1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)
Beyond all walls, hedges and fence (including rabbit fences) and lines of white stakes marking the boundary of the course.
2. OUT OF BOUNDS - PRACTICE GROUND
The practice ground parallel with the 18th fairway is Out of Bounds beyond the white posts and not an integral part of the course.
3. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)
The stream at the 7th, 8th, 9th, & 13th Holes and the pond at the 7th Hole are Water Hazards as defined by yellow stakes or Lateral Water Hazards as defined by red stakes.
4. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24)
Protection of young trees identified by a stake (other than white posts denoting out of bounds): if such a tree 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 rule. The strokesaver distance plates are immovable obstructions: relief may be taken if your ball lies in or on the obstruction, or so close that it interferes with the player’s stance or area of his intended swing.
5. STONES IN BUNKERS (Rule 24)
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies).
6. FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS (Rule 24)
All fixed sprinkler heads and drain plugs are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty, as follows: if the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay, which (a) is not nearer the hole (b) avoids such intervention and, (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
7. GROUND UNDER REPAIR (Rule 25)
All areas encircled by white lines are Ground under Repair. (Rule 25-1b applies)
8. DISTANCE-MEASURING DEVICES
(Rule 14) Except for Competitions expressly forbidding their use, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect a players play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule14-3, for which the penalty is Disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
ETIQUETTE In the interest of all, players should play without delay SLOW PLAY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.
If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses a clear hole on the game in front, it should allow the match following to pass. Replace divots, repair ball-marks and damage by spikes. Drop no litter, help to keep the course tidy.
150 Yard markers are to the centre of green.
Flag colours indicate the general position of the hole on the green.
Red – Front, Yellow – Middle, White – Back.