Local/Winter Rules

Winter Rules 2017/18

Winter Rules now in force.  The Club encourages All members, guests and visitors to read and abide by the Winter Rules which are available to view or download from the following links:

Winter Rules (Word version)

Winter Rules (PDF version)

Local Rules

OUT OF BOUNDS:Rule 27

a) Beyond any perimeter wall or fence bounding the course including the wall or fence alongside Maryborough Road.

Note: A ball is deemed Out of Bounds even if it crosses Maryborough Road and comes to rest on another part of the course.
b) Within the electricity sub-station at the 17th tee or the Greenkeepers’ compound at the 15th hole.

c) If a ball lies in or is lost in the water of the quarry, or lies inside the fence or line of white posts surrounding the quarry.

d) Beyond the white posts at the sea side of the 6th and 8th

e) Practice putting green area as defined by white posts or white line and in the practice nets or lying on the practice net matting.

f) Beyond the inside face i.e. the course side, of the concrete posts which run alongside the car park.

g) Beyond the white line which runs alongside the various areas on the 1st tee. This allows movable Out of Bounds obstructions including loose chain links to be moved.

WATER HAZARDS: Rule 26

The burn at south end of the course.

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS:Rule 24-2

a) All made up paths and continuation of the path from the 6th to the 9th tee.

b) Sprinkler Heads and Valve Covers. If a ball lies off a 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 on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows:

The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that i) is not nearer the hole, ii) avoids intervention and iii) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.

c) Staked trees only if such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing. The ball must be lifted and dropped in accordance with Rule 24-2b.

d) Tractor pathways to the right of the 1st, 14th and 15th holes.

e) Golf course signage and furniture.

f) The Salt Pan houses to the right of the 3rd green are not immovable obstructions but integral parts of the course.

MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS:Rule 24-1

Stones in bunkers.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR: Rule 25-1

Play is prohibited from any areas defined as Ground Under Repair.

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES

A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures or gauges distance information only.

PRACTICE AREA: Rule 33-2

During a stroke play competition, it is permissible to practice within the boundary of the practice ground area as defined by red and white stakes located to the right of the 5th fairway.

ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF A BALL ON A PUTTING GREEN

Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows: When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent or any of their caddies or equipment. The ball or ball marker moved must be replaced.

TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES

These will be displayed on the Notice Board.

YARDAGE MARKERS ARE SHOWN TO THE CENTRE OF GREENS

Penalty for Breach of a Local Rule:

Match Play – Loss of Hole;

Stroke Play – Two Strokes.