The game of golf shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by the R&A Rules Limited and the Local Rules of Marina Bay Golf Course.
Local Rules Of Marina Bay Golf Course
Out Of Bounds
- Defined by perimeter fencing - Hole 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 (Course A) and Hole 3, 4, 5, 15, 16 & 17 (Course B)
- Defined by white stakes or white lines - Behind the green of Hole 2, left side of Hole 9 (Course A) or left side of Hole 18 (Course B)
- Practice area, to the right of green of Hole 18 (Course A) or Hole 10 (Course B)
Option For Stroke And Distance For Ball Lost Or 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 under the Stroke and Distance Local Rule for a penalty of two strokes, rather than proceeding under stroke and distance. This Local Rule is not available if a provisional ball has been played. See Local Rule E-5 for full details.
Penalty Areas (Rule 17)
Penalty areas are defined with either red or yellow stake.
If a player’s ball is in a penalty area, including when it is known or virtually certain to be in a penalty area even though not found, the player has these relief options, each for one penalty stroke:
- Stroke-and-Distance Relief. The player may play the original ball or another ball from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6).
- Back-On-the-Line Relief. The player may drop the original ball or another ball (see Rule 14.3) in a relief area.
- Lateral Relief (Only for Red Penalty Area). When the ball last crossed the edge of a red penalty area, the player may drop the original ball or another ball in this lateral relief area (see Rule 14.3).
No Play Zone
Any area defined by orange line or orange stake 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.
Prompt Pace Of Play
A player must not unreasonably delay play, either when playing a hole or between two holes. It is recommended that the player make the stroke in no more than 40 seconds after he or she is (or should be) able to play without interference or distraction, and the player should usually be able to play more quickly than that and is encouraged to do so. A player shall complete 18 holes within 4 hours 25 minutes.
All geo-textile material bordering the face of any bunker is declared as integral object.
If a ball is in the penalty area at Hole 13 (Course A) or Hole 14 (Course B), including when it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found came to rest in the penalty area, the player has these relief options, each for one penalty stroke:
- take relief under Rule 17.1, or
- as an extra option, drop the original ball or another ball in the Dropping Zone. The Dropping Zone is a relief area under Rule 14.3.