Levante Golf Society plays according to the Rules Of Golf and the Local Rules with one exception; preferred lies (one scorecard) on grass cut to fairway level or lower on all courser.

This is a selecion of the local rules of courses we most often play:Please be helpful and give us information about local rules changes.

Index:

Alenda
Alicante
Bonalba
El Plantino
El Saler
Font Del Lloop
La Galiana
La Sella
Oliva Nova
Vilaitana Levante and Poniente

Oliva Nova

1. GROUND UNDER REPAIR; PLAY PROHIBITED:
The area defined by the seedbed between the holes 3 and 4 is a no play zone that is to be treated as
an abnormal course condition. Free relief must be taken from interference by the no play
zone under Rule 16.1f.

2. OUT OF BOUNDS:
Out of bounds is defined by the line between the course-side points at ground level of white stakes
and fence posts. Concrete bases supporting the out of bounds elements are part of them and they
provide no relief under rule 16.

3. PREFERRED LIES:
When a player's ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may
take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it from this relief
area:
Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.
Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: One scorecard length from the reference
point, but with these limits:


Limits on Location of Relief Area:
o Must not be nearer the hole than the reference point, and
o Must be in the general area.


In proceeding under this Local Rule, the player must choose a spot to place the ball and use the
procedures for replacing a ball under Rules 14.2b(2) and 14.2e. Penalty for Playing Ball from a
Wrong Place in Breach of Local Rule: General Penalty Under Rule 14.7a.

4. EXTRA RELIEF OPTION FOR RED PENALTY AREA.
When the ball last crossed the edge of the red penalty area on the stream of the 7th hole, as an
extra relief option ADDING ONE PENELTY STROKE, the player may drop the original ball or another ball
on the opposite side of the penalty area.

 

5. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS:
Paths surfaced with cement, pavement or plastic tiles are considered obstructions, giving the option of
taking free relief (Rule16). All others are an integral part of the course.

DEVICES THAT MEASURES DISTANCE ONLY ARE PERMITTED

 

Bonalba

1.Reglas Locales Adicionales a las Reglas Locales y Condiciones de la Competición de la F.G.C.V.

1) OUT OF BOUNDS: When out of bounds is defined by a wall, it will be the nearest part of the course at ground level that determines said out of bounds.

2) Immovable obstructions (RELIEF WITHOUT PENALTY 24-b)
a) All paved roads and artificial margins, ropes, chains or brackets that surround

3) HOSE IRRIGATION: All course irrigation hoses are considered movable obstructions. In the event that the move requires an unreasonable effort or delays the game or causes damage to the course, they become an INTEGRAL PART OF THE COURSE. (No relief without penalty)

4) INTEGRAL PART OF THE COURSE. (NO RELIEF WITHOUT PENALTY)
a) The protective plastic at the base of trees.
b) Course irrigation hoses, if the move requires an unreasonable effort or delay the game or causes damage to the course.
c) The stone wall to the left of the green of hole 6 and the stone wall to the right of No. 11

5) PREFERRED LIES. A ball lying in areas "closely mown" on the course, can be moved or lifted, cleaned and placed without penalty, within the distance of six inches from where it originally lay, but not nearer the hole or in a hazard or on a putting green. A player may move or place his ball ONCE, and after the ball has been so moved or placed it is in play. If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting it or moves the ball in any other manner, such as rolling it with a club, he incurs a penalty stroke.

6) GROUND UNDER REPAIR. FORBIDDEN TO PLAY. Play is not allowed from so defined areas (R-25) "The gardens of The Course".1. The term landscaped areas are all areas bordered with stones or wood or ropes or stakes and where there are drip irrigation hoses. 2. The closed areas bounded by stakes connected by blue ribbon. The player must lift the ball and and it is compulsory to take relief without penalty under Rule 25.

7) ELECTRICAL PYLONS. If a ball hits any of the pylons in the course or high electrical cable that crosses the course, the SHOT MUST BE CANCELLED AND REPEATED WITHOUT PENALTY. NOTE: The pylon on the hole 16 is located within the course. The towers and poles on the old practice areas are outside the boundaries of the course

8) DEVICE FOR MEASURING DISTANCES. Players are allowed to use devices that measure the distance ONLY. If during a round a player uses a distance-measuring device, which is designed to calculate other conditions that might affect his play (such as a gradient, or wind speed or temperature), breach of Rule 14-3, the penalty is disqualification, whether or not, these functions are used.

9) HOLE 7: Dropping Zone (OPTIONAL).If it is known or virtually certain that a ball is or has been lost in the area of ground under repair which is situated within the pump area, the player can apply the Rule 25 or drop a ball within the dropping zone established thereon (without penalty). .

Penalty for breach of these Local Rules:  

NOTE 1-The committee authorizes the practice on the course for competitions which are played over more than one day. Practice is permitted on the day in which the player plays the stipulated round

NOTE 2. The Competition Committee has the power in certain circumstances, to change the tee positions and the position of the flags in a stipulated round to be played on more than one day. (Note. Rule 33-2b)

NOTE 3. The Committee considers five hours as sufficient time to complete a stipulated round . Any player who exceeds this time and is OUT OF POSITION, in the absence of any defence to the Committee, may be subject to Note 2 of Rule 6-7 (Undue Delay. Slow Play). First Offence: a warning, Second Offense: two strokes penalty, Repeated Offence: Disqualification.

NOTE 4. To speed up the tempo, if any questionable situation arises with the Rules in strokeplay, (including stableford) it is recommended to play 2 balls (R 3-3) and consult with the Committee before signing the card. Stroke-play: 2 stroke penalty Match- play: loss of hole.

These Local Rules override earlier versions.. Mutxamel (Bonalba) January 2015. COMPETITION COMMITTEE

 

La Galiana

Obstructions

Immovable

- Paved and / or paved roads.
- Parterres of plants with bark and / or cork with wooden edges.
- Trees with tutors and / or winds of recent plantation.

Moveable

- The stones of the bunkers.

Land under repair

- All those areas of the field marked with white lines and / or blue stakes.
- Deep tracks of tractors and machinery.
- Tree plantations of recent plantation.
- Sand area around the drainage wells.

Recessed ball

It extends to the route. See page 134 (appendix l) a. relief for recessed ball.

Off limits

Beyond any wall, fence, white stakes and fence posts that define the boundary of the field.

- When the out of bounds are defined by white stakes or fencing posts (excluding angled supports) the line joining the closest internal points, at ground level, of these stakes or posts define the limit. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on that line. 
- When there is a white line, it defines the limits. A ball is out of bounds when all of it lies on or on that line.

Mandatory Drop

 In 3rd hole there will be an obligatory dropping zone on the left margin of the road before the ravine.

Penelty Areas

- Marked with stakes or yellow and red lines.

- 10th hole penalty area to the left of the path drop at point of entry.

 

PENALTY FOR INFRINGEMENT OF THESE LOCAL RULES: Stroke Play; Two hits.

* The use of any type of measuring device is allowed.
* Use of buggy allowed.

 

ETIQUETTE

- Play always without delay.
- Leave the green when all players have finished the hole.
- Let the players go faster than you.
- Replace the chops, fix the “piques” on the green and footsteps in the bunker.
- The Club reserves the right to withdraw players who do not comply with the rules from the field.
- Prohibited the use of shoes with nails.
- Strictly forbidden to practice in the field.

Dress code

If you do not dress appropriately, you will not be allowed to enter the course.  

Acceptable

- Polo shirts with sleeves.
- Shorts or long dressmaking.
- Regulatory golf shoes.  

Unacceptable

- Sports shirts or tracksuits.
- T-shirts on the outside of the pants.
- Sports pants, swimsuits or jeans, short or long.
- Sneakers or sandals.

 

Alicante Golf

1. THE BALL IS NOT PLACED

2. OUT OF BOUNDS
Defined by walls, metal posts in the fences and reference stakes. When it is walls, it will be the part of the walls closest to the course which defines the out of bounds. When there is a white strip painted on the ground, it will be this strip which defines the out of bounds. The nursery on the 16th hole on the right of the path and the exterior edge on the right of the path on the 18th hole, both marked with white paint, define the out of bounds on this hole.

3. PROTECTIVE NETTING ON THE COURSE
The protective netting on the course is considered an Immovable Obstruction. Players may relieve themselves with Rule 24-2 both on the lie of the ball and in the Swing and Stance Area (Placement).

4. OBSTRUCTIONS

 1. MOVABLE. Stones in the bunkers are considered movable and may be removed without penalty (Rule 24-1).
2. IMMOVABLE. All asphalted paths. Players may relieve themselves without penalty (Rule 24-2b).
3. GARDENED AREAS.

5. COURSE UNDER REPAIR

1. All areas enclosed with White or Blue Paint: marked with the TR indication and/or marked with blue stakes. All balls lying in these areas cordoned off with white or blue paint may be lifted and dropped without penalty according to the procedure described in Rule 25-1.
2. Roman Ruins Hole 14. The Roman village on the 14th Hole, is considered course under repair, where play IS PROHIBITED. Players will drop without penalty according to Rule 25-1, at the point nearest the relief where the ball lies, without gaining distance to the flag, or in the dropping area if this is marked.

6. TRIMMING WORK

All branches and trimming remains accumulated on the edges of the holes will be considered T.R. and balls may be dropped without penalty.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF THESE LOCAL RULES: 2 penalty strokes

 

Font Del Llop

 1) OUT OF BOUNDS.
The white stakes identify the out of bounds,

2) IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS.
The player has the option of taking relief without penalty applying Rule 24

A. All roads with artificial surfaces

B. Garden hoses

3) MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS.
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions considered, apply Rule 24

4) GROUND UNDER REPAIR.
All the areas marked with blue paint or white circles and blue stakes are considered as ground under repair. Rule 25. The player is obliged to take relief from these areas without penalty. Rule 25.

5) MOBILE TELEPHONES.
The use of mobile telephones are not permitted on the course, The player will be responsible for any breach of this rule. Penalty for this infraction will be:
1st infraction: 2 penalty shots.
2nd infraction: disqualification.

6) DROPPING ZONES.
Hole 3. Ball lying on the road (relief without penalty) or in the water hazard (penalty relief), You can be relieved in the area marked as DZ Hole 15. Ball lies in water hazard when there are irrigation hoses, you can relieve with penalty in the area marked as DZ Drop Zone.
It is considered that a ball lies in a water hazard, when it is known or practically the certain that the ball lies in. In the absence of such knowledge or safety practice, the player must proceed under Rule 27-1.

7) BALL PLACEMENT.
A ball lying on the fairway or any mowed area can be lifted, cleaned and replaced without penalty within a 15cm radius, no nearer the hole. The player may place his ball only once, it is in play when it has been placed. If the player fails to mark the position of the ball before lifting or the ball moves, then a penalty shot will be applied.

Rev. 17.12.2015
LC

 

EL SALER - 2019

THE BALL IS NOT PLACED

*** OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 18.2.a):

They are defined by the points closest to the field of fences or reference stakes. When there is a white line, this will be what defines the Out of Bounds.

a) The access road to the golf course to the right of hole 1.
b) There is an internal Outside Limit between holes 2 and 3, when hole 3 is played. Stakes are obstructions when hole 2 is played.
c) The road to the beach between holes 8 and 9.
d) The 7th hole on the right and the 8th hole on both sides.
e) The driving range located between holes 16, 17 and 18.

 

*** INTEGRATING OBJECTS OF THE FIELD:

All unpaved roads are considered an integral part of the field. Concrete roads are immovable obstructions. The player has the possibility of relief according to Rule 16.1.a.

 

*** Ground Under Repair:
• YOUNG TREES AND THEIR ALLOWANCES: TREES WITH GUARDIANS AND / OR WINDS.
• AREA OF THE BUNKERS BROKEN OR DETERIORATED by the action of water.

 

If the Ground Under Repair (GUR) interferes with the position of the ball, the placement of a player or the area of ​​the swing you wish to effect, the ball may be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with the procedure prescribed in the Rule. 16.1a. The ball can be cleaned when it rises under this Local Rule.

 

Penalty for infraction of these Local Rules:
Play for Strokes: 2 Strokes // Match Play: Loss of hole.

 

*** COLLECTION OF RESULTS CARDS- CARD DELIVERED:
A player's score card is considered delivered to the Committee when the player has left the office / card collection area with both feet.

*** TOURNAMENT OR CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS - CLOSED COMPETITION:
When the final results sheet is placed on the official bulletin board, the result of the competition will be considered officially announced and the competition closed or when the competition trophy is handed over to the winner, the results of the competition are announced and the competition closed.

THE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHES 4:40 HOURS FOR THE RETURN SET FOR 3 PLAYERS and 4:57 HOURS FOR 4 PLAYERS.

 

Note: These local rules replace all the previous ones and the local rules of the game cards.

 

 

EL PLANTINO - 2019

Out of bounds: is defined as the inside line between fence posts or stakes or white lines marking the boundary.

A ball in play on hole nº 4 that crosses a line between the white stakes defining the out of bounds on that hole, is considered out of bounds even if the ball comes to rest on the green or fairway of hole nº 9.

Equally, a ball in play on hole 9 crossing the line beyond the green that defines out the bounds on that hole is considered out of bounds even if the ball comes to rest on the green or fairway of the holes 4 or 5.

  • Obstructions:  
    a) Immovable: Fixed water pipes, sprinklers, benches, signs, distance marker posts, litter bins, paths with asphalt, posts that mark the buggy paths. The placer may take relief from these obstructions without penalty according to rule 24-2b, when the ball lies in or near enough to the obstruction to affect the swing or stance of the player´s intended stroke.
    b) Movable: Stones in bunkers can be removed.  

Ground under repair: All areas marked with blue stakes or blue lines are ground under repair play from these areas is prohibited.

Garden areas: garden areas with plants or bushes with less than 2 meters high and delimited with stones or trunks are considered ground under repair and from there the game is not allowed.

EXCEPTION: areas with palm trees are not considered garden areas even if they are limited with trunks.  

Preferred lies: A ball lying on any part of the course cut to fairway height or shorter may be picked, cleaned and replaced within 15 cm. of its original position but not nearer the hole.  

New boundary fence to the right of hole no. 3
If the ball crosses the fence to the right of hole no. 3, it is considered to be out of bounds. This is defined by the points closest to the field of fences or reference stakes. When there is a white line, this will be what defines the Out of Bounds.

 

 

La Sella - 2019

 1.- OUT OF BOUNDS
Defined by the points closest to the field of fences, walls, fences, stakes and white reference lines measured at ground level.

2.- INTEGRATING PARTS OF THE FIELD
The stone walls and margins of the field are an integral part of the field. Edges, roads and integrated constructions in the field will not be an integral part of the field (you can drop without penalty)

3. -TERRENE IN REPAIR- PROHIBITED THE GAME
In the area marked by blue stakes and / or white paint on the ground. "Abnormal terrain conditions." The player will not be able to play from this ground in repair having to be relieved by the r-.25 and play a ball without penalty from outside of it. Ground under repair is considered to be areas muddied by accidental water or areas where there are clear tracks of tractors.

4. BUNKER
The stones in bunkers are movable impediments. Rule 23

5.-SLOW GAME
Avoid the slow game. The committee considers 4 h. 45'as enough time for the stipulated round. Any player or group that without justification exceeds said time, may be penalized. (R 6-7).  

6.-RECOVERY OF BALLS IN WATER OBTAINAGES
It is not allowed to recover balls from those water obstacles that do not come into play during the normal course of a lap.  

7- LASER DISTANCE METER
It is allowed the use of meters only distance (laser, gps)  

 

PENALTY FOR INFRINGEMENT OF THESE LOCAL RULES: 2 PENALTY POINTS THE STAGES INDICATE DISTANCES TO THE START OF GREEN.  

THE BALL IS PLACED

 

Villaitana Golf Levante and Poniente - 2019

COMPULSORY RULES FOR PLAYING
Player(s) must be on the first tee 10 minutes before the starting time.

Levante: 4h30  the maximum time for playing 18 holes. Poniente: 3h30  the maximum time for playing 18 holes.
Men play from yellow lees, ladies and juniors from red.
When losing a hole, player(s) must allow the group behind to overtake.

IT IS FORBIDDEN TO:
- wear spiked shoes,
- take divots with practice swings,
- play with practice balls.

PLAYER MUST:
- be dressed appropriately with golf etiquette,
- replace divots, repair pitch-marks on greens and rake bunkers.

THE BREACH OF THE PLAYING RULES WILL LEAD TO THE IMMEDIATE EXPULSION OF THE COURSE BY ANYEMPLOYEE OF VILLAITANA GOLF

 

Alenda - 2019

 1– PREFERRED LIES.

When a player´s ball lies in a part of the general area cut to fairway height or less, the player may take free relief once by placing the original ball or another ball in and playing it form this relief area:

- Reference Point: Spot of the original ball.

- Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: One scorecard lenght from the referente point, but these limits:

- Limits on Location of Relief area: - Must no be nearer the hole thin the refernce point, and - Must be in the general area

 

2 – INTERNAL OUT THE BOUNDS HOLES 6 AND 14.

- The boundary to the right of 6 hole is defined by the course-side edge of the 7 hole.

- The boundary to the lelft of 14 hole is defined by a white line.

These internal out of bounds are defined by white stakes whith a black spot on the top.

These stakes are treated as Boundary objects during the play of these holes. For all other holes, they are immovable obstructions.

 

3 – PENALTY AREAS HOLES 11,12 Y 14.

When the ball last crossed the Edge of the red penalty area on these holes, as a extra relief option adding ONE PENELTY STROKE, the player may drop the original ball or another ball on the opposite side of the penalty area:

- Reference point: The estimated point on the opposite edge of the penalty area that is the same distance from the hole as the estamated point where the original ball last crosset the Edge of the red penalty area.

- Size of Relief Area Measured from Reference Point: Two club-lenghts, but with these limits:

- Limits on Location of Relief area: - Must not be nearer the hole than the referente point, and - May be in any area of the course except the same penalty area, but - if more than one area of the course is located within two club-lenght of the referente point, the ball must come to rest in the relief area in the same area of the course that the ball first touches when dropped in the relief area.

 

4– PACE OF PLAY POLICIES.

The maximum time allotted for the completion of 18 holes at Alenda is 4 hours and 30 minutes.

By the end of hole 3 a Group should timing maximum of 45 min.
By the end of hole 6 a Group should timing maximum of 1h.30 min.
By the end of hole 9 a Group should timing maximum of 2h.15 min.
By the end of hole 12 a Group should timing maximum of 3h min.
By the end of hole 15 a Group should timing maximum of 3h.45 min.
By the end of hole 18 a Group should timing maximum of 4h.30 min.

If a group is “out of position”, could be penalizad.