1. Out of Bounds: As is indicated by the black top stakes adjacent to the 4th, 5th and 17th fairways and the clubhouse car park.
2. Hazards: (a) Lateral water hazards are defined by red pegs or plates. (b) Any clearly defined bunker.
3. Staked Trees: If a staked tree or staked shrub interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b. The ball may be cleaned when so lifted. The stakes (and/or guards) are immovable obstructions.
4. Water Equipment: All watering equipment including the spray from watering equipment is to be treated as an immovable obstruction and relief taken under Rule 24-2. In addition, if a sprinkler head within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty as follows: If the ball is within two club lengths of the intervening sprinkler head it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped no nearer the hole at the nearest point which avoids interference.
5. Garden Beds: All garden beds on the course and around the clubhouse are to be treated as GUR and relief must be taken as per Rule 25-1b.
6. Ground Under Repair (GUR): Areas of GUR are defined by white lines and/or stakes.
7. Distance-Measuring Devices:
For all club competitions: A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge 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 additional function is actually used.