fore!

Local rules

The Rules Of The Royal & Ancient And USGA Govern All Play

Out of Bounds
Is marked by white posts and the fence surrounding the course.

Ground under Repair
G.U.R. is marked by blue posts. Staked trees are G.U.R. In cases of interference (R 16-1a) the player must take relief under Rule 16-1b.

Power Lines
If a ball strikes a power line, the player must disregard that stroke, abandon the ball and play a ball as near as possible to the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 14.6.

Distances from the Tees
– Holes are measured in meters to the centre of the green
– Sprinkler heads indicate distance in meters to the front of the green

Distance-Measuring Devices
For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance informations by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g.elevation changes, wind speed etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4-3.

Accidentally moved ball on the green
When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 14-2. This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

Breach of Local Rules
General penalty.