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Local Rule - Cleaning the Ball

Tuesday 7th December 2021

As from 8 December 2021 and until further notice, all players should use the following local rule. Local Rule wording: When a player’s ball lies anywhere in the general area (excludes Bunkers and Penalty areas), the ball may be lifted, cleaned and replaced without penalty. The player must mark the spot before lifting the ball (see Rule 14.1) and the ball must be replaced on its original spot (see Rule 14.2).

General Play scoring suspended

Tuesday 7th December 2021

Due to current course conditions General Play scoring is suspended until further notice.

Preferred Lies - From 1st October 2021

Friday 1st October 2021

From 1st October when a player's ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief area. Click on MORE below to read full details.

New Red Penalty Area - 5th, 16th & 17th holes - area within red stakes

Wednesday 25th August 2021

New Red Penalty Area - 5th, 16th & 17th holes - area within red stakes The player may either: Play the ball as it lies without penalty, or Play a ball from outside the penalty area by taking relief under Rule 17.1d with one penalty stroke .

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