Category: Juvenile News

Traffic Restrictions in Rathcoole on St. Patrick’s Day

There will be traffic restrictions in Rathcoole village on Sunday, 17th March, when the traditional St. Paddy’s Day Parade takes place.

No traffic will be permitted through the village from 13:30hrs until 15:30hrs.

During this time members are advised to use alternate routes to and from the club.

Members approaching the club on the southbound N7 should take the exit at the Applegreen station just 400m beyond the Poitin Stil.  If approaching from the Saggart area take the road towards Slade Valley from Saggart and continue until it meets with the Kilteel Road just 300m from the club.

Revision of Local Rules

To coincide with the new Rules of Golf coming into force on January 1st 2019 we need revise our Local Rules in Beech Park.

Below are the new Local Rules which will come into effect on 1st January 2019. Copy of these will be placed on the noticeboards and in the locker rooms so that members can familiarise themselves.

The new Local Rules will be included on the next print-run for scorecards early in the New Year.


Out Of Bounds

Outside the boundary of the course.  Right of the 11th fairway as defined by white stakes. Car Park, Club House, Putting Green, Chipping Area & Driving Bay as defined by white stakes/Lines.

Mandatory GUR.

Flower Beds behind the 8th Green – Drop without penalty in the Drop Zone not nearer the hole.

General Play.

Abnormal Course Conditions caused by machinery and drainage work are deemed GUR.

The Scratching Post on the first fairway is an integral object on the course – no relief unless under penalty.

Unless clearly defined by Penalty Area Stakes,  Stone walls & Steps of the ‘Ha Ha’s’  to the right of the 5th, 6th & 14th holes are integral objects on the course and the ball must be played as it lies or deemed unplayable. ( Rule 19).

The Practice Area, as defined by Blue Stakes, between the 6th & 7th Fairways Maybe used prior to competition.  A ball coming to rest in this area including the practice bunker, from normal play, must be played as it lies.

Immovable Obstructions.

Railway Sleepers, Old Machinery Shed, Concrete Plinth left of the 10th & 18th fairways, Tarmac/Concrete paths, Benches,Bins, Sprinkler Heads, Ball Washer, Drain Covers, Inspection Hatches, Exhaust Pipes from Drains, Bells on 9th, Yellow & Red Stakes, Staked Trees, & All Pump Houses.  A ball must be dropped and remain in the relief area that is measured by one club length from a reference Point  that gives complete relief from an immovable Obstruction that is not nearer the hole without penalty ( Rule 16.1).  Note: Relief is granted from the Immovable Obstructions listed and not any other others.


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