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Local & Winter Rules

The Cedars at Dungeness Men’s Club Expectations and Local Rules Expectations

You are expected to take good care of the golf course. How do you do this?

a. Repair divots by applying sand

b. Repair ball marks on the green

c. Rake sand traps

d. Keep power carts away from greens and tees

e. Controlling your temper and not damaging the golf course You are expected to show consideration for others. Examples of how you do this?

a. Being quiet when others are preparing to make a stroke

b. Playing at a pace that completes the round in 4 hours and 20 minutes or less

c. Keeping music at a volume such that players outside your cart cannot hear it

d. Controlling your language and temper and not endangering others

Local Rules Out of Bounds (OOB) areas that are not marked with stakes or painted lines. Hole #1 The outside edge of the cart path to the right side of #1 fairway defines the OOB until it reaches the road. At the road, the #1-hole side edge of the road defines the OOB. A ball that finds its way across the road to #2 is OOB. Hole #2 The hole side edge of the road defines the OOB until the first white stake or painted line.

Leaves Through the Green During play of any hole, any ground with temporary accumulations of leaves in the general area or in a bunker is treated as ground under repair from which free relief is allowed under Rule 16.1. (Model Local Rule F-14)

Root Rule If a tree root is in your swing path, you get free “point of nearest relief”, plus one club length from that point, no closer to the hole. Exception: If your ball is within one club length of the tree no relief is granted

WINTER RULES (watch for signs or ask someone in clubhouse)

Lift, Clean, and Place. The model local rule allows a player whose ball lies in the general area cut to fairway height or less to take free relief by placing the original ball or another ball within 1 club length, and 6 inches in the rough, from the spot of the original ball that is not nearer to the hole. Before replacing your ball, mark your ball, feel free to clean off any mud. Once the ball is returned, it cannot be lifted again without a penalty stroke.

Construction/No Play Zones

Implementation of No Play Zones for construction activities at the Cedars at Dungeness. The Committee has decided to implement a Local Rule regarding irrigation construction activities with the purpose of protecting workers and equipment while not imposing an unnecessary burden on course marking nor unnecessarily penalizing the player. To accomplish this objective, the entire hole that is under construction activities is to be considered Ground Under Repair (GUR) and a No Play Zone. The boundary of that GUR is defined by the separation between the hole being played and the hole that is GUR. An imaginary line 1 club length to the playing side hole of the tree line marks the GUR. To simplify the relief procedure and to speed play, the nearest point of relief is defined to be 2 club lengths away from the tree line on the playing side of the hole not nearer the pin. As the GUR area is a No Play Zone, taking relief is mandatory and you do not have the option of playing the ball from the GUR area as it is a No Play Zone. Example 1: Hole #6 is under construction. You are playing hole #7. The tee shot on #7 goes right of the trees and is in the rough on Hole #6. Find the best estimate of the line separating the two holes, find a point equidistant to the original ball from the pin and then two club lengths from that line as your nearest point of relief. Then follow the normal procedure meaning you must drop and the ball must remain within 1 club length of that nearest point of relief.

Example 2: Hole #16 is Closed and under construction. You are playing Hole # 12. Your approach shot on #12 goes to the right of the trees on the right of #12. You are sitting pretty into #16 fairway with a clear shot to #12 green. Since #16 is GUR, you MUST take relief by finding the nearest point at the same distance from the pin at the tree line on #12, mark a point two club lengths from there (not nearer the pin) and then follow the normal relief procedure. You will likely have a much worse shot but that is the rub of the green in this case.

Example 3: Hole #15 is closed and under construction. You are playing hole #14. Your tee shot goes right into the trap on #15. Your nearest point of relief is a point 2 club lengths from the GUR line that separates the two holes. In this case you must use your best judgement as to where that is but likely a projected line from the tree line. The Committee recognizes that determining the line separating the two holes is a judgement call and therefore encourages agreement between players as to where that line might be. We also hope that the number of potential scenarios will be limited when we arrive at posting season.

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