Out of Bounds
Out of bounds (Rule18.2) shall be defined by the line between the course side points at ground level of the white stakes and fence posts:
a) Bounding the course.
b) Behind the 18th green.
c) Marking the practice area.
d) Plus the car park and environs of the club house.
a) The Concrete retaining wall adjoining the pond between the 1st and the 17th fairways is an immovable obstruction - free relief under rule 16.1b
b) Wire mesh tee protection structures are immovable obstructions - free relief under rule 16.1b
c) Young trees. If a young tree (identified by a stake or plastic tubing) interferes with a players stance or the area of intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted, without penalty and dropped in accordance with rule 16.1f free relief.
d) Internal artificial features: All man-made structures including PATHS, ROADS, STEPS, BRIDGES (unless penalty area). Free relief under rule 16.1a
e) ONLY the water tank structure situated to the left of the 1st hole, and to the left of the 9th hole is an immovable structure. Free relief under rule 16.
Ground Under Repair (GUR)
a) Planted areas marked with GUR sign.
b) Areas in bunkers where sand has been removed by the movement of water resulting in deep furrows through the sand are ground under repair.
c) All drainage channels situated on closely mown areas within the general area.
d) Other ground under repair as defined by being encircled by a white line. If a player's ball lies in one of these areas, or it interferes with the players stance or the area of intended swing, the player may take relief under rule 16.1.
a) The penalty area on the right hand side of the 5th hole, where this is defined by red posts, players may take relief from the top of the area, as the red posts to the right of the 5th hole (but nowhere else) define the boundary of the penalty area. Rule 17 relief may be taken by reference to these posts.
b) All other penalty areas are defined by physical features, stakes are used to show where the penalty areas are but have no other meaning.
c) Penalty areas on the course side of any concrete channels or wooden sleepers.
d) The committee may from time to time define the boundary of other ponds or water courses by red lines. Where no such indication is given the boundary of the penalty area begins where the ground slopes down to form the depression that can hold water, where no concrete channels or sleepers are in place.
Greens Not In Use Are No Play Zones
When the temporary green is not in use on each hole, the area of the course that has been prepared for the use as a temporary green is a No Play Zone from which play is prohibited, as in the main green if the temporary is in use.
If a player's ball lies on the green not in use or it interferes with the players stance or the area of their intended swing, the player MUST take relief under rule 16.1f
Other No Play Zones
The committee may from time to time designate an area as a No Play Zone. When this is the case, other than greens not in use as above, it will clearly be marked NPZ and the border will be defined. If a players ball lies in one of these areas, or if it interferes with the players stance or the area of intended swing, the player must take relief under rule 16.1f
NB: Relief is no longer allowed for balls within two club-lengths of sprinkler heads by the greens as this former local rule has been rescinded. Relief is only available if the sprinkler head actually interferes with the stroke or stance of the player when playing towards the hole. Rule 16.1
150 yard markers are to the centre of the main green.