LOCAL RULES

 

  1. Elma Meadows plays with Winter Rules, all year round.  The rule applies in your FAIRWAY only, ball may be moved within 6 inches of where it lay, no closer to the hole.  Ball may be lifted and cleaned.
  2. Free lift from Memorial Rocks and Memorial Plaques.  Move ball to nearest point, no closer to the hole, then drop within one (1) club length.
  3. Free lift from cart paths and areas worn down from carts.  Move ball to nearest point, no closer to the hole, then drop within one (1) club length.
  4. Free lift from ground under repair.  Move ball to nearest point, no closer to the hole, then drop within one (1) club length.
  5. Free lift if a ball comes to rest in a footprint in a sand bunker.  Bunker can be raked and ball placed back into position, no closer to the hole.  Footprint must be mutually agreed upon by group members or opponent.
  6. Play ball as it lies in all other conditions, including: worn areas under trees, near fences, near out of bounds stakes, etc….
  7. Hole #1 – Road is out of bounds from Tee Box through the end of maintenance parking lot.  Ball must be re-hit from original location with one (1) stroke penalty.  Play provisional ball if unsure of where ball finished.
  8. Hole #3 – Right side of hole, on or over gravel path is a lateral hazard. 
  9. Hole #8 – Parking lot is out of bounds.  Ball must be re-hit from original location with one (1) stroke penalty.  Play provisional ball if unsure of where ball finished.
  10. Hole #9 – Right side of hole, on or over road is out of bounds.  Ball must be re-hit from original location with one (1) stroke penalty.  Play provisional ball if unsure of where ball finished.
  11. Hole # 14 – Area near shed near 150 yard marker is NOT out of bounds and is NOT a hazard.  Shed is an immovable obstruction. Rule 24-2b.  If ball enters this area and cannot be found, you may play as a lost ball and re-hit from original location with a one (1) stroke penalty.  If ball enters this area and is found, you may play it as it lies or take an unplayable with one (1) stroke penalty.  Stakes on top of hill are for SAFETY, not Out of Bounds markers.
  12. Hole #15 – If ball enters water hazard, you may play from designated DROP AREA, or drop two (2) club lengths from where it entered the hazard, no closer to the hole, with a one (1) stroke penalty.  Free lift from stone wall if ball rests against or if swing/stance are impeded.
  13. Hole #15 & #2 – Driving range is NOT in play.  Free drop at point of entry, no penalty.