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Local Rules

(To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf)

OUT OF BOUNDS
  1. Beyond the course boundary fences, defined by the line between the course-side points at ground level of fence posts. On the 15th hole, out of bounds is defined by the course-side points at ground level of the white stakes with black tops, and fence posts to the east of the line of stakes.
  2. During play of the 9th hole, all areas to the left of this hole (west of), and north of this hole are out of bounds. This out of bounds area is defined by white stakes with black tops along the short practice fairway, and white and black dots along the carpark, around the pro-shop and along the walkway next to the clubhouse.
  3. During play of the 17th hole, all areas to the right of this hole (south of) are out of bounds. This out of bounds area is defined by white stakes with black tops and extends from the teeing ground to the eastern boundary fence.

    (Stroke and distance Relief – Rule 18.2)

    Note: Stakes/fences defining Out of Bounds are treated as boundary objects and are immovable.
PENALTY AREAS

All penalty areas on the course are defined by red lines. (Refer Rule 17)

ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS

Ground Under Repair (GUR)

  • Any area encircled by a white line
  • Any bare patches which measure 30cm or greater, in the fairway of the hole being played
  • In the General Area, any area of damage caused by an animal
  • Any exposed tree roots in the fairway of the hole being played

(Free relief – Rule 16.1b)

Immovable Obstructions

  • All constructed roads and paths on the course.
  • Tree stakes and guards
  • Stake and rope fences

(Free relief – Rule 16.1)

No Play Zones

  • Staked trees (including stakes/guards) are No Play Zones. If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a Penalty Area and it lies in or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take free relief under Rule 16.1f.
  • 8th and 10th holes. The area between the 8th and 10th holes, defined by white stakes with blue tops, is a No Play Zone. Free relief must be taken from interference by the no play zone under Rule 16.1f.
  • 9th hole. The gardens, cart path and BBQ areas north of the white lines on the cart path either side of the green are No Play Zones. If a ball is in any of these No Play Zones, the player must take free relief by dropping a ball in and playing it from the closest of the two drop zones. These dropping zones are relief areas under rule 14.3.

(Note: Rule 16.1e – Relief for Ball Not Found but in or on Abnormal Course Condition.

Ball Deflected by Power Line

If it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball hit a power line or a wire or pole supporting a power line during play of the 18th hole, the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the last stroke was played. (See Rule 14.6)

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF A LOCAL RULE: General Penalty


TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES

 
ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS - Ground Under Repair

If a player’s ball is in the general area and there is interference by an abnormal ground condition resulting from irrigation, drainage or trenching works, or areas of renovated fairways the player may take free relief under rule 16.

Additional areas of GUR – Dropping Zones

13th 15th and 16th holes – If a players ball is in the areas of GUR at the rear of the 13th green, to the left to the 16th green (as defined by white lines), or on the cart path adjacent to the 15th green (northern side), free relief may be taken under rule 16.1, or as an extra option, free relief may be taken by dropping the original ball or another ball in the nearest dropping zone to where the ball came to rest. These dropping zones are relief areas under Rule 14.3

 
PROCEDURE FOR SUSPENSION OF PLAY

FOR ALL PLAY ON THE COURSE

If the need arises to suspend play on the course, the following signals will be used;

  • A suspension of play for a dangerous situation will be signalled by one prolonged note of the siren.
  • All other suspensions will be signalled by three consecutive notes of the siren.
  • In either case resumption of play will be signalled by two short notes of the siren.

Note: In potentially dangerous situations, play must be discontinued immediately following a suspension of play.

Refer: Rule 5.7

PREFERRED LIES

When a player’s ball lies in an area cut to fairway height or less on the hole being played, the player may prefer the lie within 30cm of the balls’ original position, no nearer the hole and in the general are, using the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.