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Colchester Golf Club

Local Rules

Use of mobile phones on the course is prohibited except in a medical emergency

1. Out of Bounds

All boundary ditches and beyond any boundary fence.  Beyond any line of white posts.  On or beyond the bull-nose kerbstones at the rear of 18th green.

2. Protection of Trees

Trees identified by stakes which interfere with the player's stance or area of intended swing are deemed immovable obstructions and a player's ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with Rule 24-2b(i).

3. Stones in Bunkers

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.  Rule 24-1 applies.

4. Fixed Sprinkler Heads

All fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them may be obtained under rule 24-2.  In addition, if a ball lies off the putting green but not in a hazard and such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green and within two club-lengths of the ball intervenes n the line of play between the ball and the hole, the ball must be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that (a) is not nearer the hole, (b) avoids such intervention, and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.  The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.

5. Ground Under Repair

Any ball that comes to rest on an area marked as Ground Under Repair, or if it interferes with the player's stance or the area of intended swing, relief must be taken under Rule 25-1.

Penalty for Breach of Local Rule: Matchplay - Loss of Hole        Strokeplay - Two strokes

The CONGU Handicap Changes for 2018 can be found here: CONGU Update 2018

Our temporary local rules are below, click on each one for more information:

1) Deep tractor ruts.

2) Newly planted trees and planted areas by the 1st & 6th tees along with box hedges local rule - this also includes shrubs to the left of the 8th, 9th and 10th.

‚Äč3) Guy Ropes.

4) Drainage Scars.

5) Embedded Ball.

6) Adverse Weather Conditions. 

7) Distance Measuring Devices.

8) Aeration Holes.

Please read the following Health & Safety policy document for the Practice Ground and 9 hole par 3 course:

Practice Ground Policy Document


Three Balls may start from either tee on Saturdays only






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