Dress Code

Members, visitors and guests are requested to adhere to the club’s dress code.

Men may wear long or short socks with golf shorts. No rugby or bermuda shorts, jeans or collarless shirts are permitted to be worn on the golf course or in the Clubhouse. Collared shirts and shoes must be worn in the clubhouse.

All players should familiarise themselves with Knysna Golf Club local rules, copies of which may be found on notice boards with key rules printed on the back of the score card.

The use of sand bags is compulsary to repair divots on the fairways and players are required to repair all pitch marks on the greens.

Local Rules

1.1 FLOWER BEDS, STAKED OR RINGED TREES,ETC:
Relief may be taken from any flower bed, staked or ringed tree, maintained tree bowl or nesting bird interfering with a player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, by lifting, cleaning and dropping the ball without penalty, within one club length of the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole. If a flower bed is within a hazard, there is no relief.

1.2 ROADWAYS & PATHS:

Relief may be taken from any artificially surfaced roadway/pathway on the course which interferes with a players stance or area of his intended swing by lifting, cleaning and dropping the ball without penalty, within one club length of the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole.

1.3 EMBEDDED BALL:

Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay, but not nearer the hole.

1.4 DROP ZONES:

If a ball is in, or it is virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in a water hazard adjacent to or behind a green, and a player is unable to proceed under Rule 25 without being nearer the hole, the player may drop a ball, under penalty of one stroke, in the drop zone nearest to the point of entry.

1.5 PRACTICE PUTTING GREEN:

A ball coming to rest on the practice putting green behind the 18th green or to the left of the fairway must be dropped, without penalty, at the nearest point of relief or in the dropping zone adjacent to the 18th green.

1.6 HAZARD STAKES & DISTANCE MARKERS:

All stakes defining hazards are immovable obstructions. Distance markers may be removed if they interfere with the swing and must be replaced after play.

1.7 DISTANCE-MEASURING DEVICES:

May be used in all forms of play.

2. DISTANCES:

Measured in metres to the middle of the greens.

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