Rules

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Local Rules

Version 9 – 8/4/16

(To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf and any temporary additional Local Rules Board)

  1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule27-1)

All areas beyond the inside of the course boundary fences.

All areas beyond the inside line of stakes marking Out of Bounds (white with black tops)

(See also 6. Below)

  1. OBSTRUCTIONS – IMMOVABLE (Rule 24-2)

I. Any staked tree which interferes with the players’ stance or intended swing. Relief must be taken – Rule24-2(b)

II. “2 and 2 Rule”. (Refer Local Rule Appendix 1- Part A Para.4a).

III. Any red, yellow, blue or white stake (excluding any out of bounds stake).

  1. OBSTRUCTIONS – MOVABLE (Rule 24-1)

Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions (Rule24-1 applies)

  1. MULCH & WOODCHIP

To be regarded as an integral part of the course

  1. ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS – (Rule 25-1)

Any area surrounded by a continuous white line is GUR from which play is prohibited.

Any clearly defined wheel mark made by course machinery or vehicle. Any washaway in a bunker.

Any other area defined by white stakes (except out of bounds stakes) and/ or sign and/or broken white line is GUR.

  1. WATER HAZARDS.

Lateral water hazards to the right of the 6th, 8th and 12th holes are deemed to extend to infinity.

Any ball lying beyond the borders of these hazards is not considered out of bounds, but in the lateral water hazard.

Any ball lying outside of the course boundaries must not be played.

Penalty – Disqualification

7A. DROPPING ZONES

If a ball is in or known or virtually certain that a ball has not been found is in the lateral water hazards, or either lateral water hazards beyond the 13th putting green the player may:

(i) Proceed under Rule 26

(ii) As an additional option, drop a ball under penalty of one stroke, within one club length of the blue dropping stake

7B.DROPPING ZONES      

6th teeing ground, near the protective fence – A ball at rest between protective fence and out of bounds fence with line of play interference to the hole on the 5th putting green and

9th hole, behind the putting green -A ball at rest on the gravel pathway beyond or to the right of the 9th putting green.

The player may drop a ball without penalty, within one club length of the blue dropping stake.

  1. SUSPENSION OF PLAY

When play is suspended due to a dangerous situation, play MUST stop immediately on the sounding of the siren.

Refer Local Rule Appendix 1 Part C4. Penalty of breach of Local Rule – Disqualification.

Penalties for breach of Local Rules

Match Play – Loss of Hole

Stroke Play – Two strokes unless otherwise nominated

Player Information

  1. All players must report to the Golf Shop prior to play
  2. All players must carry a sand bucket at all times
  3. Out of respect for your fellow members please ensure you keep up with the group in front
  4. All distance indicators are measured to the centre of the green
  5. Toilets are located on the 4th & 16th holes
  6. Smoking is only permitted in certain areas of the course. Please refer to Smoking Management Plan

All distance indicators are measured to the centre of the green.

“To comply with the QLD Health Registration (1st July 2006), smoking is only permitted in certain areas of the Club. Please see BGC Notice Board for these areas. All other areas of the Club are NON-SMOKING”