USGA rules shall govern play except for the following local rules:
Players shall record their gross score (score with no handicap or max score adjustments) for each hole. All players must hole everything out. Players must turn in their signed scorecards to the Golf Shop within 15 minutes of finishing play. Scorecards not turned in will result in disqualification.
In the event of a rainout, as determined by the Committee, all entry fees will be refunded, and satisfaction credits issued for any unplayed holes.
A long continuous blast signifies that play is suspended. Players may mark the position of their golf ball, or simply leave it where it lay, and seek shelter immediately. At this point, the course and all outdoor facilities are closed. A high-low alternating tone signals all clear, whereupon players shall resume play without delay.
Alternative to Stroke and Distance for a Ball That is Lost or Out of Bounds
When a player’s ball cannot be found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance.
For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the original ball or a substituted ball in this relief area (see Rule 14.3):
Two Estimated Reference Points:
- Ball Reference Point: The point where the original ball is estimated to have:
- Come to rest on the course, or
- Last crossed the edge of the course boundary to go out of bounds.
- Fairway Reference Point: The point of fairway of the hole being played that is nearest to the ball reference point, but is not nearer the hole than the ball reference point.
- For purposes of this Local Rule, “fairway” means any area of grass in the general area that is cut to fairway height or less.
Size of Relief Area Based on Reference Points: Anywhere between:
- A line from the hole through the ball reference point (and within two club-lengths to the outside of that line), and
- A line from the hole through the fairway reference point (and within two club-lengths to the outside of that line)
- But with these limits:
Limits on Location of Relief Area:
- Must be in the general area, and
- Must not be nearer the hole than the ball reference point.
But, the player may not use this option when:
- That ball is known or virtually certain to have come to rest in a penalty area, or
- The player has played another ball provisionally under penalty of stroke and distance (see Rule 18.3).