Burbank Men's Golf Club Rule Sheet
2019 UPDATE - During BMGC tournaments, we will not be using the new local rule "E-5"
Please play a provisional ball when you are uncertain if the original shot is in play and remember to limit your search time to 3 minutes.
Barrancas: Played as a lateral water hazard and water hazard when marked with red and yellow stakes. Proceed under the normal penalty procedure for either.
Bridges: A ball coming to rest on a bridge crossing a barranca is considered to be in the barranca,
please proceed with the above rule.
Cart Path: A ball coming to rest on a paved cart path or dirt/wood chip path that is used
as a path may take free relief from the point where the ball rests.
Out of Bounds: Is marked with white stakes and boundary fences.
Flower Beds: Located on Hole #7 behind the green and #15 right of the green and
marked with white tip markers. You MUST take your free drop either at the nearest point
(no closer to the hole) on #7, or in the closest designate drop zone on #15. If no DZ is marked
on #15, please drop the ball in the rough between the greenside bunker and the cart path.
Interior Protective fences: Stance and Swing Relief only, no line of site. Determine the nearest point
of relief and drop within one club length, no nearer the hole.
• A Ball crossing the farthest point of a barranca is out of bounds.
• The old cart storage barn between holes 17 and 18 is played as an immovable obstruction, stance and swing relief not line
• The cement walls by hole 2 and 3 green are immovable obstructions, stance and swing relief not line of sight.
• Rocks in bunkers are deemed as loose impediments and may be removed
• Hardpan, dirt paths and dirt service paths must be played as it lies no relief is granted.
• A ball crossing over, under, or through the protective fence on hole 2 requires a mandatory drop of two club lengths and a
• If your ball comes back down the cart path on the left side of 15, a player is NOT allowed to take a one-stroke penalty and
place the ball where it crossed the path.
*If you are ever uncertain of a ruling play two balls and see the rules committee after the completion of your round for the ruling. *