The Local Rules and the Code of Conduct, published by the RBGF (Hard Card 2019), will apply to all Competitions run by the ROGC together with the following Additional Local Rules. See ad valvas if any Temporary Local Rules apply. Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Additional Local Rule is the General Penalty (2 penalty strokes in StrokePlay or loss of hole in MatchPlay).

ADDITIONAL LOCAL RULES

1. Out of bounds (Rule 18)

    The practice ground is out of bounds.

2. Penalty Areas (Rule 17):

    Hole 4: the red penalty area on the left of the putting green extends to infinity.

Hole 9: the red penalty area to the right of the fairway, marked with red stakes with green tops, is a No Play Zone - ESA:

Play and entry prohibited.

When a ball is in the No Play Zone - ESA, penalty relief MUST be taken under R.17.1d.

Additional penalties for entering the No Play Zone - ESA: See Code of Conduct.

3. Abnormal Course Conditions (Rule 16):

    Ground under repair – No play zone: The area defined by blue stakes with green tops behind the putting green of hole 3 and on the left of the putting green of hole 17 is a No Play Zone that is to be treated as an Abnormal Course Condition (Ground Under Repair)

    Hole 3: Free relief from interference by the No Play Zone MUST be taken either under Rule 16.1f or by dropping the original ball or another ball in the Dropping Zone near the path leading to hole 18. The Dropping Zone is a relief area under R.14.3.

    Hole 17: Free relief from interference by the No Play Zone MUST be taken by dropping the original ball or another ball in the Dropping Zone near the path leading to hole 18. The Dropping Zone is a relief area under R.14.3.

Obstructions:

Sprinkler heads close to the putting green are immovable obstructions.

If a ball lies in the general area and an immovable obstruction is on the line of play and is within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball, the player may take free relief under R.16.1b by dropping the original ball or another ball in this relief area:
- Reference point: the nearest point of complete relief in the general area.
- Size of relief area: one club-length from the reference point.
- Limits on location of relief area: must be in the general area, not nearer the hole than the reference point and there must be complete relief from all interference by the immovable obstruction. 

Etiquette:

Always rake footprints in bunker, replace divots and repair all pitchmarks.

Golfers are required to observe and adhere to the dress code.

Any group delaying the group behind is obliged to invite the following group to play through.

 


Other Information

Pin positions
see scorecard (colour is indicated at the start)

Distance markers
blue = 50 m. to front of green
red = 100 m. to front of green
yellow = 150 m. to front of green
white = 200 m. to front of green