LOCAL RULES

LOCAL RULES

1.  OUT OF BOUNDS : Rule 18

A ball is out of bounds if all of it lies on or beyond the perimeter and marked by white stakes and / or line.

Internal Out of Bounds between Hole 14 & 15 Island Nine.

Internal Out of Bounds applies On or Beyond the right Hole 14 & 15 ONLY.   

  1. Where both stakes and lines are present, line shall take precedence.
  2. The white stakes defining the Out of Bounds at right of Hole 14 & 15 are Immovable Obstructions when playing any other holes.
 

2.  PENALTY AREAS: Rule 17

  1. Red Penalty Areas are defined by red stakes or lines.
  2. Yellow Penalty Areas are defined by yellow stakes or lines.

A ball is in Penalty Area when any part of the ball lies on or touches the ground or anything else (such as natural or artificial object) inside the edge of the Penalty Area or above the edge or any other part of the Penalty Area.

3. ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS (INCLUDING IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS): Rule 16.1

A ball is in the General Area and interference by an Abnormal Course Conditions on the course, may be lifted and dropped within Relief Area but not nearer the hole than Reference Point and must be complete relief from all interference by the Abnormal Course Condition.

  1. All buggy tracks and service roads unless marked otherwise.
  2. All lighting poles, electrical boxes & cable markers.
  3. Pump house, drainage sumps, sprinkler head or valve.
  4. Halfway hut and storm shelters.
  5. Directional or information signage.
  6. Bare patches within one club length on either side of the buggy path.
  7. Plastic or rubbers mesh nearby to buggy track.
  8. Deep tyre ruts.
  9. Freshly dug up areas by wild boars/animals whether mark or not.

4. EMBEDDED BALL: Rule 16.3

In General Area, the ball is in embedded in its own pitch-mark made as a result of the player’s previous stroke and part of the ball is below the level of the ground may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped within Relief Area but not nearer the hole than Reference Point.

5. BUNKER: Rule 12

Bunker damaged by storm / rainfall is considered Abnormal Course Condition. Free relief may be obtained within Relief Area but not nearer the hole than Reference Point.

The player may remove Loose Impediments under Rule15.1 and Movable Obstruction under Rule 15.2.

6NO PLAY ZONE (PART OF ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITION)

  • All young trees identified by green markings or stakes.

7. INTEGRAL OBJECT

  1. Railway sleepers, wooden banks, boulders and rocks on the course.
  2. Barb Wires.
  3. Flower beds

8. SIREN SIGNAL

  1. Dangerous Situation Suspension: One long blast of siren. All players MUST discontinue play immediately.
  2. Normal Suspension: Three short notes of siren, repeated. Player may finish the hole but cannot start new hole.
  3. Resume Play: Five short notes of the siren, repeated.

9. EDGING GROOVE

If a ball lies in or on an edging groove around the putting green or the collar around the putting green or if the groove interferes with the area of the player’s intended swing and:

  1. If the ball is touching the putting green, it may, without penalty, be lifted cleaned and placed in the nearest position to where it lay that is not nearer the hole and avoid the interference by the condition, whether on or off the putting green. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark the spot. If the player lifts the ball without marking its spot, mark its spot in wrong way or make a stroke with a ball- marker left in place, the player gets penalty one stroke.
  2. If the ball is in the groove around the collar of the putting green, it may, without penalty, be lifted, cleaned and dropped within Relief Area but not nearer the hole than Reference Point and must be complete relief from this Condition.

10. FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF FELLOW GOLFERS, KINDLY

  1. Replace divots
  2. Repair ball marks on the green
  3. Rake the bunkers
  4. Avoid slow play
  5. Do not litter on the course
    PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES: General Penalty in Stroke Play/Loss of Hole in Match Play