1. STANDARD LOCAL RULES

Play shall be under the rules of the Royal and Ancient (R&A) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) subject to the following local rules: –

    1. All penalty areas are marked with red stakes.
    2. Penalty area drop zones are marked on holes 2 (back of green), 5, 9, 16 and 18.
    3. Free relief may be taken as per rule 16.1a should a concrete bridge surround, paved road or green irrigation box interfere with a player’s stance or swing.
    4. Out of bounds / lost ball : All boundary fences without white stakes and beyond all areas marked with white stakes.

Alternative to stroke and distance:  For two penalty strokes, the player may take penalty relief using the alternative relief guidelines published in the 2019 rules of golf update. The procedure is posted on the notice board OR CLICK HERE TO VIEW EXPLANATION

    1. A ball finishing beyond the cart path on 9 or 18 must be dropped on the side closest to the hole being played, within 2 club lengths from the point where the ball crossed the cart part for a penalty of 1 stroke.
    2. Compulsory relief must be taken if a planted young tree (a tree shorter than two driver lengths) interferes with a player’s stance or swing, see rule 16.1a for relief procedure. No relief may be taken if a tree is inside a penalty area.
    3. Should a fringe interfere with a players backstroke, the player may place the ball back onto the fringe at the nearest point possible.
    4. Bonanza adopts the player code of conduct as set in rule 1.2a and 1.2a/1. Bonanza’s conduct guide as well as applicable penalties for breach of conduct rules are available on the noticeboard and below.
    5. Preferred lies: 1 club length

2. EXPECTED PLAYER CONDUCT

The conduct guide below is linked to point 8 of the Bonanza Golf Course standard local rules: –

NO SHOWS
NO SHOW DURING TROPHY EVENT OR ORDER OF MERIT EVENT WITH NO VALID REASON | SUSPENSION FOR NEXT 3 EVENTS
CLUB ABUSE
REPEATED THROWING OF CLUBS OR BREAKING OF CLUBS | GENERAL PENALTY OR DISQUALIFICATION & DISCIPLINARY
CELL PHONES ON COURSE
Cell phones are strictly only to be used as distance measuring devices
 
USE OF CELL PHONE RINGS / OR TAKE CALL – 1st OFFENCE | GENERAL PENALTY
USE OF CELL PHONE RINGS / OR TAKE CALL – 2nd OFFENCE | DISQUALIFIED & DISCIPLINARY
DAMAGING THE COURSE
DELIBERATELY CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE COURSE – 1st OFFENCE | GENERAL PENALTY & DISCIPLINARY
DELIBERATELY CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE COURSE – 2nd  OFFENCE | DISQUALIFIED & DISCIPLINARY

 

OFF THE COURSE

Members, Guests and Visitors are reminded that:

  • Any form of discrimination, harassment or intimidation is regarded as unacceptable behaviour.
  • Consumption of excessive quantities of alcohol is not permitted by law. Please do not be offended if service is stopped based on irresponsible consumption.
  • The use of foul or abusive language such as swearing has no place in the clubhouse and any Member, Guest or Visitor heard using repetitively loud, unacceptable or offensive language will be asked to either stop or leave the premises. Where someone is noticed to be consistently using bad language after being warned then their continued membership will be reviewed accordingly.
  • Etiquette on course should be extended off course, consider those around you.
  • Smoking or the use of e-cigarettes is not permitted within any of the clubhouse buildings.
  • Music may not be played (no matter the device) within any of the clubhouse buildings.

Whilst fully acknowledging that adult “banter” contributes to creating a healthy atmosphere among Members, Guest and Visitors, these rules are designed to safeguard others who find such banter offensive or intimidating. This Conduct Guide is not intended to create a bureaucratic, regulatory environment, but rather to promote and enhance our values.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION: The Golf Director will be responsible for implementing disciplinaries in a fair and impartial manner.