Local Rules

  1. Rock Walls and Curbs. Rock walls and curbs are Immovable Obstructions (Rule 33-2a). The rock curbs that border paved pathways are deemed to be part of the pathway. 
     
  2. Overhead Powerlines. If a ball strikes an overhead powerline, the ball must be abandoned, the stroke disregarded, and another ball played from that position without penalty (Rule 33-8, Def’n 13). 
     
  3. Hole#14 Bird House Rule. See Rule 26 1b (under penalty of one stroke). Example 1: If a ball crossed the red hazard line at the 1st birdhouse along the right side of the fairway (brown trim); the player could drop the ball anywhere on a line extending from that brown birdhouse to the red brick walking path located to the left of the 14th tee box. Example 2: If a ball crossed the red hazard line at the 2nd birdhouse along the right side of the fairway (blue trim); the player could drop the ball anywhere on a line extending from that blue birdhouse to a second blue birdhouse hanging from a poplar tree on the left side of the fairway.
     
  4. Relief from exposed tree roots (decision 33-8/8). Throughout the golf course, excluding the teeing ground and the putting green of the hole being played and all hazards on the course, if a ball lies on a closely mown area (ie all areas that are cut to fairway height or less) and exposed tree roots interfere with the lie of the ball or the area of intended swing, the player may, without penalty, lift the ball and drop it within one club length of the nearest point of relief, no closer to the hole.
     
  5. Hole #18 – Rock Gardens within Lateral Hazard from which Penalty must be Taken. If a ball comes to rest within the large garden that is contained within the lateral water hazard on hole #18, the player must proceed under penalty under Rule 26 – Water Hazard (Rule 25-1B, note 1). 
     
  6. Sprinkler Heads on the Edge of a Putting Green. If a ball lies through the green and an immovable obstruction lying within two club lengths of the green and two club lengths of the ball intervenes with the line of play between the ball and the hole; the player may take relief as follows: Mark the ball, lift and drop at the nearest point of relief 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 (App.1 Pat B-6). 
     
  7. Drop Zones on Holes 10 & 16. (Additional options for a ball in lateral hazard) Hole 10 – A Drop Zone behind and to the right of the  green is available for a ball crossing the pathway and entering the lateral hazard to the right of the bridge. Hole 16 – two drop zones are available to the left of the green for a ball entering the lateral (red staked) water hazard between the two drop zones. Players may only select the drop zone that is nearest to the point of entry and no closer to the hole than the point of entry. 
     
  8. 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 33-2c).