Quail Creek Country Club Local Rules
1.Measuring devices that measure distance only are allowed. (Rule 4.3)
Do not need this as Local Rule as it is incorporated in the Rules.
2. PENALTY AREAS – Rule 17. Yellow and Red stakes/lines shall define the margin of the penalty area. All river rock or rip-rap areas shall be played as penalty areas whether marked or unmarked. For all river rock or rip-rap areas the margin of the penalty area will be defined as the edges of these rocks. If there is doubt whether a ball is in or is lost outside the penalty area, the player may play another ball provisionally under any of the applicable options in Rule 17.1. Quail #8 drop area may be used as an option. Roadrunner #4 – the drop area may be used any time the ball crosses the (yellow) penalty area line behind the green.
2. PENALTY AREAS: Margins are defined by Yellow or Red stakes/lines.
All river rock or rip-rap areas are red penalty areas whether marked or unmarked. The margin is defined as the edge of the rocks.
Dropping areas: Quail #8 – left of cart path in front of Copper/Gold tees. Roadrunner #4 – right of green for balls beyond the right side of the cart path alongside and behind the green.
3. OUT OF BOUNDS – Rule 18.1 Defined by white stakes or the walls or borders indicating private property of our homeowners, and beyond cart path behind Coyote #9 green. COURSE REGULATIONS PROHIBIT RETRIEVING GOLF BALLS FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY.
3. OUT OF BOUNDS: Margins defined by white stakes or walls and borders indicating private property. COURSE REGULATIONS PROHIBIT RETRIEVING GOLF BALLS FROM PRIVATE PROPERTY.
The Grill, Pro Shop, Wedding Facility, and all paved areas behind Coyote #9 green is Out of Bounds.
4. BUNKERS – All bunkers on the course shall be treated as bunkers. Waste areas on the right on Coyote #3 and Coyote #8 are not bunkers. In the interest of safety, stones in bunkers shall be treated as loose impediments. (Rule 12.2a)
4. BUNKERS: Areas to the right on Coyote #3 and Coyote #8 are waste areas not bunkers.
Stones in the bunkers are loose impediments.
5. RELIEF FROM TREE WELLS, will only be granted from trees tagged with a green ribbon. If a TREE WELL, with a tagged tree, interferes with a player’s stance or intended swing, the ball may be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed for an Immovable Obstruction. (Rule 16.1)
5. RELIEF FROM TREE WELLS: If the tree well of a tree tagged with a green ribbon interferes with the players stance or area of intended swing, the player may take relief without penalty and drop in a relief area at the nearest point of relief that provides complete relief from the tree no nearer the hole.
6. RELIEF FROM CART PATH FAIRWAY CROSSING ON ROADRUNNER #3 – On this area on Roadrunner #3 only; if the ball comes to rest on the cart path or surrounding crushed stone paving, it may be lifted without penalty and played from the drop area.
6. RELIEF FROM CART PATH CROSSING FAIRWAY ON ROADRUNNER #3: If the Ball comes to rest on the cart path or area of crushed stone, as an additional option, the player may play, without penalty, from the dropping area to the right of the fairway.
Penalty for breach of Local Rule: Match Play: Loss of hole; Stroke Play: General Penalty (2 strokes)
Approved by Joel Jaress, Head Golf Professional, Quail Creek Country Club, April 15, 2019
7. OUT OF BOUNDS/LOST BALL – MLR E5:
MLRE-5 Alternative to Stroke and Distance for Lost Ball or Ball Out of Bounds
When a player’s ball has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds, the player may proceed as follows rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. But the player may not use this option to take relief for the original ball when that ball is known or virtually certain to have come to rest in a penalty area, or the player has played another ball provisionally under penalty of stroke and distance (see Rule 18.3). A player may use this option to take relief for a provisional ball that has not been found or is known or virtually certain to be out of bounds.
For two penalty strokes, the player may take relief by dropping the original ball or another ball in this relief area (see Rule 14.3):
Two Estimated Reference Points:
a. Ball Reference Point: The point where the original ball is estimated to have come to rest on the course, or last crossed the edge of the course boundary to go out of bounds.
b. Fairway Reference Point: The point of fairway of the hole being played that is nearest to the ball reference point but is not nearer the hole than the ball reference point.
For purposes of this Local Rule, “fairway” means any area of grass in the general area that is cut to fairway height or less. If a ball is estimated to be lost on the course or last crossed the edge of the course boundary short of the fairway, the fairway reference point may be a grass path or a teeing ground for the hole being played cut to fairway height or less
. Size of Relief Area Based on Reference Points: Anywhere between a line from the hole through the ball reference point (and within two club-lengths to the outside of that line), and a line from the hole through the fairway reference point (and within two club-lengths to the fairway side of that line). But with these limits:
• Must be in the general area, and
• Must not be nearer the hole than the ball reference point.
Once the player puts a ball in play under this Local Rule:
• The original ball that was lost or out of bounds is no longer in play and must not be played.
• This is true even if the ball is found on the course before the end of the three-minute search time (see Rule 6.3b).
Penalty for Playing Ball from a Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a
8. TEMPORARY COVID MODIFICATIONS
1. BUNKERS As a matter of equity, the player shall be allowed to repair damage in the immediate area around his ball, using either his club, his foot, or his hand in the process, and to replace his ball as near as possible to the original spot of the ball maintaining the conditions of the shot the original lie required.
2. BALL HOLED As a matter of equity, the ball must be at rest in the hole. If not, the ball must be holed with additional strokes, subject to the maximum score limit, until the ball is at rest in the hole.
Quail Creek Ladies 9 Hole Golf Association
Quail Creek Country Club
Green Valley AZ 85614
Member of Arizona Women’s Golf Association