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LOCAL RULES

  1. There are no preferred lies on fairway. Play the ball as it lies. Preferred lies may be introduced for limited periods at the discretion of the Committee, please refer to “Temporary Local Rules” as necessary.

  2. Motorised carts and push buggies are not to be taken off grassed areas and/or concrete/gravel paths.

  3. “Lateral Water Hazards” are defined by red pegs and lines.

  4. “Ground Under Repair” is defined by white paint markings, white pegs or signs. Relief must be taken from these areas. Relief to be taken as per Rule 25-1b of “The Rules of Golf”.
    • The turf nursery on the left hand side of hole No. 7 is deemed by the Committee to be “Ground Under Repair” and is marked by relevant signage.

  5. Sand buckets must be carried and divot holes must be filled with sand. Do not replace grass into divot.

  6. Pitch marks must be repaired on greens.

  7. Areas outside boundary fences are “Out of Bounds” as per the definitions of “The Rules of Golf”.

  8. Other areas deemed to be “Out of Bounds” by the Committee are:
    • The driving range as marked by white-topped pegs.
    • The water storage dam on the left hand side of hole No. 7 as marked by relevant signage.

  9. Water lying in unmarked areas is to be treated as “Casual Water” and relief taken as per Rule 25-1b of “The Rules of Golf”.

  10. If a player’s ball lies in a washaway in a bunker or the washaway in the bunker interferes with a player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player may take relief as per Rule 25-1b(ii) of “The Rules of Golf”.

  11. Kangaroo prints in bunkers. If a ball lies in a print, hole or other mark made by a kangaroo (or wallaby) in a bunker, relief may be taken without penalty in accordance with Rule 25-1. Consultation with your marker must be made to determine whether the print, hole or mark is indeed that made by a kangaroo (or wallaby). Failure to consult your marker prior to taking relief may result in a penalty of two (2) strokes (Breach of Local Rule). Relief is available for interference by the condition to the lie of the ball or area of intended swing only and interference to the player’s stance by this condition is not, of itself interference under this “Local Rule” and relief is not permitted. Relief must be taken, by dropping the ball within one club length of the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole and within the bunker, as outlined in Rule 25-1b(ii)(a). Rule 25-1b(ii)(b) allows for relief to be taken outside the bunker under the penalty of one (1) stroke.

  12. Bunkers must be raked after play from a bunker.

  13. Allocated time for completion of 18 holes is 4 hours and 40 minutes.

  14. Drop zones behind holes No. 1 and No. 11 greens are marked with white paint and/or white pegs and designated “DZ”. All players are encouraged to use these drop zones if their ball is known or it is virtually certain that it has entered the hazard behind holes No. 1 or No. 11 greens. Relief to be taken under the penalty of one (1) stroke. The purpose of these drop zones is to remove the uncertainty of where to take relief from these particular hazards as provided by rule 26-1 of “The Rules of Golf”.

TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES

  • All freshly laid turf through the green, whether marked as GUR or not, is designated as GUR until further notice. Relief MUST be taken from these areas as defined & described in GGC LOCAL RULE 4.

  • A One Score Card length (long side of card) Preferred Lie MAY be taken on any grassed surface, including any areas that would under normal conditions be grassed, until further notice.

    The above GGC TEMPORARY LOCAL RULES & LOCAL RULES are in effect from Tuesday the 7th of June 2016 and will be in place until further notice.

Match Committee

General Principles

There are three important principles to remember when playing golf:

  • Play the course as you find it.
  • Play the ball as it lies.
  • And if you can't do either, do what's fair.