OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)
a) The clubhouse, surrounding pathways and borders.
b) The car park and the ground beyond.
c) The road to the clubhouse and the ground beyond.
d) On or beyond the road to Hammonds End House, to the right of the 12th and left of the 18th, even though coming to rest on another part of the course.
e) Greenkeeper’s area left of 18th hole – white markers identify.
f) All grounds outside the boundary of the course as delineated by fences, hedges or Out of Bounds markers (OOB).
A ball coming to rest adjacent to, or touching a boundary fence, must be played as it lies or Rule 27 or 28 applied.
IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2)
a) The road across the 14th and 17th fairways.
b) The electricity poles to the right of the 7th and left of the 18th holes.
c) All artificially surfaced pathways on the course.
d) The Professional’s Teaching Hut to the left of the 14th Hole
e) Pathway and edging around 8th tee when playing the 7th hole
This is an "Immovable Obstruction" (Rule 24-2)
If the ball lies on the path or if the path interferes with the players stance, the player may either;
a) Play the ball as it lies,
b) lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. When the ball is dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, the ball must first strike a part of the course at a spot that avoids interference by the immovable obstruction and is not in a hazard and not on the green. When you take relief you must take full relief so that you are not standing on the path,
c) lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within two club lengths of the "Drop Zone" marker.
PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES
Young trees supported by stakes are immovable obstructions and relief MUST be taken in accordance with Rule 24-2b.
FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS
All fixed sprinkler heads and automatic watering installations are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2b. In addition, if a sprinkler head, on or within two club lengths of the putting green, intervenes between a ball, NOT lying in a hazard, and the hole, and is within two clubs length of the ball, a player may lift and drop the ball not nearer the hole, at the nearest point at which the intervention by the sprinkler is avoided.
STONES IN BUNKERS
are moveable obstructions, and may be removed (Rule 24.1).
PRACTICE BEFORE OR BETWEEN ROUNDS (Rule 7-1b)
The practice putting green by the clubhouse and the practice areas to the left of holes 13 & 14 are within the bounds of the course, however practice on these areas is permitted prior to or between rounds of a stroke play competition.
WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26) - Any ditch, surface draining ditch or open water course (regardless of whether or not it contains water) within the boundaries of the course are Water Hazards and are defined by Yellow posts or lines.
LATERAL WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26) - are Water Hazards that run parallel to, or approximately parallel to, the line of play and are defined by Red posts or lines.
150 yd markers are to the centre of the green.