A ball is out of bounds when it comes to rest:
a) Beyond the boundary fences or hedges of the course and beyond the white posts to the left of the fence on the 7th fairway.
b) On the Clubhouse grounds including car park, driveway, gardens, outbuildings and practice putting green.
c) O.O.B. to the left of the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th holes and the rear of the 15th hole is all private land. Golf balls may not be retrieved from these areas. Area of scrub
bushes to the right of the 15th hole is also O.O.B.
d) Internal O.O.B.: when playing the 9th and 18th holes, a ball is O.O.B. if it lands beyond the white stakes to the right of the 18th hole.
A ball lying in a runnel in a bunker, caused by rainwater or artificial watering, may be lifted and dropped in the bunker at the point which provides maximum relief.
All fixed sprinkler heads and manhole covers are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 16.1. If the ball lies off the putting green (but not in a hazard), within two club-lengths of the obstruction and if this obstruction is on the intended line then the ball may be lifted, cleaned and dropped not nearer the hole, at the nearest point at which intervention by the obstruction is avoided.
Young trees which require protection are staked. If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the arc of their intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted, without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure described in Rule 16.1f.
If a ball comes to rest in an aeration hole, the player may, without penalty, lift and clean the ball. Through the green the player may drop the ball as near as possible to where it lay, but not nearer the hole. On the putting green, the player shall place the ball at the nearest spot, not nearer the hole, which avoids such a situation. (Rule 16.1b applies)
Paths, tracks and grass clipping bins are immovable obstructions and Rule 16.1 applies. If your ball lands on the paths adjacent to the 4th green and 5th tee or on the tee itself, you may either take the nearest point of relief or alternatively use the drop zone located behind the 5th tee. The ball may not be dropped on any teeing area. If the ball lies on the path between the 8th green and the 9th tee, relief MUST be taken and the ball dropped in the drop zone provided in front of the 9th tee.
Seats, shelters, telegraph poles, water hydrants, electricity pylons and boxes - Rule 16. The fence to the left of the 7th fairway, relief for interference from stance or swing should be taken in accordance with Rule 16.1.
Play is prohibited from all areas marked as G.U.R.. If a player’s ball lies in the area or if it interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player MUST take relief under Rule 16.1.
Yellow penalty areas marked with yellow lines or yellow stakes (Rules 17.1d(1) and (2)).
Red penalty areas marked with red lines or red stakes (Rule 17.1d(3)).
The fallen tree on the 17th hole and the sleepers on tees and 7th green are an integral part of the course. No relief may be taken.
A ball lying on a teeing area or main green, other than that in play, MUST be lifted and dropped off the putting green or teeing area, as near as possible to where the ball lay but not nearer the hole and not in a hazard, without penalty.
Play is also prohibited from the Scrub bushes on the right-hand side of the 18th fairway as well as from the bank on the left-hand side of the 8th green. Take relief as per Rule 16.1.
MATCH PLAY - LOSS OF HOLE;
STROKE PLAY - TWO STROKES.