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Rules of Golf

All play are governed by the rules of golf as approved by R & A Rules Limited and the following Local Rules.

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (RULE 27)
a. The car park area, clubhouse and its surrounds as indicated by white stakes, painted white dots, continuing and adjoining white line.
b. Beyond boundary fence or lines defining the boundary of the course.
 
Note: (1) White Stakes identifying Out of Bound (OB) ARE obstructions.
  (2) A ball, which crosses a road defined as out of bounds and comes to rest beyond that road is out of bounds even though it may lie on another part of the course.

2. LATERAL WATER HAZARDS (RULE 26)
Lateral water Hazards are defined by red stakes or lines.
All concrete drainage channels are Lateral Water Hazards (except those in Local Rule 5a). The margin of these Lateral Water Hazards are defined by the inside water edge of the drainage channels.

3. ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS (RULE 25-1)
a. All areas bounded by white lines.
b. Ant mounds.
c. Washed down crevices inside bunkers.
d. Herring bone subsoil drainage are GUR for lie of ball only.

4. EMBEDDED BALL (RULE 25-2)
Relief extended to “through the green”.

5. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (RULE 24-2)
a. Drainage channels adjacent to golf cart paths are treated as one obstruction.
b. Decorative landscaped areas surrounded by one obstruction are part of the obstruction.
c. White lined areas adjoining any areas defined as immovable obstructions are to be regarded as part of the obstruction.

6. MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (RULE 24-1)
a. Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.

7. INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE
a. Exposed earthen areas or pathways unless otherwise marked or artificially surfaced.
b. All flowers beds and landscaped areas (except areas as in Local Rule 5b).

8. TURF PLUGS ON PUTTING GREEN
On any putting greens, turf plugs of any size have the same status as old hole plugs and may be repaired under Rule 16-1c.

9. SIREN SIGNAL
a. Temporary suspension - a series of 3 short blasts.
b. Resumption of play - a series of 2 short blasts.
c. Immediate suspension - one long blast.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE: TWO STROKES


CLUB RULES
1. Please observe the rules of etiquette and decorum posted
2. The course marshals on duty have the responsibility to keep play moving at a reasonable speed and they have the complete authority to ask any player to speed up play or let the faster group to pass through
3. Buggies must not be driven by persons under 15 years of age
4. Buggies are not allowed on the rough and apron areas
5. Buggies are not permitted outside the course

CONDUCT
1. Rude, abusive or disorderly conduct is absolutely forbidden
2. All players must be suitably attired
3. Each player to have his/her own bag and clubs, sharing of clubs is not permitted
4. Only players are allowed on the course
5. Please replace divots, repair ball marks, rake bunkers and keep the course clean
6. Players are expected to complete each nine (9) holes in approximately 2 hours 10 minutes with a break of five (5) minutes in between the nines