LOCAL RULES ROUGEMONT 2016
1. OUT OF BOUNDS:
are defined by white stakes or fences identified by white markings. The practice, the clubhouse, the terrace and the parking lots are out of bounds.
For the internal out of bounds on Holes 6 and 11, see the schematics on the notice boards.
On the teeing ground of Holes 11 and 13: on pain of disqualification or exclusion from the course, it is forbidden to voluntarily cut through the angles of the holes (blind doglegs), the dangerous nature of such an act engages the player’s responsibility.
2. Water hazards:
are defined by yellow stakes and lateral water hazards by red stakes.
Holes 1 and 15: the two-colour stakes are considered yellow when playing Hole 1 and red when playing Hole 15.
Hole 3: lateral water hazard marked by red stakes following the fairway on the left.
Hole 11: lateral water hazard marked by red stakes at the bottom of the slope, on the left of the fairway.
There are three dropping zones:
Hole 1, for the lateral hazard, located on behind the green and common with the DZ of Hole 15.
Hole 12, as an additional option to Rule 26 regarding the lateral water hazard on the right.
Hole 15, for the lateral water hazard, located behind the green and common with the DZ of Hole 1.
In a dropping zone, the ball must touch the ground less than a club length from the stake. It must not be dropped a second time if it comes to rest less than 2 club-lengths from where it touched the ground, even if, so doing, it gets closer to the hole.
3. Ground under repair:
is defined either by blue stakes where playing is forbidden or by white lines where it is possible to get relief but not mandatory.
When they interfere with the stance or the lie, the damages caused by wild boards are considered ground under repair.
4. Obstructions :
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.
Those are considered as immovable obstructions:
– Young plantations identified by a prop or a protection against rabbits,
– Roads and paths, including those drawn for golf carts,
– Stakes, directional stakes, fences and walls, except those determining an out of bounds. Reminder: paths and artificial facilities allow for a free drop if they hamper the ball position, the stance or the movement. (An interference with the line of play is not sufficient)
– Advertising signs,
– Electric fences, except when they are in a hazard,
– Gatehouse and garden.
Dropping Zone (DZ)
Hole 7, for inamovible fence located on the left of the green. (See schema on valves)
5. Priorities :
Players arriving on the green of Hole 3 must give priority to the players on the teeing ground (Back Tees) of Hole 2.
On the teeing ground of Hole 16, the players must give priority to those starting Hole 17.
6. Measurement devices:(Rule 14-3)
During every game on the course, a player can get information about distances by using a device measuring only distances. If a player, during a conventional tour, uses a distance-measuring device providing him/her with other parameters that could help with his/her game (for example, difference of heights, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in violation of Rule 14-3, in which case the penalty is disqualification, whether this complementary information has actually been used or not.
Penalty for infraction to a local rule
Match play: loss of hole– Stroke play: 2 strokes