Out of bounds

Beyond the inner edge of any fence bounding the course, in or beyond any trench or ditch indicated by a line of white stakes.
A ball landing in or over the Monifieth burn alongside the 12th fairway on Ashludie is out of bounds.

Ground under repair

Playing a ball from an area marked ‘lift and drop’ is prohibited. In an area marked ‘GUR’, a player has the option to lift and drop or to play the ball as it lies.

Water hazards

All parts of the Buddon Burn on 6th and 7th holes of the Medal course.
Those parts of the Buddon Burn to be treated as lateral water hazards are marked by red stakes.
On bridges over water hazards the margins of the hazard are defined by the inner edges of the yellow lines.
The pond to the left of the 10th and 11th holes of the Medal course is a lateral water hazard.


Moveable obstructions include direction posts, tee markers, and direction signs.
Immoveable obstructions include all staked or tubed trees, shelters, sheds, hydrant covers, bridges, steps, fixed seats, fixed tee and distance markers, the storage compound and toilets to the right of the Ashludie 4th green, and the safety fence at the back of the Medal 17th tee; lift and drop without penalty within one club length of the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole.

Stones in bunkers

Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions, and may be removed.

Aeration holes

On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in or on an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.


Relief may be taken from all artificially surfaced paths and tracks; lift and drop without penalty within one club length of the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole.

Fixed sprinkler heads

All fixed sprinkler heads are immoveable obstructions and relief from interference from them may be obtained. 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 to where the ball lay which is (a) is not nearer the hole (b) avoids such intervention and (c) is not in a hazard or on a putting green.

Temporary local rules

See notice board at starter’s box.
Updated 3 July 2015