Local rules

Local rules

Local Rules & Information as per 1 January 2021


Out of bounds (Rule 2.1)

Out of bounds is defined by the course hedges, fences and white stakes.

During play of hole 1 of the 72, the fairway of hole 18 of Par 64 to the right hand side is out of bounds. During play of hole 8 of the Par 64, the fairway of hole 13 Par 72 to the right hand side is out of bounds.
The line of the fairway is delimited by the sprinklers of the fairway.
The diving range is out of bounds (delimited by white stakes)

All hedges, fences and stakes are treated as boundary objects.

Abnormal course conditions

2.1. Ground under repair: area's encircled by white lines; the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b, c or d.

2.2. Roads covered with gravel or shells are immovable obstructions; the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. The gravel or shells itself are a loose impediment; the player may remove loose impediments under Rule 15.1a.

2.3. Ropes and stakes around greens and tees are immovable obstructions. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b.


Abnormal course conditions : No Play Zones (Rule 2.4 and Rule 16.1f)

3.1. Ground under repair: area's encircled by blue lines or defined by blue stakes; the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.

3.2. The young trees identified by a stake are no play zones. If a player's ball lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the player's stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.

3.3 Wintergreens, when in operation (meaning there is a hole), are no play zones. If the player his ball (not his stance) lies on the wintergreen the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE: Stroke play: two penalty strokes : Match play: loss of hole


Preferred lies

When the signboard ‘Preferred lies’ is in operation, following local rule applies:

When a player's ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from a relief area defined as follows :

Reference point : spot of the original ball

Size of relief area : one scorecard length or 6 inches measured from the reference point but with following limits:
- must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
- must be in the general area.

The fairway is limited by the outside row of sprinklers.

In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.

PENALTY FOR PLAYING A BALL FROM A WRONG PLACE IN BREACH OF LOCAL RULE 5: General Penalty under Rule 14.7a.



Suspensions of play (Rule 5.7)

A suspension of play will be signalled as follows:
• Immediate suspension : one prolonged note of siren in case of a dangerous situation.

Resumption of play will be signalled by two short notes of siren.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE 6 : Disqualification (Rule 5.7)


Pace of play (Rule 5.6b)

Groups of players are supposed to finish the round within the starting interval of the group in front of them and within the time limit set by the Committee to complete the round as stated on the score card.

For information, following time limits apply :

PAR 72Par 64
Single, flights of 2 balls:3 h 21 min3 h 00 min
Single, flights of 3 balls: 3 h 42 min3 h 12 min
Four-ball:4 h 30 min4 h 00 min

Flights having lost connection with the flight in front of them are required to give priority to the flight behind them on this simple request.

Players teeing off on Hole 16 Par 64 have priority on Players teeing off on hole 17 Par.

Information

Distance markers:

Stake : 150m to the center of the green on the Par 72
100m to the center of the green on the Par 64

Yellow Disk: 150m to the front of the green
Red Disk: 100m to the front of the green
Blue Disk: 50m to the front of the green


Etiquette


Repair pitch marks, replace divots and rake bunkers.
Put the rakes completely in the bunkers.
Do not wheel with trolleys between greenside bunkers and greens.

Do not wheel with trolleys on the tee’s.

Use of roads around greens and tee’s are mandatory.

Keep up with the flight in front of you. Avoid Slow Play.


Half-Way House:

- Players are expected to make a short stop at the Half-Way House after completing
the ninth hole (11th hole on Par 64) and before starting the tenth hole (12th hole on Par 64)
- Players are expected to keep silence when taken a break on the halfway house, as respect to the players putting or driving on the holes around the Half Way House
- Players should go to the next tee, when the flight behind is leaving the ninth green (11th green on Par 64).
- No flight finishing the ninth hole (11th hole on Par 64) may go ahead of the flight at the Half Way-House, without their explicit permission.

Dresscode

  • Men shirts need to have collars and sleeves, shirts must be tucked in. Ladies shirts must have collars and/or sleeves.
  • Men need to wear knee-length smart shorts or tailored long trousers.
  • Shorts must be worn with socks covering the ankle.
  • Hats, visors and caps must always be worn with peak forward, and cannot be worn inside the Club House.
  • Worn jeans, tracksuits, t-shirts and training shoes are forbidden.