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Local rules

 

These Local Rules are part of the governing Resort Rules of the Loreta Golf Club Pyšely.

 

Please follow the following generic principles:

  • Observe the prescribed Pace of Play as noted on the Scorecard and the Hole Boards
  • Avoid making practice swings on the teeing ground
  • Replace divots
  • Rake bunkers
  • Repair ball marks on the greens
  • Take care of young trees as well as the whole course
  • Try to leave the course in better shape than you have found it
  • Be considerate towards all other players on the course

 

Out of Bounds (Rule 27)

Out of Bounds is defined by:

  • The electric fence (the innermost points of the fence posts at the ground level). There is no free relief from any part of the electrical fence.
  • Stakes with white tops and/or white lines.
  • Nearest edge of any paved paths or areas (i.e. round the clubhouse).
  • Nearest edge of the path between 1st hole and the driving range

 

Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA)

ESAs are marked by stakes with black and yellow stripes resp. black and red stripes and are defined as water hazards resp. lateral water hazards from which play is prohibited. When ball lies in ESA or it is know or virtually certain that a ball has been lost in ESA the player must take relief under Rule 26‑1 (Water Hazards resp. Lateral Water Hazards).

Entry into these areas is prohibited (even just for searching or retrieving balls) due to environmental reasons. Player entering the ESA will be expelled from play without any compensation.

If the ball lies outside ESA but ESA interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 24-2b (Immovable Obstruction).

 

Dropping Zones

On the right hand side of the fairway of the 9th hole there is a Drop Zone. When the player is proceeding under the Rule 26-1 regarding the ESA on the right hand side of the hole he may, under penalty of one stroke, as an additional option drop a ball in the Drop Zone. (This is practicable especially when the last point of crossing the margin of the ESA is not known e.g. after the wayward drive.)

 

Obstructions (Rule 24)

All objects as per the Definition including:

  • Solitary rocks and stakes along the road crossing the holes No.  4, 5 and 6
  • Tree basins round young trees
  • All roads and paths including reasonable adjacent areas affected by the gravel or the like
  • Stones in bunkers are Movable Obstructions

 

Protection of Young Trees

Young trees protected by this Local Rule are identified by young trees blue ribbon, supportive stake or dug tree basin. If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing the ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in the Rule 24-2b (Immovable Obstruction).

Exception: A player may not obtain relief under this Local Rule if (a) interference by anything other than such a tree makes the stroke clearly impracticable or (b) interference by such a tree would occur only through use of a clearly unreasonable stroke or an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or direction of play.

 

Penalty for breach of the Local Rules

Match Play – Loss of hole; Stroke Play – Two strokes

Note: Repeated offence of the Protection of Young Trees will result
in expelling from play without any compensation.

 

 

We wish you a pleasant stay and successful play in Loreta Golf Club Pyšely!