Guide to the Course

First hole

WYBOSTON LAKES GOLF CLUB

A Guide to our Course

Lake to the right is a lateral water hazard, right round to the green. A player who plays a stroke over the lake must agree with his partners that the ball fell into the water before the ball is deemed to be in the lateral hazard. If there is no agreement and the ball is not found – the ball is deemed to be lost.
Into the river to the left of the green is out of bounds. Ditch behind the green and the lake to the right of the green are lateral water hazards

Second hole

River to the right is out of bounds. Ditch beyond the trees behind the green is a lateral water hazard

Third hole

Ditch in front of the tee is a water hazard. Pond in front of the green is a water hazard. If the ball hits the far bank but falls back into the lake, you must play over the hazard on a point, in line with the flag, where the ball last crossed the hazard or retake the shot. Ditch to the right and pond to the left are lateral water hazards. If your ball crosses the ditch to the right of the green and comes to rest in the wooded area, play the ball as it lies or treat as unplayable. If the ball is not found treat as a lost ball. If your ball falls into the water behind the green, or is in an awkward lie on the slope down to the lake, take a penalty drop within two club lengths of the drop zone post to the right of the green.

NOTES 4th, 5th and 6th holes – All have, as a lateral water hazard, two ditches, one either side of a road which runs between them.
If the ball is in either ditch. The ball may be played as it lies or dropped, under penalty of one stroke, within two club lengths of the point where the ball crossed into the hazard, on the NEARSIDE of the hazard, no nearer the hole.
If the ball comes to rest on the road, take relief (without penalty) and drop within one club length of the nearest point of relief, on the NEARSIDE of the hole being played, no nearer the hole at a point where the ball crossed onto the road.

Fourth hole

Pond to the right of the tee box is a lateral water hazard. Lake in front of the tee is a water hazard. Ditches across the ground on the right of the fairway are water hazards.

Fifth hole

Lake in front of the tee is a water hazard. The lake to the right of the green, and the lake at the back of the green are lateral water hazards.

Sixth hole

Lake to the right is a lateral water hazard, all the way round to the back of the 7th tee box. A penalty drop can be taken two club lengths from where the ball crossed into the hazard. Pond in front of the green is a water hazard.

Seventh hole

Lake between tee and green is a water hazard. Lake to the right of the green is a lateral water hazard. The trees and poor ground on the steep slope down to the water are included in the lateral water hazard. Take a penalty drop within 2 club lengths of the drop zone post.

Eighth hole

Double ditch including the road across the fairway is a water hazard. If the ball comes to rest on the road, take relief (without penalty) and drop 1 club length behind the first ditch at a point where the ball crossed into the hazard. The approach to the bridge is a laid path, take relief (without penalty). The concrete bridges either side of the road are part of the hazard – play the ball as it lies or take a penalty drop. Approach to the bridge is a laid path – take relief (without penalty). If you hit the power lines or post supporting them – The ball MUST be replayed. Ditch behind the green is a lateral water hazard.

Ninth hole

Ditch in front of the tee is a water hazard. Bridge is part of the hazard. Ditch on the left as you approach the green is a lateral water hazard.

Tenth hole

Ditch on the left is a lateral water hazard. Pond on the left as you approach the green is a lateral water hazard.

Eleventh hole

River on the right out of bounds.

Twelfth hole

Lake to the left is a lateral water hazard. If the ball hits the trees on the corner and falls back into the water a drop may be taken at the point where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard. River on the right is out of bounds. Hedge behind the green is not a hazard, play the ball as it lies or treat as unplayable; if not found treat as lost ball.

Thirteenth hole

Lake on the left is a lateral water hazard. The scrub to the left of the green over the bank is included in the lateral water hazard. River on the right is out of bounds.

Fourteenth hole

River on the right is out of bounds. Pond on the left is a lateral water hazard. Ditch crossing the fairway around the corner is a water hazard. Small pond to the left of the approach to the green is a lateral water hazard as is the ditch and trees, including the track through the area, to the left of the green. Ditch to the right rear of the green is a lateral water hazard. Take a penalty drop within 2 club lengths of the drop zone post.

Fifteenth hole

Beyond the fence on the right of the fairway is out of bounds Ditch and the lake to the right of the fairway approaching the fairway bunkers are lateral water hazards Ditch running along the hedge of trees on the far left is a lateral water hazard. Ditch alongside the 16th tee is a lateral water hazard. Lake behind the green is a lateral water hazard

Winter Fifteenth hole

Ditch behind the trees on the right is a lateral water hazard Lake on the left of the fairway is a lateral water hazard Ditch to the right of the green is a lateral water hazard

Sixteenth hole

Ditch on the left is a lateral water hazard. Beyond the fence on the right is out of bounds. Lake on the far left and the continuing ditch to the left of the green are lateral water hazards

Seventeenth hole

Out of bounds all the way down the right of the fairway – see out of bounds definition
Ditch in front of the tee box is a water hazard. Double ditch including the road are water hazards. If the ball comes to rest on the road, take relief (without penalty) one club length behind the first ditch at a point where the ball crossed into the hazard. The concrete bridges either side of the road are part of the hazard – play the ball as it lies or take a penalty drop. The approach to the bridge is a laid path, take relief (without penalty).

Eighteenth hole

Continuing out of bounds down the right of the fairway – see out of bounds definition