The Vines Golf Club of Reynella - Local Rules


To be read in conjunction with the Rules of Golf


Course Conditions

out of Bounds – rule 18.2 – Outside the Club boundary fence. Where does this include?



Abnormal Course Conditions

(including immovable obstructions)


– rule 16.1
Artificially surfaced paths and roads.
All stakes, bunker rake holders, distance posts, power poles and cables, irrigation control boxes, sign posts, seats, buildings, water installations including sprinklers and spray, green plastic turf matting, all tee signs and sponsor advertising.


Integral Objects


Areas of woodchips, course water drainage ruts,
bark and dirt paths (individual woodchips are Loose Impediments)
All gardens and plantings of native grasses in the General Area are deemed to be integral objects unless specifically listed as a No Play Zone below.


Immovable Obstructions


(e.g. sprinkler heads) Close to putting green – line of play interference Rule 16.1b applies to immovable obstructions
close to putting greens. In addition to the types of interference described in Rule 16.1a, interference also exists if an immovable obstruction is on the player’s line of play and is within two club-lengths
of the putting green of the hole being played and
is within two club-lengths of the ball. The player may take relief without penalty as per Rule 16.1b. (Exception – There is no relief under this Local Rule if the player chooses a line of play that is clearly unreasonable).


Bunker Washaways


Washaways in bunkers (a channel caused by water erosion) – Relief may be taken under Rule 16.1c Movable Obstructions – rule 15.2 Rope barriers and metal hoops placed around greens and other areas in the General Area to protect fairway/greens areas are to be treated as Movable Obstructions and relief without penalty may be taken as per Rule 15.2a


Ball deflected By Power lines


If it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball hit a power line or pole, the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made – refer Rule 14


No Play Zones


Penalty Area no Play Zones

The Practice Range defined by Red and Green Stakes is a No Play Zone. When a ball is in the No Play Zone within the Penalty Area, the ball must not be played as it lies and relief must be taken under penalty of one stroke at the Dropping Zone under Rule 17.1e (Note: when playing the 3rd hole, relief must be taken under Rule 17.1e)
All dams defined by Red and Green Stakes are No Play Zones. Relief must be taken under penalty of one stroke as per Rule 17.1e
The Driveway and Car Park areas defined by white chain fences and Red and Green Stakes. Relief must be taken under penalty of one stroke as per Rule 17.1e


Abnormal Course Condition

No Play Zones
The Clubhouse area paving and garden beds adjacent to the 18th green and 1st tee – Relief must be taken without penalty at the Dropping Zone
All staked trees are No Play Zones and are Ground Under Repair – Relief must be taken without penalty as per Rule 16.1f
The turf nursery between the 8th and 13th holes is a No Play Zone – Relief must be taken without penalty as per Rule 16.1f


Dropping Zone

When a Dropping Zone is marked with a ‘Drop Post’ the relief area is a radius of two club lengths in any direction from the post
Coloured Stakes
Red – Indicate Penalty Areas
White – Indicate Ground Under Repair
Green – Indicate No Play Zones
Red and Green – Indicate No Play Zone Penalty Areas
penalty for Breach of local rule
– Is the General Penalty (Stroke Play – 2 strokes, Match Play – loss of hole)



Suspension / Resumption of Play

(rules 5.7B And 5.7C)
ONE prolonged note of the siren: Immediate Stop


TWO short notes of siren: Resume Play

Rules Official – Pro Shop – 8381 3300

Contact Us

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Office: (08) 8381 1822    Pro Shop: (08) 8381 3300

If  you would like to write to us:
The Vines Golf Club of Reynella SA Inc
PO Box 243 HAPPY VALLEY   SA  5159

If  you would like to visit us:
We are right at the East end of Reynell Road:
Cnr Reynell and Pine Roads HAPPY VALLEY  SA  5159  (or Cnr Reynell Road & Mark Street, Happy Valley)

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