Preferred lie rule:
A ball that comes to rest in any closely mown area of the course may be lifted; cleaned and placed not more than a card away from its original position. Once placed the ball is in play (it can not be moved again). The ball must be marked before lifted.
All the asphalted pathways are immoveable obstructions. Relief can be obtained according to rule 16.1. Other paths are integral part of the course.
Stones in bunker:
Stones in bunker are considered movable obstructions you may obtain relief according to rule 15.1.
A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark, in any area of the course, except an obstruction or a hazard, may be lifted, cleaned, and dropped at a maximum distance of a clubs’ length, not getting nearer to the hole.
Hazards hole 3 and 8:
On hole 3, near the green, the wooden wall that borders the hazard is considered integral part of the latter. On hole 8 the stone walls bordering the lakes are considered part of the hazard.the dropping zone from hole 3 is only in case the ball should come to rest on the hazard.
Stakes and ropes:
All the stakes and ropes of the course are immoveable obstructions, you may take relief according to rule 16.1.
Out of bounds:
Are marked with fences, walls, barriers, white stakes and/ or painted white lines. A ball which crosses the public road is considered to be out of bounds, even if it comes to rest on another part of the course.
Internal out of bounds:
The black and white stakes between hole 13 and 16 define the out of bounds, whilst playing hole 13, and are immoveable obstructions when playing hole 16.