Local Rules

Ball lost or out of bounds

  

If a ball is deemed to possibly be lost outside a penalty area or out of bounds,

proceed under one of the following:

1)Play a provisional ball, proceed to original ball area in question and look for 

up to three minutes. If the original ball is out of bounds or not found in the

three-minute time period, then play provisional ball under Rule 27-2.

2) If no provisional ball played:

Determine approximate point where the ball is lost or out of bounds. From 

this point to a point two club lengths into the nearest edge of fairway, you 

may drop a ball no nearer the hole with a TWO shot penalty. You may NOT

go back to where the ball was played originally.

Ball Unplayable:

If a ball lands in a heavily wooded or native/grass, non-penalty area and is found 

Inside the three-minute time frame proceed under one stroke penalty:

1) Drop a ball within two club lengths from point unplayable –no nearer the hole.

2) Go back as far as desired keeping point unplayable in line with pin.

3) Determine outside edge of wooded/grass area and drop your ball within 

two club lengths no nearer the hole.  

Ball Lost or Out of Bounds:

If a ball is deemed to possibly be lost outside a penalty area or out of bounds,

proceed under one of the following:

1)Play a provisional ball, proceed to original ball area in question and look for 

up to three minutes. If the original ball is out of bounds or not found in the

three-minute time period, then play provisional ball under Rule 27-2.

2) If no provisional ball played:

Determine approximate point where the ball is lost or out of bounds. From 

this point to a point two club lengths into the nearest edge of fairway, you 

may drop a ball no nearer the hole with a TWO shot penalty. You may NOT

go back to where the ball was played originally.

Ball Unplayable:

 

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additional local rules

  

The 2015 USGA Rules of Golf and its decisions govern play and where applicable, the following local rules, conditions, and definitions are subject to changes and amendments by Canongate at the Woodlands. Unless otherwise specified, the penalty for breach of a local rule or condition is two strokes in Stroke Play and the loss of hole in Match Play. 

  1. Undue Delay: A      player shall be subject to penalty if he unduly delays play. (rule 6-7).      The maximum pace of play is 14 minutes per hole.
  2. Out of Bounds:      Defined by white stakes, property fences, and golf course edge of paved      streets or curbs. (rule 33-2)
  3. Embedded Ball: An      embedded ball (rule 25-2) expanded anywhere through the green. (see      Appendix 1)
  4. Water Hazards:      Margins defined by yellow stakes and lines
  5. Lateral Hazards:      Margins defined by red stakes and lines
  6. Ground under      repair: (rule25-1)

     A. Enclosed White lined areas

     B. Active Fire Ant beds

     C. Extraordinary damage from course vehicles, maintenance, and construction.

     D. Newly planted/staked trees with distinct mulch beds.

     E. Aerification holes resulting from course maintenance

     F. French gravel drains

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