Course Rules

These regulations and guidelines are aimed to ensure that everyone has a enjoyable, fair, and safe round of golf.

U.S.G.A. Rules

If your ball is out of Bounds you must play another ball from the spot in which you played your last shot. You must add a penalty of one stroke. If your ball is in bounds but your stance or swing is interfered with by objects marking the out of bounds you are not entitled to free relief.

If your ball is inside the margins of a water hazard you have the following options. 1) Play the ball as it lies in the hazard. (Do not ground your club) 2) play a ball from the spot you hit your last shot. 3) Drop a ball behind the water hazard keeping the point it entered the hazard between the hole and the spot you drop the ball. There is no limit
As to how far you can go back if you choose option #2 and #3. You must add a penalty of one (1) stroke.

If a cart path interferes with your swing or stance, you are entitled to free relief. Find the nearest point of full relief and drop ball within one (1) club length of this point no closer to the hole.

If a sprinkler box interferes with your swing or stance (not line of sight) you are entitled to free relief. Find the nearest point of full relief and drop ball within one (1) club length of this point no closer to the hole.

If a drainage grate or ditch filled with stone interferes with your swing or stance, you are entitled to free relief. Find the nearest point of full relief and drop ball within one (1) club length of this point no closer to the hole.

If a cart rope interferes with your swing or stance, you are entitled to free relief. You may move the ropes and stakes. Do not move your ball.

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Local Rules

All flower beds and mulched areas are free relief. 1 club length no closer to the hole or within designated drop area if marked.

 If the screen, hedges and mulch behind Hole #8 tee interferes with your swing, stance or line of sight to pin or ball is agreed among competitors that ball entered the bushes but cannot be found you may: A). Play the ball as it lies or B). Find the nearest point of full relief on a line parallel with the fairway on the 7th hole fairway side of the fence (no closer to the hole). Drop the ball within one (1) club length of this point no closer to the hole. Ball may be taken back as far as necessary to remove the obstruction (screen) from line of sight to the pinAs to how far you can go back if you choose option #2 and #3. You must add a penalty of one (1) stroke.

Ball crossing both margins of the water hazard from tee regardless of its proximity to the flagpole is out of bounds. (See U.S.G.A. rule #1)

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 measuring other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows: When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This LOCAL RULE applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental. Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.”

Looking For Clarifications?

U.S.G.A. and Local Rules help to ensure that everyone has a great time while out on the course. There may be rules that you would like to learn more about. Our Pro Shop staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the rules.