LOCAL RULES SIMON’S GOLF CLUB

 

1.  COURSE MARKING

White markers                                    Out of bounds
Red markers                                        Penalty area
Blue markers                                      Ground under repair
Blue stakes with green top               Ground under repair; play prohibited Markers can be stakes, discs, painted stones in water hazards and stripes

2.  OUT OF BOUNDS C8

During play of hole C8, hole C3 to the left is out of bounds. The boundary between these holes is defined by white stakes.

These stakes are treated as boundary objects during the play of hole C8. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions.

3.  DUNG FROM GEESE, SWANS, FOXES AND DOGS

The player has the option with regards to dung from geese, swans, foxes and dogs to be treated either as:

  • A loose impediment that may be removed under Rule 15.1, or
  • Ground under repair from which relief is allowed under Rule 1.

Penalty for playing a ball from an incorrect place is in breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

4.  PROVISIONAL BALL FOR BALL IN PENALTY AREA

If a player does not know if the ball is in the penalty area on holes B1, B3, B4 (the lake to the left of the tee), B5 and B6 (the lake to the left of the tee) and C8 (the big lake to the right of the tee), the player may, contrary to Rule 18.3a, play a provisional ball after one of the 3 relief options for a penalty area in Rule 17.1d.

In deciding whether that provisional ball becomes the ball in play according to Rule 18.3:

  1. If the original ball is found in the penalty area within the 3-minute search time – the player can choose to continue with either the original ball as it lies or with the provisional ball.
  2. If it is not found within the 3-minute search time, or it has become known or virtually certain that it is in the penalty area – the provisional ball becomes the player’s ball in play.

Penalty for breach of Local Rule: General Penalty.

If a player does not know if the ball is in the penalty area on holes B1, B3, B4 (the lake to the left of the tee), B5 and B6 (the lake to the left of the tee) and C8 (the big lake to the right of the tee), the player may, contrary to Rule 18.3a, play a provisional ball after one of the 3 relief options for a penalty area in Rule 17.1d.

In deciding whether that provisional ball becomes the ball in play according to Rule 18.3:

  1. If the original ball is found in the penalty area within the 3-minute search time – the player can choose to continue with either the original ball as it lies or with the provisional ball.
  2. If it is not found within the 3-minute search time, or it has become known or virtually certain that it is in the penalty area – the provisional ball becomes the player’s ball in play.

Penalty for breach of Local Rule: General Penalty.

5.  ALTERNATIVE TO STROKE AND DISTANCE FOR LOST BALL OR BALL OUT OF BOUNDS

When a ball is out of bounds or lost, for 2 penalty strokes according to Model Local Rule E-5 (see noticeboard in club/website) the player may drop a ball up to two club lengths inside the fairway side of the hole, not closer to the hole than where the ball crossed the OB limit or was estimated lost. (“Fairway” is grass in the general area, cut to fairway height, or lower, including the tee areas of the hole.)

The local rule does not apply when the ball is in a penalty area, or for the original ball if the player has played a provisional ball under penalty of stroke and distance.

Penalty for playing a ball from a wrong place in breach of local rule: General penalty under Rule 14.7a.

 

Approved by DGU July 2021

Please check the noticeboard at the entrance to the clubhouse or https://simonsgolf.dk/en/course/rules/ for any temporary Local Rules.