Slow Play

The Club is actively involved in reducing the occurrence of slow play.

Please watch a short presentation on tips for you and your partners to avoid slow play.

Pace of Play Policy

Please view the links below to read our policy on the pace of play. This policy is designed to reduce slow play and increase the enjoyability of the game.

Pace of Play Policy

 

To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf

LOCAL RULES – To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf.

  1. Out of bounds

All ground beyond the boundary fences and areas defined by white posts with black tops.

  1. Immovable obstructions

All hazard and G.U.R stakes, fences, sand and rubbish bins, tee markers and indicators, seats,

bridges, drainage pipes, sumps, brick, concrete walls, steps, cart paths and artificial or formed

roads.

  1. Fixed sprinkler heads

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be

obtained under Rule 24.2. In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and

such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths

of the ball intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may take relief

in accordance with rule 24.2

  1. Staked trees and shrubs

If a staked tree or shrub interferes with player’s stance, or area of intended swing, the player must

take relief as provided in rule 24-2b

  1. Gardens

Gardens, including edges/borders, which are deemed G.U.R and from which relief may be

obtained are defined by white stakes with green tops.

  1. Ground under repair

All areas defined by white stakes and /or lines.

  1. Hazards

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

red stakes and/or lines

  1. Plugged/Embedded ball: Rule 25-2

A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground 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.

  1. Marking ball prior to lifting

All players must mark their ball prior to lifting for any type of relief or penalty.

  1. Maintenance facility and surrounds

Areas around the maintenance facility and surrounds are marked with blue pegs indicating a

compulsory free drop, the nearest drop zone must be used and relief should be taken within two

club lengths no nearer the hole.

  1. Accidental movement of ball on the putting green

Should a ball or ball marker be moved accidentally by the player, caddie or any other reason, it is

to be replaced without penalty.

Penalty for breach of local rules

Stroke play-two strokes, Match play – loss of hole

Temporary local rules

Please check notice board (Outside Pro Shop) for temporary local rules.

Course information

Players must replace and sand all divots, repair pitch-marks on the greens and rake bunkers

after use.

Distance markers

(I) Distances are marked on sprinkler heads (II) A marker post (approx 1 metre in height) on the

left of fairway is 150 metres from centre of green. The plastic golf ball on the pin indicates, bottom

position is front of green, middle position is middle of green and top position is back of green.

All players must take direction from the Course Marshall.

Local & Temporary Local Rules

To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf

Plugged/Embedded ball – Rule 25-2

A ball embedded in its own pitchmark in the ground 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.

Abnormal Ground Conditions – Bandicoots – Rule 25

Holes dug by bandicoots are considered to be Abnormal Ground Conditions for purposes of Rule 25 and relief may be obtained under Rule 25-1.

Interference by holes dug by bandicoots with a player’s stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under this Rule.

Relief is denied if the only interference is to the player’s stance.

Aeration Holes

Through the green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.

Lost ball 7th Hole

If an original ball may be in the lateral hazard on either side of the 7th fairway, a provisional ball must be played.

The original ball:

If found, please proceed under Rule 26-1 (Relief for ball in Water Hazard)
If the ball is deemed lost, the provisional ball must become the ball in play (Rule 27)

Preferred Lies

When the daily Conditions of Play refer to ‘Preferred Lies’ the following Temporary Local Rule will be in effect for that day:

A ball lying on the area specified in the daily Conditions of Play (ie through the green or mown portion only) may be lifted, without penalty, and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, it must be placed on a spot within 15 centimetres of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.

A player may place their ball only once, and it is in play when it has been placed (Rule 20-4). If the ball fails to come to rest on the spot on which it is placed, Rule 20-3d applies. If the ball when placed comes to rest on the spot on which it is placed and it subsequently moves, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies, unless the provisions of any other Rule apply.

If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it or moves the ball in any other manner, such as rolling it with a club, they incur a penalty of one stroke. If a player incurs the general penalty for a breach of this Local Rule, no additional penalty under the Local Rule is applied

Irrigation Trenches

Through the green, irrigation trenches that are sanded are G.U.R. Relief may be obtained under Rule 25.1.

Distance Measuring Devices

Within all competitions played at this Club a player may obtain distance information using a device that measures ‘distance only’. If during a stipulated round a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature etc) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.

Penalty for breach of Local Rules

Stroke Play- Two strokes
Match Play- Loss of Hole