Local Rules

Out of Bounds: Beyond any area defined by boundary fences, white topped posts or white stakes. (Rule 18)

Ground Under Repair: Defined by blue stakes. (Rule 16)

Immovable Obstructions: Trees either staked or protected by an enclosure, fence stays, stile supports, stock fence enclosing the penalty area to the left of Westward, Globe Hill, Bull Gully and Derbidges. (Rule 16)

Stones: Except in a penalty area, a ball lying on or amongst Immovable stones may be treated as being in abnormal ground conditions. (Rule 16)

The Kelp, Ayres and The Willows: Whilst playing these holes any ball crossing and remaining beyond the red penalty area, is deemed to be still in the red penalty area. (Rule 17)

Yellow and Red Stakes: Mark red and yellow penalty areas respectively. (Rule 17)

Placing: When in effect, a ball lying on own fairway may be placed within 150mm not nearer the hole.

Alternative for Stroke and Distance for Ball Lost or Out of Bounds: For a penalty of 2 strokes, a ball may be dropped within 2 club lengths at the nearest point on the fairway, no nearer the hole, that is in line with where the ball crossed the out of bounds margin or is estimated to be lost.

Bull Gully (Holes 5/14) The tractor is unable to cut the long grass on the steep slopes of holes 5/14 (Bull Gully), both before the gully and below the green. If a player’s ball is in this area, including when it is known or virtually certain to be in that area even though not found, the player may play it as it lies without penalty or has these relief options, each for one penalty stroke:

  1. The player may take stroke-and-distance relief under Rule 17.1d(1), or

  1. The player may drop the original ball or another ball in the dropping zone which is the whole of the cut area at the bottom of the gully. The dropping zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3.