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Local Rules

Updated March 2008

Preferred lies and winter rules
A ball may, without penalty, be moved or may be lifted, cleaned and placed within one club-length, of where it originally lay, but not nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green. A player may move or place his ball once and after the ball has been so moved or placed, it is in play. Players will be notified on the first tee if winter rules are in effect.

Distance measuring devices
Players are allowed to use devices that measure distance only. Use of devices that gauge or
measure other conditions that might affect a player’s play (e.g., wind, gradient, temperature, etc.) is not permitted, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.

Senior Tees (Gold Tees)
Any player at or over the age of 65 may elect to play the Gold Tees during Individual Gross/Net Events only. Handicaps will be adjusted in accordance with USGA Rule 3-5.

Stones in bunkers
Removal of loose impediments is limited to stones in the bunker.
Relief: If the ball moves, it shall be replaced, and there is no penalty provided that the
movement of the ball is directly attributable to the removal of the obstruction.

150-yard marker poles
Relief from interference from the 150 yard marker poles is available without penalty if the ball is lodged against the marker or the ball is unplayable because the marker interferes with the player’s lie, stance or his intended area of swing.
Relief: you may remove the marker pole and/or drop within one club length, no closer to the hole. (Please replace pole)
 
Out of bounds
Out of bounds is defined by white stakes and includes the railroad tracks on holes 3, 7, and 17. It also is defined as in the parking lot and streets and left of hole 17 by the maintenance house and area.

Cart paths
Relief: The nearest point of relief shall be determined which is not in a hazard or on a putting green. Lift and drop without penalty within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief on a part of the course, which avoids interference by the immovable obstruction.

Run-off ditch between holes 1 and 9, left side of 7 and 17
If the condition interferes with the player’s lie, stance or intended area of his swing, relief may be taken without penalty as follows:
Relief: Lift and drop within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief on a part of the course, which avoids interference by the condition.

Lateral hazard on holes 13 and 14
The wooded area within the boundaries defined by the red stakes on the right of holes 13 & 14 is to be treated as a lateral water hazard. A ball lost in this area is considered to be lost within the hazard. The player may play a provisional ball, or take relief as described in Rule 26-1.

Barns on 2 and 10
If the condition (barn) interferes with the player’s lie, stance or intended area of his swing, relief can be taken without penalty as follows:
Relief: Lift and drop within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief on a part of the course, which avoids interference by the condition.
Relief is not available if the barn obstructs the “line-of- flight” that the player intends to hit his ball on.

Drainage grates
Relief from interference with drainage grate, located to the right of the cart path on hole 16 is available if the obstruction interferes with the player’s lie, stance, or area of his intended swing.
Relief: Lift and drop within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief on a part of the course, which avoids interference by the condition.   

Ball in the drain: If a ball in the drain has a visible ball mark that can be clearly identified by the player, a ball may be substituted without penalty as described above. In the absence of such evidence, the ball must be treated as a lost ball and Rule 27 applies.

Unmarked areas of the course
Unmarked areas of the course—such as thatch around the greens and in the rough—is the “rub of the green” and the ball must be played as it lies.

On par 3 greens
Upon reaching the green, if the group in front of you is waiting to hit on the next tee, stand in a safe area and have the group behind you hit up.

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