Wrotham Heath Golf Club

Local Rules

1 OUT OF BOUNDS

All ground beyond the boundaries of the course. The boundaries are:

a) The line of fences bounding the course.

b) The centre line of the hedge to the right of the 9th hole.

c) Any white stake.

d) The 16th fairway when playing the 13th hole.

e) The 13th fairway when playing the 16th hole.

2 STONES IN BUNKERS

Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions: rule 24-1 applies.

3 POP UP SPRINKLERS

Pop up sprinkler heads, metal or plastic drain outlets or covers are immovable obstructions. Relief may be obtained under rule 24-2.

4 GROUND UNDER REPAIR

Play is prohibited from all areas marked as Ground Under Repair by white or blue lines.

5 PROTECTED TREES & PRACTICE PUTTING GREEN

Relief must be taken. Rule 24-2 applies.

6 PATHWAYS

Pathways are an integral part of the course except those which have artificial surfaces (wooden edges of paths are artificial surfaces). Both are immovable obstructions. Additionally a ball coming to rest between the blue and green posts at the 4th hole may be dropped in the designated dropping zone without penalty.

7 BELLS

Are immovable obstructions Rule 24-2 applies. (Relief is not available for line of sight)

FLAGS

White = Back of green, Yellow = Middle of green and Red = Front of green

YARDAGE MARKERS – to the centre of the green

Red = 100 Yards, Yellow = 150 Yards and White = 200 Yards

Players are reminded of the general public using the footpaths which cross the course. In the event of dangerous conditions and/or a warning klaxon being sounded, players must return to the clubhouse.

ADVERSE WEATHER / FOG POLICY

Every member has a duty of care to ensure that golfers, WHGC staff and members of the public are not endangered by their actions.

No golfer should commence or continue to play when a decision to cease has been taken by a Club official.

If you ignore the policy as stated, you do so entirely at your own risk and the Club will not accept any responsibility or liability for your actions.

Klaxon Policy

The Club operates a klaxon from the Professional Shop / Office when severe weather prevails and / or we have been made aware that lightening is in the vicinity of the course. This system is in accordance with the Rules of Golf Appendix 1-4 ‘suspension of play due to a dangerous situation’.

The following klaxon soundings apply:

a) Discontinue play immediately – one prolonged note of the klaxon.

In this situation players must cease play immediately and return to the Clubhouse.

b) Discontinue play - Three consecutive notes of the klaxon, repeated.

Players can complete the hole and return to the Clubhouse or take shelter on the course and wait for the ‘all clear’ signal.    

 c) All clear (resume play) – Two short notes of the klaxon, repeated.

Fog Policy

In the event of severe FOG, all play will be suspended until the white marker attached to the tree adjacent to the 9th green is visible from the Clubhouse patio. If the disc is visible but there is fog on the course, play may still be suspended at the discretion of the Head Greenkeeper or the Director of Golf.

The above policy will be administered during such times that the Office and/or Professional Shop are manned. At other times any decision relating to play during adverse weather conditions as described above is entirely at the players’ discretion and no responsibility or liability will apply to the Club.

Please note that the on-course shelters do not provide adequate protection from lightning.

The Board of Directors

24th November 2015  





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