Levante Golf Society plays according to the Rules Of
Golf and the Local Rules with one exception; preferred lies (one
scorecard) on grass cut to fairway level or lower on all
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Font Del Lloop
Levante and Poniente
1. GROUND UNDER REPAIR; PLAY PROHIBITED:
The area defined by the seedbed between the holes 3 and 4 is a
no play zone that is to be treated as
an abnormal course condition. Free relief must be taken from
interference by the no play
zone under Rule 16.1f.
2. OUT OF BOUNDS:
Out of bounds is defined by the line between the course-side
points at ground level of white stakes
and fence posts. Concrete bases supporting the out of bounds
elements are part of them and they
provide no relief under rule 16.
3. PREFERRED LIES:
When a player's ball lies in a part of the general area cut to
fairway height or less, the player may
take free relief once by placing the original ball or another
ball in and playing it from this relief
Reference Point: Spot
of the original ball.
Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: One scorecard length
from the reference point, but
with these limits:
Location of Relief Area:
Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
o Must be in the general area.
In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a
spot to place the ball and use the
procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e.
Penalty for Playing Ball from a
Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule
4. EXTRA RELIEF OPTION FOR
RED PENALTY AREA.
ball last crossed the edge of the red penalty area on the stream
of the 7th hole the player may drop the
original ball or another ball
on the opposite side of the penalty area.
5. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS:
Paths surfaced with cement, pavement or plastic tiles are
considered obstructions, giving the option of
taking free relief (Rule16). All others are an integral part of
DEVICES THAT MEASURES DISTANCE ONLY ARE PERMITTED
1.Reglas Locales Adicionales a las Reglas Locales y Condiciones
de la Competición de la F.G.C.V.
1) OUT OF BOUNDS: When out of bounds is defined by a wall, it
will be the nearest part of the course at ground level that
determines said out of bounds.
2) Immovable obstructions (RELIEF WITHOUT PENALTY 24-b)
All paved roads and artificial margins, ropes, chains or
brackets that surround
3) HOSE IRRIGATION: All course irrigation hoses are considered
movable obstructions. In the event that the move requires an
unreasonable effort or delays the game or causes damage to the
course, they become an INTEGRAL PART OF THE COURSE. (No relief
4) INTEGRAL PART OF THE COURSE. (NO RELIEF WITHOUT PENALTY)
a) The protective plastic at the base of trees.
irrigation hoses, if the move requires an unreasonable effort or
delay the game or causes damage to the course.
c) The stone
wall to the left of the green of hole 6 and the stone wall to
the right of No. 11
5) PREFERRED LIES. A ball lying in areas "closely mown" on the
course, can be moved or lifted, cleaned and placed without
penalty, within the distance of six inches from where it
originally lay, but not nearer the hole or in a hazard or on a
putting green. A player may move or place his ball ONCE, and
after the ball has been so moved or placed it is in play. If the
player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it
or moves the ball in any other manner, such as rolling it with a
club, he incurs a penalty stroke.
6) GROUND UNDER REPAIR. FORBIDDEN TO PLAY. Play is not allowed
from so defined areas (R-25) "The gardens of The Course".1. The
term landscaped areas are all areas bordered with stones or wood
or ropes or stakes and where there are drip irrigation hoses. 2.
The closed areas bounded by stakes connected by blue ribbon. The
player must lift the ball and it is compulsory to take
relief without penalty under Rule 25.
7) ELECTRICAL PYLONS. If a ball hits any of the pylons in the
course or high electrical cable that crosses the course, the
SHOT MUST BE CANCELLED AND REPEATED WITHOUT PENALTY. NOTE: The
pylon on the hole 16 is located within the course. The towers
and poles on the old practice areas are outside the boundaries
of the course
8) DEVICE FOR MEASURING DISTANCES. Players are allowed to use
devices that measure the distance ONLY. If during a round a
player uses a distance-measuring device, which is designed to
calculate other conditions that might affect his play (such as a
gradient, or wind speed or temperature), breach of Rule 14-3,
the penalty is disqualification, whether or not, these functions
9) HOLE 7: Dropping Zone (OPTIONAL).If it is known or virtually
certain that a ball is or has been lost in the area of ground
under repair which is situated within the pump area, the player
can apply the Rule 25 or drop a ball within the dropping zone
established thereon (without penalty). .
Penalty for breach of these Local Rules:
NOTE 1-The committee authorizes the practice on the course for
competitions which are played over more than one day. Practice
is permitted on the day in which the player plays the stipulated
NOTE 2. The Competition Committee has the power in certain
circumstances, to change the tee positions and the position of
the flags in a stipulated round to be played on more than one
day. (Note. Rule 33-2b)
NOTE 3. The Committee considers five hours as sufficient time to
complete a stipulated round . Any player who exceeds this time
and is OUT OF POSITION, in the absence of any defence to the
Committee, may be subject to Note 2 of Rule 6-7 (Undue Delay.
Slow Play). First Offence: a warning, Second Offense: two
strokes penalty, Repeated Offence: Disqualification.
NOTE 4. To speed up the tempo, if any questionable situation
arises with the Rules in stroke play, (including stable ford) it
is recommended to play 2 balls (R 3-3) and consult with the
Committee before signing the card. Stroke-play: 2 stroke penalty
Match- play: loss of hole.
These Local Rules override earlier versions.. Mutxamel (Bonalba)
January 2015. COMPETITION COMMITTEE
- Paved and / or paved roads.
- Parterres of plants with
bark and / or cork with wooden edges.
- Trees with tutors
and / or winds of recent plantation.
- The stones of the bunkers.
Land under repair
- All those areas of the field marked with white lines and / or
- Deep tracks of tractors and machinery.
Tree plantations of recent plantation.
- Sand area around
the drainage wells.
It extends to the route. See page 134 (appendix l) a. relief for
Beyond any wall, fence, white stakes and fence posts that define
the boundary of the field.
- When the out of bounds are defined by white stakes or fencing
posts (excluding angled supports) the line joining the closest
internal points, at ground level, of these stakes or posts
define the limit. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on
- When there is a white line, it defines
the limits. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on or on
In 3rd hole there will be an obligatory dropping zone on
the left margin of the road before the ravine.
- Marked with stakes or yellow and red lines.
- 10th hole penalty area to the left of the path drop at point
PENALTY FOR INFRINGEMENT OF THESE LOCAL RULES: Stroke Play; Two
* The use of any type of measuring device is allowed.
of buggy allowed.
- Play always without delay.
- Leave the green when all
players have finished the hole.
- Let the players go faster
- Replace the chops, fix the “piques” on the green
and footsteps in the bunker.
- The Club reserves the right
to withdraw players who do not comply with the rules from the
- Prohibited the use of shoes with nails.
Strictly forbidden to practice in the field.
If you do not dress appropriately, you will not be allowed to
enter the course.
- Polo shirts with sleeves.
- Shorts or long dressmaking.
- Regulatory golf shoes.
- Sports shirts or tracksuits.
- T-shirts on the outside of
- Sports pants, swimsuits or jeans, short or
- Sneakers or sandals.
1. THE BALL IS NOT PLACED
2. OUT OF BOUNDS
Defined by walls, metal
posts in the fences and reference stakes. When it is walls, it
will be the part of the walls closest to the course which
defines the out of bounds. When there is a white strip painted
on the ground, it will be this strip which defines the out of
bounds. The nursery on the 16th hole on the right of the path
and the exterior edge on the right of the path on the 18th hole,
both marked with white paint, define the out of bounds on this
3. PROTECTIVE NETTING ON THE COURSE
protective netting on the course is considered an Immovable
Obstruction. Players may relieve themselves with Rule 24-2 both
on the lie of the ball and in the Swing and Stance Area
1. MOVABLE. Stones in the bunkers are considered movable
and may be removed without penalty (Rule 24-1).
IMMOVABLE. All asphalted paths. Players may relieve themselves
without penalty (Rule 24-2b).
3. GARDENED AREAS.
5. COURSE UNDER REPAIR
1. All areas enclosed with White or Blue Paint: marked with the
TR indication and/or marked with blue stakes. All balls lying in
these areas cordoned off with white or blue paint may be lifted
and dropped without penalty according to the procedure described
in Rule 25-1.
2. Roman Ruins Hole 14. The Roman village on
the 14th Hole, is considered course under repair, where play IS
PROHIBITED. Players will drop without penalty according to Rule
25-1, at the point nearest the relief where the ball lies,
without gaining distance to the flag, or in the dropping area if
this is marked.
6. TRIMMING WORK
All branches and trimming remains accumulated on the edges of
the holes will be considered T.R. and balls may be dropped
PENALTY FOR BREACH OF THESE LOCAL RULES: 2 penalty
1) OUT OF BOUNDS.
The white stakes
identify the out of bounds,
2) IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS.
The player has
the option of taking relief without penalty applying Rule 24
A. All roads with artificial surfaces
B. Garden hoses
3) MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS.
Stones in bunkers
are movable obstructions considered, apply Rule 24
4) GROUND UNDER REPAIR.
All the areas
marked with blue paint or white circles and blue stakes are
considered as ground under repair. Rule 25. The player is
obliged to take relief from these areas without penalty. Rule
5) MOBILE TELEPHONES.
The use of mobile
telephones are not permitted on the course, The player will be
responsible for any breach of this rule. Penalty for this
infraction will be:
1st infraction: 2 penalty shots.
6) DROPPING ZONES.
Hole 3. Ball lying on
the road (relief without penalty) or in the water hazard
(penalty relief), You can be relieved in the area marked as DZ
Hole 15. Ball lies in water hazard when there are irrigation
hoses, you can relieve with penalty in the area marked as DZ
It is considered that a ball lies in a water
hazard, when it is known or practically the certain that the
ball lies in. In the absence of such knowledge or safety
practice, the player must proceed under Rule 27-1.
7) BALL PLACEMENT.
A ball lying on the
fairway or any mowed area can be lifted, cleaned and replaced
without penalty within a 15cm radius, no nearer the hole. The
player may place his ball only once, it is in play when it has
been placed. If the player fails to mark the position of the
ball before lifting or the ball moves, then a penalty shot will
THE BALL IS NOT PLACED
zz TREES AND
THEIR ALLOWANCES: TREES WITH GUARDIANS AND / OR WINDS.
AREA OF THE BUNKERS BROKEN OR DETERIORATED by the action of
If the Ground Under Repair (GUR) interferes with the position of
the ball, the placement of a player or the area of the swing
you wish to effect, the ball may be lifted, without penalty, and
dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in the Rule.
16.1a. The ball can be cleaned when it rises under this Local
Penalty for infraction of these Local Rules:
Strokes: 2 Strokes // Match Play: Loss of hole.
*** COLLECTION OF RESULTS CARDS- CARD DELIVERED:
score card is considered delivered to the Committee when the
player has left the office / card collection area with both
*** TOURNAMENT OR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS - CLOSED COMPETITION:
When the final results sheet is placed on the official bulletin
board, the result of the competition will be considered
officially announced and the competition closed or when the
competition trophy is handed over to the winner, the results of
the competition are announced and the competition closed.
THE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHES 4:40 HOURS FOR THE RETURN SET FOR 3
PLAYERS and 4:57 HOURS FOR 4 PLAYERS.
Note: These local rules replace all the previous ones and the
local rules of the game cards.
Out of bounds: is defined as the inside line
between fence posts or stakes or white lines marking the
A ball in play on hole nº 4 that crosses a line between the
white stakes defining the out of bounds on that hole, is
considered out of bounds even if the ball comes to rest on the
green or fairway of hole nº 9.
Equally, a ball in play on hole 9 crossing the line beyond the
green that defines out the bounds on that hole is considered out
of bounds even if the ball comes to rest on the green or fairway
of the holes 4 or 5.
Fixed water pipes, sprinklers, benches, signs, distance
marker posts, litter bins, paths with asphalt, posts that mark the buggy paths and the concrete wall marking the penelaty area on hole 3. The placer may take relief from these
obstructions without penalty according to rule 24-2b, when
the ball lies in or near enough to the obstruction to affect
the swing or stance of the player´s intended stroke.
Stones in bunkers can be removed.
Ground under repair: All areas marked with blue
stakes or blue lines are ground under repair play from these
areas is prohibited.
Garden areas: garden areas with plants or
bushes with less than 2 meters high and delimited with stones or
trunks are considered ground under repair and from there the
game is not allowed.
EXCEPTION: areas with palm trees are not
considered garden areas even if they are limited with trunks.
Preferred lies: A ball lying on any part of the
course cut to fairway height or shorter may be picked, cleaned
and replaced within 15 cm. of its original position but not
nearer the hole.
New boundary fence to the right of hole no. 3
If the ball crosses the fence to the right of hole no.
3, it is considered to be out of bounds. This is defined by the points closest to the field of fences or
reference stakes. When there is a white line, this will be what
defines the Out of Bounds.
Concrete wall next to the RED penalty area on hole no. 3
The wall is considered to be an Immovable Obstruction (relief can be taken).
1.- OUT OF BOUNDS
Defined by the
points closest to the field of fences, walls, fences, stakes and
white reference lines measured at ground level.
2.- INTEGRATING PARTS OF THE FIELD
stone walls and margins of the field are an integral part of the
field. Edges, roads and integrated constructions in the field
will not be an integral part of the field (you can drop without
3. -TERRENE IN REPAIR- PROHIBITED THE GAME
In the area marked by blue stakes and / or white paint on the
ground. "Abnormal terrain conditions." The player will not be
able to play from this ground in repair having to be relieved by
the r-.25 and play a ball without penalty from outside of it.
Ground under repair is considered to be areas muddied by
accidental water or areas where there are clear tracks of
The stones in bunkers are movable
impediments. Rule 23
Avoid the slow game. The
committee considers 4 h. 45'as enough time for the stipulated
round. Any player or group that without justification exceeds
said time, may be penalized. (R 6-7).
6.-RECOVERY OF BALLS IN WATER OBTAINAGES
is not allowed to recover balls from those water obstacles that
do not come into play during the normal course of a lap.
7- LASER DISTANCE METER
It is allowed the
use of meters only distance (laser, gps)
PENALTY FOR INFRINGEMENT OF THESE LOCAL RULES: 2 PENALTY POINTS
THE STAGES INDICATE DISTANCES TO THE START OF GREEN.
THE BALL IS PLACED
COMPULSORY RULES FOR PLAYING
Player(s) must be on the first
tee 10 minutes before the starting time.
Levante: 4h30 the maximum time for playing 18 holes. Poniente:
3h30 the maximum time for playing 18 holes.
Men play from
yellow lees, ladies and juniors from red.
When losing a
hole, player(s) must allow the group behind to overtake.
IT IS FORBIDDEN TO:
- wear spiked shoes,
- take divots
with practice swings,
- play with practice balls.
- be dressed appropriately with golf etiquette,
replace divots, repair pitch-marks on greens and rake bunkers.
THE BREACH OF THE PLAYING RULES WILL LEAD TO THE IMMEDIATE
EXPULSION OF THE COURSE BY ANYEMPLOYEE OF VILLAITANA GOLF
1– PREFERRED LIES.
When a player´s ball lies in a part of the general area cut to
fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by
placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it form
this relief area:
Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.
Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: One scorecard
length from the reference point, but these limits:
Limits on Location of Relief area: - Must no be nearer the hole
thin the reference point, and - Must be in the general area
2 – INTERNAL OUT THE BOUNDS HOLES 6 AND 14.
The boundary to the right of 6 hole is defined by the
course-side edge of the 7 hole.
- The boundary to the left of 14
hole is defined by a white line.
These internal out of bounds
are defined by white stakes with a black spot on the top.
stakes are treated as Boundary objects during the play of these
holes. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions.
3 – PENALTY AREAS HOLES 11,12 Y 14.
When the ball last crossed the Edge of the red penalty area on
these holes, as a extra relief option adding ONE PENELTY STROKE,
the player may drop the original ball or another ball on the
opposite side of the penalty area:
- Reference point: The
estimated point on the opposite edge of the penalty area that is
the same distance from the hole as the estimated point where the
original ball last crossed the Edge of the red penalty area.
- Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: Two club-lengths,
but with these limits:
- Limits on Location of Relief area:
not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
- May be in
any area of the course except the same penalty area, but
more than one area of the course is located within two club-length
of the reference point, the ball must come to rest in the relief
area in the same area of the course that the ball first touches
when dropped in the relief area.
4– PACE OF PLAY POLICIES.
The maximum time allotted for the completion of 18 holes at
Alenda is 4 hours and 30 minutes.
By the end of hole 3 a Group
should timing maximum of 45 min.
By the end of hole 6 a Group
should timing maximum of 1h.30 min.
By the end of hole 9 a Group
should timing maximum of 2h.15 min.
By the end of hole 12 a
Group should timing maximum of 3h min.
By the end of hole 15 a
Group should timing maximum of 3h.45 min.
By the end of hole 18
a Group should timing maximum of 4h.30 min.
If a group is “out of position”, could be penalized.