Local Rules

1.       OUT OF BOUNDS (RULE 27-1) 

a) Beyond any fence, hedge or line of white stakes bounding the course boundary.

b) In or beyond any ditch, brook, white line defining the boundary at the 3rd, 11th; 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 17th holes.

2.       WATER HAZARDS (RULE 26) 

The brook crossing the course

3.       IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (RULE 24-2) include

a) Sprinkler heads, manhole covers, plastic irrigation covers, tee stones, 150 yard marker post bases and any flagpole or markers, winter tees, wooden steps, ball washers, waste bins together with the Halfway House and  the Starters Hut. 

b) All artificially surfaced tracks and pathways including those covered in wood chips and gravel. All other paths and tracks together with the chipped bark surfaces beneath trees are integral parts of the course with relief confined to Rule 23-1, Loose Impediments.  In addition, the Local Rule for Immovable Obstructions Close to the Putting Green applies (see Rules of Golf Appendix 1 Part B Specimen Rule 6).

 4.      MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (RULE 24-1) include

STONES IN BUNKERS, guide ropes, bunker rakes, bench seats, seed boxes, 150-yard marker posts.

 5.       TREES

Trees which are staked, banded or wrapped. If such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or the area of intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with Rule 24-2b.


a) TRACTOR RUTS: A ball lying in such a condition through the green may lifted and dropped in line with Rule 25-1b.

b) HEATHER BEDS together with the plantation that adjoins The Halfway House: If a ball lies/touches such an area or if there is interference with a player’s stance or the area of intended swing, relief MUST be taken in line with Rule 25-1b


One long blast - players MUST mark their ball position and take shelter or cease playing at the end of the hole. Two blasts - players MUST mark their ball and return to the club house without delay.


Devices capable of measuring distance ONLY are permitted. Rule 14-3 applies. Breach of Rule: Disqualification.  See Notice Board for details.

Unless otherwise specified PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE

Match Play - Loss of Hole; Stroke Play – Two Strokes

MARKER POSTS AND DISCS: Measured in yards to the centre of each green.


3rd May 2016