 16th tee, a ball coming to rest on this defined area may be lifted and dropped, without penalty, no nearer the hole.
  • The path to the right of the 7th / 16th right bunker leading to the 8th / 17th tee, a ball coming to rest on this defined area may be lifted and dropped without penalty, no nearer the hole.

TEMPORARY GREENS, ETC.

The ball must be lifted and dropped off the practice putting green and all marked temporary greens.

WATER HAZARDS

The margins of the water hazards are marked with yellow posts. Rule 26 applies. A ball landing on a bridge may be played as it lies, or deemed to be in the hazard.

FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable objects and relief may be obtained under rule 24-2.

STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies.

STAKED TREES AND FLOWERBEDS

Staked trees are deemed immovable obstructions. Relief must be taken under rule 24-2. Relief must be taken from all planted areas and flowerbeds on the course.

AERATION

Through the green a ball which comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped or, if the ball lies on the green, placed as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole.

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