Burbank Men's Golf Club Rule Sheet
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 as a water hazard when marked with yellow stakes. Proceed
under the appropriate lateral or water hazard penalty procedure.
Bridges: A ball coming to rest on a bridge crossing a barranca is considered to be in the barranca. See the
barranca rule on how to proceed.
Cart Path: A ball coming to rest on a paved cart path or dirt/wood chip path that is used as a path,
hardpan/dirt service road, or extension of any of the above, may take free relief from the point
where the ball rests.
Out of Bounds: Identified by white stakes and boundary fences and defined by white paint.
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.
• Rocks in bunkers are deemed as loose impediments and may be removed**
**Covid-19 rules update - You may lift, clean and place within one club length, no nearer the hole, no penalty.
• 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
• The cement walls by hole 2 and 3 green are immovable obstructions, stance and swing relief not line of sight.
• The telephone poles by hole 8 are defined as an integral part of the golf course. Play the ball as it lies or take and unplayable drop.
No free relief is permitted.
• The old cart storage barn between holes 17 and 18 is played as an immovable obstruction, stance and swing relief not line
• Pace of Play policy will be in effect for all BMGC events. 4.5 hours for a regular event, 4.75 hours for a major. Violation of this
policy will equal a two stroke penalty for each member of the group.
• During stroke play events, play must continue until the ball is holed or the maximum score is reached, whichever comes first.**
All shots must be played as they lie unless a lift/clean/place determination has been made by the tournament committee.
**For a regular BMGC stroke play event, the maximum score you can take on a hole is a "Net Double Bogey."
Revised April, 2021.
*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. *