Local Rules

1)OUT OF BOUNDS (Def.- Rule 27)

The out-of-bounds limit line is defined by the internal dotted points at ground level between the white stakes. NOTE I) If when playing holes 2,3, 7 and 8, a ball goes across the Club’s entrance road and lies past it, it is out-of-bounds, even though it rests in another part of the course.

2) FIELD BEING REPAIRED (Def. Rule 25)

a) Defined by white lines. b) Only if a ball rests in joint loaves or grass loaves.
c) If a ball rests in piles of wood, cut branches, removed soil, tractor tracks, deep tracks and drain ditches.

3) FIELD BEING REPAIRED WITH GAME PROHIBITION (Def. Note 2-Rule 25)

The nursery area between holes 12, 14 and 15, and the flowerbeds located in the tee area of holes 5, 6, 11 and 17. White lines define their margins.

4) BURIED BALL THROUGHOUT THE COURSE

It can be marked, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, the closest to the place it rested, but not closer to the hole.

5) FIXED OBSTRUCTIONS

a) All the artificial stuff fixed to the course.
b) The bar “ Jagüel” area, whose limits are defined by the internal face of the stakes at ground level.
c) The fixed irrigation spots.
d) The construction located between holes 14 y 15.

6)FIXED OBSTRUCTIONS CLOSE TO A PUTTING GREEN

If a fixed obstruction is within, or at a length of two clubs of the Putting Green of the hole being played, and it interferes with the playing line, whenever the ball rests outside the Putting Green area, but not in a Hazard, and within the length of a club to that obstruction, the player can pick up, clean and drop the ball without penalty in the nearest point where it rested being (a) not closer to the hole, (b) avoiding the interposition and (c) not in a Hazard or a Putting Green


7) TEMPORARY FIXED OBSTRUCTIONS

They are considered as such the stands, publicity signs, protective nets, poles and publicity flags, TV towers and all publicity objects used by sponsors, which in case of interference, the player can relieve in accordance with Rule 24-2. Moreover, if any of these conditions should interfere with the reasonable line of game chosen by the player, or if the ball should rest within the length of a club from a spot where the interference exists, the player can relieve by dropping the ball within the length of a club from the point of relief, without getting closer to the hole.

8) WATER HAZARD (Def. Rule 26)


Hole 14: the yellow line defines its margins.

9)“TEROS´” NESTS

If the player finds himself unable to execute the stroke without damaging the nest, or if due to its closeness, he finds it difficult to execute the stroke by the action of the Teros, the player can pick up, clean and drop the ball, without penalty, as closer as possible to the place where it was, without getting closer to the hole, in an area relieving him of that condition. Such area must be, if possible, equivalent to the original place of the ball, swing space and/or line of game.

In case the ball is located in a bunker, the ball must be dropped inside the bunker

Exception: A player cannot obtain relief according to this Rule if (a) it is obviously unreasonable that the player will execute the stroke, for the ball is interfered also by a different condition than the one considered in this Rule, or (b) when the interference occurs only when adopting a stance, swing, or line of game unnecessarily abnormal.
NOTE: If a ball that is to be dropped or placed, according to this Rule, is not immediately recovered, it can be substituted by another ball.

10)PROTECTION OF YOUNG PLANTATIONS (IDENTIFIED WITH A TUTOR)

If one of these plantations or the tutor interferes with the stance or the space in which the swing will be tried, the player CAN be relieved of such condition by dropping the ball within the length of a club from the nearest relief point, without getting closer to the hole; the ball picked up under this condition can be cleaned.

11)GAME TEMPO

If a group loses distance and/or is not able to follow the tempo of the game along the course, it will be informed of such situation and will be requested to keep up with it.
It will be verified who is the golfer delaying the game and on a first instance, will be admonished, registered the time used to execute each stroke and if verified that he/she takes more than 40 seconds to execute the next stroke counting from the time he/she reaches his/her ball, automatically he/she will incur in a penalty of 1 stroke; in case of a 2nd. Infringement, he/she will be penalized with 2 strokes and according to RULE 6-7, in case of relapsing, the player will be disqualified.

12)TEE TIME

On tournament days, the golfers who appear as registered to play, must be present at the established time on the Starting Tee and ready to play; in case of arriving within five minutes of the established hour, a two stroke penalty will apply, after this period of
Time, player will be disqualified. The official time on the tee is marked by the clock installed in the area.

13)SIGNING AND HANDING IN THE SCORECARD

Rule 6-6 b. After completing a golf round, the player must review his/her score for each hole and clarify with the Committee any dubious aspect. He/she will assure that the marker has signed the scorecard, will ratify and hand it in to the Committee as soon as possible. It is understood that 15 minutes is a reasonable time to hand in the scorecard after finishing the 18th hole.

Penalty for violating Rule 6-6b: Disqualification