LOCAL RULES FOR THE SUNNYVALE GOLF COURSE

AMENDED AUGUST 10, 2011

 

All tournament play will be governed by the USGA Rules of Golf.  In addition to them, the following LOCAL RULES will apply.

 

OUT-OF-BOUNDS

All perimeter fences and WHITE stakes define Out-of-Bounds with the following exceptions and specifics:

HOLE #1        White Stakes to the right extending from Hole #1 tee to the end of the pond nearest Hole #2 tee (Hole #2 fairway is Out-of-Bounds for Hole #1 play).  White stakes at end of the fairway and behind the green.

HOLE #2        Left –  A ball left of the perimeter fence is O.B.  Additionally, any ball, which lies to the left of a line, defined by the outside left margin of the protective screen posts at the tee, extending to the last protective fence post, is Out-of-Bounds (The protective screens are Obstructions, Rule 24).  A ball in the tunnel is Out-of-Bounds.

                     Right – White Stakes – Beginning at the first white stake after the pond and extending to the white stake at the right rear of the green at the perimeter fence. (Protective fence between Hole #1 and Hole #2 is an Obstruction, Rule 24).  Cart storage area is Out-of-Bounds.

HOLE #7        White Stakes – Right of Hole #8 tee.

HOLE #8        Right – White Stakes tee area.

HOLE #12      Left – White Stakes – Tee to Green area. OB ends at Double Stakes near Green.

HOLE #13      Ball in tunnel is Out-of Bounds.

HOLE #14      Left – White Stakes – Tee to Green area. (Protective fence is In-Bounds, Obstruction, Rule 24).  Fenced-in cart storage area and pump area are specifically Out-of-Bounds.

HOLE #16      Right – White Stakes, Tee to end of trees.

Rear of Green – White Stakes behind protective screen.

HOLE #17      Right – White Stakes are NOT Out-of Bounds.

HOLE #18      Left –  Rear of Green.  White Stakes (Putting Green and OB right Hole #2).

 

WATER HAZARDS: Rule 26

            REGULAR WATER HAZARDS are designated by YELLOW stakes or marking.

            LATERAL WATER HAZARDS are designated by RED stakes or marking.

            SPECIFICS:

HOLE #1  -        Right – Regular Hazard from pond nearest the Tee to corner of pond by willow tree.  Lateral Hazard from corner of pond by willow tree to corner of pond near Tee #2.

HOLE #2  -        Right – Lateral Hazard.

HOLE #3  -        Left – Lateral Hazard.

                                HOLE #6  -        Left – Lateral Hazard.

                                HOLE #7  -        Crossing – Regular Water Hazard.

HOLE #8  -        Right Fairway - Lateral Hazard (Upper Pond).  In addition to relief provided under Rule 26, Drop Areas may be used.  Procedure: Determine at which point the ball entered the hazard, determine the Drop Area which is closest to that point AND is no closer to the hole; perform a Drop in the Drop Area.  Penalty: one stroke.

                        Left Fairway to Willow tree closest to the Green – Lateral Hazard.

                                Crossing Pond at Green – Regular Water Hazard.

                        Right Pond at Green – Lateral Hazard.  In addition to relief provided under Rule 26, Water Hazards; two Drop Areas for this hazard may be used. One is located to the right of the land bridge near the willow tree.  Another is located to the right rear of the green, behind the bunker and left of the cart path circle. (Penalty: one stroke).

 

HOLE #14  -      Right – Lateral Hazard.

HOLE #15  -      Crossing – Immediately in front of the tee.  Regular Water Hazard.

                        Right at Green – Lateral Hazard.

HOLE #16  -      Left – Regular Water Hazard (in front of Hole #15 tee) and Lateral Hazard.

                        Crossing at Front of Green – Regular Water Hazard.

HOLE #17  -      Right – Regular Water Hazard.

HOLE #18  -      Crossing and Left – Regular and Lateral Water Hazards.  Regular Water Hazard – Tee side of pond from culvert on right side of pond to extreme left tee side corner of pond, and extreme right side of pond to the extreme left side of the pond at the Green. Lateral Hazard – From culvert extreme Tee-side right corner of the pond extending to the extreme right corner of the pond at the Green), and the left Tee-side corner of the pond extending to the extreme left corner of the pond at the Green.

                        Right –  Lateral Hazard.

OBSTRUCTIONS:

         GENERAL:                                 All interior fences (Excluding perimeter fences); refreshment stand; restrooms; fountains; garbage cans; artificially surfaced cart paths and roads; electrical panels; alI irrigation components, including pump houses; posts and poles; aircraft navigation equipment; and drainage ditches (FRENCH DRAINS), (see definition below); are considered IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS.

SPECIFICS:        

HOLE #2  -           TEE RETAINING WALL is NOT an Obstruction, but an Integral Part of the course.

.HOLE #16 -         PUMP HOUSE – Immovable Obstruction.

                           PROTECTIVE FENCE located at the rear of the Green. – You may proceed under relief provisions of Rule 24.  Another option offered is to determine which side of the WHITE LINE on the cart path that your ball lies; utilize DROP AREA located at the extremes of the fence on the side that your ball lies.  No Penalty.

HOLES #10, 11, & 12 - LANDING LIGHTS – Immovable Obstruction.

DRAINAGE DITCHES (FRENCH DRAINS):

DEFINITION: - These are small areas, mostly around the Greens and consist a depression in the normal terrain which have been filled with small rocks or pebbles.  RELIEF: FREE DROP – within one club length of nearest point of relief, no closer to the hole. (No Penalty).

STAKED TREES AND BUSHES -  All staked trees and bushes – you are entitled to relief from the stake according to Rule 24.

 

GROUND UNDER REPAIR:

                        EMBEDDED BALL -      Rule in effect “through the Green” (Hazards not included).

GENERAL -                  Ground under repair – any area so designated by the committee.

                        EARTH CRACKS –        Any ball coming to rest IN or ON an Earth Crack (which is wider than the head of a tee), may receive relief without penalty.  (Drop within one club length of nearest point of relief, no closer to the hole).

                        TREE WELLS  -            Balls coming to rest within a TREE WELL are specifically NOT entitled to relief.  Bark and other materials within these areas are to be treated as LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS.

 

YARDAGE MARKERS:  -            In most instances, yardage is indicated by  Kirby or like MARKERS in the fairway which are located at 100, 150, and 200 yards. Additionally on some holes, flowering plum trees, which border the fairway, indicate approximately 150 yards from the CENTER of the Green.  All yardage is measured to the CENTER OF THE GREEN.