LOCAL RULES as at September 2017. (Local Rules are often amended when a reprint of the scorecards is necessary, therefore it is always advisable to check that the Rule has not been altered. See below for Temporary Local Rules.)
1. OUT OF BOUNDS
(a) Outside of area bordering the course as marked by white posts or fences.
(b) On or over all pathways or roads.
(c) When playing the 10th hole beyond the white posts on the right-hand side.
2. WATER HAZARDS (AND LATERAL WATER HAZARDS)
Stakes marking water hazards (or lateral water hazards) indicate the line of drop as the margin of the hazard.
In addition, when playing the 14th hole, if a ball comes to rest in the water hazard in front of the green a ball may be played from the dropping zone under Rule 26-1 (one stroke penalty). In the event of a water hazard having no visible markings it is to be treated as a lateral water hazard.
3. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS
(Relief may be taken under Rule 24-2).
(a) Pump houses and associated pipe work.
(b) All pathways, parts of bridges which lie outside the margins of water hazards, internal fences, course markers and course furniture not out of bounds, including inspection chambers.
(c) Sprinkler heads. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and a sprinkler head on or within two club lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief, without penalty, by dropping the ball at the nearest point which avoids such intervention, is not nearer the hole and is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
4. MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS
Stones in bunkers may be removed.
Relief to be taken under Rule 24-1.
5. ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS
(a) Play is prohibited from all areas marked with blue stakes.
Relief must be taken under Rule 25-1b without penalty.
(b) Rule 25-3. Wrong putting greens include fringes around wrong putting greens.
(c) All drainage cuts and flower beds.
6. YOUNG TREES
If a young tree having a stake supporting it, or is less than two driver-lengths in height, interferes with a player's stance or area of intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with Rule 24-2b(i).
7. TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES
(As posted in the Clubhouse)
Temporary local rules have precedence over those stated above.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES:
Match Play: Loss of Hole.
Stroke Play: Two strokes.
LIGHTNING RISK: Players are responsible for their own safety when there is lightning risk.
(Rule of Golf 6-8).
COURSE EVACUATIONS: Audible warning: 3 short blasts on Klaxon: Fog or Lightning
When the Klaxon is sounded in Fog, at any time, or when Lightning risk exists during a Competition, play is suspended and players MUST leave the Course.
TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES (as at September 2017)
As the Temporary Local Rules will be changing very soon to cater for winter conditions these will be posted here as soon as possible following such change.