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Local Rules
These rules must be read in conjunction with any temporary local rules which are displayed on the temporary local rules board at the 1st Tee.
Out of Bounds. (Rule 27.1) Beyond the boundary of the course, fence or white stakes.

Where white lines are used, white stakes are only indicators..

Beyond the rear of both 18th  and 5th greens.            

Internal Out of Bounds
The margin of the Out of Bounds area is marked by stakes.

These begin at the green-keepers buildings and run parallel to the track on the right of the 16th fairway.  It then extends down the right side of the 16th fairway angling across behind
the 18th Tee to the path and down the kerb to the stake at a point in front of the 17th fairway shrubs. This area is Out of Bounds when playing the 16th Hole only. The boundary stakes are immovable obstructions when playing any other Hole.  (Relief under rule 24-2)

Ground under repair (GUR) (Rule 25 -1) and Abnormal Ground Conditions

Relief from GUR is compulsory at all times.

  • Areas marked by white lines.
  • Vehicle ruts, through the green.
  • Scoured areas in bunkers.
  • Ornamental gardens with signage.
  • Areas of course reconstruction when marked or as designated on the temporary local rules.
  • Drains under construction, including sunken drains and new drains. 
  • The turf nursery to the left of the 4th hole.
  • Bare Earth – tree removal.  Relief may be taken from the bare earth from which a tree has been removed.
    Tree stumps are not GUR unless marked.

Distance Measuring Devices may be used for measuring distance only. (Appendix lV – 5 page 162)


Relief from interference by an immoveable obstruction may be taken under Rule 24-2

  • Staked Trees.

In addition, for an immovable obstruction within two club lengths of the Putting Green directly on the line of play, the specimen Local Rule in the Rules of Golf is in effect (see page 130. Appendix 1 Part B– 6)

Penalty for breaching local rules 
   Match Play - Loss of hole 
   Stroke Play – Two strokes .

Clean and Place. If in operation
A ball lying within the area as stipulated may be lifted, without penalty, and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. The ball must be placed within 15cm (6 inches) of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and
not on a putting green. The ball may be placed only ONCE. If the ball fails to come to rest rule 20-3 applies.  For breaches of this rule see Appendix. 1 Part B 4.c
Water Hazard – 3rdHole.
The boundary of the hazard is marked by a line, but where this is not visible the concrete edging and rocks are in the hazard. 
The boundary of the hazard will be the course side of rocks and concrete. A ball touching the rocks or concrete will be in the hazard.

Temporary Greens are wrong putting greens when not in play.



Temporary Local Rules
Traveling Irrigator for Fairway Watering. Appendix 1 -7a and b.

If the ball strikes any part of the large drum containing the hose or the sprinkler head, the stroke is cancelled and the player must play a ball without penalty as near as possible to the spot from which the original ball lay or if played from the tee the player may tee the ball. Appendix 1 – 7b.

The irrigator is a temporary immovable obstruction if it interferes with a player’s stance or the area of intended swing. Relief under Appendix 1.-7a  as follows:
If the ball lies in under or behind the Drum so that any part of the drum intervenes directly between the player’s ball and the hole and is on the line of play, relief may be taken as follows. The point on the course nearest to where the ball lies must first be determined that, (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids interference (c) is not in a hazard or on the green. The player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club length of the point so determined on a part of the course that fulfills the above (a) (b) and (c).

Pod Type Watering Equipment
If the ball strikes any other watering equipment it is deemed “rub of the green” and the ball must be played as it lies. No other relief is available other than as a moveable obstruction.  24-1 If the pods or hoses can not be moved they may be treated as immovable obstructions under rule 24-2 as above.

Aeration Holes
At times the course may be subjected to aeration of fairways and rough. Should your ball come to rest on an aeration hole during that time, the ball may be lifted, cleaned and dropped as near as possible the spot where the ball lay, not nearer the hole. The ball must first strike a part of the course through the green, not in a bunker or hazard or green. If the ball is on the green the ball may be placed at the nearest spot no nearer the hole.

Embedded Ball
When in play the embedded ball Rule applies through the green.

Penalty for breach of Local Rules
 Match Play – Loss of Hole. Stroke Play – Two Strokes.

These Rules are read in conjunction with the Local Rules on the back of the score card.