Club Rules


Ganstead Park Local Rules

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule27)

A ball is Out of Bounds:

  1. Beyond any wall, hedge or fence bounding the course.
  2. Beyond any white line, white stakes or grip bounding the Bungalow gardens by the fifth green and 8th tee.
  3. Over the access road to the rear of the 9th Green when playing the ninth hole only.
  4. On the Car Park and Clubhouse surrounds.
  5. On the Chipping area and Practice Putting Green.
  6. In or over the Irrigation Reservoir to the left of the 4th hole including the Greenkeepers’ sheds defined by the concrete surround.
  7. In or over the boundary ditches at the 2nd, 13th, 14th,15th & 17th holes as defined by the natural margin of each ditch on the course side.

2. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26-1)

Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes. Lateral water hazards by red stakes.

Dropping Zone 8th Hole

A ball entering the Lateral water hazard to the rear of the 8th Green and between the blue stakes MUST be dropped in the dropping zone to the front right of the green.


Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. Rule 24-2 applies.


Telegraph poles & paths on the course are immovable obstructions. Rule 24-2 applies.

5. FIXED SPRINKLER HEADS (Immovable Obstructions Close to Putting Green).

If a ball lies off the putting green, but not in a hazard and is within two club lengths of a fixed sprinkler head, which itself is within two club lengths of the green and intervenes with the line of play, relief may be taken in accordance with Rule 24-2.


If a ball strikes overhead power cables the player MUST disregard that stroke, abandon the ball and play another ball, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot from which the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5.

7. GROUND UNDER REPAIR (Play Prohibited)

Any area defined by blue stakes is Ground Under Repair. If a player’s ball lies in such an area, or if such an area interferes with stance or within the area of intended swing, relief MUST be taken without penalty in accordance with Rule 25-1b.

8. PROTECTION OF YOUNG TREES (identified by stakes)

If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with Rule 24.2b. The ball may be cleaned when so lifted.


On a putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.


Relief may be taken in accordance with rule 24-2

Penalty for breach of Local Rules not covered by Rules of Golf:

  1. Match Play – Loss of Hole.
  2. Stroke Play – Two Strokes.

Dress Code Regulations



  1. Golf shoes must be word on the course. They are not permitted in the Clubhouse other than in the locker rooms.
  2. Training shoes are not permitted on the course.


  1. When wearing shorts gentlemen must wear either plain coloured ankle socks.


  1. All members must wear shirts with collars or polo necks at all times.
  2. Only shirts specifically designed for the purpose may be worn outside shorts, trousers or skirts.
  3. Gentlemen’s shirts without sleeves or ladies abbreviated sun tops are not allowed on the course or in the Clubhouse.
  4. Shirts must not display inappropriate motifs.


  1. V-neck or crew-neck sweaters are allowed.


  1. Only tailored shorts may be worn on the course or in the Clubhouse.
  2. Abbreviated, athletic or boxer type shorts are not allowed on the course or in the Clubhouse.


  1. Blue denim jeans, track or shell suits bottoms are not permitted on the course, Blue denim jeans are permitted in the Clubhouse.
  2. The wearing of caps back to front is not allowed.

Hats & Visors:

  1. Golf hats/visors may be worn on the course but not in the Clubhouse
  2. Trousers must not be tucked into socks unless under waterproof trousers



  1. At all times an acceptable standard of dress befitting the occasion is required. On formal occasions gentlemen are requested to wear jackets and ties.
  2. Juniors 10 years and under are excused the dress rules, but parents are asked to use their discretion at all times.