1. Out of Bounds (Rule 18.2b)
All ground outside the line of posts supporting boundary fences and outside the line drawn between white stakes with blue tops
2. No Play Zone
If a tree or shrub which is staked interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his or her intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure described in rule 24-1(b) 1 (IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION). The ball may be cleaned when lifted. Similar relief may be obtained from irrigation control boxes.
(a) All areas marked by white lines and/or white stakes
(b) The practice chipping green and bunker and the practice nets.
3. ESBS Areas
ESBS Areas: Defined by white stakes with green tops are only to define these areas and the ball is to be played as it lies or under the rules of golf.
4. Aeration Holes (Rule 16.1)
In general area, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to the spot where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the golf course general area.
On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.
5. Code of Conduct (Rule 1.2)
A player can be penalised for a breach of the Golf Course Etiquette. These breaches are for the failure to rake bunkers, repair divots, repair pitch-marks on the green, slow play and dress code. The Golf Operations Committee has the authorisation to give a 2 stroke penalty in stroke play, par or stableford and loss of hole in matchplay.
6. Stroke and Distance (Rule 18.1, 18.2, 14.6)
In general play and club competition, when a ball is lost, a player has the option to drop the ball within a large area of where the ball is estimated to have come to lie (no closer to the hole). In doing so the player will receive a 2 stroke penalty.
In the event the ball goes out of bounds, this drop occurs at the point the ball left the golf course.