Effective January 1, 2017
The current Rules of the USGA govern play. Disregard Local Rules printed on club scorecards or posted at the course. Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is two strokes.
ACCIDENTAL MOVEMENT OF A BALL ON A PUTTING GREEN: When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental. Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.
WATER HAZARD/OVERGROWN HAZARD- Players may choose to play from the drop circle (when provided) on the green side of a hazard if their previous shot comes to rest within hazard. A one shot penalty is accessed. This local rule is intended for hazard areas which cross any given fairway. Lateral hazard areas will not have drop circles.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES – Measuring device may only show distance and not slope or wind.
EMBEDDED BALL THROUGH THE GREEN – Local Rule as prescribed in Appendix I will be in effect.
OUT OF BOUNDS – A ball which crosses a public road defined as OB and comes to rest beyond that road is OB, even if is on another part of the course. When a water hazard or a lateral water hazard is defined on only one side ,it is deemed to extend to infinity. When a water hazard or lateral water hazard is bounded by OB, the hazard margin extends to and coincides with the out of bounds line.
GROUND UNDER REPAIR: Defined by white lines/stakes. French drains are deemed to be ground under repair.
WHITE-LINED AREAS TYING INTO ARTIFICIALLY-SURFACED ROADS AND PATHS– have the same status as the roads and paths, that of obstructions.
WOOD CHIPS AND MULCH – are loose impediments
INTEGRAL PARTS OF THE COURSE – include cables, rods, wires or wrappings when closely attached to trees; liners in bunkers and artificial walls and pilings when located in hazards
POWER LINES – If a ball strikes an elevated power line, the stroke is canceled and the player must play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5. LANDSCAPE EDGING GROOVES – If a ball lies on an edging groove around a putting green, the player may, without penalty, lift the ball, clean it and place it out of the groove in the nearest position to where it lay, whether on or off the putting green, which is not nearer the hole.
PRACTICE PUTTING PROHIBITED: Practice on or near the putting green, or rolling a ball on the putting green is prohibited.
PACE OF PLAY: CJGT encourages ready golf and strives for rounds under 2-hours & 15 min.
REPAIR ALL BALL MARKS AND DIVOTS
STONES IN BUNKERS: Stones in bunkers are deemed movable obstructions.
SUSPENSION OF PLAY DUE TO DANGEROUS SITUATION: Once horn has sounded or official has announced suspension of play, any participant who continues to play, or practice on course or any practice area will incur an 8 stroke penalty.
EIGHT STROKE LIMIT: The maximum score on any hole is 8.