Local rules

  • Red penalty areas that mark the boundaries of the golf course extend into infinity.
  • White stakes indicate out of bounds.
  • Blue stakes indicate GUR.
  • Dropping zone: If a ball is hit into the red penalty area of hole 2, 4, 12 or 16 or it is known or virtually certain that the ball, even though not found, came to rest in the penalty area, and the ball has last crossed the margin between the red stakes with white tops, the player may under penalty of one stroke:
    a. proceed under rule 17-1, or
    b. as an additional option, drop a ball in the dropping zone (Rule 14.3). Take a drop within one club-length around the stake that defines the dropping zone (DZ), but no closer to the hole.
  • Staked trees are considered no play zones. If interference exists the player must take relief in accordance with Rule 16.1f. 
  • Animal feces may either be considered 
    a. GUR; player may take relief from interference under Rule 16.1. or
    b. loose impediments that may be removed in accordance with Rule 15.1
  • If a player doesn't know if his ball is in a penalty area marked by red or yellow stakes with black tops (hole 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14), he may take relief by playing a provisional ball in accordance with Rule 17 or drop a ball, under penalty of one stroke, in the dropping zone if a dropping zone is available.
    When the original ball is found outside the penalty area, the provisional ball must be abandoned.
    When the original ball is found inside the penalty area, player may choose to either proceed with the original ball or the provisional ball.
Penalty for breach of a Local Rule: General penalty.

Safety: Do not hit off from the tee at hole 17 when a train is approaching or passing.