Local Rules

CORONADO MENS CLUB LOCAL RULES

Play is governed by the current USGA rules of golf, the following Local Rules subject to amendments by the Coronado Mens Club Rules Committee.

Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule is:

Match Play-Loss of hole

Stroke play-Two strokes

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES-Players may use distance measuring devices that measure or gauge distance only. If during the stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play, the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

EMBEDDED BALL THROUGH THE GREEN-Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

Exception:

1.) A player may not take relief under this Local rule if interference by anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule makes the stroke clearly impracticable.

WATER HAZARDS-All water hazards on the course are Lateral Water Hazards and are marked with red stakes or red lines. Where a curb defines the margin of the hazard, the course side edge of the curb defines the margin of the water hazard.

DROP ZONE ON HOLE #9-If a ball is in or it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in the water hazard on hole #9 the player may:

1.) Proceed under Rule 26-1; or

2.) As an additional option, drop a ball, under penalty of one stroke, in the dropping zone marked on that hole.

WATER HAZARD# 16; BALL PLAYED PROVISIONALLY UNDER RULE 26-1

If there is doubt whether a ball is in or is lost in the water hazard on number 16 the player may play another ball provisionally under rule 16-1. If the ball is found outside the water hazard, the player must continue play with it. If the original ball is found in the water hazard, .the player may either play the original ball as it lies or continue with the ball played provisionally under Rule 26-1. If the original ball is not found or identified within the five-minute search period, the player must continue with the ball played provisionally.

OUT OF BOUNDS-Out of bounds is defined by inside points, at ground level, of white stakes and boundary fences. Rule 27-1 b. A ball that comes to rest in the driving range is out of bounds.

OUT OF BOUNDS STAKES-The out of bounds stakes to the left of#13 and to the left of #17 mark the out of bounds for hole 17 only. The out of bounds stakes to the right of hole #12 and to the right of hole #13 mark the out of bounds for hole #13 only.

. If any of these stakes interfere with the players’ stance or swing while playing the hole that the stakes do not mark the out of bounds for that hole, they are obstructions and relief is permitted under Rule 24.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR-Defined by white lines. French drains are deemed to be ground under repair. White lined areas tying into cart paths (hole # 8 for example) have the same status as the roads and paths, that of obstructions. The Tennis Courts to the right of # 15 are to be treated as ground under repair and Rule 25 applies.  Find your nearest point of relief and take one club length from there no nearer the hole, no penalty.

AERATION HOLES-Through the green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped, as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.

SEAMS OF CUT TURF (SOD SEAMS)-Through the green, seams of cut turf (not the turf itself) are deemed to be ground under repair. However, interference by a seam with the player’s stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under Rule 25-1. If the ball lies in or touches the seam or the seam interferes with the intended swing, relief is available under Rule 25-1.

OBSTRUCTIONS-The concrete curbs surrounding the flowerbed to the right of hole #8 and the stakes and wires which are sometimes installed around and over the water hazards between holes #8 and #9 are immovable obstructions. If your ball is in the water hazard, relief without penalty from these obstructions is not permitted. If your ball is outside the water hazard and these obstructions interfere with your stance or area of intended swing, relief without penalty is permitted under Rule 24. 

WOOD CHIPS AND MULCH-They are loose impediments, unless otherwise provided for by the rules committee.

FENCES-All fences, boundary as well as those internal to the course are an integral part of the course and relief without penalty is not permitted from the fence or the concrete footings supporting the fence.

CMGC Rules Committee