Local Rules - Dukes Course
Adopted 23 Feb 2005 (Previous rules)

Out Of Bounds

  • Beyond the perimeter enclosing both courses. This includes the driving range and the fenced area surrounding the buildings containing the greenkeeping equipment between the 2nd on the Dukes Course and the 15th on the Princes Course.
  • To the left of the white posts, or on or over the road beyond the white posts when playing the 1st hole.
  • To the left of the white posts when playing the 7th hole.
  • To the right of the white posts when playing the 4th, 10th, and 13th holes.

PENALTY FOR OUT OF BOUNDS:
Stroke and distance.

Water Hazards

  • All ditches are water hazards unless determined as out of bounds.

Ground Under Repair

  • All tees (except the one in play), temporary greens and areas within two club lengths of newly planted trees (either staked or marked with a tree-trunk guard) are areas of Ground Under Repair from which relief MUST be taken under Rule 251.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:
Matchplay - Loss of hole.
Stroke play - Two strokes.

  • Tractor and machinery marks are ground under repair.

    Rule 25 applies as follows:
    1. Through the green: If the ball lies through the green, the nearest point of relief shall be determined which is not in a hazard or on the putting green. The player shall lift the ball and drop it without penalty within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief, on a part of the course which avoids interference by the condition and is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
    2. On the putting green: If the ball lies on the putting green, the player shall lift the ball and place it without penalty at the nearest point of relief which is not in a hazard, or if complete relief is impossible, at the nearest position to where it lay which affords maximum available relief from the condition, but not nearer the hole nor in a hazard. The nearest point of relief or maximum available relief may be off the putting green.

Immovable Obstructions

  • Cut paths are immovable obstructions. Rule 24 - 2 applies.

    Areas designated as cut paths are as follows:
    • To the right of the green on the 1st hole.
    • To the right of the tee on the 2nd hole.
    • The area to the left of the tee on the 3rd hole.
    • The pathway between the green on the 3rd hole and the approach to the 14th hole.
    • The pathway between the green on the 3rd hole and the green on the 4th hole of the Princes Course.
    • To the right of the tee on the 4th hole and the made up area around the refreshment point.
    • To the right of the tee on the 5th hole.
    • New and old aprons to the ditch bridges on the 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, and 13th holes.
    • The pathway between the green on the 7th hole and the tee of the 11th hole.
    • To the left of the rear tee and to the right of the forward tee on the 8th hole.
    • The path to the right of the tee on the 9th hole.
    • The path to the left of the forward tee on the 10th hole.
    • The walkway to the right of the ditch on the 13th hole.
    • The paths to the side, front and middle of the tee of the 16th hole.
    • The path between the green on the 17th hole and the tee of the 18th hole.
    • Any cut path so designated on the Princes Course which is not in an area that is out of bounds.
  • The following are classified as immovable obstructions where Rule 24 2 applies:
    • The paved path extending from the right of the tee on the 1st hole.
    • The section of road that passes across the 1st and 18th holes.
    • All bridges.
    • Tree guards.
    • Shelters.
    • Benches and seats.
    • Distance markers embedded in the fairways.
    • Fixed sprinkler heads.
    • Fallen trees and dead wood.
  • Out of bounds marker posts are an integral part of the course for the hole to which they apply, but are immovable obstructions for other holes for which relief may be taken under Rule 242.

Other

  • Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions. Rule 24 1 applies.