Effective January 1, 2019
- United States Golf Association (USGA) Rules govern except where modified by local rules.
- Maintain a steady pace of play – target 90 minutes per nine holes. Invite faster players to play through.
- Do not trespass on private property.
- All individuals must wear appropriate and acceptable golf attire.
- Keep power carts 30 feet away from all greens.
LOCAL RULES OF PLAY
1. PENALTY AREAS: (WATER HAZARDS)
The new designation for water hazards are penalty areas. All penalty areas on this course are considered red (lateral relief) penalty areas. In the absence of stakes or lines, the margin of all penalty areas is defined as the first mowed edge.
The area protruding into #7, 16 fairway contains toxic weeds. Keep Out – it’s a red penalty area. NO Free Relief.
2. FREE RELIEF AREAS:
If any of the following interfere with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, free relief may be taken:
- The protective fence on #1 tee box; the protective shrubs on either side of #6 tee box; or any staked tree or tree root.
- Free relief may be taken if the ball is in the protective shrubs on either side of #6 tee box even if it is not found.
(Free relief is within one club length from nearest point of relief, no closer to the hole in accordance with USGA rules.)
Note: It is not considered interference if any protective shrub, fence or staked tree are on the intended line of play. (NO Free Relief.)
3. WRONG CUP ON GREEN:
If a player’s ball is on the green and the wrong cup interferes with a player’s stance or area of intended swing, or if the wrong cup is on the intended line of putt, the player may take relief without penalty and place the ball at the nearest point of relief, no closer to hole.
4. DROP ZONES: (all one stroke penalty)
Ball in any penalty area from any tees on holes #2, 3, 5, & 9, or on holes 11, 12, 14, 18 & ladies 18 (red/white), the player may use the drop area forward of red tee.
5. ALTERNATIVE TO STROKE & DISTANCE FOR A LOST OR OUT OF BOUNDS BALL:
If a player’s ball is lost outside of a penalty area, or is out of bounds, under penalty of 2 strokes a player may drop in accordance with USGA guidelines shown below.
6. PENALTY AREAS, BALL PLAYED PROVISIONALLY:
As a time-saver, if there is doubt whether the ball is in or out of any penalty area, the player may play another ball provisionally in accordance with USGA rules.
Please visit the USGA website for information and to view videos on the 2019 rule changes.