WELCOME TO PORTERS PARK GOLF CLUB A PREMIER PARKLAND COURSE SINCE 1899
1. OUT OF BOUNDS
I) Beyond any boundary fence
ii) On the flowerbeds or on or beyond the paved area around the clubhouse
iii) In the overflow car park on the left of the 7th fairway
Iv) The practice putting green and adjacent area as marked
V) 12th hole – Beyond the fence, left of the hole on the 12th, is out of bounds (the part of the stile that is within bounds is not an immovable obstruction, it is an integral part of the course so no relief is given) Rule 24-1.
2 STAKED TREES
All trees staked or protected by wire guard or marked with ribbon are immovable obstructions (Rule 24-2).
3 STONES IN BUNKERS
are moveable obstructions (Rule 24-1).
4 ROADS AND PATHS
All artificial surfaced roads and paths are immovable obstructions (Rule 24-2).
5 WATER HAZARD
All water hazards are marked with yellow posts and the lateral water hazards are marked with red posts.
6 GROUND UNDER REPAIR
Any area marked GUR or surrounded by a white line (Rule 25).
7 FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS / IRRIGATION COVERS
Fixed heads and irrigation covers are immovable obstructions; relief from interference by them may be obtained under Rule 24-2. If such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on line of play between ball and 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 originally lay which a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such intervention and c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.
8 THE PRACTICE AREA
i) Between the 8th green and the 11th fairway
ii) Beside the 17th fairway
iii) The chipping green and chipping area between the 1st and 7th fairways are integral parts of the course on which practice is allowed on the days when a Stroke Play Competition is being played.
9 BUILDINGS, SHEDS AND SHELTERS
All buildings, sheds and shelters within the boundaries of the course are immovable obstructions (Rule 24-2). The Ice House on the 3rd fairway remains an integral part of the course.
Fairway yardage markers are marked with discs to the centre of the green.
White = 150 yards, Red = 100 yards.
Red flag – Front, Yellow flag – Middle, White flag – Back.