Local Rules

Integral Parts of The Course :
Includes all posts or stakes defining out of bounds, any fence,gate or artificial object defining out of bounds or any part of an immoveable artificial object that is out of bounds

Immovable Obstructions :
Through the green include all artificially surfaced roads and paths,taked trees, bridges,fixed sprinkler heads and control boxes, stages defining GUR and hazards, wire protection screens, supports and chains, ball washers, rubbish and sand bins, steps, tee markers and distance markers both concrete blocks and iris bushes.Take relief as in Rule 24.2 (i.e. within 1 club length from theNEAREST POINT of RELIEF, no nearer the hole

Movable Obstructions :
Through the green include course seating, hoops defining non walk areas, no cart signs and STONES in BUNKERS.Proceed under Rule 24.1

Ground Under Repair :
Compulsory drop. Through the green includes deep wheel ruts made by a tractor or motor vehicle, embedded stones, garden beds (as defined by having an edging), bare patches on the fairways only, material piled for removal and any hole made by a green keeper whether marked or not. All areas designated by the Committee which are marked in white paint,staked or roped off.
Proceed under Rule 25.1 (i.e. within 1 club length from the NEA REST OINT of RELIEF.
Note: if relief is in a bunker then it MUST be dropped in the bunker.

Water Hazards :
All water hazards are marked with yellow pegs (water hazard) or red pegs (lateral water hazard). Water hazards on the 1st and 3rd holes have yellow pegs on the fairway approach and red pegs on the fairway lateral.

Distance Markers :
White blocks on the fairways measure 150 metres and red blocks 100 metres directly to the centre of the green. Both distances are marked with iris bushes on the edge of the fairways.

Flags :
Hole positions on the greens are marked with coloured flags,
Red = front 3rd of the green
Yellow = middle 3rd of the green
Blue = back 3rd of the green

Distance Measuring Devices :
Distance measuring devises may be used in competition play at Helensvale Golf Club. A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance ONLY. If during a stipulated round a player used a distance measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient,wind speed, temperature etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14.3 for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such dditional function is actually used.

Water Hazard –1st Hole :
If there is doubt whether a ball is in or is lost in the water hazard when hitting across the water hazard toward the green, the player may play another ball provisionally under Rule 26-1. If the original ball is found outside the water hazard, the player must continue to play with it. If the original ball is found in the water hazard, the player may either play the original ball as it lies or continue with the ball played provi
sionally under Rule 26-1. If the original ball is not found within the 5 minute search period, the player must continue with the ball played provisionally.

Penalty for Breach :
Match play – loss of hole
Stroke play – 2 strokes

1st Hole Bridge Railings :
If your ball hits the bridge rail,you must replay the ball from where it was last hit.No Penalty

Dress Code

Dress Regulations
Members and their guests must be properly
attired and be of neat and tidy appearance at all

Acceptable apparel
Approved golfing attire

Not acceptable in any area
• Sleeveless shirts, singlets, T-shirts
• T-shirts/shirts with offending print
• Bare feet or thongs
• Swimwear or short shorts
• Frayed or faded clothing
• General untidiness
If any dispute arises in relation to dress, the
Manager’s decision shall be final.
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