CHOBHAM GOLF CLUB – LOCAL RULES
1. Out of Bounds
a. A ball lying on or over any boundary fence or on or over any bridle way is out of bounds even if it comes to rest on another part of the course that is in bounds for other holes.
b. ( i) When playing the 3rd hole, a ball lying beyond the line of white stakes on the right of the hole is out of bounds ( ii) When playing the 9th hole, a ball lying beyond the line of white stakes on the left of the hole is out of bounds ( iii) The white stakes are treated as Boundary Objects during the play of the 3rd and 9th holes. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions and relief may be obtained in accordance with Rule 16.1.
c. A ball lying in the Clubhouse area, Car Park, Practice Putting Green and its fringes is out of bounds. d. Out of bounds may be marked by white stakes or a combination of stakes and lines. Where only stakes are used, these deﬁ ne the edge of out of bounds. Where a combination of stakes and lines are used, the lines deﬁ ne the out of bounds and stakes serve only to indicate its presence.
2. No Play Zones
a. The Practice Ground to the left of the ﬁrst fairway, marked as a Penalty Area by red stakes with green tops, is a No Play Zone (Rule 2.4) and the player must proceed under Rule 17.1
b. Young trees are indicated by stakes or support wires and are No Play Zones. If a player’s ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area and it lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree or its supports interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief without penalty under Rule 16.1f.
3. Penalty Areas
a. Penalty Areas are marked by either red or yellow stakes and/or lines. If a player’s ball lies in a penalty area, they should proceed under Rule 17.1.
b. Or, in addition, during play of the 2nd hole only, the player may drop the original ball or another ball on the opposite side of the penalty area that is the same distance from the hole as the estimated Point where the ball last crossed the edge of penalty area.
c. The path to the right of the 6th green is a penalty area and the player may play the ball as it lies or proceed in accordance with Rule 17.1. As an additional option, also under penalty of one stroke, the player may drop a ball on the drop zone nearest to the point where the ball last crossed the edge of the Penalty Area. The Reference Point will be the DZ post and the relief area will be one club length no nearer the hole.
4. Immovable Obstructions
a. All greenkeepers’ buildings, sheds and halfway houses, bridges, man-made pathways, railway sleeper steps and revetting round teeing grounds, sprinkler heads, irrigation covers and other course furniture are immovable obstructions and Rule 16.1 applies.
b. In addition, when such an immovable obstruction lies within two club lengths of the putting green and the ball lies within two club lengths of the obstruction and in the general area, and the obstruction intervenes on the line of play, the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.
5. Ground Under Repair
Areas surrounded by blue lines are GUR from which play is prohibited and relief MUST be taken in accordance with Rule 16.1. All drainage lines, old and new, and any areas designated GUR other than as marked by blue lines (such as ground works or newly seeded areas). Relief MAY be taken in accordance with Rule 16.1
6. Back In-Line Relief
Model Local Rule E-12 is in force
TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES. See Club Notice Board
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE Strokeplay – 2 Strokes. Matchplay – Loss of Hole