This page will contain the local rules as they apply to Marina members
and will be updated on each occasion that a rule is added or deleted.
MARINA MEMBERS CLUB – LOCAL RULES as at 12 November 2011
Temporary local rule
Until further notice the following will apply.
Any accumulation of material washed onto the course following the recent heavy rainfall through the green is to be considered as GROUND UNDER REPAIR. Rule 25-1b applies
The player must lift and drop the ball, without penalty, within one club of the nearest point of relief. The nearest point of relief must not be in a hazard or on a putting green. If the player drops the ball on a closely mown area and wishes to then place the ball, the above procedure must first be followed.
Until further notice placing will be allowed. A ball lying on a closely-mown area through the green may be lifted, without penalty, and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player MUST mark its position. Having lifted the ball it MUST be PLACED on a spot within six inches of and not nearer to the hole than where it lay, that is not in a hazard and not on a putting green. A player may lift the ball only once and it is IN PLAY when it has been replaced. Failure to mark the ball or moving the ball in any other manner incurs a penalty of one stroke.
Disturbed ground surrounding the bases of newly planted palm trees is to be regarded as ground under repair. Rule 25-1 applies
Saturated areas in the rough may be considered as ground under repair. Rule 25-1 applies
The latest published local rules are set out below:
1.Out of Bounds A ball is out of bounds when lying beyond all fences or walls surrounding the course. Also beyond the inside margin of any white posts defining out of bounds within the course. Rule 27-1 applies 2. Water hazards are marked with yellow stakes. Rule 26-1 applies
3. Lateral water hazards are marked with red stakes. Rule 26-1 applies 4. Ground under repair is marked with blue stakes. Rule 25-1 applies The player may play the ball as it lies. On hole 4 the player may play the ball as it lies or make use of the dropping zone. Ground under repair includes any material piled for removal and a hole made by the greenkeeper, even if not so marked, 5. Obstructions are defined as anything artificial. Unsurfaced cart paths are regarded as obstructions. Objects defining out of bounds such as walls and fences are not obstructions Stakes identifying out of bounds are not obstructions and are deemed to be fixed. Rule 24-2 applies 6. Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. 7. If a ball lies within two clubs lengths of a greenside sprinkler head which is on the line of play to the hole the player may lift and drop the ball at the nearest point of relief no nearer the hole. 8. If the sprinkler head on the 13th green intervenes on the line of the putt to the hole the player may lift and place the ball at the nearest point of relief no nearer the hole.