QUAIL CREEK COUNTRY CLUB LOCAL RULES
1. PENALTY AREAS
Margins are defined by yellow or red stakes/lines.
All river rock or rip-rap areas are red penalty areas whether marked or unmarked. The margin is defined as the edge of the rocks.
Quail #8 – left of cart path in front of copper/gold tees
Roadrunner #4 – right of green for balls beyond the right side of the cart path alongside and behind the green
2. OUT OF BOUNDS
Margins defined by white stakes or walls and borders indicating private property.
COURSE REGULATIONS PROHIBIT RETRIEVING GOLF BALLS FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY.
THE GRILL, PRO SHOP, WEDDING FACILITY AND ALL PAVED AREAS BEYOND COYOTE #9 GREEN ARE OUT OF BOUNDS.
Areas to the right on Coyote #3 and Coyote #8 are waste areas – not bunkers. Stones in the bunkers are loose impediments.
4. RELIEF FROM TREE WELLS
If the tree well of a tree tagged with a green ribbon interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing, the player may take relief without penalty and drop at the nearest point of relief that provides complete relief from the tree and is in the relief area, no nearer the hole.
5. RELIEF FROM CART PATH CROSSING FAIRWAY ON ROADRUNNER #3
If the ball comes to rest on the cart path, as an additional option the player may play, without penalty, from the drop area to the right of the fairway.
6. OUT OF BOUNDS/LOST BALL
MLR E-5 – ALTERNATIVE TO STROKE AND DISTANCE FOR LOST BALL OR BALL OUT OF BOUNDS
When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. The player may not use this option to take relief for the original ball when that ball is known or virtually certain to have come to rest in a penalty area or, the player has played another ball provisionally under penalty of stroke and distance (see Rule 18.3). A player may use this option to take relief for a provisional ball that has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds.
For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in this relief area (see Rule 14.3):
Two Estimated Reference Points:
– Ball Reference Point
The point where the original ball is estimate to have one to rest on the course or, last crossed the edge of the course boundary to go out of bounds.
– Fairway Reference Point
The point of fairway of the hole being played that is nearest to the ball reference point but is not nearer the hole than the ball reference point.
For purposes of this Local Rule, “Fairway” means any area of grass in the general area that is cut to fairway height or less. If a ball is estimated to be lost on the course or last crossed the edge of the course boundary short of the fairway, the Fairway Reference Point may be a grass path or a teeing ground for the hole being played cut to fairway height or less.
Size of Relief Area based on Reference Points:
Anywhere between a line from the hole through the Ball Reference Point (and within two (2) club-lengths to the outside of that line), and a line from the hole through the Fairway Reference Point (and within two (2) club lengths to the fairway side of that line), but with these limits:
– Must be in the general area, and
– Must not be nearer the hole than the Ball Reference Point.
Once the player puts a ball in play under this Local Rule:
– The original ball that was lost or out of bounds is no longer in play and must not be played.
– This is true even if the ball is found on the course before the endow the three (3) minute search time (see Rule 6.3b).
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty under Rule 14.7a.
7. TEMPORARY COVID MODIFICATIONS
As a matter of equity, the player shall be allowed to repair damage in the immediate area around his ball using either his club, his foot or his hand in the process, and to replace his ball as near as possible the original spot of the ball maintaining the conditions of the shot the original lie required.
As a matter of equity, the ball must be at rest in the hole. If not, the ball must be holed with additional strokes subject to the maximum score limit until the ball is at rest in the hole.