Local Golf Rules

PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE GOLF BALLS FROM THE LAKES

We would ask golfers to respect the rule that golf balls that land in the lakes belong to the lakes. The reason is simply to protect the lake floors whether they be artificial floors or the natural blue clay floor on the 3rd. Please note that we do not retrieve them.
The cost to the club and disruption to golfers involved in repairing lakes is unthinkable and so whilst we fully respect the frustration of not being able to retrieve your ball we ask that you comply with this ruling. Thank you in advance.

WINTER RULES

Winter rules or Preferred Lies is in operation from 1 November 2016 and will continue until the end of March 2017

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OUT OF BOUNDS

All boundary fencing.

On or beyond the public footpath between the two parts of the course.

The putting green, the paths surrounding and the car park.

All areas indicated by white stakes. OOB continues as an extension of the line through the last two white stakes.

 

WATER HAZARDS

BALLS MUST NOT BE RETRIEVED FROM LAKES TO AVOID DAMAGE TO LININGS/CLAY BASES.

All Ponds/Lakes are lateral hazards. Indicated by Red Lines or Posts.

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

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

The following are immovable obstructions:

Red stakes when the ball does not lie in a lateral water hazard.

Sprinkler heads and drain covers. 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 drop the ball on the nearest point of relief.

Junction box covers, All benches & Paths.

Telegraph/electricity poles and supports.

Shed and pump cover on 4th/13th.

Relief from any of the above may be obtained IF the obstruction interferes with the player’s stance or intended area of swing.

Rule 24-2b applies.

 

GROUND UNDER REPAIR

GUR (generally indicated by white “GUR”). The player must take relief if a player’s ball either lies in the GUR, or if the GUR interferes with the player’s stance or intended area of swing.

(NOTE: All temporary greens are to be treated as GUR). Rule 25-1 applies. All 150 yard marker laurel bushes are staked trees and relief can be taken.

Tractor tyre damage can be treated as GUR.

 

ETIQUETTE

Slow play must be avoided. Call the group behind through as soon as a clear hole is in front.

Repair pitch marks, replace divots and rake bunkers.

No practice swings are allowed on the tees.

 

COURSE DRESS CODE

Golf shoes and collared shirts must be worn. Shorts must be tailored, no football, rugby or running shorts. The basic rule is smart casual.

No Denim, track suits, rugby or football shirts.

Golf shoes are only permitted indoors, in the locker rooms or on the spike bar accessible from the main patio by the 9th green.

If you’re not sure if an item of clothing would be permissible, it probably isn’t.

Each player must have their own bag of clubs, sharing sets is not permitted.

 

MOBILE PHONES

We recommend that players have a mobile phone with them, either ‘off’ or in ‘silent’ mode, in case the phone needs to be used in an emergency situation. We also recommend that you should program the Club’s number into your phone: 01844 346989