1. ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS – GROUND UNDER REPAIR
Abnormal ground conditions are zones defined by blue stakes, white paint or stakes and ropes around the perimeter.
Play is prohibited in the following zones:
• The nursery plot between holes 11 and 12
• The area defined by ropes behind the 12th green
• The zones with a deep rut, caused by the cable trench that runs from the irrigation satellites on hole 2, around the 1st green to the post to the left of this green.
Infringement of this local rule incurs a 2 stroke penalty.
The bunker in the middle of the 16th fairway is not a hazard and thus forms part of the area through the green (so loose impediments can be removed and the club can be grounded without penalty).
The following are immovable obstructions:
• Tee markers
• Stakes indicating water obstacles and ground under repair
• Distance indicators (100, 150 and 200m to the front edge of the green)
• Tarmac paths and the gravel path behind the16th green
• Drains constructed with gravel
• Young trees marked by a coloured ribbon, tied to a stake or that have a drainage pipe
• Stakes indicating internal out-of-bounds on the right side of hole 13 when playing hole 15
• Protective ropes and stakes that direct golf car and trolley traffic.
The following are movable obstructions:
• Stones in bunkers
4. PROTECTIVE NETS ON HOLES 2 AND 3
The nets protecting buildings on holes 2 and 3 constitute integral parts of the course, so relief is under penalty.
5. OUT OF BOUNDS
• The course limits are defined by white stakes or the fences that delimit the course.
• The practice ground delimited by the fence on the left side of hole 1 and the stakes marking out-of-bounds behind the 18th green, including the 3 short par-3 holes, do not constitute part of the course and are considered out of bounds.
• There are areas out of bounds in front of the wall behind the 2nd green and behind the 8th green.
• There is an internal boundary defining out of bounds to the right on hole 13 that only applies to play on this hole and has no significance during play on other holes.
6. OPTIONAL DROPPING AREAS
Hole 13: In front of the lake for balls lying in the frontal water hazard
Hole 13: To the right of the green for balls that entered the lateral water hazard to the right of and behind the green
Hole 15: At the back left of the green for balls lying in the water hazard, for cases in which it is impossible to drop the ball within two club lengths of the point where the ball last crossed the hazard margin without dropping nearer the hole than that point.
7. PREFFERED LIES
A ball lying on a closely-mown area through the green may be lifted without penalty and cleaned, after marking its position. It must then be placed on a spot within 15cms of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, but not in a hazard nor on a putting green. The ball can be moved or placed once and after this it is in play.
Club de Golf Terramar, 1st October 2012