Local Rules 

Out of Bounds

 

On or over the boundary of the course, car park, practice putting green, clubhouse enclosure, groundsmans buildings and storage area. In addition the following out of bounds apply, defined by white stakes.

Hole No 1

To the left of fairway up to end of white stakes

Hole No 2

Car park. Exception a ball rolling down the road into the car park may ( if agreed with playing partners) be played from the point it made contact with the road without penalty

Hole No 4

To the left beyond the white stakes

Hole No 8

To the right below the level of the fairwayand from the tree line in or over the trench to the point where the water hazard begins. To the left of and beyond the bridge below fairway level

Hole No 9

To the right on the 9th fairway beyond the white markers. To the right of bridge below fairway level. On the 10th fairway indicated by white posts up to the end of the tree line and a point to the left of the 10th fairway defined by the single willow tree

Hole No 10

On the right, a ball lying beyond the line joining the white posts marking the beginning of the hollow known as Probert's Hollow on the 9th fairway. This the line at which the fairway level begins to slope into the hollow. To the right of a line marked by white posts in the line of trees beyond Probert's Hollow or OUT OF BOUNDS below fairway level to the right of the 10th fairway and to rear

Hole No 13

To the right indicated by white stakes near canal bridge.

Hole No 15

River bank to the right of the fairway including all ground below fairway level

Hole No 18

On the left below the level of the fairway defined by white posts. On the right beyond the white stakes in or over the trench on the right of the fairway and the line beyond the white markers at the end of the trench to the white marker on the bank opposite. Beyond the green defined by white posts and white chain link fence

Water Hazards

Ball played provisionally under rule 26-1

If a water hazard (including a lateral water hazard) is of such size and shape and/or located in such a position that:(i) it would be impractible to determine whether the ball is in the hazard or to do so would unduly delay play, and (ii) if the original ball is not found it is known or virtually certain that it is in the water hazard (if agreed with playing partners) The following local rule will apply:

If there is doubt as to whether a ball is in or is lost in the water hazard playing over the river Medlock on the 8th, 9th, 11th, 16th, 17th the player may play another ball provisionally under any of the applicable options in rule 26-1. If the original ball is found outside the water hazard the player must continue with it. If the ball is found in the water hazard the player may either play the original ball as it lies or continue with the ball played provisionally under rule 26-1. If the original ball is not found or identified within the 5 minute search period the player must continue with the ball played provisionally.

Man made paths, roads and tractor paths

All above are classed as G.U.R. - Rule 20-2 applies. Exception. A ball striking the path beyond the first green rolls down the path may (if agreed with playing partners) be replayed from the point it made contact with the path no nearer the hole without penalty

Immovable obstlructions

Rule 24-2 applies

On the putting green a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole or drain plug on the 9th and 10th green or the drain plug is on the line of putt, may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation without penalty

Safety

1, 4th and 15th holes do not tee off until bell rings

2. 16th and 17th players must call up the group behind before playing second shots

3. 16th players must exit to the rear of the green

Penalties for breach of local rules; 

Match play-loss of hole

Stroke play - two strokes

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