LOCAL RULES

The Rules of Golf of the USGA and these Local Rules govern play at Papago Golf Course.

  • OUT OF BOUNDS

Defined by the inside points, at ground level, of fence posts of the perimeter fence surrounding golf course. Rule 27-1

  • WATER HAZARDS

Identified by yellow stakes and defined by yellow lines. Rule 26-1 Note: Water Hazard on Hole #11 – as an additional option under Rule 26-1, if a ball is in the water hazard, the player may drop a ball under penalty of one stroke in the area marked “ball drop”.

  • LATERAL WATER HAZARDS

Identified by red stakes and defined by red lines. Rule 26-1.

  • IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION

Rule 24-2 Note: Railroad ties adjacent to, and within one club length of, artificially surfaced paths are deemed to be part of the same obstruction. Paths in the middle of fairways #6, 7, 13, 14 and 15 are cart paths.

  • GROUND UNDER REPAIR

Defined by white lines. Rule 25-1.

  • EMBEDDED BALL

Relief is granted “through the green”. Appendix I, 3-a

  • STONES IN BUNKERS 

Deemed to be movable obstructions, Rule 24-1 applies

  • DOUBT AS TO RIGHTS OR PROCEDURE 

In stroke play, a player may play a second ball under Rule 3-3.

  • DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES

May be used as long as the device does not gauge or measure other conditions (e.g. wind or gradient). Decision 14-3/05.

  • BALL ACCIDENTALLY MOVED ON PUTTING GREEN

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. 


Inappropriate behavior including, but not limited to: abusive and vulgar language, non-compliance with PWGA By-laws, Standing Rules, USGA Rules, property destruction, i.e., throwing or breaking clubs, will result in disciplinary action.

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