LOCAL RULES

1. FOG / LIGHTNING POLICY

In order to reduce the risk to members, visitors and staff on the course, nobody is allowed to tee off when the tree to the left of the opening on the first fairway cannot be seen from the white blocks due to fog.

If lightning is in the area all players will be called off the course until it is felt to be safe. Both these rules will be enforced by a klaxon as follows:

1 Long blast – clear the course
3 Short blasts – re-start play

This will be enforced by staff in the pro shop on behalf of the club and is for the well-being of all people on the course.

Please respect this rule and the staff enforcing it.

2. OUT OF BOUNDS

a) Beyond the boundaries of the course where defined by white stakes, a fence or hedge, b) on or beyond the pathways behind the 18th green and beside the first tee, c) the practice area to left of the 17th hole, the flower beds and the practice putting green, marked by white stakes, d) on or over Brockswood Lane, which runs through the middle of the course and e) within the fenced area surrounding the reservoir on the 13th hole.

3. WHEEL RUTS

Wheel ruts may be treated as GUR. Rule 25 applies.

4. STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies.

5. INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE

Roads, built up sides of tees and bridges are integral parts of the course.

6. WATER HAZARDS

All areas marked by yellow posts or lines. Rule 26 applies. On hole 14 there is also the option to use the drop zone provided, and R&A local rule 5.
Water Hazards – Playing Ball Provisionally Under Rule 26-1 applies.

7. THE PUBLIC FOOTPATH ON HOLES 12 & 13

Players intending to play these holes MUST NOT PLAY if any member of the public is walking the footpath and could be struck by a golf ball.

8. FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS & BOX LIDS

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard, and such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief as follows:

The ball shall be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which
a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such intervention and c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.

9. FROST HOLES AND DRAINAGE CAP

Relief may be taken under rule 24-2 if an out of use frost hole or drainage cap is in the line of your putt.

10. DISTANCE-MEASURING DEVICES

For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. Players using a device that measures other conditions (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc.), are in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification.

11. PATHS

Relief can be taken at the nearest point of relief no nearer to the hole with no penalty

12. STAKED AND GUARDED TREES

Relief must be taken from staked or rabbit guarded trees. If such a tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of his intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with Rule 24-2.
Except as otherwise provided in the Rules of Golf the penalty for a breach of the Local Rules is:

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

When crossing the road between 11/12 and 16/17 please look both ways as despite it being a one way road, some traffic still comes the wrong way.

Link to R and A Rules