Local Rules

The following local rules shall apply in addition to any supplementary or temporary local rules displayed by the Committee.


Beyond any fence, wall, hedge, or line of white posts marking the boundary of the course (see DEFINITION Out of Bounds; R&A Rules of Golf ).

4th hole: beyond the hedge to the left of the fairway.

16th hole: beyond the hedge to the left of the fairway.

Clubhouse,puttinggreen&surroundinghardstandingarea includingcarparks.


Any unmarked ditches within the boundary of the course are to be treated as lateral water hazards.


All areas appropriately marked by the greenkeeper.

All newly turfed or seeded areas even if not marked.

Tractor or vehicle ruts but not shallow indentations.


Artificially surfaced roads and paths including tracks to the left of the 18th fairway and the greenkeepers tracks between the 5th (left of bombhole) and 15th fairways .

All staked, tagged, tied or newly planted trees.

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24 – 2. In addition, if the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and an immovable obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes with the line of play between the ball and the hole, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which (a) is not nearer the hole and (b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or putting green.


Stones in bunkers.


A player’s stroke must be cancelled and replayed without penalty (Rule20-5) if his ball strikes an elevated power line or cable. If the ball is not immediately recoverable, another ball may be substituted.

Exceptions: A ball striking an elevated junction section of cable rising from the ground shall not be replayed.


A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g.gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

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