Local Rules


LOCAL RULES – Updated 18th March 2024

(1) Out of Bounds is beyond any line of white posts with black tops or any fence line including any limestone retaining wall which defines the
boundaries of the course.

(2) Any artificial object on the course shall be deemed a moveable or an immoveable obstruction and relief may be taken in accordance with
Rules 15.2 or 16.1. Red Stakes defining the Red Penalty Area are deemed to be moveable obstructions.

(3) Barrancas on the course are deemed to be part of The General Area. A ball entering any barranca is to be played as it lies otherwise a
drop may be taken, under penalty of one stroke, in accordance with Rule 19.

(4) If a ball lies in a kangaroo footprint in a bunker, then relief may be taken in accordance with Rule 16.1c.

(5) The dam adjacent to sections of the 10th and 18th fairways is a Red Penalty Area defined by red stakes. Rule 17 applies. No entry to the
dam is allowed as damage to the liner may occur. The lining of the dam defines a No Play Zone and Rule 17.1e applies. If there is doubt
whether a ball is in or is lost in the Penalty Area after playing towards the penalty area, to save time, the player may play another ball
provisionally under any of the applicable options in Rule 17.1d. If the original ball is found outside the Penalty Area, the player must
continue play with it without penalty. If the original ball is not found within the allowable 3-minute search period or is found in the Penalty
Area the player must continue with the provisional ball and penalty occurred in so playing it.

(6) Staked trees and staked shrubs less than 2m in height are subject to relief in accordance with Rule 16.1. NB: For the avoidance of doubt,
relief from staked trees and staked shrubs is only available if the tree or shrub is less than 2m in height. The mere presence of a stake on
a tree or shrub, does not in itself, automatically provide relief. Note: The stakes are Immovable Obstructions.

(7) If a ball lies in bird or animal damage, then relief may be taken in accordance with Rule 16.1. NB:
Interference by this damage of the players’ stance is deemed not to be, of itself, interference under this Rule.

(8) On closely mown (fairway length or less) areas if a ball lies on an exposed tree root or that tree root interferes with the area of intended
swing free relief may be taken under Rule 16.1b.

(9) All sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference may be obtained under Rule 16.1. In addition, if a ball is in the
General Area the player may take relief under Rule 16.1b if the immoveable obstruction on the line of play, and is within two club lengths
of the putting green of the hole being played and within two club lengths of the ball.

(10) For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a
player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind
speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4-3.

(11) All golf to immediately cease on the 10th and 18th holes when emergency services need to collect water from the lake at Sun City C.C. Both holes will be closed whilst the choppers are using the lake, and for the duration of an emergency situation.
If these holes need to be closed at any time during competition rounds, that competition will become a 16 hole competition for all participants.
If you are playing either hole when the helicopters first arrive you must not complete the hole. Failure to follow this notice may result in suspension of membership.

By order of the Match Committee

Penalty for breach of Local Rule
Stroke Play – Two Strokes
Match Play – Loss of Hole