1. Out of Bounds (Rule 27)
a) Beyond any boundary fence or line of white stakes.
b) On the gravel at the clubhouse entrance.
2. Water Hazards (Rule 26)
The area along the 6th hole (marked by red stakes) are Lateral Water Hazards.
3. Ground Under Repair (Rule 25)
a) Areas marked as GUR or enclosed with white lines.
4. Staked Trees
Staked or protected trees are immovable obstructions from which relief must be taken under Rule 24-2b(i)
5. Re-seeded Divots
When a ball lies in or touches a re-seeded divot it may be lifted, without penalty, and dropped at the nearest point not nearer the hole which avoids such condition.
6. Immovable Obstructions (Rule 24-2)
The protective fence at the 5th tee.
7. Any Temporary Local Rule defined on the Notice Board.
Penalty for breach of a Local Rule: Match Play - loss of hole Stroke Play - 2 strokes.
Course etiquette is simply a set of good manners which have been adopted over the years that are intended to keep the course in good condition and prevent slow play.
The maximum game permitted is a 4 ball. Players are not allowed to share a bag of clubs. Do not distract your partner by either talking, moving or standing too near when he / she plays a stroke. The player who has the honour from the tee should be allowed to play before their opponent tees up their ball. Do not shout, swear, or throw your clubs if the shot you hit is not perfection.
No trolleys on greens, green approaches,or tees. Repair ball pitch marks on greens. Replace all divots (turf cut or displaced) while playing. Rake over all footprints made in bunkers. No practice swings on tee area.
There is no excuse at all for not repairing an obvious pitch mark.
If everybody fixes their own ball mark plus one other, the greens will look fantastic and the greenkeeper will have more time to perform other duties on the course.
Please click here for a short video on how to repair pitch marks.
Players should be ready to play when it is their turn to play. However, they should not play until other golfers or greens staff are out of range. Make sure when you have a practice swing that you do not endanger one of your playing partners. Shout "FORE" if you think that a stray shot might hit someone.
It is the responsibility of every player to play the game at a good pace. Players looking for balls must allow other matches coming behind to pass. They should not wait for 5 minutes before doing so. If a match fails to keep its place on the course, and looses more than 1 clear hole from the match in front of them, and is holding up the match behind, it must invite those playing behind to come through. The match being held up may also request to play through. Any Mens or Ladies Competition matches may claim the right to pass 'non competition' games. If you play a bad shot and suspect that the ball might be lost, play a provisional just in case. Do not take an excessive number of practice swings. Players who have holed out on the green, should not try their puts again when players are waiting to play. Before putting, always leave your bag or trolley alongside the green nearest to the next tee. When you have completed the hole, clear the green quickly and mark your scorecard as you walk to the next tee.