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Basic golf rules that everyone should know.

Whether you are a beginner or an advance player, here are a few basic rules to the game of golf that everyone should know or be reminded of.. Happy Golfing!

  • Allowed up to or a total of 14 clubs in your golf bag
  • Tee off on each hole between designated markers or within 2 club lengths behind markers
  • Out of bound markers (white stakes) - 1 stroke penalty and must hit another ball from where your original shot was from
  • Water hazard (yellow stakes) - 1 stroke penalty. May play another ball from original location or anywhere on a line from where your ball went into the hazard as far back to original location as you may want. Or, 2 club lengths from nearest point of relief from hazard.
  • Cart Path - may drop ball with no penalty within 1 club length of nearest point of relief of ball and stance no closer to the hole.
  • Sprinkler Head - may drop ball with no penalty within 1 club length of nearest point of relief of ball and stance no closer to the hole.
  • Sand Trap - club cannot touch sand until intentional swing.
  • Un-playable Lie - 1 stroke penalty. May play another ball from original location or anywhere on a line from where your ball was un-playable as far back to original location as you may want. Or, 2 club lengths from nearest point of relief from where ball is un-playable
  • Ball can not touch the flag stick when putting on the green whether it is in the hole or laying on the green!





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