THE COURSE

 

Nestled in a uniquely beautiful natural landscape, the eco-friendly Kleinmond Golf Course envelops visitors in spectacular mountain and sea views in every direction. Being part of the Kogelberg Biosphere, a great variety of local wild life and rare indigenous Cape fynbos thrives here, making it a golfing venue without rival. 

 

Whilst walking the fairways one can often see whales playing in the bay, notably from July to October. The course measures 5761 meters, with a par rating of 72 and a SAGU rating of 70. Different tees are used and the course provides for a challenging golfing experience all year round. Climatic conditions are excellent for most of the year.

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Aerial View of Course with 12th hole in the front

KLEINMOND GOLF CLUB  -  LOCAL RULES

  1. OUT OF BOUNDS

All areas marked with white immovable stakes. The clubhouse and surrounding areas, garages, tarred roads, paved pathways, car park and the practice putting and chipping green.

The rule whereby players can drop at the point of crossing the out of bounds, with a 2 shot penalty and not nearer to the hole, is in play. If you have not played a provisional ball you cannot go back to where your previous shot was played.

  1. HAZARDS

Water hazards and lateral water hazards are indicated by movable yellow and red stakes. Existing stakes to be repositioned if moved.

  1. OBSTRUCTIONS

Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions (rule 24.1 applies). All paths and gardens with brick or stone edging are immovable obstructions and relief is allowed under rule 24-2.

Trees and their irrigation bowls marked with blue stakes. If such a staked tree or irrigation bowl interferes with a player’s stance or intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty and dropped in accordance with rule 24-2b

Line of sight relief in accordance with rule 24-2b may be taken from the wooden protective fencing behind certain tee boxes.

The small drainage ditches on the right of 7th/16th fairway and left of 8th/17th fairway are not hazards. Relief may be taken if the ball is in the ditch or if the ditch interferes with your stance or swing.

A ball lying on any track, pathway or roadway ( except bridges over hazards) within the course may be lifted and dropped at the nearest point of relief, not nearer the hole without penalty.

Relief may be taken from all irrigation equipment and unrepaired irrigation trenches and dropped in accordance with rule 24-2b

 

  1. ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS

These are marked GUR or indicated with white lines and include disturbed ground caused by burrowing animals, reptiles and birds. A players stance on a mole hill is included and relief may be taken in accordance with rule 25-1b without penalty.

 

  1. POWER LINES

If a ball strikes the power line or the pylon, within the course, supporting the power line; the ball MUST immediately be replayed without penalty. If the ball is not immediately recoverable another ball may be substituted.

 

  1. EMBEDDED BALL

A ball that is embedded in its own pitch mark, through the green may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

 

  1. PREFERRED LIES

 

Placing will be stopped as from the 1st January 2020. After this date, if part or all of the course requires the temporary introduction of the placing rule, such notification will be placed on the information board. A ball on the fairway and lying on a divot, repaired or unrepaired, a player may take relief by dropping within one club length of the divot, not nearer the hole. The player must consult with his or her marker prior to taking such relief.

 

  1. DISTANCES MARKERS

 

These are plates in the middle of the fairway and marked with short coloured stakes. These stakes are movable obstructions. These distances are to the middle of the green. Flag colours on the green are as follows: white –front, yellow-middle and red-back.

A player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only.

 

  1. BALL ON PUTTING GREEN ACCIDENTALLY MOVED

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.

  1. FYNBOS

    1. HOLE 1

The demarcated fynbos between the tee and the fairway is a lateral out of bounds area (half white and half red stakes). This means that if your ball enters this area the only option you have is to proceed to the drop zone, take a penalty drop and proceed. Golfers are not allowed to enter this protected area.

  1. HOLE 9 AND 18

The demarcated fynbos on the right of hole 9 and 18 is a lateral out of bounds area(half white and half red stakes). If your ball enters this area point of entry you take a penalty drop, within 2 club lengths and proceed. Golfers are not allowed to enter this protected area and even if your ball is playable you must take a penalty drop. Failure to adhere to this local rule (10.1 and 10.2) will result in disqualification.

CONCESSION FOR HOLE NO 12

Golfers who for medical reason cannot climb the steps to the upper tees may use the bottom tee. Such players need to inform the club manager if they use this concession.

Tel (028) 271 3525 Fax (028) 271 5936 E-mail Kleinmondgholfclub@sonicmail.co.za