Local Rules

Great Salterns Golf Course-Local Rules

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27)
a) All land beyond the boundaries of the course.
b) At the 1st, the ground beyond the line of white posts on the right & left hand sides.
c) At the 13th, 14th, 16th, 17th, 18th holes, all ground beyond the boundaries of the course as defined by the line of white posts on the left hand side, and the rear of the 13th and 15th greens.
d) The Golf Driving Range land as defined by the perimeter fence.
e) A ball lying on the path behind the 11th green.

All, benches, hydrants, water pipes, sprinkler heads (and if the sprinkler head is within one club-length and interferes with the line of play. Rule 24.2b applies), inspection covers, shelters, fences, stakes defining water hazards and marker posts are immovable obstructions.

3. GROUND UNDER REPAIR (rule 25-1)
a) Tractor marks, all made up paths, bridges and areas made up with wood chippings.
b) Temporary greens (when out of play).

4. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)
The streams, ditches and lake as defined by Red Stakes (lateral water hazards) and Yellow Stakes (water hazards).

5. STONES IN BUNKERS are movable obstructions-Rule 24-1 applies.

A ball must be dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief from staked or tagged trees. Rule 24-2 applies.
7. A free drop is applicable from out of bounds on the left of the 1st fairway when playing any other hole (Rule 24.2)

1. PLAY can only commence at the 1st, unless permission is given by the Course Officials.
2. SLOW PLAY ((rule 6.7) Players must keep up with the match ahead, or call the match following through.
3. ALL PLAYERS must be in possession of a valid Season or Green Fee Ticket, which must be available for inspection during play.
4. DRESS Shirts MUST be worn at all times.
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Course Rules and Conditions

 Season Tickets – These must be securely retained and should be available for inspection when playing the course. A start Ticket must be collected from the Golf Shop by each person before commencing play, to be produced for inspection by the Starter or the Marshal when required.

Green Fees – All green fees to be paid before play commences, the receipt must be retained and available for inspection by the Starter or Marshal when required.

Early Play- In the event of play commencing prior to the opening of the Golf Shop or the presence of the Starter or Marshal, payment must be made to the Marshal when requested or at the Golf Shop upon completion of play.

Starting Point – All general play will commence from the first tee.

Etiquette – All golfers must acquaint themselves with the general etiquette of golf, and abide by the rules.

Competition Tees – These are only to be used when playing in official competitions as agreed by Professional or Marshal.

Dress Code – All golfers are expected to wear appropriate clothing when playing on the Course. Failure to do so may result in being refused permission to play. Shirts must be worn at all times even in hot weather.

Course Marshal’s – Are employed to ensure that these Rules are complied with and to prevent slow play and hold-ups. All golfers should comply with any of the Marshals requests and anyone who does not, or involves the Marshal in any physical or verbal abuse may be removed from the Course. In the event of persistent misbehaviour the Council reserves the right to cancel a Season Ticket.


Southsea Golf Club

Local Rules

 Apart from the rules printed on the scorecard the following are also applicable.

 Relief-Local rule 3.c (on the score-card) Must be taken in accordance with 25.1. N.B. No relief may be taken from the teeing areas; the ball must be played as it lies.

 Distance Aids

 For all play at this course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distances only. However, if, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure the conditions that may affect his play (e.g. Gradient, wind speed, temperature), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.

 Sprinkler Heads

 Any sprinkler head may be treated as an immovable obstruction. This also applies if the sprinkler head is within one clubs length and interferes with the line of play. RULE 24.2.B APPLYS

 Please also note the Following:

 The Local Rule defining “Tractor Ruts etc” means just that and not areas where a vehicle has driven over it and made a slight impression.


Winter Rules

 “Preferred Lies”

Will come into force from

 November 3rd 2014

“ A ball lying on a closely-mown area through the green may, without penalty, be moved or may be lifted, cleaned and placed within six inches of where it originally lay, but not nearer the hole and not in a hazard or on a putting green. A player may move or place his ball once and after the ball has been so moved or placed it is in play.”

Except a ball coming to rest one club length from the edge of the green, you may pick, clean and place, no nearer the hole.


Comp. /Handicap Sec.

November 2014

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