1. Out of Bounds:
Beyond all course boundaries, Clubhouse environs and car parks. On or over any line of white stakes/or lines.
Playing the 8th Hole, a ball crossing the public road is out of bounds. The underpass is out of bounds on both sides of the road.
2. Immovable Obstructions:
All course furniture, artificially surfaced roads or paths, bridges and bridge parapets.
All staked trees (Rule 24 – 2B applies).
Sleepered steps/tee surrounds and flower beds on Tee boxes.
Sprinkler heads, see notice board for additional relief below.
No relief from rabbit tubing on trees.
3. Moveable Obstructions:
Distance markers, stones in bunkers may be removed without penalty
4. Stiles on boundary fences:
Integral parts of course, no relief allowed.
5. Water hazards: denoted by yellow stakes and/or lines.
Lateral Hazards: denoted by red stakes and/or lines.
As an additional option, drop a ball in the dropping zone provided. Note: If the ball is dropped in the dropping zone, the ball must not be re-dropped if it comes to rest within two club lengths of the spot where it first struck a part of the course even though it may come to rest nearer the hole or outside the boundaries of the dropping zone.
6. Play from Ground Under Repair is prohibited (Rule 25 – 1)
7. Artificial plug holes on greens are deemed to be ground under repair and relief may be obtained under Rule 25-1b (iii) where there is interference from line of putt. If there is physical interference by an artificial hole plug relief may be obtained under Rule 24-2(iii). Under both rules, the ball must be lifted and placed 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. The nearest point of relief may be off the putting green. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.
8. Aeration Holes: (Hollow Tining)
If your ball is in or on an aeration hole, you can, through the green, drop or on the putting green place your ball as near as possible not nearer the hole.
9. Fixed Sprinkler Heads
All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such obstruction is within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played, and intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without penalty as follows:
If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club-lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which (a) is not nearer the hole (b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
10.Use of GPS Devices
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, wind speed, 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.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:
Match Play – Loss of Hole; Stroke Play – Two Strokes