The Paved/tarred areas and their curbs surrounding the club house and car park, the electricity sub – station at 15th Hole.
Practice area right of the 10th Fairway. Beyond any fence or wall bordering the course. Areas demarcated by
white stakes or lines.
Stone culverts, pipes and bridges crossing penalty areas are deemed to be in the penalty area.
2.1 Dropping Zone: 1st hole
As an additional relief option for the red penalty area to the left of the 1st putting green, a drop zone is available for a ball entering the red penalty area beyond the blue stake.
2.2 Ball played provisionally under penalty area rule: Hole 15 (Model Local Rule B-3)
If a player does not know whether his ball is in the penalty area left of the 15th fairway, the player may play a provisional ball under Rule 18.3, which is modified in this way:
In playing the provisional ball, the player may use the stroke-and-distance relief option (see Rule 17.1d(1), the backon-the-line relief option (see Rule 17.1d(2)) or, the lateral relief option (see Rule 17.1d(3)). Once the player has played a provisional ball under this Rule, he or she may not use any further options under Rule 17.1 in relation to
the original ball.
In deciding when that provisional ball becomes the player’s ball in play or if it must or may be abandoned, Rule 18.3c(2) and 18.3c(3) apply except that:
When Original Ball Is Found in Penalty Area Within Three-Minute Search Time. The player may choose either to:
• Continue to play the original ball as it lies in the penalty area, in which case the provisional ball must not be played. All strokes with that provisional ball before it was abandoned (including strokes made and any penalty strokes solely from playing that ball) do not count, or
• Continue to play the provisional ball in which case the original ball must not be played.
When Original Ball Is Not Found Within Three-Minute Search Time or Is Known or Virtually Certain to Be in Penalty
Area. The provisional ball becomes the player’s ball in play.
Free relief may be taken from all artificially surfaced roads and pathways as well as all service roads.
All gardens are integral parts of the course. The ball must be played as it lies or deemed unplayable (Rule 19).
Young trees and their bowls identified by WHITE STAKES are No Play Zones defined as abnormal course conditions
Free relief must be taken under R16.1f
Nursery on the right of the 17th fairway, is a no play zone.
When a player’s ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief
once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area:
o Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.
o Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 1 club length from the
reference point, but with these limits:
Limits on Location of Relief Area:
o Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
o Must be in the general area.
In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the
ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.
“If a player’s ball is in the general area cut to fairway height or less [or in the rough within four(4) club-lengths of
the edge of the ground cut to fairway height or less] and there is interference from exposed tree roots that are in a
part of the general area cut to fairway height or less or in the rough, the tree roots are treated as ground under
repair. The player may take free relief under Rule 16.1b.
[But interference does not exist if the tree roots only interfere with the player’s stance.]
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.”
All hazard stakes and distance markers on the course are treated as immovable obstructions from which free relief is
allowed under Rule 16.1a