Romsey Golf Club

Local Rules (March 2024)

Out of Bounds (OOB)

  • All exterior fences and into the cricket/football oval area (16th Hole).
  • 1st Hole
    • Right Hand Side (right of the drain)
    • Left Hand Side (beyond the wooden fence and, passed the gate, left of the drain)
  • 18th Hole RHS – Large white posts. (Ball outside of post line and beyond is OOB)


Relief may be taken from (NPOR no closer to hole)

  • Bare patches on the fairway you are playing. (Drop)
  • GUR marked with white paint. (Drop)
  • All drains. (Drop)
  • All animal scratchings, paspalum, sprinklers, tracks, corings, tree stumps (where the stump interferes with a player’s stance or swing) and cracks. through the general area. (Drop)
  • Garden beds are not integral parts of the course. If player &/or marker believe ball is in a garden. then free drop.   The same rule for balls thought to be in the spouting of the shed.
  • Green Keeper’s waste. (Drop)
  • Tree roots more than one club length from the base of the tree.(Drop).
  • All damaged and bare patches on a green. (Place)

Additional Local Rules

  • Boggy ground is considered temporary water and full relief can be taken in accordance with the rules of golf.
  • During very wet weather – Carts;  members who have prior knowledge of which areas to avoid may use carts. If unsure either walk the course first or ask for clarification.
  • 5th Green – new area being developed, if shot is obstructed by playing over new area then drop zone at front of green
  • 5th green – piles of sand and soil on left of and behind green are GUR Drop – NPOR
  • 3rd fairway – piles of sand and screenings on right are GUR, drop – NPOR