Local Rules

Play may only commence from the 1st and 5th tees and then only if there is no delay to players already on the course (on the 1st tee players will filter with those leaving the 9th hole).

The Brook Course is a recognised Water Hazard (Rule 26) on all holes except for the 2nd, 4th, 11th and 13th, holes when it is a Lateral Water Hazard.

Natural paths are an integral part of the course (Def. C- Obstructions). The ball must be played, as it lies, or declared unplayable (Rule 28)

Out of bounds:- The bounds of the course are the walls, hedges, white stakes or lines on the extremities of the course (Rule 27-1).

Holes 2 & 11 + 3 & 12
When playing the 2nd 11th 3rd & 12th: the area beyond the course access bridge from the 1st/10th tees up to the course boundary beyond the 3rd/12th green defined by red/green top post markers is a Red Penalty Area and No Play Zone. Relief from a ball entering this area MUST be taken by dropping under 1 stroke penalty within 2 club lengths of the area and no nearer the hole. When playing the 3rd/12th holes if your nearest point of relief is on the road, relief may be taken, not nearer the hole. If the ball will not stay on the mat, the mat may be moved to the nearest area where the ball will remain on the mat, not nearer the hole.
A ball struck from the 3rd tee directly into this Penalty Area will only have the Stroke and Distance relief option.
Other options for entering the Red Penalty Area/No Play Zone are:
Drop your ball keeping a direct line from the hole to your point of entry into the No Play Zone/Red Penalty Area, going as far back as you wish within the course boundary.
Take the Stroke and Distance relief option.

O.O.B. Holes 3 & 12
The out of bounds on these holes as changed to the Low wall at the back of the 13th Tees and white points

Playing the 9th and 18th, past the white stakes or line.

Immovable obstructions:- For the purposes of Rule 24-2 the following will be included as immovable obstructions:-
Immovable direction posts, immovable warning signs, posts for litter bins and ball cleaners, seats, warning bells, drain covers, man-made paths, staked trees and protective screens and sprinkler heads. In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club-lengths of the putting green of the hole being played intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without penalty, as follows:- If the ball lies off the putting green, but not in a hazard, and is within two club lengths of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point of relief to where the ball lay, which (a) not nearer the hole, (b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green. The original position of the ball must be marked before lifting. Penalty for breach: - Match Play-loss of hole; Stroke Play-two strokes. White stakes defining out of bounds must not be removed as these are boundaries. Stakes defining out of bounds having no significance to the hole being played shall be deemed immovable obstructions. Relief may then be taken under rule 24-2. For example, when playing the 4th hole the stakes that define the out of bounds for the 5th hole are immovable obstructions and relief can be taken.

Lifting and dropping without Penalty: - Stones can be removed from bunkers (Rule 24). Tractor marks and implement marks: - one club length nearest point of relief not nearer the hole (Rule 25-1b). (If in the rough then the ball must be dropped in the rough). When playing the 9th, and 18th if a ball lies within 6 inches or on the road, the road must be between the dropped ball and the green.When playing the 3rd and 12th hole a ball lying on the road may be dropped at the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole.

Accidental Movement of a Ball on a Putting Green:- Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:
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.This Local Rule applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.

Note: 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.”

Temporary local rules: - Temporary local rules will be posted on the notice board.

NOTE. Glossop and District Golf Club cannot accept responsibility for any accidents and/or damage that may occur through the use of the golf course.

HEALTH AND SAFETY. All players should note: - The Greens’ Staff have priority on the Golf Course, but will move aside as soon as it is possible to do so, to allow play to continue. All players should be familiar with the club’s Health and Safety policy, which is available in the club house/Professional’s shop and on the Website.