Southwell Golf Club

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Southwell Golf Club Local Rules

1)  OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)

a)  Beyond any wall, fence or hedge bounding the course. 

b)  The Race Track to the left of the 10th Hole and beyond any line of white stakes, except those to the right of both the 11th and 15th Holes which apply to the 16th Hole only

c)  Practice Ground

d)  Beyond the nearside top edge of the curved sections of ditches identified by white stakes with black tops.

 e) Any ball coming to rest on any part of the car park/patio

2. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)

a)  Water hazards marked with yellow stakes or not otherwise distinguished are ordinary water hazards.

b)  Lateral water hazards are marked with red stakes. Dropping zones, defined by green stakes on holes 7 & 15 and 17, may be used as one of the options under rule 26-1


a)  A ball lying in or on vehicle tracks, on fairways or mown areas, or in or on any workings, may be lifted, cleaned and dropped without penalty in accordance with Rule 20-2.

b)  Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions and may be removed without penalty (Rule 24-1).

c)  All bridges, paths and internal roads, staked trees, racecourse equipment and steeplechase fences are immovable obstructions and relief may be obtained under Rule 24-2. Note : If a player’s ball lies in a water hazard, the player is not entitled to relief under Rule 24-2


All fixed and pop-up sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two-club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, relief may be obtained, without penalty as follows: If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay which 

a)  is not nearer the hole,

b)  avoids such intervention and

c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.


These cross part of the course and the public using them have the right of way. 

N.B. Occasionally, there are additional local rules and all of these can found on the notice board attached to a summary schedule, and visitors are requested to read these.


Match Play – Loss of Hole; Stroke Play – Two Strokes