Huntswood Local Rules 2022

a) Beyond all boundary hedges and fences is out of bounds.

a) Beyond the boundaries marked by white posts, nets or any paved area around the clubhouse, on and including the car park and putting greens and all practice areas are out of bounds.
b) When playing the 1st hole the 9th hole is out of bounds.
c) When playing the 3rd hole the area to the right shown by white markers is out of bounds.
d) When playing the 4th hole the 12th hole is out of bounds as well as the area behind and to the right of the 4th green as defined by the white markers.
e) When playing the 6th hole the 7th hole is out of bounds.
f) When playing the 8th hole the area to the right marked by the fence and appropriate markers is out of bounds.
g) When playing the 9th hole the 1st hole is out of bounds and to the rear of the green, on or beyond the path running from the clubhouse to the first tee.
h) When playing the 14th hole the 13th hole is out of bounds.
i) When playing the 15th hole the area to the right marked by the fence and appropriate markers is out of bounds.
j) When playing the 18th hole the area to the right of the fairway and to the rear of the green as indicated by appropriate markers is out of bounds.

(All trees that are staked or have animal guards or are, even if not staked, under 6ft tall.)
If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or intended line of swing the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with Rule 16-1 (see below).
Rule 16-1 Relief may be taken at the nearest point of complete relief, within one club length not nearer the hole, without penalty.

Fixed sprinkler heads, control box covers, flower beds and white out of bounds marker posts that do not apply to the hole being played are immovable obstructions and relief may be obtained under rule 16-1.l
In addition, if such obstruction is on, or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played and intervenes on the line of play to the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty as follows:
If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a bunker or penalty area and is within two club lengths of the intervening obstruction it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point of relief from where the ball lay, which a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such intervention and, c) is not in a bunker or penalty area or on the putting green.

Play is prohibited from no play zones.
Certain areas of the course will be deemed no play zones including any area which the greenkeeping staff are working on, but is not so marked, within the current boundaries of the course. Relief should be taken as appropriate under Rule 16-1f or 17-1e.

In force only when an appropriate notice is displayed on the course notice board or on the club notice boards inside the Clubhouse.

Match Play: Loss of Hole.
Stroke Play: Two Strokes.


Use of buggies (ride on motorised vehicles) in Huntswood Golf Club Competitions.

All Huntswood Golf Club Competitions are classed as “walking” competitions (unless stated otherwise by the presiding competition organizer/officer of the day) and therefore the use of buggies is not allowed for competitors. The exceptions to this are:-

1. Players who have a written medical request (doctors note) for the need to use a buggy to participate in a competition.  This document will need to be viewed only by the Competitions Secretary. It is not necessary for any other member of the club or employee of HPL to see it and no paper copy will be held on file.

2. In exceptional circumstances and at the discretion and agreement of the Captain/Officer of the day, the use of a buggy may be allowed for any player who has not submitted a written medical statement'

3. Any player who has a drivers 'Blue Badge'.

Winter Buggy Usage

In extreme wet weather the use of a buggy may be restricted. HPL will be operating a two-stage review depending on how wet and dangerous the course is.

1. Buggies will be restricted to golfers with a doctor’s note unable to walk the course without a buggy and any player who has a drivers 'Blue Badge'.

2. Buggies will be stopped going on the course completely due to damage to the course, and for health & safety reasons due to heavy and extreme wet weather.

Buggy and Trolley Winter Usage Policy

During the winter months, posts and ropes may be positioned around areas of the course to alleviate the wear around the tees and greens due to the extreme weather.

The winter month usage policy will apply for pull trolleys, electric trolleys, and buggies.

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