Local Rules

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)

Holes: 1 / 10                  ( Car Park / Practice Area / Fence lining Left Hand Side )

Holes: 2 / 3 / 11 /12     ( Fence lining Left Hand Side )  

Holes: 4 / 5 / 13 / 14    ( Beyond the White Markers lining the cliffs )

Holes: 7 / 16                  ( Beyond the White Markers behind the green )

Holes: 9 / 18                  ( Fence lining the left hand side of the tee / Beyond the White Markers lining the left hand side of the Hole /                                          Practice Putting Green / Green Fee Hut / Car Park )


 If the ‘Out of Bounds’ fences or dykes, or Stone Post (on the Right Hand Side of the 5th Fairway), Cliffside Path, Interferes with a Player’s Stance or Swing then the ball MUST be played as it lies OR declared UNPLAYABLE under RULE 28.

 EXCEPTION to this Rule applies to the fence on the Left Hand Side of the 3rd Green (between the GREEN POSTS, directly opposite the green) i.e. If the players stance or Swing is interfered with by the Out of Bounds fence, then they are permitted to take a drop (with a ONE SHOT PENALTY) in the designated DROPPING ZONE.

 If a ball LIES IN BOUNDS on the path near the 7th Green, then you can take relief by DROPPING a ball under RULE 24-2, i.e. Within one club length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief, WITHOUT PENALTY.

 If playing to the 5th Green when the fence is between the player and the flag, and the ball STRIKES the FENCE, then the shot MUST be REPLAYED, WITHOUT PENALTY

2. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26-1)

Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes or lines. Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes or lines.

The Drainage Ditch crossing the 6th/15th fairway is a WATER HAZARD


Play is prohibited from any area marked as G.U.R. If a player’s ball lies in such an area, or the area interferes with the player’s stance or the area of the intended swing, the player MUST take relief as provided in Rule 25.1.


 Stone Post on Right Hand Side of the 5th Fairway

 Cliffside Path


 Tee Signs

 Hut in between 1st Green & 8th Tee (including Apron)

 Shelter at 7th Tee (including ditch surround)

 Marker Posts behind 1st & 6th Green

 Paths next to 3rd Tee & Green

 Path between 1st Green & 2nd Tee

 Yardage Markers

 Metal Drain on 6th Fairway & ALL tapping points

 Fence lining left hand side of the 5th Green

 Tees constructed with sleepers and/or stone


A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance ONLY.


 Sighting Posts, Positioned in the rough

 Stones in bunkers

 Marker Posts on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Fairways

 Bells on 3rd & 5th Fairways

 150 Yard Marker Posts (Please ensure the posts are replaced)

10. AERATION HOLES (Appendix 1-B-4d)

Through the green, if a ball comes to rest in or on an aeration hole the ball may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. On the putting green the ball may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.

11. EMBEDDED BALL (Rule 25-2)

A ball embedded in its own pitchmark, in any closely mown area – through the green, may be lifted, cleaned and dropped without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay, but not nearer the hole. ‘Closely Mown Area’ means any area of the course, including paths through the rough cut to fairway height or less.


 There is an area of rough between the 3rd & 4th fairways and the 5th, 6th & 8th fairways – If your ball is embedded in these areas then the ball MUST be played as it lies or declared unplayable.

12. OLD HOLE PLUGS (Rule 16–1c/3)

If the old hole plug is interfering with the line of putt by either being higher or lower than the rest of the putting surface, and cannot be repaired by the player or committee without unduly delaying play then, the committee have ruled it can be treated as ground under repair, in which case, relief can be taken in accordance with Rule 25-1b


A player having interference from a molehill or the remains of a molehill, is entitled to relief under Rule 25-1b, provided, in the latter instance, the remains are still identifiable as a cast made by a burrowing animal.


Please see the Club notice board for any temporary local rules in play.


Matchplay – Loss of Hole

Strokeplay – 2 Strokes