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.
Winter rules or Preferred Lies are in operation from 1 October 2023.
For a simple explanation...please click here
WINTER BUGGY USE
All winter buggy users must sign a winter use pledge to take all necessary actions to protect the course - for obvious reasons, this is a zero tolerance policy... please click here
When not in use - free drop - do not play shots from winter greens... please click here
OUT OF BOUNDS
All boundary fencing, with the exception of tee shots from holes 7, 5 (white tee only) and 16 any shot which crosses the footpath which passes through the course is deemed to be OOB.
The putting green, the paths surrounding the car park, the car park and the Golf Academy/Practice Area.
All areas indicated by metal white stakes. OOB continues as an extension of the line through the last two white stakes. Internal OOB on Hole 14 from White Tee: Any tee shot that goes on or beyond the 15th fairway is OBB.
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.
DROP ZONE ON HOLE 4
Holes 4: Should a ball come to rest on the buggy path on the footpath side of the pond, players have the option of playing the drop zone (DZ).
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.
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.
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.
We recommend that players have a mobile phone with them in ‘silent’ mode. We also recommend that you should program the Club’s number into your phone: 01844 346989 the link open to the course guide if you are unfamiliar with the course.