Local Rules – All Courses

You may take nearest relief within the bunker no closer to the hole.  If no relief exists no closer to the hole, you may take relief closer to hole in bunker, with no penalty. 

If you are in a green side bunker that is completely full of water, you may move to another bunker to hit out of at no penalty, even if closer to hole. Idea is to keep you in the hazard.

If no relief exists within the bunker and there are no nearby bunkers, you must declare the ball unplayable and drop the ball outside the bunker with a one shot penalty, keeping the bunker between you and the hole.



Local Rules – North Course

10th Hole

11th Hole
The golf course has posted a sign indicating the drop area for the water hazard is on the opposite side of the water.  The Men's Club is not observing this rule - the drop should be played as a normal yellow-staked hazard area.  

18th Hole
 
The golf course has posted a sign indicating the drop area for the water hazard is to the right of the water.  The Men's Club is not observing this rule - the drop should be played as a normal yellow-staked hazard area.  

The water hazard in front of the green is generally considered a regular (yellow staked) water hazard.  However, on the green side of the water, due to the shape of the water hazard, portions of the hazard are considered lateral.  It is not a common occurrence that this comes into play – a ball would have to clear the water and kick sideways into the water.  If this happens, the player proceeds under the lateral water hazard rules (e.g. drop within two club lengths of the point of entry, no closer to the hole).  In some cases, this could mean dropping the ball onto the putting surface. 

 

Local Rules – South Course

8th Hole  
The water in front of the green is a regular (yellow staked) water hazard.  Players have the option of proceeding under the rules of a regular hazard (e.g., keeping the point or entry between the ball and the hole) OR dropping in the drop area.  The drop area is defined as the fairway area leading up to the water. Even though there is a sign indicating that the drop area is on the green-side of the water, the Men's Club is not observing this rule.  

9th Hole 
The water in front of the tee is a regular (yellow staked) water hazard.  Players have the option of proceeding under the rules of a regular hazard OR dropping in the drop area on the other side of the water.  Additionally, the water on the right side is a lateral hazard.  Players have the option of proceeding under the rules of a lateral hazard (e.g., dropping within two club lengths of the point of entry) OR dropping in the designated drop area. 

 
14th Hole 
Any ball that is driven equal to or past the drop zone and the sight line is blocked by the driving range net; you are allowed to use the drop zone with NO penalty.

Should your ball not make the drop zone distance, you have two options.

  1. You can play the ball as it lies.
  2. You can take nearest point of relief to get clear site to the green from the end of the net of the driving range, no closer to the hole.  This will mean you may still have tree trouble.

Should you be in one of the two bunkers in front of the 9th green, they are hazards, and you DO NOT get any relief from them. You must play the ball as it lies.

 

18th Hole 
The water hazard in front of the green is separated by an imaginary line running from the ridge in the center of the green to the hazard.