1. Out of Bounds (Rule 27) A ball is out of bounds if it comes to rest:
Beyond: any hedge, fence, wall, line of white posts or ditch bounding the course, including: the ditch left of the
10th fairway, the line of white posts right of the 18th hole;
and the wall separating the course from the Abbey Cemetery on the 4th
On or beyond the footpath in the wood above the 1st,
2nd and 3rd holes.
On or beyond the car park, any path, patio or flower bed by the club
When playing the 5th hole only:
in or beyond the stream to the left of and parallel to the
When playing the 7th hole only: beyond the stream on the right as far as the line of white posts across the
fairway and then beyond that line.
On or beyond the public road which divides the course.
2. Water Hazards (Rule 26)
The stream to the right of the 7th hole as far as the line
defined by white posts, the stream to the right of the 8th hole and the ditch to the left of the
10th hole are Lateral Water Hazards.
All other streams, ditches, and ponds are Water Hazards. Bridges over
hazards are in the hazard but may be touched by the club at or before
addressing the ball.
3. Immovable Obstructions (Rule 24-2)
4. Stones In Bunkers (Rule 24-1)
5. Protection of Young Trees
If a tree, identified by a stake or white paint interferes with a player's stance, or the area of his intended swing, the ball must be lifted, without penalty and dropped in accordance with Rule 24-2b(i).
6. Embedded Ball
Through the green, a ball embedded in its own pitch mark in the ground,
other than sand, may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to
where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball, when dropped, must first
strike a part of the course through the green.
7. Ground Under Repair Play Prohibited (Rule 25-1)
8. Relief from Aeration Holes
Penalty for Breach of a Local Rule: