Out of Bounds (Rule 18)

  • In or beyond car park 
  • On the path around the clubhouse & professional shop
  • Beyond any boundary fence or line of white posts
  • In or beyond the burn forming the north boundary at the 9th, 11th & 12th holes

Penalty Areas (Rule 17)

  • Areas marked with yellow stakes allow two relief options 
  • Areas marked with red stakes allow an extra lateral relief option 
  • All unmarked ditches are treated as red penalty areas

Abnormal Course Conditions

(Including Immovable Obstructions) (Rule 16)

(a) Ground Under Repair

  • Areas marked as GUR or enclosed with white lines
  • Ruts made by vehicle tyres
  • Any damage to the course due to the irrigation project

(b)  Immovable Obstructions

  • Anchors, any permanent signage etc ball washers, boats, bridges, man-made steps, fishing nets, seats & shelters
  • All artificially surfaced paths
  • All roads
  • The toilets at 10th green/14th fairway
  • The pump house at 15th & 16th holes
  • Pop up sprinklers

(c)  Immovable Obstructions Close to Putting Greens

  • Relief is granted 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.
  • This local rule only applies when the ball & immovable obstruction lie in part of the general area cut to fairway height or less
  • There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable
  • Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: general Penalty under Rule 14.7a

(d)  Embedded Ball

  • Rule 16.3 is modified in this way. No free relief is allowed for a ball embedded in the stacked turf face above a bunker.

Bunkers out of Play

  • Any bunker that is taken out of play due to maintenance, or for any other reason is a No Play Zone. Free relief is available under Rule 16.

Penalty for breach of local rule is the general penalty.