Course Markings

 

COURSE MARKINGS, HAZARDS & OBSTRUCTIONS

 

USGA rules (www.usga.org) govern all play at the CCHH except where modified by the local rules listed on the CCHH score card.  Certain markings, as well as certain hazards and obstructions, require some clarification:

 

The 150 yard grass plants must be played as an immovable obstruction.

 

All edged out trenches that surround our mulch beds are to be treated as ground under repair (trenches only).

 

Hole #1: If your ball goes in the drainage ditch near the cart path, about 100 yds. from the green, and your swing or stance is obstructed by the bulkhead or the drainage fixtures, you get a free drop no closer to the hole, one club length from the nearest point of relief.  If your ball goes into the juniper shrubs you can either play the ball as it lies, or take an unplayable lie and incur a one stroke penalty.

 

Hole #2:  Blue stakes along #2 cart path indicate that, when a ball comes to rest on the path, you may take relief on the golf course side of the path.

 

Hole #3:  From the red tees, on the green side of the water, the water hazard shall be treated as a lateral hazard per the sign at the tee.

 

Hole #5:  If your ball goes over the water hazard (yellow stakes) and rolls back down the bank into the water hazard, you may play it where it lies (no penalty), replay the shot from its original position (1 stroke penalty), drop the ball on a line formed by the flag and the point where the ball last crossed the hazard (1 stroke penalty), or proceed to the drop area (1 stroke penalty).

Hole #7:  If your ball goes over the water hazard (red stakes – lateral hazard) and rolls down the bank into the hazard, you may play it where it lies (no penalty), replay the shot from its original position (1 stroke penalty) or drop the ball within two club lengths of the point where the ball last crossed the boundary (1 stroke penalty).

Holes #12 & #14: A ball hit into the greenside hazards (wetlands) on holes #12 & #14 may not be played from within the hazard.  You must proceed under rule 26-1 “Relief for Ball in Water Hazard.”  Hazard stakes are painted with blue tops.

 

Hole #18: The tree planter box on #18 is considered to be an immovable obstruction.  When your ball lies in, or on, an obstruction, or is so close to an obstruction that your stance or swing is affected, you may drop the ball within one club length of the nearest point of relief (no penalty).  If you have line of flight interference you do not get relief and must hit laterally or take an unplayable lie with a one stroke penalty.