Local Rules

CRONDON PARK GOLF CLUB …LOCAL RULES, Amended on the 10th October 2023


1/ Out of Bounds (Rule 18.2) is defined by;

- Beyond all boundary hedges and fences

- On or beyond any line of white stakes defining the course boundary

- The memorial garden area at the back of the 14th hole.

- 18th Hole. A ball on or beyond the road to the right of the 18th hole and then on or beyond the track in front of the farm house. The edge of the OOB is defined by the kerb side edge of the track. The white stakes on the edge of this track indicate and do not define the OOB. They are deemed to be Immoveable Obstructions. Then, on or beyond the line of white stakes to the right of the 18th green and along the right hand edge of the pathway to the clubhouse area.


2/Penalty Areas (Rule 17)

These are marked with red stakes.

The stakes indicate the Penalty area they do not define the edge which is defined by the break of the ground into the ditch/pond.

Non water penalty area-Where an area which does not contain water has been marked as a Penalty Area the edge of the Penalty Area is defined by the course side edge of the red stakes.

Dropping Zones...4th and 14th holes

If a ball lies in any of the penalty areas on the 4th or 14th holes the player has these relief options each for one penalty stroke;

1/ Take relief under Rule 17.1 or

2/ As an extra option, drop the original ball or another ball in the dropping zone, situated to the left of the putting green (4th) or the left side front of the pond (14th). The dropping zone is a relief area under rule 14.3


3/ Abnormal Course Conditions (Rule 16)

Immovable Obstructions include-

-all paths, roads, and bridle paths, even if not artificially surfaced.

- Unhealed Drainage Channels

-Cracks on the course in the General area (No relief for stance alone)

-Ground under Repair is marked with either blue or white lines.

-Sprinkler Heads on or close to the putting green. The player has the option to take relief when such immovable obstruction is on or close to the putting green and on the line of play. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if an immovable obstruction is:

- On or within two club lengths of the putting green and

- Within two club lengths of the ball

BUT, complete relief must be taken which includes both physical and line of play interference. Exception: There is no relief under this local rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable.



4/Protection of young staked trees

-All young trees identified by stakes and /or wrapping


5/ Penalty areas on holes 1, 4 and 18. Rule 17.1e – NO PLAY ZONE

A player’s ball entering these Penalty Areas MUST proceed under Rule 17.1 with one penalty stroke. The fence/rope identifies the edge of the ‘no play zone’.


6/No Play Zone Fencing/roped off areas on holes 1. 4. and 18. Rule 16.1

A player’s ball that is not in the Penalty Area but their ball, stance or swing has interference from the fence/rope protecting the NPZ has the option of taking free relief under rule 16.1 or as an additional option proceed to the nearest drop zone


NO PLAY ZONES - A player MUST take relief from these areas under rule 16-1f.



Penalty for breach of local rule: Strokeplay …General Penalty (2 shots) - Matchplay…Loss of Hole


Mobile Phones: These are allowed on the course but only for measuring distance and must remain on silent.

Distance Measuring Devices: You may use a device to measure distance as long as it only has the capability to measure distances.

Etiquette: Your place on the course is immediately behind the group in front, not just in front of the group behind. Trolleys and buggies should follow the greenside signage and not be taken across the white lines where painted in front of greens, nor taken between a greenside bunker and a green but taken around the bunkers and green surround. Replace divots, repair pitch marks and rake bunkers.

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