(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)
These 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.
A ball lying on a closely mown area may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 6 inches of where it originally lay, not nearer the hole. Before lifting the ball, its position must be marked. After the ball has been so moved and placed it will be in play.
Ornamental rocks are immovable obstructions. Free drop. Ball may be lifted, cleaned and dropped within one club length of the nearest point of relief not nearer the hole.
Through the green a ball plugged in its own pitchmark or coming to rest in a crack, hole or tractor rut may be lifted, cleaned and dropped within one club length of the nearest point of relief not nearer the hole without penalty.
Aeration holes. Through the green a ball coming to rest on an aeration hole may be lifted, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. When the aeration hole is on the green the ball must be placed.
Young trees. Relief from a "young tree" as defined on the local rules includes the cultivated area around its base.
Ground Under Repair. Any area marked by green staff with white lines is GUR.
Hole 13. As an additional option for a ball coming to rest in either of the water hazards around the green, a ball may be dropped under penalty within two club lengths of the post marked "drop zone".
AREAS IN PLAY
The old flower beds behind the 1st and 7th greens are in play. A ball unplayable may be dropped under penalty in accordance with rule 28.
When playing the 13th hole the area behind the green is in play.
All cultivated areas around trees (other than young trees as defined on the local rules) are in play, whether they have been recently transplanted or not.
The mounded area between holes 4 and 6 is in play.
The area of eucalyptus trees on the right of hole 15 is in play. The path worn by green staff in this area may be treated as GUR until a decision is made on its future use.
WATER AND LATERAL WATER HAZARDS
Stakes marking water and lateral water hazards indicate the margin of the hazard. All ditches and ponds are hazards and in the absence of adequate markings the hazard will be deemed a lateral water 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 dropped in the dopping zone under rule 26-1 (one stroke penalty).