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Out of Bounds

Those areas beyond the course boundary fences or walls

Those areas beyond the line of white stakes with black tops

Internal Out of Bounds

During play of the 1st, 2nd and 4th holes, the left of the 1st, right of the dam on the 2nd and left of the fairway and behind the green on the 4th, defined by white and black stakes, is out of bounds.

These stakes are treated as boundary objects during the play of these holes.

Provisional Ball for Ball in a Penalty Area on 2nd hole

If a player does not know whether his or her ball is in the penalty area (dam), the player may play a provisional ball under Rule 18.3, which is modified in this way:

In playing the provisional ball, the player may use the stroke-and-distance relief option (see Rule 17.1d (1), the back-on-the-line relief option (see Rule 17.1d (2)) or the lateral relief option (see Rule 17.1d (3)). Also, a dropping is available for this penalty area, the player may also use that relief option.

Once the player has played a provisional ball under this Rule, he or she may not use any further options under Rule 17.1 in relation to the original ball.

In deciding when that provisional ball becomes the player’s ball in play or if it must or may be abandoned, Rule 18.3c (2) and 18.3c (3) apply except that:

  • When Original Ball Is Found in Penalty Area Within Three-Minute Search Time. The player may choose either to:
    • Continue to play the original ball as it lies in the penalty area, in which case the provisional ball must not be played. All strokes with that provisional ball before it was abandoned (including strokes made and any penalty strokes solely from playing that ball) do not count, or
    • Continue to play the provisional ball in which case the original ball must not be played.
  • When Original Ball Is Not Found Within Three-Minute Search Time or Is Known or Virtually Certain to Be in Penalty Area. The provisional ball becomes the player’s ball in play.

Animal Dung

At the player’s option, dung from an animal may be treated either as:

  • A loose impediment that may be removed under Rule 15.1, or 
  • Ground under repair from which relief is allowed under Rule 16.1.

Bunker Filled with Temporary Water

A flooded bunker that is indicated by a white stake is ground under repair in the general area. It is not treated as a bunker during the round. 
If the player’s ball lies in or touches this ground under repair or the ground under repair interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player may take free relief under Rule 16.1b.

Ground under repair

All areas defined by white stakes or lines. Except in Penalty Area, wheel marks made by a mower, tractor or motor vehicle

Relief from immovable obstruction near green

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

Relief from unmade paths

The paths on the right of the 6th Ladies tee and left of the green, left of the 8th fairway and behind 8th green, in front of the 9th tee and right of the mounds on the 9th hole and on the 18th fairway continuing from the formed path, may be treated as immovable obstructions from which relief is allowed under Rule 16.1

Immovable Obstructions

All artificial or formed roads or paths

Fences on the left hand side of 7th hole, fence separating 7th and 8th holes, fence on right hand side of 11th hole

All stakes (red, yellow or white) are immovable obstructions. There is no relief from Out of Bounds stakes

Lightning policy

It is the players responsibility to determine if weather conditions are unsafe for play. No siren will be sounded

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule

Match Play – Loss of hole Stroke play – Two strokes