Local Rules at Elmgreen Golf Club

Please familiarise yourself with these Local Rules of the course. It may even be to your advantage!

* Please ensure that your mobile phone is in silent mode or switched off before you arrive at the first tee.

* Players must not make or take calls on the course except in the case of medical emergencies.

Out of Bounds:

  • On or over the boundaries of the course including the fences and wall surrounding the club house.
  • On or over the white stakes or the metal fence defining the road from the club house to the Tolka river valley on the right of the 1st, 2nd, 12th & 16th holes.
  • On or over the white stakes on the left of the 7th, 8th & 9th holes.
  • Inside the fence surrounding the pump house on the right of the 4th &15th holes.

* Note: Your ball is out of bounds if it crosses an out of bounds line and remains there, e.g., if you are playing the 6th and your ball crosses the 1st and comes to rest on the 12th, you are out of bounds and must proceed under Rule 27-2 b. Similarly if your ball crosses from the 12th to the 1st, you are out of bounds.  

Immovable Obstructions:
The metal fence on the right of the 1st & 12th holes and surrounding the pump house and water tank on the right of the 4th & 15th holes, all paths and roadways, bridges, sprinkler heads and course furniture, ESB poles and pylons – relief may be taken in accordance with Rule 24 -2 of the Rules of Golf.

Stones in Bunkers:
Stones in Bunkers are movable obstructions – Rule 24-1 of the Rules of Golf applies.

Distance Measuring Devices:
For all play at this course a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance – measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3 of the Rules of Golf for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.

Water Hazards:
Yellow stakes define water hazards, lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes – Rule 26-1 of the Rules of Golf applies.

Aeration Holes / Pole-forking:
If a the ball comes to rest in an aeration hole caused by pole-forking, the ball may be marked and replaced to either side of the aeration hole. 

Priority on the Course:
Priority on the course is determined by a group’s pace of play, any group playing a whole round is entitled to pass a group playing a shorter round. It would be expected that the pace of play of a two or three ball should be faster than a fourball group on the course and they should be called through if they are being unduly held up. A single player has no standing on the course.

Ground Staff:
The ground staff and any machinery that they may be operating in the process of carrying out maintenance on the course must be given due consideration at all times.

Overhead Cables:
If a ball strikes an electric cable the player must replay the stroke, without penalty. Ball may be substituted.

Speed of Play:
The maximum time allowed for any player to address his ball and complete a stroke is 20 seconds.

Penalty for breach of this Rule: 

Stroke Play – after advising player:
1st Offence – One Stroke
2nd Offence – Two Strokes
Subsequent offence – Disqualification

Stableford – after advising player:
1st Offence – Deduction of two points from total scored
Subsequent offence – Disqualification

Match Play – after advising player:
Subsequent offence or offences – Loss of Hole

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