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Local Rules Governing Play – 2019 

  • OUT OF BOUNDS – Homeowner property lines, walls, fences, streets and parking lots shall define out-of-bounds when white stakes are not present.

  • GROUND UNDER REPAIR – All newly sodded areas, landscaped areas, areas outlined by white lines, staked trees and embedded stones in the turf area are ground under repair from which play is prohibited. If a player’s ball lies within the area or if it interferes with the player’s stance or his intended swing, the player MUST take relief under Rule 16 – Relief from Abnormal Course Conditions. 

  • French Drains are immovable obstructions. The player will receive relief under Rule 16 – Relief from Abnormal Course Conditions. 

  • GREENSIDE IRRIGATION HEADS are immovable obstructions. If a ball lies off the putting green and the irrigation head is within two club-lengths of the putting green and is within two club-lengths of the ball and intervenes on the line of play to the hole, the player may take relief as follows:  The ball may be lifted and dropped at the nearest point to where the ball lay that: a) is not nearer the hole and b) avoids intervention and c) is not in a penalty area or on the putting green.  The ball may be cleaned when lifted and replaced. 

  • BALL DROP AREAS may be used at MountainView on holes #3, 8, 13, and 15 if a player’s ball comes to rest within the penalty area. These are located at the Yellow tee on holes #3, 13, and 15 and forward of the Yellow tee on hole #8.  At The Preserve, there are no ball drop areas available for play except those designated for the Lady Niners.  A player may NOT use the ball drop areas for balls lost in the desert or out of bounds. A penalty of one stroke must be taken when using the ball drop area. 

  • MOUNTAINVIEW HOLES #7, 8, AND 16: The stone walls surrounding the ponds on these holes have been defined as immovable obstructions.  All of these walls are considered to be within the margin of the penalty area. 

  • Local Rule E-5: “When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in the relief area (see Rule 14.3). 

  • Decorative rocks are found throughout the Preserve Golf Course and are considered to be “No Play Zones.” Players MUST take relief under rule 16.1 without penalty when the decorative rocks interfere with the players stance or swing. 

  • PROVISIONAL BALL ON HOLES WITH PENALTY AREA: If there is doubt whether a ball is in or is lost in the penalty area, a player may play another ball provisionally under any of the applicable options in Rule 18.3. If the original ball is found outside the penalty area, the player MUST continue play with it.  If the original ball is found in the penalty area, the player may either play the original ball as it lies or continue with the ball played provisionally under Rule 18.3.  If the original ball is not found or identified within the three-minute search period, the player MUST continue with the ball played provisionally.


    Revised March 18, 2019