Stoneham Golf Club

Course Status

Stoneham Golf Course: 28/11/23 Course: OPEN. Trolley ban still in place unless permission has been given from the office. Please be careful walking on banks, slopes and sleepers. Academy: OPEN. Putting Green: CLOSED. Halfway Hut: CLOSED. Clubhouse: OPEN.

Local Rules

At Stoneham GC

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Out of Bounds – Rule 2.1
A ball is out of bounds if it lies beyond any fence, hedge, line of white posts or white lines bounding the course.

Immovable Obstructions – Rule 16
All artificially surfaced pathways including the greenkeeper's track to the right of the 1st and the path on the 8th are immovable obstructions.

Penalty Areas Rule 17.1d
All penalty areas on the course have been designated Red Penalty areas. Red stakes indicate penalty areas, red lines define penalty areas.

Unmarked Ditches
All Unmarked Ditches are to be treated as part of the General Area.

Abnormal Conditions Rule 16
All areas demarcated by a continuous white line are Ground Under Repair.

Stacked Turf Bunker Faces Rule 16-3
No free relief is allowed for a ball embedded in the stacked turf face above a bunker.

Integral parts of the course Rule 8.1
The black, rubber crumb, bunker liners.
The bridges on the 4th, 8th, 11th and 17th holes.
No relief from interference from the above is available unless under penalty.

Drainage Lines
The drainage lines from bunkers and in the General Area (for example across the 18th fairway/rough) will be classed as Abnormal Ground Conditions. These areas will not be marked. If the drainage lines or cores/holes affect your lie or stance, relief may be taken using Rule 16-1.

Aeration Holes
If a player's ball lies in or touches an aeration hole:
(a) Ball in General Area. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1b. If the ball comes to rest in another aeration hole the player may take relief again under this Local Rule.
(b) Ball on Putting Green. The player may take relief under Rule 16.1d.
But interference does not exist if the aeration hole only interferes with the player's stance or, on the putting green, on the player's line of play.

Any areas of heather marked by a continuous white line are no play zones, to be treated as an abnormal course condition from which relief MUST be taken under Rule 16-1f.

Seams Between Turf
Given that there could be areas where turfs might not have completely bound together due to the ongoing work on the course, there is a Local Rule in place to cover a situation where your ball may finish in one of the seams between the turfs. Relief may be taken for 'lie only' (Model Local Rule F-7) if your ball finishes in the seam of two turfs.

Tractor/Vehicle Marks
All Tractor/Vehicle Marks, in the General Area, are deemed abnormal course condition (GUR). Relief may be taken for ‘lie only’ (using Rule 16-1b)

Wetland Area on 18th: The area surrounding the wetland area is a Penalty area and it is indicated by Red Stakes

NP Zones – The NP Zones on Holes 1,4 & 18 have now been removed. Any specific areas of GUR will be marked by continuous white lines.

Playing from the Mat – Where present, tee mats comprise the teeing area. When starting a hole from a tee mat the player must stand and play a ball from the mat.

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule: Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two Strokes

Updated: 21st November 2022

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