To be read in Conjunction with the Rules of Golf and Temporary Local Rules
Any garden surrounding the Clubhouse is to be treated as ground under repair, G.U.R. A ball entering this area can be removed and dropped under rule 25-1.
If a player’s ball lies in the area, or if it interferes with the player’s stance or intended swing, the player MUST take relief to the nearest point of relief.
Specifically: area between 9th Green and 3rd Tee. Adjacent to the right of the 1st Tee. Adjacent to the practice putting green.
In relation to the Practice Putting Green: If a ball lands on the practice putting green it should be treated under Rule 25-3 and relief taken under this rules. Drop off the Green, nearest point of relief.
Distance Measuring Devices
Refer Rule 14-3 “Specify as appropriate, e.g. In this competition, or for all play at this course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only.
If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used”
Stones In Bunkers
Stones in bunkers MAY be removed without penalty.
Rule 24-1 applies
Hitting a Wallaby
A ball hitting a Wallaby MAY be replayed without penalty.
Out Of Bounds
A ball lying outside the boundary defined by: –
- The fence bounding the course
- Roadside kerbing
- All black capped posts bordering any fairway
- Area inclusive of the car park, and Clubhouse including paved surrounds and BBQ area
- Area around the 8th Dam adjacent to the 8th Fairway
Rule 27 applies
Penalty: one stroke and distance
Fixed Sprinkler Heads
If a ball lies within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played and a sprinkler head intervenes with the line of play or stance, relief MAY be taken.
The ball MAY be lifted, cleaned and dropped within two club lengths of the sprinkler head without penalty, no nearer the hole
Rule 24-2 applies
Abnormal Ground Conditions
If a ball lies in an area (Incl Bunkers) damaged by non-burrowing animals (Wallabies) it may be treated as ground under repair (Rule 25-1). Relief from interference with stance does not apply, (Rule 25-1a)
Power Lines and Poles
If a ball strikes a power pole, power lines or irrigation Sensors located within the confines of the defined Golf course the stroke must be cancelled and replayed without penalty. If the ball is not immediately recoverable another ball may be substituted. (Rule 20-5)
Paths and Roads
Paths and Roads (rule 24-2). Artificially surfaced or formed roads and paths (includes loose gravel) are immovable obstructions. All other tracks and paths are integral parts of the course from which a ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable under rule 28.
Lateral Water Hazard 18th Hole
In the interest of Speed of Play; a ball played under Rule 26-1. In the case of a ball known or virtually certain to have entered the Hazard but the entry point is obscured, the ball can be dropped in the drop zone in front of the Ladies 18th Tee. If the original is found the player must continue to play the original ball. If the ball is in the Hazard, the player may either play the original ball as it lies or continue play from the allocated drop zone.