1) OUT OF BOUNDS

a. Over ALL hedges and fences bounding the course. (Note Rule 3b).

b. In or over the stream adjoining the course.

c. The practice ground.

d. When driving from the 4 th Tee only – the 10 th Hole and beyond.

2) PENALTY AREAS

Marked with YELLOW posts and must be treated as such whether they contain water or not. RULE 17 applies.

3) LATERAL PENALTY AREAS

a. Marked with RED stakes. and must be treated as such whether they contain water or not. RULE 17 applies.

b. Holes 7 & 10 – Area of stream marked with RED stakes is a Lateral Penalty Area up to the commencement of the WHITE stakes, when it becomes Out of Bounds.

4) NO PLAY ZONES (NPZ)

Play is forbidden from these areas and relief MUST be taken. The ball must be lifted and dropped as per RULE 16.1.

5) TEES & GREENS

a. Artificial Tees are classed as immovable obstructions, RULE 16.1 applies.

b. Spare hole covers; relief may be taken to the nearest point of relief not nearer the hole if the cover interferes with your stance or intended line of putt.

6) FENCES AND PATHS

Treat as immovable obstructions, RULE 16.1 applies.
This does not include BOUNDARY fences.

7) 6TH HOLE

ROAD:  A ball coming to rest on the road may be lifted and dropped, without penalty, in the dropping zones, marked out at the rear of each side of the 6th green.

8) FLOWER BEDS

Treat as immovable obstructions. RULE 16.1. applies.

9) FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS

Treat as immovable obstructions. RULE 16.1. applies.

10) BUNKERS

Stones in sand bunkers may be removed without penalty.

11) RANGE FINDERS

The use of range finders IS permitted.

12) STAKED TREES

If a young tree identified by a stake, rabbit guard or tag interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed under RULE 16.1.

13) GROUNDSMANS CUTTINGS

All Groundsman’s Cuttings in the General Area regardless of age are to be treated as Abnormal Course Conditions and relief may be obtained under RULE 16.1

14) SCORECARDS IN HANDICAP COMPETITIONS

The recording of the correct Course Handicap on the card is solely the responsibility of the Player

Failure to record a Course Handicap or playing off a Course Handicap higher than that which the Player is entitled (and this affects the number of strokes received) will result in Disqualification from the handicap element of a Strokeplay Competition.