Out of bounds
a. In or beyond any boundary hedge or fence.
b. The car park, putting green and clubhouse buildings and surrounding footpaths.
c. In or over the trench delineating the practice ground bordering the 18th hole or beyond the line of continuation from the end of the trench to the greenkeepers’ shed as defined by the white posts or on the concrete alongside the greenkeepers’ shed.
Sprinkler heads, drains and drainage covers
a. All sprinkler heads, drains and drainage are immovable obstructions and relief without penalty may be taken under Rule 16.1 (Abnormal course conditions) for interference with stance or swing.
b. If the ball lies on the putting green; if the obstruction interferes with the line of play, it may be lifted, cleaned and placed without penalty, not nearer the hole, at the nearest point at which intervention by the obstruction is avoided.
c. If the ball lies off the putting green; if the obstruction interferes with the line of play and the obstruction is within two club lengths of the green and the ball lies within two club lengths of the obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped without penalty within one club length of the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole.
Wooden tee surrounds, 5th green woodwork, course furniture and man-made paths are deemed to be abnormal course conditions and therefore relief without penalty may be taken under Rule 16.1.
Ground under repair
All areas of the course marked in white paint, bunkers containing GUR signs, flower beds and all winter greens (when marked) are deemed as no play zones and relief without penalty must be taken under Rule 16.1.
Winter tee mats
Where present, winter tee mats comprise the teeing ground. When starting a hole from a tee mat, the player must stand on and play a ball from the mat.