1. Out of Bounds
NOTE All white stakes identify but do not define out of bounds and are
1. 1 Boundary of the course
A ball is “Out of Bounds” when lying beyond the boundaries of the Course defined by:
The perimeter fences, walls, hedges (defined by their trunks at ground level), stiles, gates and their continuation, cut lines and herbicided lines on or to the right of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 11th and 18th fairways which are identified by white stakes, the hedge adjacent to the 6th and 11th tees (Humphreys Wood). Whenever more than one of these defined boundaries occur, the innermost is the boundary of the Course.
1. 2 Internal out of bounds
11th hole On or to the left of the herbicided lines to the left of the tee and the green and
to the left of the herbicided line running along the right side of the stream.
14th hole On or to the right of the cut lines to the right of the fairway. The Out of Bounds
extends at right angles at each end across the 15th fairway as defined by the
two herbicided lines and extensions thereof.
17th hole On or to the right of the herbicided line to the right of the fairway down to the
herbicided line across the 13th fairway.
All Holes: - The cut/herbicided lines are deemed as Abnormal Course Conditions when playing any other hole and relief may be obtained under rule 16.
2. Penalty Areas (Definitions and Rule 17)
All penalty areas are marked with red stakes and painted lines.
3. YOUNG TREES
All young trees supported by stakes are deemed immovable obstructions and relief may be taken under Rule 16 Abnormal Course Conditions.
4. Tractor Marks
Are deemed to be Abnormal Course Conditions. A player may take relief under Rule 16.
5. FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS
All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief may be taken under Rule 16.
In addition the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is: On the line of play, and is: - Within two club-lengths of the putting green, and - Within two club-lengths of the ball.
6. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS
The following are defined as immovable obstructions and relief may be taken under rule 16:
6.1 distance marks in the fairway;
6.2 artificially surfaced roads and paths including bridges;
6.3 grass collection boxes, wooden drainage covers, gravel/gauze drainage channels, green irrigation boxes;
6.4 the centenary garden near the 18th green.
7. YARDAGE DISCS
150 and 100 yds are to the centre of the Greens.
8. Casual Water on Greens
If a player’s ball lies on the putting green and there is interference by casual water on the putting green, the player may:
(a) take relief under Rule 16; or
(b) have their line to the hole squeegeed by their playing partner.
Squeegeeing can be done with either; one of the limited number of squeegees provided on our most likely affected greens OR the back of a bunker rake which are designed for this purpose. Members are requested to please exercise caution if using a rake.
Note: Such squeegeeing should be done across the line of putt and must extend a reasonable distance beyond the hole (i.e. at least one roller length).