Local Rules

Temporary Local Rule – Dropping Zone 16th Green

A temporary local rule has been put into effect regarding the teeing area of the 17th Tee.  Please be aware of and comply with this rule.

Notification of the rule being revoked will be issued when applicable.

Temporary Local Rule – Dropping Zone 17th Tee (pdf)

Temporary Local Rule – Dropping Zone 17th Tee (word)


Rule Changes 2019

There are several rule changes that come into effect from 1st January 2019.

Please find below a PowerPoint Presentation giving information on the rule changes and how they should be applied

2019 New Rules

Please Note:  Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to progress through the Presentation

Winter Rules 2018-2019

As from 14th November 2018 when the white protection posts are placed on the course, the club is introducing the 2018/19 Winter Rules.

These rules are mandatory and must be adhered to by all members, members guests and visitors until Spring of 2019.

Anyone found not to be following these rules may be reported to the Captain and/or Committee.

Winter Rules 2018/19

Out of Bounds & Relief – 18th Hole Clarification

Please refer to the downloadable document for clarification on whether a ball is deemed to be out of bounds at the 18th hole and what relief is permissible:

Out Of Bounds – 18th Hole

Local Rules 2019

  1. OUT OF BOUNDS: Rule 18-2

Out Of Bounds is defined by the line between the course side points, at ground level, of white stakes and fence posts. It is also defined by the course side edge of any white line used to define the OOB boundar

a) Beyond the course side edge of any wall or fence bounding the course. NOTE: A ball is deemed OOB 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

c) If a ball lies inside the fence surrounding the quarry or the ESA area in front of the quarry marked by white stakes or the area behind the 8th green in front of the quarry marked by white stakes.

d) The white stakes at the sea side of the 6th and 8th

e) Practice nets and putting green area as defined by white posts or white lines.

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

g) Beyond the course side edge of the white line which runs alongside the various areas on the 1st This allows movable OOB obstructions, including the loose chain links, to be moved.


a) The burn at the south end of the course


a) All roads and paths on the course, even if not artificially surfaced, are treated as Immovable obstructions.

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. Relief may be taken as follows: The ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids intervention and c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.

c) Tractor pathways to the right of the 1st, 14th and 15th

d) Golf course signage, furniture and the practice bay shed.

e) All man made steps cut into the side of teeing areas and bunkers, including the observation steps to the left of the 4th tee and to the right of the 16th

f) The Salt Pans to the right of the 3rd green are not an immovable obstruction but an integral part of the course.

4. NO PLAY ZONES: Rule 16.1

a) Staked trees – only if such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing. The player must take relief under rule 16.1f

b) Any areas defined as Ground under Repair

5. PRACTICE AREA: Rule 5.2

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

b) If during normal competition play, a ball comes to rest within the boundary of the practice ground it must be played as it lies. EXCEPT if it comes to rest on the putting green where relief must be taken under rule 13.1f


These will be displayed on the Notice Board.


Penalty for Breach of a Local Rule:

Match Play – Loss of Hole;

Stroke Play – Two Strokes.