Local Rules

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OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)

(a)   Those areas beyond the boundary fences of the course.
(b)   Those areas beyond the inside line of white stakes with black tops bounding the course.
(c)   The area to the right of the concrete edging of the cart path on the 8th and to the left of the 10th.

HAZARDS (Rule 26)

All water hazards are deemed to be Lateral Water Hazards and are defined by stakes with red tops and, herbicide lines surrounding water holes.
Note – The stakes are immovable obstructions and are in the hazard.

STAKED TREES (Rule 24-2)

If a staked tree or a staked shrub interferes with the player's stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b (i) (Immovable Obstruction).  The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.
If the ball lies in a water hazard, the player shall lift and drop the ball in accordance with Rule 24-2b(i) except that the nearest point of relief must be in the water hazard and the ball must be dropped in the water hazard or the player may proceed under Rule 26.  The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.
Exception – A player may not obtain relief under this Local Rule if (a) it is clearly unreasonable for him to play a stroke because of interference by anything other than such tree or shrub, or (b) interference by such tree or shrub would occur only through use of an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or direction of play.
Note – The stakes or guards protecting such trees/shrubs are immovable obstructions.

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)

The following are classified as immovable obstructions:

  1. All stakes, tee markers, tee signs, seats, chain barriers, tree guards, tree stakes, course indicator signs, sand bins and all buildings on the course.
  2. Roads and Pathways – Only those clearly defined by concrete edges or are artificially surfaced with concrete, bitumen or decomposed granite surfaces are classified as immovable obstructions.
  3. Road to right of 5th green – A ball coming to rest on this road may be lifted and dropped in the nearest drop zone.
  4. Immovable Obstructions Close to Putting Greens – Relief from interference by an immovable obstruction may be taken under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a ball lies through the green 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 (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

    If the player's ball lies on the putting green and an immovable obstruction within two club-lengths of the putting green intervenes on his line of putt, the player may take relief as follows: 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 ball may be cleaned when lifted.

    Exception: A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if interference by anything other than the immovable obstruction makes the stroke clearly impracticable.
  5. V Drain on 3rd, 4th and 18th holes
    This drain is classified as an immovable obstruction.  The margins of the obstruction are defined by the outer edge of the concrete. Relief for a ball that enters the water in this drain is to be taken at the point of entry into the water.
  6. Plastic root barriers
    Relief may be taken if the barrier interferes with players swing. (holes 2, 4, 16, 17       & 18) Free relief may not be taken from root barriers within a hazard.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR (Rule 25)

(a)   Those areas as defined by white lines, white stakes, or appropriate signage.
(b)  All garden beds with clearly defined (i.e. brick, concrete, rock or timber) borders, afford a compulsory drop without penalty, except where the garden is within the bounds of a lateral water hazard.

MOVABLE OBSTRUCTION

 Stones in bunkers may be treated as movable obstructions, as per Rule 24.1

DISTANCE MEASURING 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.

KANGAROO DAMAGE IN BUNKERS

If your ball is in an area of a bunker that is obviously damaged by kangaroos, you are entitled to relief.  You may drop the ball in the same bunker at the nearest point of relief no nearer the hole.

PENALTY BREACH OF LOCAL RULES:

Stroke Play - 2 Strokes   |   Match Play - Loss of Hole

Distance Markers   Flag Positions  
Red Posts 100 metres to centre of green Yellow Front
Blue Posts 150 metres to centre of green Red Middle
Yellow Posts 200 metres to centre of green White Back
Sprinkler Heads To centre of green    


CONDITIONS OF PLAY

Tee Markers  
Club Competition Male - Blue, Female - Red
Social Play Male - White, Female - Red


Starter

  • All players must comply with all reasonable requests from the starter.
  • Players must be available at the First Tee twelve (12) minutes before scheduled hit off time.
  • Players not available to hit off at the scheduled time will be rescheduled to the next available time slot.

Fees

All appropriate fees must be paid before access to the course will be granted.

General

  • Each player must have a set of clubs.
  • Maximum of 4 players per group unless approved by the starter

Course Marshall

Is in complete control of play.  Instructions by the marshall must be abided by.

Course Etiquette

  • No player should hit until the players in front are out of range or have left the vicinity of the green.
  • Mark card on the next tee or well away from the final green.
  • When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the green and proceed to the next tee.
  • A player should carry a sand bucket at all times and fill any divot that is encountered on the course.
  • Plug marks on greens should be repaired.