LOCAL RULES

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To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf

1. Out of bounds (Rule 27)

  • 1st Tee: A ball coming to rest left of the fairway and beyond (practice range / football pitch area) as defined by white stakes and/or adjoining black line.
  • 5th Tee: A ball coming to rest left of the fairway and beyond (green No.6 area) as defined by white stakes and/or adjoining black line.
  • 11th Hole: A ball coming to rest beyond the OB line towards hole No. 15
  • 12th Tee: A ball coming to rest beyond the defined OB line between by white stakes and/or adjoining black line.
  • 14th Tee: A ball coming to rest on the right of the fairway and beyond the line demarcating hole No.14 and hole No.12 as defined by white stakes and / or adjoining black line.
  • 15th Tee: A ball coming to rest on the grass nursery left of the green and beyond as defined by white stakes and/or adjoining black line.
  • All ground beyond the boundary fences and areas defined by white stakes and/or black line and within precincts of the club house.

2. Immovable obstructions (Rule 24-2)

  • Safety fences, sand and rubbish bins, tee markers, seats, machinery sheds, drainage pipes, concrete walls, steps.
  • Fixed sprinkler heads. All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a ball lies through the green and within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows: The ball shall be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which
    (a) Is not nearer the hole
    (b) Avoids such intervention
    (c) Is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
    The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.
  • Staked trees and shrubs. If a tree or shrub which is staked/ tagged interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief as provided in rule 24-2b.
  • Artificially surfaced paths and roads

3. Ground under Repair (G.U.R.) (Rule 25-1)

  • All areas defined by white stakes with green top and/or lines.
  • Through the green, clearly defined wheel marks or ruts made by a course maintenance vehicle.
  • Gardens and flower beds, including edges/borders, which are deemed G.U.R. and from which relief may be obtained are defined by white stakes with green tops.
  • Ant hills, Holes dug by barrowing animals, animal scrapes, and casual water are considered to be Abnormal Ground Conditions for purposes of Rule 25 and relief may be obtained under Rule 25-1. Interference by holes dug by burrowing animal with a player’s stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under this Rule. A player shall not be entitled to relief if the only interference is to the player’s stance.
  • Through the green, irrigation trenches that are sanded are G.U.R. Relief may be obtained under Rule 25.1.
    4. Distance markers
    Distances are marked on sprinkler heads and on concrete markers in the middle of the fairways at 300, 250, 200, 150 ,100 and 50 yards
    A marker post (approx. 1 meter in height) on the right and left of all fairways indicates distances to the centre of green

5. Non-Handicapped players

  • Non-handicapped players or a group consisting of a non-handicapped player have no priority on the golf course, and MUST give way.

6. Stones in Bunkers

  • Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies)

7. Channel around the apron of the putting green

  • If a ball comes to rest in the sand-filled channel on the apron of the putting greens demarcating the different grasses, relief may be taken as per rule 25-1

8. Roads & paths

  • All roads and paths within the course are integral parts of the course unless white-lined

9. Domestic Animals

  • Pets are not allowed in the club house or on the golf course

10. Juniors

  • Juniors with no handicap must be accompanied by an adult on the golf course

11. Non-Handicapped players

  • Non-handicapped players or a group consisting of a non-handicapped player have no priority on the golf course, and MUST give way.

12. Mobile phones

  • Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in the club house and on the golf course

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