Practice Chipping Area. The chipping green along the east side of the parking lot and the immediate surrounding area are part of the course on which practice is permitted prior to or between rounds of stroke play competition. Rule 5.2.
Sprinkler Heads. Sprinkler Heads are Immovable Obstructions and Rule 16.1 provides relief for Swing and Stance interference. In addition, if the Ball lies Through the Green (i.e. not in a Hazard) and a sprinkler head within two club lengths of the Putting Green and within two club lengths of the Ball intervenes on the Line of Play, the player may take relief as follows: Mark the ball, lift and drop the ball 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 the Putting Green. Local Rule F-5.
Relief from Exposed Tree Roots. If a player’s ball is at rest in a portion of the general area cut to fairway height or less and there is interference from exposed tree roots that are in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the tree roots are treated as ground under repair. The player may take free relief. Rule 16.1b. (This does not include trimmed area around trees in the rough).
Hole 18 – Rock Garden within Penalty Area from which Penalty must be Taken. If a ball comes to rest within the large garden that is contained within the Penalty Area on Hole #18, the player must proceed under penalty of one stroke. Rule 17.1d.
Overhead Power Lines. If a ball strikes an overhead power line the ball must be abandoned, the stroke does not count and another ball played from that position without penalty. Rule 14.6.
Nurseries and Flower Gardens. The flower gardens located through the green are deemed Ground Under Repair from which relief MUST be taken.
Rock Walls and Curbs. Rock walls and curbs are Immovable Obstructions. The rock curbs that border paved pathways are deemed to be part of the pathway. Rule 16.1a.
Hole 14 Bird House Rule. Example 1: If a ball crossed the Penalty Area at the first bird- house along the right side of the fairway, the player could drop the ball anywhere on a line extending from that birdhouse to the 1st white post to south of 14th tee box. Example 2: If a ball crossed the penalty area at the second birdhouse along the right side of the fairway, the player could drop the ball anywhere on a line extending from that birdhouse to the 2nd white post to the south of the 14th tee box. Under penalty of one stroke. Rule 17.1d