LOCAL RLGA RULES

 

 

 

  • For weekly contests, do not take more than your "max" allowed strokes on any hole.  Thus your "Gross" score is actually your ESC gross score, which you post on the computer.  (See MEMBERSHIP- HANDICAPS)

  • If you pick up and take your “Max” ESC score on a hole, mark the score with an X (e.g. X8)!

  • 12 inch putts may be given (outside edge of hole to front edge of the ball) with the consensus of the group.  There is no measuring of the distance.

  • Only 3 minutes to look for a lost ball.

  • Weekly play follows the guidelines for READY GOLF (see tab).  Keep to the suggested Pace of Play timing on the back of the course scorecard.  Regular 18 hole play for a threesome should not exceed 4 hours!

 

  • Fall Leaf Rule:  If a ball is lost in fallen leaves in the rough or on the fairway, the player may drop another ball at the location closest to where it was estimated to be lost - with no penalty.  A ball lost in the woods is not subject to this rule.

 

  • Lift, Clean and Place": (Winter Rules) - posted by the course director or tournament chair because of poor overall conditions due to weather.  A ball lying in the fairway or closely mown area around the green on the hole you are playing may be marked, lifted, and cleaned without penalty.  The ball may be replaced within one club length of the marker, not nearer the hole.  This should only be used for balls that are excessively muddy or fully covered in wet, cut, grass.

 

 

LOCAL COURSE RULES:

  • Maintenance area (Hole 4, 5 and 8) is an Immovable Obstruction. There is an optional ball drop on Hole 8 between the Service Road and the restroom building.

  • Holes 9 & 14 - on or beyond the rock wall behind the hole is OB.

  • Holes 1, 4, & 16: brush behind the green is not a hazard.  If ball goes strongly over the green, rehit your shot (a provsional) in case it is "lost" or you can't move it without going closer to the hole.  If you CAN move it 2 club lengths without going closer to the hole, it will fall under the unplayable lie rule.   Either way, you add a penalty stroke, but you cannot just find it and toss it out.  

  • If there are both lines and markers on a lateral (red) or forward hazard (yellow), use the lines for the boundaries.

  • Hole 11- First pond.  The entry point determines if it is a yellow or red hazard. Right side pump house – immovable obstruction

  • See USGA Stones in bunkers

  • See  USGA rules for bridges over hazards Holes ( 4,10,11,12)

  • Tee boxes on adjacent fairways are playable (but please wait until they are clear to play your ball)

 

Maintenance Area: (Hole #4, Hole #5, Hole #8) The entire maintenance area is an immovable obstruction.  Relief under Rule 24-2.  Drop one club length from nearest point of relief without penalty.  No line of sight relief.  There is an optional ball drop on Hole # 8 – between Service Road and Restroom Building.
 

Hole #1      
Rock wall - if unplayable – one stroke penalty. 
Tee Box for Hole #9 – playable area
Brush behind the green is not a hazard. If ball is not playable, treat as unplayable lie - one stroke penalty.

 

Hole #2    
Behind hole - Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes)

 

Hole #4    

Right side drainage ditch – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes).

Tee Box for Hole #3 – playable area.

Bridge over Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes) is in the hazard.

Right side - Maintenance Area is an immovable obstruction.

 

Hole #5       
White Tee Box for Hole #6 – playable area.

Rock wall – if unplayable – one stroke penalty.
 

Hole #7      
 

Left side OB

 

Hole #8   
Left side OB
Left side near tee box – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes) marked next to OB. Determine whether ball is in the Water Hazard, or if the ball is OB. 
Right side Maintenance area.
Left side Drainage Ditch – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes).


 

Hole #9      

Left side OB

Rock wall – if unplayable – one stroke penalty.
Behind the Green – land on stone wall or beyond – OB, 
  
Hole #10          

Bridge over Water Hazard (yellow stakes) – in the hazard.
     
Hole #11        

First Pond – Yellow and Red stakes – Entry POINT determines whether it is a Water Hazard (yellow) or  a Lateral Water Hazard (red).

Left side – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes).

Second Pond – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes) – There is no drop area.

Foot bridge over the Water Hazard (yellow stakes) – in the hazard.
Right side pump house - immovable obstruction

      
Hole #12          

Pond (Yellow & Red stakes) OR use Drop Area on opposite side of pond - one stroke penalty.
Bridge over Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes) – in the hazard. 
Left side – Red stakes and/or lines (from tee to woods), mark Lateral Water Hazard.

 
Hole #13          

Left side – first 100 yards playable area; then Water Hazard (yellow stakes) and Lateral Water       Hazard  (red  stakes) at creek.
Right side service area – playable area.

Right side near the green – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes).
                         

Hole #14          

Right Side – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes) – up to within 100 yards of the green.

Left Side – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes) – near the 200 yard marker.

Rock wall behind the green – marks OB area.
 

Hole #15          

Right Side – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes). 
Left side open – playable area.

 
Hole #16          

Right Side – OB

Brush behind the green is not a hazard. (See above.)
 
Hole #17          

Right Side – OB 

 

Hole #18          

Right Side – OB

Bridge over Water Hazard (yellow stakes) – in the hazard.
Hole #10 fairway – playable area.
Behind the hole – Lateral Water Hazard (red stakes).