THE LAKES COURSE
The game of golf shall be played in accordance to the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited and the following Local Rules of Kelab Rahman Putra Malaysia.
1. Out-Of-Bounds ( OB ) – (Rule 27-1)
- As define by white stakes and/or lines. Where both stakes and lines are present, the line takes precedence. OB margin are left of holes 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 12th, 15th, 16th and right of Hole 18th.
2. Integral Parts of the Course
- All flowerbeds are integral parts of the course and there is no relief without penalty.
- All concrete drains marked with white paint adjacent to or near buggy tracks are part of the same obstruction as the buggy track. Relief as per Rule 24-2.
- When playing any other than the 18 th , the white stakes defining the OB for the 18 th hole are immovable obstructions. Rule 24-2 applies.
- Relief for immovable obstructions close to putting green as per Appendix 1 Part B -5
- Ground Under Repair (GUR) are define by white lines, GUR sign or white stakes. Relief as per Rule 25-1.
- Relief for embedded ball through the green as per Appendix 1 Part B – 3a
- Stones in bunkers are declared as movable obstruction (Rule 24-1 applies)
4. Water Hazard (Rule 26-1)
- Water Hazard margin are defined by lines identified by yellow stakes.
- Lateral Water hazard margin are defined by lines identified by red stakes.
Except in a competition, a provisional ball may be played for a ball that may be lost in a water hazard, but the player must then proceed with the original ball in the hazard or the provisional ball and not any other options under Rule 26-1
5. Dropping Zone for Water Hazard (Hole No. 4A)
- For a ball in the water hazard on this hole, a ball may be played under Rule 26 or a ball may be dropped in the dropping zone under a penalty of one stroke. In a dropping zone a ball shall not be redropped even if it comes to rest nearer the hole.
Penalty for Beach of Local Rule
- Match Play – Loss of Hole; Stroke Play – Two Strokes
- Discontinue Play - Series of 20-second blasts, May complete the hole being played
- Resume Play - Series of 5- second blast
- Abandon Play - Continuous blast of one minute. Dangerous Situation. Stop play and seek shelter immediately
- Golfer should practice good etiquette: Safety, Consideration and Care of the course. PLEASE REPAIR YOUR DIVOTS, PITCH MARKS ON THE GREEN AND RAKE THE BUNKERS AFTERYOU HAVE PLAYED IN IT.
THE HILLS COURSE
1. Out Of Bounds (Rule 27-1)
- As define by white stakes or lines, on or beyond any boundary fence or wall. Where both stakes and lines are present, the line takes precedence and the stakes identifying the OB are obstructions.
- OB margins are left of Holes 8A, 11A to 18A, near and behind greens of Holes 4A, 7A, 9A, 10A and 18A.
- All flowerbeds. Exception: Small landscaped areas surrounded by an obstruction are part of the same obstruction. Rule 24-2b applies.
- Concrete bases of boundary fences
2. Integral Parts of the Course, shall include:
3. Relief without penalty is available for the following:
- All unmarked concrete drains adjacent to and next to buggy tracks are declared as part of the same obstruction as the buggy track. Rule 24-2b applies.
- Land surveyor markers (tall concrete white posts painted red at the top) within the course at Hills Holes 8A, 11A and 16A are declared as immovable obstructions, Rule 24-2b applies.
- 'Ground Under Repair' (GUR) are all areas bounded by white lines. Rule 25-1b applies.
- Where an area bounded by white lines is tied to an immovable obstruction, that area is deemed to be part of the same obstruction and Rule 24-2b applies.
- Washed down crevices due to rain in bunkers. Rule 25-1b(ii) applies for the lie of the ball only.
- Protection of young trees identified by green wooden stakes. Relief MUST be taken and the prescribed specimen Local Rule on page 126-127, Appendix 1 Part B-3 applies.
- Relief for embedded ball is extended to Through the Green as per Appendix 1 Part B4a, p127
- Stones in bunkers are declared as movable obstruction, Rule 24-1 applies.
4. Water Hazards, including Lateral Water Hazards (LWH) (Rule 26-1)
- Water Hazard margins are defined by lines and identified by yellow stakes
- LWH margins are defined by lines and identified by red stakes. The inside edges of concrete drains, other than those in 3a above shall define the margins of the LWH.
Where both lines and stakes are present, the lines shall define the margin of the water hazard and the stakes identifying the water hazards are obstructions.
Except in a competition, a provisional ball may be played for a ball that may not be found in a water hazard, but the player must then proceed with the original ball in the hazard or the provisional ball and not any other options under Rule 26-1. The prescribed specimen Local Rule on page 123, Appendix 1 Part B-1 applies.
5. Dropping Zones (DZ) for Water Hazard at Hills Hole 4A
For a ball in the water hazard on this hole, a ball may be played under Rule 26 or as an additional option; a ball may be dropped in the DZ provided for this hole under a penalty of one stroke. The provisions on page 135-136, Appendix 1 Part B-8 shall apply.
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE
Match Play – Loss of Hole; Stroke Play - Two Strokes
Dangerous situation – One prolonged note of siren. Suspend play immediately and seek shelter. Penalty for breach: Disqualification
Normal Suspension – Three short notes of siren, repeated. May complete the hole being played.
Resume Play – Two short notes of siren, repeated.