TOWER LINKS LOCAL RULES

OUT OF BOUNDS (RULE 18.2)

OUT OF BOUNDS IS DEFINED BY BOUNDARY FENCES OF THE COURSE OR GROUND LEVEL WHITE STAKES

WHEN A PLAYERS BALL HAS NOT BEEN FOUND OR IS KNOWN OR VIRTUALLY CERTAIN TO BE OUT OF BOUNDS, THE PLAYER MAY PROCEED UNDER THE STROKE AND DISTANCE LOCAL RULE FOR A PENALTY OF TWO STROKES, RATHER THAN PROCEEDING UNDER STROKE AND DISTANCE. THIS LOCAL RULE IS NOT AVAILABLE IF A PROVISIONAL BALL HAS BEEN PLAYED.

PENALTY AREAS (RULE17)

ALL PENALTY AREAS AREA DEFINED BY RED OR YELLOW STAKES

NOTE – THE STAKES ARE IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS AND ARE IN THE PENALTY AREA.

AS AN EXTRA RELIEF OPTION ON HOLES 3, 4, 6, 9, 14, 16 AND 17 A PLAYER MAY DROP A BALL IN THE DROP ZONE AS INDICATED BELOW ADDING ONE PENALTY STROKE

  • HOLE 3 – BALLS COMING TO REST IN THE PENALTY ZONE SURROUNDING THE GREEN

PLAYERS MAY PROCEED TO THE DROP ZONE LOCATED TO THE RIGHT OF THE GREEN

  • HOLE 4 – ANY SHOT COMING TO REST IN THE PENALTY ZONE ON HOLE 4 PLAYERS MAY

PROCEED TO THE DROP ZONE LOCATED INFRONT OF THE LADIES TEE

  • HOLE 6 – TEE SHOTS COMING TO REST IN A PENALTY AREA, A PLAYER MAY DROP A BALL

IN THE DROP ZONE LOCATED ON THE LADIES TEE

  • HOLE 9 – EXCLUDING TEE SHOTS, ANY SHOT ENTERING THE PENALTY ZONE AFTER THE

INDICATOR STAKE, A PLAYER MAY DROP A BALL IN THE DROP ZONE LOCATED IN FRONT

OF THE GREEN

  • HOLE 14 – ANY SHOT COMING TO REST IN THE PENALTY ZONE ON HOLE 14 PLAYERS

MAY PROCEED TO THE DROP ZONE LOCATED ON THE LADIES TEE

  • HOLE 16 – ANY SHOT COMING TO REST IN THE PENALTY ZONE ON HOLE 16 PLAYERS
  • MAY PROCEED TO THE DROP ZONE LOCATED INFRONT OF THE GREEN
  • HOLE 17 – ANY SHOT COMING TO REST IN THE PENALTY ZONE ON HOLE 17 PLAYERS

MAY PROCEED TO THE DROP ZONE LOCATED ON THE LADIES TEE

 

AT ANYTIME THE PLAYER MAY PLAY A PROVISIONAL BALL USING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

RELIEF OPTIONS: (YELLOW & RED STAKES) STROKE-AND-DISTANCE, BACK-ON-THE-LINE. IF IT IS

A RED PENALTY AREA, THE LATERAL RELIEF OPTION (2 CLUB LENGTHS FROM POINT OF ENTRY)

OR USE THE DROP ZONE IF AVAILABLE

ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS (INCLUDING IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS) (RULE 16-1)

FREE RELIEF (NEAREST POINT) IS ALLOWED FROM INTERFERENCE BY ANIMAL HOLES, GROUND UNDER REPAIR (GUR), IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS OR TEMPORARY WATER.

ROCK EDGES ON THE COURSE ARE TREATED AS IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS FROM WHICH FREE RELIEF IS ALLOWED

  • RELIEF IS ONLY PERMITTED IF THE BALL TOUCHES OR IS IN OR ON AN ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITION
  • AN ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITION PHYSICALLY INTERFERES WITH THE PLAYERS AREA OF INTENDED STANCE OR AREA OF INTENDED SWING, OR
  • ONLY WHEN THE BALL IS ON THE PUTTING GREEN, AN ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITION

ON OR OFF THE PUTTING GREEN INTERVENES ON THE LINE OF PLAY

NOTE: RELIEF IS 1 CLUB LENGTH FROM NEAREST POINT OF ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITION

LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS (RULE 15.1)

WITHOUT PENALTY, A PLAYER MAY REMOVE A LOOSE IMPEDIMENT ANYWHERE 0N OR OFF THE COURSE, AND MAY DO SO IN ANY WAY (SUCH AS BY USING A HAND OR FOOT OR A CLUB OR OTHER EQUIPMENT)

MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (RULE 15-2)

 

REMOVE OF MOVABLE OBSTRUCTION. WITHOUT PENALTY, A PLAYER MAY REMOVE A MOVABLE OBSTRUCTION ANYWHERE 0N OR OFF THE COURSE AND MAY DO SO IN ANY WAY (SUCH AS BY USING A HAND OR FOOT OR A CLUB OR OTHER EQUIPMENT)

ANY STROKE PLAYED THAT HITS A FLOODLIGHT POLE STROKE MUST BE CANCELLED AND REPLAYED

Local Rules