Local Rules

The Rules of Golf as authorised by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews shall apply together with the additional Local Rules made by the Committee under Rule 33.8a

LOCAL RULES

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)

(a) Over any fence or hedge marking the course boundary.

(b) On or over the stone balustrade behind 9th & 18th greens.

(c) Beyond any boundaries marked with white posts.

2. WATER HAZARDS AND LATERAL WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)

(a) Water Hazards – All streams, ditches and ponds are water hazards whether marked with yellow stakes or not.

(b) Lateral Water Hazards are marked with red stakes.

(c) 13th Hole; the drop zone must be used when taking relief from the large lake to the right NOT the smaller pond in front.

3. ROADS & PATHS (Rule 24-2)

All roads and paths with artificial surfaces are immovable obstructions and the player is entitled to relief without penalty.

4. TRACTOR AND VEHICLE RUTS (Rule 25-1)

Tractor and vehicle ruts are abnormal ground conditions and the player is entitled to relief without penalty.

5. OVERHEAD POWER CABLES 10th & 18th holes

If a ball strikes an overhead power line or cable (including posts), the stroke is cancelled and the player must replay the shot (Rule 20-5 applies).

6. STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies).

7. DEER HOOFMARKS

(a) Players may repair hoofmarks on greens.

(b) Player may lift and drop from a hoofmark in a bunker without penalty (as courtesy, players should rake affected bunkers for following groups).

(c) Through the green – no relief

8. PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES – compulsory drop under Rule 24.2b(i).

If a staked, taped or netted tree interferes with the players stance or the area of his intended swing the ball must be lifted, without penalty and dropped under Rule 24.2(i).

9. DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES

For all play at this course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only.  If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play (e.g. gradient, windspeed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES:

Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.

GOOD GOLFERS REPLACE DIVOTS, REPAIR PITCH MARKS, SMOOTH BUNKERS AND AVOID SLOW PLAY

The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club
The Hendre, Monmouth, NP25 5HG

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