LOCAL RULES FOR SADDLEBROOKE GOLF COURSE – Revised 3-19
OUT OF BOUNDS: Homeowners’ property lines, walls, fences, streets and parking lots shall define out-of-bounds when white stakes are not present.
GROUND UNDER REPAIR: All newly sodded areas, landscaped areas, areas outlined by white lines, staked trees and embedded stones in the turf area are Ground Under Repair from which play is prohibited. If a player’s ball lies within the area or if it interferes with the player’s stance or intended swing, the player must take relief under rule 16.1.
Cow, coyote or javelin dung, anthills and damage that is clearly identifiable as having been caused by animal hoofs, are to be treated as Ground Under Repair. Relief from damage due to animal hoofs is restricted to lie of ball and area of swing and is not permitted for stance. Rule 16.1 applies.
EMBEDDED BALL: In the general area, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch mark in the turfmay be lifted without penalty, cleaned, and using the spot directly behind where the ball was embedded as a reference point, be dropped and remain within a one club relief area that is not nearer the hole.
STONES IN BUNKERS are movable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies. If the ball moves while removing the stones, it must be replaced, without penalty, providing the movement is directly attributed to the removal of the stones.
FRENCH DRAINS are immovable obstructions. Rule 16-1a applies. The player may lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief.
PROVISIONAL BALL ON HOLES WITH RED PENALTY AREA: If a player does not know whether a ball is in the red penalty area onholes # 4, 8, 10,11,13 and 16,the player may play a provisional ball under Rule 18.3, which is modified in this way:
The player may use the stroke-and-distance relief option (Rule 17.1d(1)), the back-on-the-line relief option (Rule 17.1d(2)) or the lateral relief option (see Rule 17.1d(3)).
Once the player has played a provisional ball under this Rule, he or she may not use any further options under Rule 17.1 in relation to the original ball.
If the original ball is found in penalty area within the three minute search time the player may choose to either:
¢ Continue to play the original ball as it lies in the penalty area, in which case the provisional ball must not be played. All strokes with that provisional ball before it was abandoned (including strokes and any penalty strokes solely from playing that ball) do not count.
¢ Continue to play the provisional ball in which case the original ball must not be played.
When the original ball is not found within the three minute search time or is known or virtually certain to be in a red penalty area the provisional ball becomes the players ball in play.
GREENSIDE IRRIGATION HEADS are immovable obstructions. Rule 16.1 applies. Relief may be taken when irrigation head is on the line of play, is within two club lengths of the putting green and is within two club lengths of the ball. The ball may be cleaned when lifted.
Exception – There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.
AERATION HOLES: If a player’s ball lies in or touches an aeration hole they may proceed as follows:
Ball in the General Area. Rule 16.1b. The player may take relief by referencing the nearest point of relief then lifting, cleaning and dropping within a one club length relief area. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule. Interference does not existif the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s stance.
Ball on the Putting Green. Rule 16.1d. The player may take relief by referencing the nearest point of relief lifting, cleaning and placing on the reference point, no closer to the hole. Interference does not existif the aeration hole only interferes with the player’s line of play.