Orchardleigh GC Local Rules

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)

a) Beyond any fence, wall or hedge bounding the Course.

b) At the 17th Hole to the left of the Cart Path

c) At the 18th hole, to the left of the fairway defining the Practise Ground and the white line or white posts surrounding the Clubhouse.

NOTE: Where there is double fencing, the inner fence defines the boundary.

2. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)

a) Yellow posts define water hazards

b) Red posts define lateral water hazards

3. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)

a) All man-made paths, roads, wooden steps, posts, stakes and supports are immovable obstructions.

b) All fixed sprinkler heads and other irrigation system installations are immovable obstructions. If such an obstruction on or within 2 club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty, as follows: If the ball lies off the putting green, but not in a hazard and is within 2 club-lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such intervention and c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

4. GROUND UNDER REPAIR  (Rule 25-1)

a) All areas defined by white lines is G.U.R  If a player's ball lies in such an area or if such an area interferes with the players stance or the area of their intended swing, the player may take relief.

b)  Plantations enclosed by fences are ground under repair from which play is prohibited.

5. STONES IN BUNKERS (Rule 24-1)

Stones in bunkers are removable obstructions.

6. BUNKER FACES (Rule 25-2)

The face of a bunker which consists of stacked turf is neither a) part of the bunker nor b) a "closely mown area".

7. STAKED OR PROTECTED TREES AND SHRUBS

If a young tree or shrub supported by stakes or protected by wire, plastic or other material interferes with a player's stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure given in Rule 24-2b(i). The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.

8. TELEGRAPH POLES / CABLES & SURROUNDING STAYS

If a ball strikes a telegraph post / cable or surrounding stays the player must replay the shot. Rule 20.5 applies.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE

Match play - Loss of hole;

Stroke play - Two strokes.

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