|Official Rules & Decisions
What constitutes not playing alone?
As long as someone accompanies the player during the round (e.g., fellow competitor, opponent, caddie,
marker for a tournament, friend riding along in a cart) the player is not playing alone.
entered the hazard, take a drop and then continue play. The only holes that this is not the case
are #7 and #18.
you are encouraged to play a provisional ball until it is determined if your original ball is playable or a subsequent
ball is to be played.
determined that the original playable, OB, or possibly lost.
on the left.
• French drains (only those filled with rocks)
• RAILING behind Hole #3 Tee
• 150 yard trees (See tree wells below)
• Rocks designating cart paths
Are deemed to be obstructions and relief is provided under Rule 24-2(b).
Relief must be nearest to where the ball lies.
Ball is then dropped within one club length of this point, but not nearer the hole.
NOTE: The WALL BEHIND HOLE #3 tee is no longer deemed to be an obstruction and
no free drop is allowed. Player must play the ball as it lies or proceed under Rule 28.
Tree Wells - You may take relief (no penalty). Take the nearest point of relief, from
the outside edge of the tree well. From that point within one club length, drop the
ball no nearer to the hole. The ball is now in play. Relief is from the tree WELL, not
Defined by White Stakes
For each hole, yardage is measured from the blue, white, red and green markers
placed in the ground at each tee and in the fairways. Distances are to the center of
Distance Measuring Devices (DMD’s) are allowed to be used to measure distance
etc... are not permitted on the course or in your bag, cart or clothing even if turned
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (Rule 24-1 applies). A player may
remove stones without a penalty.
A ball embedded in its own pitch mark "through the green" may be lifted, cleaned
and dropped without penalty, no nearer the hole.
You may take relief, without penalty, one club length for stance or swing, no closer
to the hole from all 150-yard tree markers.
NOTE: There is no relief for line of sight.
Competitors shall not play a match play event at the same time they are playing a
stroke play event.
A local rule has been established and will be added as an official rule in 2019. If a ball
or marker is inadvertently moved on the green it is now allowable to replace the
ball, or marker, to its original location WITHOUT penalty. Below is a link to the USGA
page with explanations and videos.
through this link.