Club Rules

Last updated February 2022

8A-1 Out of bounds and course boundaries

All boundary fences, on or inside any sheds and the car park inside the kerbing are out of bounds. The area in between all cart sheds and inside the cart sheds is also out of bounds.

8E-10 Special relief procedures

Protection of planted trees
Protected trees are planted trees under 2 club lengths in height, which have been staked or netted.
If a player’s ball lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the players stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under rules 16.1f.

8F-1 Ground under repair

Drains
Ground under repair in the drains on the 4th, 5th, 7th, 12th,14th & 15th are defined by the area bordered by white pegs. If the area of drain bordered by white pegs interferes with the players swing or stance, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.
The GUR is continuous from the Right hand side of the 1st drain on the 7th to the Left hand side of 15th drain.

Bare patches on 7th & 12th
Bare patches of ground are defined by areas of sand or dirt larger than the area of your scorecard, on parts of the general area cut to fairway height or less. If a player’s ball come to rest on a bare patch on either the 7th or the 12th, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.
Interference does not exist if the bare patch of ground only interferes with the player stance.

Greens keeper’s workings
Greens keepers working and machine tyre tracks are to be treated as ground under repair.
If a player’s ball is in the general area and there is interference from greens keeper machine workings or tyre tracks, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.

Bird damage
Bird damage on the green is to be treated as ground under repair from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1d. Relief is also available when the bird damage is on the players line.
Interference does not exist if the bird damage only interferes with the players stance.

8F-17 Roads and paths

All roads and paths on the course, even if not artificially-surfaced, are treated as immovable obstructions from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1.

8F-23 Temporary immovable obstructions

During play of the 13th hole, the protective fences along side the 14th tee block will be classed as temporary immovable obstruction. If the protective fences along side of the 14th tee block interferes with the players swing, stance, or line of play, the player may take free line of sight relief or free relief under Rule 16.1b.
Exception – No relief if the intended line of play is clearly unreasonable.

8F-18 Movable objects to be Immovable – Distance markers

The yellow pine posts (100m markers), blue pine posts (150m markers), orange pine posts (short course), on the course are treated as immovable obstructions from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1.
Relief is not allowed to be taken under Rule 15.2

Local Rule

The new 14th green is now in play. If your ball comes to rest in an area that looks like ground under repair in and around the 14th green, free relief is allowed – Nearest point of relief not nearer the hole