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To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf

  1. Out of Bounds – Rule 27-1
    Beyond any wall, fence or white stakes defining the boundary of the course.

    A ball which comes to rest
    (a) Beyond the wooden fence of the caddie shed to the left of Hole 1,
    (b) on or beyond the white line on the road/curb/concrete drain to the left of Holes 1 & 9,
    (c) on or beyond the white line on the road/concrete drain to the right of Hole 8 and
    (d) beyond the white stakes or on or beyond the white line on the road/curb/concrete drain behind putting green of Holes 2, 4, 9 & 18 is Out of Bounds even though it may lie on another part of the course.

    2. Water Hazards (Including Lateral Water Hazards) – Rule 26
    Water Hazards are defined by yellow stakes. Where yellow lines are in existence they define the margin.
    Lateral Water Hazards are defined by red stakes. Where red lines are in existence they define the margin.

    Note : Dropping Zones for Water Hazards
    If a ball is in or it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in the water hazard on
    Holes 4 and 17, the player may:
    (i) proceed under Rule 26; or
    (ii) as an additional option, drop a ball, under penalty of one stroke, in the dropping zone - App. I, Part A-6.

    3. Immovable Obstructions - Rule 24-2
    (a) Landscaped areas surrounded by an obstruction,
    (b) concrete drainage channels and wooden barricades adjacent to the buggy paths and
    (c) damages caused by buggies or other vehicles adjoining the buggy paths
    are part of the immovable obstruction.

    4. Ground under Repair – Rule 25-1
    (a) Deep tire ruts through the green,
    (b) edging grooves around the fringes of the putting greens,
    (c) small open drains including herring bone drains through the green,
    (d) crevices or erosions in bunkers caused by rainwater,
    (e) flower beds and
    (f) areas encircled by white line
    are Ground under Repair.

    5. Protection of Young Trees (Identified by stakes or plastic sleeves)
    Specimen Local Rule in the Rules of Golf is in effect - App. I, Part A-2b.

    6. Relief from Edging Grooves
    If a ball lies on an edging groove around a putting green, the player may, without penalty, lift the ball, clean it and place it out of the groove in the nearest position to where it lay, whether on or off the
    putting green, which is not nearer the hole.

    7. Relief for Embedded Ball
    Relief extended to through the green. Specimen Local Rule in the Rules of
    Golf is in effect - App. I, Part A-3a.

    8. Stones in Bunkers (App. I, Part A-3f)
    Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions - Rule 24-1 applies.

    9. Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green
    Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
    When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if
    the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his
    partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved
    ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3
    and 20-1. This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball- marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

    Note: If it is determined that a player's ball on
    the putting green was moved as a result of
    wind, water or some other natural cause such
    as the effects of gravity, the ball must be
    played as it lies from its new location. A ball-
    marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

    Match play – Loss of hole
    Stroke play – Two strokes

    10. Distance-Measuring Devices (Rule 14-3)
    A player may obtain distance information by
    use of a distance-measuring device. If, during
    a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-
    measuring device to gauge or measure other
    conditions that might affect his play (eg,
    elevation changes, wind speed, etc), the
    player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

    Match play – Loss of hole
    Stroke play – Two strokes
    For subsequent offence – Disqualification
    In the event of a breach between
    the play of two holes, the penalty
    applies to the next hole.

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