1. Out of Bounds (Rule 18)
a. Beyond any fence, hedge or line of white stakes bounding the course. All course boundary fencing, hedge and out of bounds white stakes, are internal parts of the course; a ball, stance or swing that is interfered with by such can either be played as it lies or relief can be taken under penalty (19.2a,b or c) (white stakes cannot be moved in order to play a shot)
b. The practice putting green, surrounds and path defined by white stakes and kerb stones.
c. On or beyond the road when playing the 10th or 18th holes. The kerb is out of bounds; a ball, stance or swing that is interfered with by the kerb can either be played as it lies or relief can be taken under penalty (19.2a,b or c).
d. When playing the 18th the buggy/trolley parking area is out of bounds as is the kerb surrounding this area. The posts and ropes on the kerbstones are movable obstructions.
e. On or beyond the white stakes to the right of the 5th tee.
f. A ball which comes to rest beyond the white stakes at the rear of the 10th green is out of bounds.
g. A ball which comes to rest beyond the white stakes at the rear of the 11th green is out of bounds.
h. The left hand edge of the path running from the 17th tee to the edge of the protective netting by the road is the out of bounds line.
2. Penalty Areas (Rule 17)
All Penalty Areas are defined by red stakes or lines.
The path from the 12th fairway across the bog is not part of the Penalty area. Free relief may be taken from this path under Rule 16.1b when a players ball touches or is on the path, or if the path interferes with stance or intended swing. However, free relief cannot be taken when the ball is in the Penalty area (Rule 16.1a(2)). Where relief is taken the player’s ball MUST be lifted and dropped within one club length of the designated dropping zone marker.
3. Immovable Obstructions (Rule 16.1)
a. The Ventilation shaft on the 4th hole, the Dry Range Practice Facility and Starter Hut to the left of the 6th hole, all Notice Boards and their posts, the practice area yardage markers, litter bins and ball cleaners, all slate tee markers and marker stones, all sleepers, all artificial mats, artificially surfaced roads and paths plus the bell on the 1st and 14th are immovable obstructions.
b. Protection of Young Trees and Bushes identified by stakes. If such a tree or bush interferes with a player’s stance or the area of the intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure described in Rule 16.1b.
c. Fixed Sprinkler Heads. All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 16.1. In addition, where a fixed sprinkler head is within two club lengths of a putting green and intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, if the ball lies within two club lengths of that fixed sprinkler head and not in a penalty area, the player may take relief as follows: The ball shall be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which is (a)no nearer the hole, (b) not in a penalty area or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.
4. Posts and ropes within the general area are movable obstructions, e.g. ropes and posts alongside paths and those set out by the green staff to protect areas of the course.
5. There are a number of Wild Flower beds on the course, these are to be treated as GUR.
Breach of a Local Rule:
Match Play – Loss of Hole
Stroke Play – Two Strokes.
(Updated May 2923)