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Local rules

  1. The number in brackets after the Local Rules refer to the Rule of Golf which should be referred to in case of need.

    1. Out of bounds (Def. 21, Rule 29-1):
    2. Outside the boundary wall alongside Beach Road and Hermann Gmeiner Avenue.
    3. On the Club house side of the rail fence at the 14th and 18th holes.
    4. Inside the tennis courts on the club house building or concrete surrounds.


    1. Ground under Repair (Def. 13 Rules 32):
    2. Footpaths and tracks through the green;
    1. Stony ground through the green;


    1. Slopes and base of crater and 9th Fairway.


    Relief is also available when playing the 10th hole, but without a preferred lie;

    1. Where marked by stakes or signs.


    1. Holes made by a Burrowing animal (Rule 25.1):

    Relief may be taken for hole cast or runaway make by ants, snakes or crabs.

    1. Brown (Def. 25, Rule 32):
    2. A ball on the brown may be moved not nearer the hole within;


    1. 6 inches or
    1. To the nearest point of relief when the grass verge interferes with the players putting backswing.


    1. A player may not test the depth or texture of the sand surface.


    1. Isolated small mounds of loose sand may be brushed aside with the head of the putter but the clearing of a continuous track to the hole is not permitted.
    1. Sand may be brushed around the hole when the cup is standing above the surface.


    1. No mark may be made on the surface of the sand to act as an aid in assessing the putting line.
    1. Rule 32-3 (c) applies to casual water on browns except that when the hole is completely surrounded by water the player whose balls lies on the brown may elect then to add two strokes to his score and deem the ball holed out, but the decision must be made prior to the first putt.


    1. Bunkers:
    2. Loose stones are moveable obstructions (Rule 31- 1):
    1. A ball plugged in the face of a bunker may be dislodge by using a finger and allowed to roll down into the sanded part of the bunker without penalty.


    1. A ball lying on top of a slope of a bunker may, with the opponent or markers permission, be dropped behind the point where the ball lay, keeping with points between himself and the hole within 2 club lengths behind the bunker.
    1. Preferred Lies (Rule 22):
    2. When a players ball lies between “fairway” boundaries along each side of the hole in play he may prefer his lie within one club length not neared the hole.


    1. On the 1st and 10th holes, the fairway starts on he side of the stream nearest the hole, on the 3rd it starts on the far side of the ditch adjacent to the 5th brown; on other holes the fairway starts at the Ladies tee box.
    1. All “fairway” ditches shall be treated as G.U.R. but where relief is taken the ball must be dropped outside “fairway” areas.


    1. Ball fails to remain on spot;

    If a ball when placed fails to remain on the spot on which is was placed, it shall be replaced without penalty. If it still fails to remain on that spot it shall be placed at the nearest spot no nearer the hole where it can be placed at rest.

    However, a ball so placed is deemed in play, and the provisions of Rule 18.2 (b) which read as follows apply:-

    Ball moving after address;
    If a ball moves after the player has addressed it other than as a result of a stroke he shall be deemed to have moved the ball and shall incur a penalty stroke and the ball may be preferred again.

    Addressing the ball;
    A player has “Addressed the Ball” when he has taken his stance and has grounded his club except that in a hazard a player has addressed the ball when he has taken his stance.

    1. Water Hazards - (def. 14 Rule 33):
    2. All drains running across the line of a hole are water hazards.
    1. All drains running parallel with the line of play shall be treated as lateral water hazard except the section of drain adjacent to the 8th brown between the white stones which is G. U. R.
      1. Small drains cut to remove water from browns and bunkers are G. U. R.;
        • Trees
        • A ball must be dropped without penalty, one club length clear of any tree, less than two lengths to prevent damage to tree.