Beyond the line of the retaining wall in front of the Clubhouse and the pathway surrounding the Practice Putting Green.
7th, 8th, 9th and 14th hole - defined by white posts.
All walls and fences forming the boundary of the course.
2. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS - Rules 16-1 a applies
a) Stakes and guards protecting trees.
b) Steps on the left of the 3rd Green leading to the 3rd Green. A ball shall be placed at the nearest point of complete relief plus one club length.
c) Steps from the 4th Tee to the 3rd Fairway and the steps down from the 5th Tee. A ball shall be placed at the nearest point of complete relief plus one club length.
If the ball has come to rest on the steps Rule 16-1 b applies, drop within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of complete relief plus one club length, no penalty.
d) All roads, paths and cart tracks.
3. BALL LIFTED WITHOUT PENALTY - Rule 16 applies.
If lying in a wheel rut or drain.
4. PENALTY AREA - Rule 17-1 a, b, c, d applies
The ponds at the 4th, 8th, 9th and 11th holes.
5. FLAG POSITION
Red - Front, White - Middle, Blue - Back.
Golfers should make themselves aware of the public rights of way prior to play.
If unseen by the Greenkeepers please make them aware of your presence before playing your shot.
RED, YELLOW & BLUE DISCS INDICATE 100, 150 & 200 YARDS TO THE CENTRE OF THE GREEN.
6. DAMAGE FROM DEER HOOF PRINTS
It Is apparent that the deer have been causing problems in bunkers, we have therefore applied R&A Local Rule F-13
Animal Hoof Damage
Local Rule F-13
Damage that is clearly identifiable as having been caused by animal hoofs is ground under repair from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1.
A player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball within 6 inches of the original ball, but still within the bunker and not nearer the hole.
On the putting green, Rule 16.1 does not apply as such damage may be repaired under Rule 13.1.]
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.
7. RIGHT OF 1ST HOLE - NO PLAY ZONE
A ball is deemed to be lost if it cannot be seen or found. If seen but unreachable relief must be taken on our side of the no play zone fence no nearer the hole.
If lost the player should return to the tee to play their next shot or continue with any provisional ball that is in play.
8. PREFERRED LIES
As of the 1st of October, through to the 30th of April each season, preferred lies on closely mown areas (fairways and green fringes only) are permissible.
When a player’s ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take complete relief plus one club length once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:
Reference Point: Spot of the original ball
Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:
• Limits on Location of Relief Area:
• Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
• Must be in the general area.
In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.
9. TEE-SHOT OVER TREE LINE ON THE CORNER OF THE 11TH HOLE
In competition play before hitting a tee-shot over the tree line on the corner of the 11th Hole you must ensure that the approach, red tee (12th) and the green are clear before playing.
In general play please DO NOT take this line purposefully when playing a tee-shot.