OUT OF BOUNDS
When a ball is in the no play zone within the penalty area, the ball must not be played as it lies and relief must be taken from interference by the no play zone under Rule 17.1e.
Beyond the perimeter of the course, as defined by boundary fences or white stakes.
The clubhouse, patio, paved area and flowerbeds, car park, driveway and practice putting green adjacent to the clubhouse.
Young trees identified by stakes are no play zones.
If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area and it lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1.
A player whose ball is out of bounds must proceed in accordance with Rule 18.2.
All Penalty areas are defined as Red and are marked either by stakes or lines or a combination of both. Where only stakes are used, they define the margins of the penalty area. Where a combination of stakes and lines are used, the lines define the margins of the penalty area while the stakes serve only to indicate its presence.
ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS AND INTEGRAL OBJECTS Immovable Obstructions – Public footpaths, all man-made course paths, benches, ball washers, waste bins, sprinkler heads, drain covers, internal fences near paths and the fence protecting the 18th tee are immovable obstructions from which relief may be obtained in accordance with
Rule 16.1. In addition, when such an obstruction is in the General Area and on the line of play, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if the obstruction is within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball.
The prepared area of sand on the 6th hole between the tee and the green is part of the general area and not a bunker.
When taking wrong green relief from the 1st green, the wrong green is defined to include the area of fringe within one club-length from the edge of the putting green. This means when taking relief under Rule 13.1f, the nearest point of complete relief must avoid interference from this area in addition to the wrong green.
Exception – No relief if line of play is clearly unreasonable. There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.
SPECIAL OR REQUIRED RELIEF PROCEDURES
Ground Under Repair – Relief MAY be taken in accordance with Rule 16.1 for areas encircled by whites lines, all ground that has been disturbed in the laying of underground pipes and drains, areas in bunkers where sand has been removed by the movement of water resulting in deep furrows through the sand.
If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole within the general area, or on the putting green, relief may be taken under Rule 16.1.
No Play Zone – When playing the 12th, 13th and 14th holes the area to the right of the fairway, within the red penalty area, defined by red stakes with green at the top, is a no play zone.
Relief MUST be taken in accordance with Rule 16.1 for areas encircled by blue lines.
When playing the 16th hole the area short of and to the right of the fairway, within the red penalty area, defined by red stakes with green at the top, is a no play zone.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE: Strokeplay – 2 Strokes,
Matchplay – Loss of Hole.