The Local Rules of the Warrnambool Golf Club are to be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf.
OUT OF BOUNDS – Rule 18.2
- Out of bounds is defined by the club’s boundary fences. The boundary is defined by the inside edge of the fence posts.
- The greenkeeper’s compound between Holes 7, 8 and 14 is out of bounds. The boundary is defined by the inside edge of the white posts with black tops surrounding the area.
- The dam on the left of the 10th Hole is out of bounds. The boundary is defined by the fence surrounding the dam.
ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS – Rule 16.1
- Ground under repair is defined by any area marked by a white line.
- Embedded stones and wheel marks are ground under repair from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS – Rule 16.1
- Cart signs, ropes, uprights and hoops are treated as immovable obstructions from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1. Relief is not allowed to be taken under Rule 15.2.
- Sprinkler heads within two club lengths of the green – if your ball is within two club lengths of the sprinkler head and the sprinkler head is on your line of play you may take relief under Rule 16.1.
NO PLAY ZONES – Rule 16.1f
- Staked trees are no play zones. If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course and it lies on or touches a staked tree or the staked tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.
- Nursery areas defined by white stakes with green tops are no play zones that are to be treated as an abnormal course condition. Free relief must be taken from interference by the no play zone under Rule 16.1f.
HOLE 7 PUTTING GREEN – Rule 13.1f
When playing Hole 16, if a player must take relief under Rule 13.1f because his or her ball came to rest on the putting green of Hole 7 or that putting green interferes with his or her stance or area of intended swing:
- In finding the relief area to be used when taking this relief, the putting green of Hole 7 is defined to include the apron of the green cut to fairway height.
- This means that the nearest point of complete relief must avoid interference from this area in addition to the putting green.
LOST BALL OR OUT OF BOUNDS
When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed under the Stroke and Distance Local Rule for a penalty of two strokes, rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. This Local Rule is not available if a provisional ball has been played.
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, THE PENALTY FOR A BREACH OF A LOCAL RULE IS THE GENERAL PENALTY (STROKE PLAY – TWO STROKES, MATCH PLAY – LOSS OF HOLE)
Sprinkler heads are meters to middle of green.