Camas Meadows Men's Club Point System

15 points are required to be eligable to play in Club Championship

Iceberg Open = 4 points

All Mens Club 18 hole stroke play = 2 points

Tuesday Men's Club 18 hole stroke play = 2 points

Major Tournaments = 3 points

Local Rules and Conditions of Competitions for CMMC Events.

 

Local Rules:

Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green:  When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment.  The moved ball or ball marker must be replaced as provided in rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1.  If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location.  A ball marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

 

Distance Measuring Devices:  A player may obtain distance information by using a hand-held 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.) that player is in breach of rule 14-3.

NOTE:  1st offense in stroke play is a 2-stroke penalty, subsequent offenses are DQ.

 

Embedded Ball:  Through the green, a ball that is embedded may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay not nearer the hole.  The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

NOTE:  Through the green is the whole area of the course with the following exception:

  1.  The teeing ground and the putting green of the hole being played; and

  2. All hazards on the course.

 

General Information/Definitions

 

Out of Bounds:  Is identified by White Stakes or boundary fences.  If your ball lies next to an out of bounds stake or boundary fence (such as #16 and #17) you do not get free relief.  If your ball is in bounds but not playable, you may declare the ball unplayable and take the appropriate relief, plus 1 penalty stroke.  Where stakes are not present the inside edge of all public roads define the boundary.  On hole #12 to the right (near the green) and behind the tee areas on hole #13, Out of Bounds is defined by the outside edge of the cart path.  Out of bounds is located on holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

Water/Lateral Hazards:  Water and lateral hazards are identified by Yellow or Red stakes.  Hazard boundaries are defined by stakes or painted lines.  Any red or yellow stakes with green tops define environmentally sensitive areas and the player is prohibited from entering these areas. 

 

Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) are located on holes 1,2,3,4,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17.  ESA are indicated by green-tipped hazard stakes and the ESA margin is defined by either the line or the ground or the stake.  Players are prohibited from entering into and playing from any area defined as ESA.  A ball that comes to rest on an obstruction within ESA may be played as it lies only if there is no interference by any ground or anything growing within the ESA.  If your ball lies in play, but such that you would have to stand in an ESA to play the shot, you may take relief for your stance + one club length.

Listening to Music:    Under Rule 14-3a, a player may not use any artificial device or unusual equipment that “might assist him in making a stroke or in his play”.  The use of an artificial device to listen to music or a broadcast, whether or not through headphones, while making a stroke or for a prolonged period of time during a stipulated round is a breach of Rule 14-3.

Drop areas are in play on #2, #4, #6, #11, #13, #16 and #18.  Please use them if necessary.

Hole # 15:  One the left side of hole 15, there is one area that is in-bounds on golf course property, but which is maintained by the home owner.  This area is bounded by wood chips and there is a green no chipping sign in the grass.  If your ball is in the grass (and in-bounds) you may treat it as Ground Under Repair (GUR) and take appropriate relief.

 

Unless you have undisputable evidence that a ball is out of bounds or in a hazard (trees right of #3 for example) and the ball is not found, it is treated as a lost ball, and you must replay the shot from the original spot plus 1 penalty stroke.  If there is even a remote chance your ball could be in a hazard or out of bounds, please play a provisional ball to help with pace of play.

As a general men’s club rule, once the club has the 90-degree rule in effect, we play by USGA rules as modified by our local rules.  (This means play the ball down.)  When carts are restricted to cart path only, we play “winter rules”.  Lift, clean and place within one club length of the original position no closer to the hole.