1. OUT OF BOUNDS
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, 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
The area along the right-hand side of the 1st hole and behind the green, defined by white stakes, is out of bounds.
The area along the right- hand side of the 4th, 5th, 11th and 18th holes, defined by white stakes, is out of bounds.
During play of the 11th the area to the left-hand side of the hole, defined by white stakes, is out of bounds. During play of the 17th the area along the right- hand side of the hole, defined by white stakes, is out of bounds. During play of the 14th the area along side the right- hand side of the hole, defined by white stakes, is out of bounds.
NOTE All white stakes define out of bounds and are classed as immovable obstructions (Rule 16) when playing any hole other than the one for which the post is designated.
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;
6.3 grass collection boxes, wooden drainage covers, gravel/gauze drainage channels, green irrigation boxes, artificial tees;
6.4 the centenary garden near the 18th green.
7. YARDAGE DISCS:
50 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).