Morro Bay  GC

Local Rules

  • Ball Moved On Green. Approved December, 2016

    If your ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent or any of their caddies or equipment. The moved ball or marker must be replaced in its previous location.

    If the ball moves as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies in its new location. A ball marker moved in such circumstance must be replaced.

  • The following local rules were adopted in 2006 and apply to all our weekly games and tournament unless otherwise noted:

    • We are playing the Embedded Ball rule “through the green” (meaning the ball must be embedded in its own pitch mark anywhere on the course that is not in a bunker or a hazard or on the green.) Ball may be marked, cleaned, and dropped as near as possible to the original spot and not nearer the hole. (Rule 25-2)
    • Range finders are permissible. (New USGA Local Rule)
    • When playing Hole 8, there is relief from screen on the north side of the 9th tee.
      Player may take reasonable “Line of Sight” relief on the north side of the screen and not nearer the hole nor in closely mowed portion of the fairway until a ‘Drop Area’ is provided.

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