LOCAL RULES for Dorset Golf Club Competitions
(To be read in conjunction with the R & A Rules of Golf)
Effective from Friday April 1, 2016. (Supersedes Local Rules printed on the Scorecard)
- Out of Bounds (Rule 27)
Defined by boundary fences and all other areas by white stakes with black tops. The white stakes with black tops on the Right of the 13th fairway and on the Left of the 14th fairway mark O.O.B
- MOVEABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-1)
(a) Stones in Bunkers. (b) Hoops (please ensure they are replaced).
- IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)
(a) Small Trees and Shrubs (must have been planted), under 2 club lengths high, relief must be taken.
(b) Sprinklers within 2 club lengths of the Green, in the line of play. (c) All roads and paths. (d) Spare hole covers. (e) Protective netting inside the course, but only if it interferes with stance or swing.
- ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS (Rule 25)
(a) All Garden Areas which are bordered with rocks, sleepers, concrete or rope, or as defined on the Garden Beds map, relief must be taken. (b) All Earthworks, through the green, are GUR and Relief must be taken. (c) Embedded Stones through the Green. (e) Embedded ball on the fairway or in fairway length grass. (f) A Drainage Ditch, relief may be taken.
- WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)
The Water Hazard & Regeneration Area near the 11th Green and 12th Tee (defined by Yellow/Black striped stakes is a prohibited area and must be treated as a Lateral Water Hazard from the 11th tee and as a Water Hazard from the 12th tee. If your ball lays within the Regeneration Area you must take a penalty drop.
Any Breach of these Local Rules will incur a Penalty:
Loss of Hole in Match play, or a 2-stroke penalty in Stroke Play
Map of Garden Beds The Map
- Yellow & Black Stakes: Regeneration Area – Play Prohibited
- Red Stakes: Lateral Water Hazard
- Yellow Stakes: Water Hazard
- White Stakes: GUR
- White Stakes, Black Tops: Out of Bounds (OOB)
Definition of Garden Beds GardenBeds-Definition