Copyright 2020 - Beith Golf Club (Est 1896)

Winter Rules

From 2nd November 2020, Beith Golf Club are operating 'Winter Rules' for all play.

No play from fairways unless played from a mat.

If you do not have a mat, you must take the ball 2 club lengths into the rough and place the ball.  Marker posts for 2 club lengths are in place within the rough (white lines have also been marked out on the course between the 6th and 8th to indicate area within which a ball can be played - note these lines may not always be visible due to weather conditions).

If your ball lands in the rough, it must be played as it lies.

If your ball lies on the fairway beyond the white marker posts near the green, you may play the ball as it lies.

It is suggested that on the 1st, if you don't have a mat, that you go across to the right side of the fairway and place the ball there.

Please protect the course by adhering to these rules.

Local Rules

The following local rules are also printed on the back of the Score Card.

OUT OF BOUNDS [Rule 27-1 Applies]

Beyond any wall, fence, hedge, white lines or white stakes defining the boundary of the course.

WATER HAZARDS (Inc Lateral Water Hazards) [Rule 26 Applies]

Water hazards are defined with yellow stakes &/or yellow lines.  Lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes &/or red lines.

GROUND UNDER REPAIR PLAY PROHIBITED  [Rule 25-1]

Marked by closed white lines or blue stakes,  Any outcrop of rock in the semi-rough or a  closely mown area, Seeded ground NOT seeded divots, French drains (stone-filled drainage ditches).  From which play is prohibited. The player MUST take relief under Rule 25-1.

INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE

All walls within the boundary of the course & stiles over boundary fences.  The ball must be played as it lies or declared unplayable Rule 28.

MOVEABLE OBSTRUCTIONS [Rule 24-1 Applies]

Stones in bunkers, Black & White Marker Poles.  Water & Lateral Water Hazard Marker Posts.  Decorative Fences, Ball Washers, Distance markers NOT on closely mown areas.

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS [Rule 24-2 Applies]

Artificial surfaces and sides of roads, paths and bridges within the boundary of the course except within the upwards margins of a hazard. Artificial & winter teeing grounds (when not in play).  Distance markers on closely mown areas.  Sprinklers & drainage covers, Concrete distance markers (not on the hole in play).  Concrete, stone or wooden steps, Metal or Wooden Benches & their supports. Electricity/Telegraph Poles & Attached Supports.  Water Fountain at the 8th Green.  Pots or Barrels containing soil &/or plants, The cairns on the 1st & 3rd Holes.  Warning bells used to alert that it is safe to play.  Unless  dropping zones are in use, you must drop the ball at the nearest point of relief, NOT the nicest!

PROTECTION OF TREES [Rule 24-2b Applies]

Identified by a stake or marked with tape or contained in a plastic cover. The ball MUST be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure described in Rule 24-2b (Immovable Obstruction).

OVERHEAD WIRES & ELECTRICITY/TELEGRAPH POLES

If a ball strikes an electricity/telegraph pole or its attached supports or overhead wire(s), the stroke MUST be cancelled & replayed, without penalty as described in Rule 20-5.

PLEASE AVOID SLOW PLAY AT ALL TIMES