Canterbury Golf Club

Local rules

Local rules can be found on the scorecard. In addition, there are a number of temporary local rules:


Temporary local rules


The bunkers under construction on the first and second holes are out of play and the areas are classified as GUR. If your ball lands within these areas, relief must be taken, without penalty, using the nearest dropping zone. Rule 25-1b(i).

At the 12th hole, relief without penalty must be taken from the GUR area near the access path to the 13th tee by using the nearby dropping zone. Rule 25-1b(i).

Deep ruts caused by tyre tracks may be regarded as abnormal ground conditions and relief may be taken without penalty. Rule 25-1b(i). This does not apply to shallow indentations caused by greenkeeping equipment or trollies.

Drainage and pipe channels that have sunk since being filled may be regarded as abnormal ground conditions and relief may be taken without penalty. Rule 25-1b(i).

Rule 25-1b(i) Relief: If the ball lies through the green, the player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or on a putting green. When the ball is dropped within one club-length of the nearest point of relief, the ball must first strike a part of the course at a spot that avoids interference by the condition and is not in a hazard and not on a putting green.


Dropping zones

When using a dropping zone the following provisions apply regarding the dropping and re-dropping of the ball:

(a) The player does not have to stand within the dropping zone when dropping the ball.

(b) The dropped ball must first strike a part of the course within the dropping zone.

(c) If the dropping zone is defined by a line, the line is within the dropping zone.

(d) The dropped ball does not have to come to rest within the dropping zone.

(e) The dropped ball must be re-dropped if it rolls and comes to rest in a position covered by Rule 20-2c (i-vi).

(f) The dropped ball may roll nearer the hole than the spot where it first struck a part of the course, provided it comes to rest within two club-lengths of that spot and not into any of the positions covered by (e).

(g) Subject to the provisions of (e) and (f), the dropped ball may roll and come to rest nearer the hole than:

its original position or estimated position (see Rule 20-2b);

the nearest point of relief or maximum available relief (Rule 24-2, Rule 25-1 or Rule 25-3); or

the point where the original ball last crossed the margin of the water hazard or lateral water hazard (Rule 26-1).

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