1. Out of Bounds (Rule 18.2)
a) Beyond the course boundary, which is defined by the line between the course side points at ground level of white stakes and fence posts.
b) The area beyond a line between the Clubhouse and the Pumphouse and the 9th tee to the right of the 1st hole when playing the 1st hole.
c) The par 3 course, practice putting green and practice ground.
2. Penalty Areas (Rule 17) are defined by Red or Yellow Stakes.
3rd hole. When the ball is in the red penalty area on the left of the 3rd hole, including when it is known or virtually certain to be in the red penalty area although not found, as an extra relief option the player may drop a ball, with a penalty of 1 stroke, on the opposite side of the penalty area. Reference point: The estimated point on the opposite edge of the penalty area that is the same distance from the hole as the estimated point where the original ball last crossed the edge of the red penalty area.
12th hole. The red penalty area on the left which is defined on one side only extends to infinity.
3. Protection of Young Trees.
Young trees identified by stakes and less than two club-lengths in height are No Play Zones: if a player’s ball lies in or touches such a tree or it interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.
4. No Play Zone. The garden marked GUR to the left of the 6th green is a No Play Zone that is to be treated as an abnormal ground condition. Free relief must be taken from interference by the no play zone under Rule 16.1f.
5. Abnormal Course Conditions (Rule 16) Ground under repair Rule 16 includes:
a) any area encircled by a white line,
b) tractor and machinery marks.
Immovable obstructions. All artificial paths. Free relief may be taken under Rule 16.1
6. Ball Deflected by Power Line. If it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball hit a power line during the play of the 10th or the 18th hole, the stroke does not count. The player must replay the ball without penalty under Rule 14.6.
7. Fixed Sprinkler Heads. Fixed sprinkler heads are Immovable Obstructions and relief may be obtained under Rule 16.1. In addition the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is on the line of play and is within two club lengths of the putting green and within two club lengths of the ball.
8. Public Footpath. A public footpath crosses holes 1, 4 & 9
Players intending to play these holes MUST NOT PLAY if any member of the public is walking the footpath and could be struck by a golf ball.
9. Aeration Holes. If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:
a) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.
b) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d. But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s stance or on the putting green on the player’s line of play.
PENALTY FOR BREECH OF LOCAL RULE
GENERAL PENALTY. MATCHPLAY – Loss of hole; STROKEPLAY – Two Strokes.