SaddleBrooke Golf Club
Local Rules & Course Information
Play is governed by the Rules of Golf of the R&A and USGA and the following Local Rules.
Alternative to Stroke-and-Distance for a Ball That is Lost or Out of Bounds:
When a player's ball cannot be found or is known or virtually certainto be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke-and- distance.
For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by droppingthe original ball or a substituted ball in this relief area(see Rule 14.3):
Two Estimated Reference Points:
a.Ball Reference Point: The point where the original ball:
-- Is estimated to have come to rest on the course, or
-- Last crossed the edge of the courseboundary to go out of bounds.
b.Fairway Reference Point: The point of fairway of the holebeing played that is nearest to the ball reference point, butis not nearer the holethan the ball reference point.
-- For purposes of this Local Rule, fairway means any area of grass in the general areathat is cut to fairway height or less.
-- If a ball is estimated to be lost on the course or last crossed the edge of the course boundary short of the fairway, the fairway reference point may be a teeing ground for the hole being played.
Size of Relief Area Based on the Reference Points: Anywhere between:
-- A line from the holethrough the ball reference point (or within two club-lengths to the outside of that line), and
-- A line from the holethrough the fairway reference point (or within two club-lengthsto the outside of that line).
Butwith these limits:
-- Must be in the general area, and
-- Must not be nearer the holethan the ball reference point.
Once a player puts a ball in play under this Local Rule:
-- The original ball that was lost or out of bounds is no longer in play and must not be played.
-- This is true even if the ball is found on the course before the end of the three-minute search time (see Rule 6.3b).
But the player may not use this option when:
-- The ball is known or virtually certainto have come to rest in a penalty area, or
-- The player has played another ball provisionally under penalty of stroke-and- distance(see Rule 18.3).
-- A player may use this option to take relief for a provisional ball that has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds.
Penalty for playing a ball from the wrong place in breach of this Local Rule: General Penalty under Rule 14.7a.
Diagrams illustrating relief under this rule areattached.
No Play Zones:
-- Any landscaped area containing decorative rock which is not marked by white painted lines is a no play zone that is to be treated as an abnormal course condition. Free relief must be taken from interference by the
-- Free relief
-- redgreenmust notmustone stroke penalty
Penalty for playing a ball from the wrong place in breach of Rule 16.1f or 17.1e: General Penalty under Rule 14.7a.
Out of Bounds:Defined by the course-side edge of any walls, property lines, and the curbs of any roadways bordering the course, and within those boundaries, any white stakes, lines, and/or white painted curbs.
Ground Under Repair:Areas of the course marked with white painted lines are "ground under repair" and relief is allowed, without penalty, under Rule 16.1.
Young Trees:Young trees identified by white painted lines are
· If a players ball lies anywhere on the course other than in a penalty area and it lies on or touches such a tree or such a tree interferes with the players stance or area of intended swing, the player must take relief under Rule 16.1f.
· If the ball lies in a penalty area, and interference to the players stance or area of intended swing exists from such a tree, the player must take relief either with penalty under Rule 17.1e or with free relief under Rule 17.1e(2).
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule:
Immoveable Obstructions Close to the Putting Green: without penalty
Bridges on Catalina 5 and 7without penaltymust
Drop Zone on SaddleBrooke 2:
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: Under .
Preferred Lies (Lift, Clean, and Place):
· Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.
· Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: 6 inches from the reference point, but with these limits:
o Must not be nearer the than the reference point, and
o Must be in the .
Metal & Traditional Spikes:
· Spikes having single or multiple points designed to penetrate deeply into the surface of the ground.
Pace of Play:Under normal conditions, expected pace of play is 2 hours, 5 minutes per nine holes. When the course is restricted to cart path only, the expected pace of play of 2 hours, 15 minutes per nine holes. The course rangers are authorized to enforce these rules.
1. GENERAL AREA - the area of the course that covers all of the course EXCEPT (1) the teeing area the player must play from in starting the hole (2) all Penalty Areas and (3) all Bunkers and (4) the putting green of the hole the player is playing. The general area includes all teeing locations on the course other than the teeing area and all wrong greens.
2.ABNORMAL COURSE CONDITIONS - Any of these four defined
areas: (1) Animal Hole, (2) Ground Under Repair, (3) Immovable
Objects, or (4) Temporary Water.
2.NO PLAY ZONE - A part of the course where the committee
prohibited play - Decorative Rock Areas (abnormal course
NO PLAY PENALTY ZONES - The committee may define specific No Play PENALTY Zones with Red Stakes
with Green tops for any reason, such as: Protecting players from
Danger and protecting wildlife, animal habitats, environmentally
3.GROUND UNDER REPAIR - Any part of the course the
Committee defines to be ground under repair (whether by
marking it or otherwise).
4.PENALTY AREA - Red staked or lined areas from which
relief with a one stroke penalty is allowed if your ball comes
to rest there.Ball may be played as it lies with no penalty.
5.RELIEF AREA -The area where you must drop a ball when
taking relief under a Rule. Each relief Rule requires that you
use a specific relief area whose size and location is based
on three factors (1) Reference Point, (2) Size of Relief Area
Measure from Reference Point and (3) Limits of Location of
6. PROVISIONAL BALL - Another ball played in case the ball just
played by you may be OUT OF BOUNDS OR LOST OUTSIDE
A PENALTY AREA.
7. KNOWN OR VIRTUALLY CERTAIN - the standard for deciding
what happened to your ball. (1) there is conclusive evidence as to
what happened to your ball - seen by you or witnessed by others,
(2) all reasonably available information indicates it is 95% likely
that the event happened.
8.GENERAL PENALTY - Loss of hole in match play or two stroke
penalty in stroke play.