The annual general meeting is scheduled for Monday February 18 , 2019 at 1 PM , St John Hall

Local Rules Highlands Links

Pace of Play: The maximum time to complete a round of golf at Highlands links is 4 hours and 50 minutes. If a group falls out of position or has a hole open in front of them, they will be asked to pick up their pace and they will be monitored. In competitions, penalties for slow play will be 1 stroke for first offence, 2 strokes for second offence and disqualification for subsequent offence.

Stones in Bunkers: Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies. (Stones may be removed. If the ball moves in the process, it must be returned to its original position. If the ball must be lifted to remove the stone, it must be dropped in the bunker within one club length and no nearer the hole).

Environmentally Sensitive Areas:
Balls may not be played from these areas.
Ground under repair – The area in front of #4 tees and defined by white stakes with green tops: The ball may be retrieved and must be dropped, without penalty, within one club length of the nearest point of relief, either on the fairway left or anywhere on the forward tee (yellow blocks) but no nearer the hole. If the ball does not reach the forward tee it may be retrieved and dropped without penalty on the original teeing ground.
Water Hazards: #2, #3, #6, #11, #12, #16 (yellow stakes with green tops) and Lateral Water Hazards #4, #6, #10,#16 (red stakes with green tops). These areas must not be entered. If it is known or virtually certain that a ball which has not been found is in an environmentally sensitive area, defined as a water hazard or lateral water hazard, the player must, under penalty of one stroke, proceed under rule 26-1.

Embedded ball : Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole.

#4 Hole : If a ball is in or it is virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in the lateral hazard to the right of #4 green, the player must, under penalty of one stroke, use the nearest dropping zone.

#12 Hole: Roadway along the right side of the hole – A ball coming to rest on the roadway may be lifted and dropped in the nearest dropping zone.

Measuring devices: Devices designed for measuring or gauging “distance only” will be permitted in regular play or competitions.

Cell Phones/Mobile Devices: Must be turned off during regular play or competition! Penalty – loss of hole in match play or 2 stroke penalty in stroke play.




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