1. A ball shall be deemed out of bounds when it is:
a) Over any boundary fence.
b) On or over the road at the 15th hole.
c) On or over the road at the clubhouse at the 9th hole.
d) On or over the line of white stakes to the right of the 16th hole.
e) On or over the line of white stakes which separates the course from the practice ground and clubhouse by the 18th fairway.
f) On or over the out of bounds line to the left of the 9th fairway.
2. The winter tees and an area within one club-length of the mats are to be treated as ground under repair. Relief may be obtained under Rule 25-1.
3. All pathways with artificial surfaces shall be treated as immovable obstructions. Relief may be obtained under Rule 24-2.
4. Areas of ground under repair are clearly marked either with white posts for long term G.U.R. or a thin sprayed white line for short term G.U.R. Relief may be obtained under Rule 25-1.
5. Sprinkler heads and hydrant covers are immovable obstructions and relief can be obtained under Rule 24-2. In addition, if such obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes between a ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty. in the followin2" circumstances:
a) If the ball lies on the putting green, it may be lifted and placed, not nearer the hole, at the nearest point at which intervention by the obstruction is avoided.
b) If the ball lies off the putting green (but not in a hazard) is within two club-lengths of the intervening obstruction may be lifted, cleaned and dropped as in clause (a).
6. If any staked young tree interferes with a player's stance or the area of intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with the procedure described in Rule 24-2b.
7. Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions. Rule 24-1 applies.
8. Timber shoring used around the teeing areas are by definition immovable obstructions and as such relief IT obtained under Rule 24c2b.
9. Distance-Measuring Devices:
For all play at Marlborough Golf Club a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional function is actually used.
Penalty for Breach of Local Rule:
Match Play - Loss of Hole;
Stroke Play - Two Strokes.
It is forbidden to retrieve balls from over an Out of Bounds fence.
The majority of the course is on common land. Extreme care should be taken to ensure member of the public are not put in any danger.