Club rules

Oakridge Golf Club, Nuneaton.


Tee time pre-booking will be mandatory, under no circumstances will play be allowed without booking.

Local Rules

(a) Beyond all boundary hedges, fences and gates.White lines are Out of Bounds (See R & A Definition of “Out of Bounds”).

(b) The practice putting green, car parks, on and over the main drive from the entrance and all artificial surfaces around the Clubhouse, including th Maintenance area. Also included is the ornamental pond and rockery on the right of the 1st tee.


Marked by Red stakes


(a) Holes 10 & 15. If a player takes a penalty stroke for a ball coming to rest in the penalty area at the back of the putting green, the following options apply:- (i) Play from where the original ball was last played (R&A Rule 14.6)

(ii) If considering the R&A Rule 14.3 and the penalty drop would be nearer the hole, the designated dropping zone on the left of the 10th green and on the right of the 15th green, MUST be used.

(b) Hole 14. If it is known or virtually certain a ball has come to rest in the penalty area to the side of the 14th putting green (pond), but the actual point of entry cannot be determined, another ball must be dropped and played from the designated dropping zone on the left of the penalty area or invoke R&A rule 14.6 and play from where the original ball was last played. Either option, a one stroke penalty. If the point of entry can be determined, then the player may proceed under R&A rule 17.1d


Fixed sprinkler heads are immovable obstructions and relief from interference by them, or any other immovable obstruction, may be obtained under R&A rule 16.1.

In addition, if such an obstruction on or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played, intervenes on the line of play between the ball and the hole, the player may obtain relief without a penalty stroke as follows:-

If the ball lies of the putting green but not in a hazard and is within two club lengths

of the intervening obstruction, it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point to where it lay which,

(a) Is not nearer the hole

(b) Avoids such intervention

(c) Is not in a hazard or on the putting green.


If such a tree interferes with a players with a players stance or intended swing, the ball MUST be lifted without penalty and dropped at the nearest point of relief. If the strapping between a young tree and the stake is broken or missing, in equity it can be deemed STAKED.


Includes all course furniture, telegraph poles, artificially surfaced paths, the parts of the bridges not directly over the hazard, steps, fixed information tee signs, distance marker discs and distance designated trees with their blue stakes, drainage covers, water control covers, sprinkler heads, artificial teeing grounds, the supporting sleepers of teeing grounds and all green keeping equipment which cannot be moved. It also includes the concrete post on the left of the big tree on the 3rd hole. Relief is in accordance with R&A Rule 16.1


If the ball strikes overhead wires during play anywhere within the course boundaries or strikes the telegraph pole on the 8th fairway, the stroke is cancelled and the player MUST play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was played, in accordance with R&A Rule 16.1


Areas defined by white lines or roped off and displaying an appropriate sign, are to be treated as Ground Under Repair. Any relief must be taken in accordance with the R&A Rule 16.1

Play from such areas is optional except where a sign or notice state, “Play from this/these area(s), Prohibited”.


A ball coming to rest in a tractor mark or drainage scar on closely mown areas cut to fairway height or less, may be lifted and dropped without penalty from the nearest reference point.

This concession also applies to the tractor marks in the rough on the left hand side of the 3rd hole between the railway bridge and the big tree.


If the ball comes to rest in or on an aeration hole in the General Area, the player may without penalty take relief at the nearest reference point. On the putting green, the player shall place the ball at the nearest spot which avoids the situation.In either situation, the repositioned ball must not be nearer the hole.


(a) The screen on the right of the 15th fairway is deemed to be an integral part of the course and so relief cannot be taken without a penalty of one stroke.

(b) The wooden support bollards at the back of the pond on the 16th hole and the stone wall at the back of the pond on the 17th hole are deemed integral parts of the course so a ball coming to rest in the vicinity would have to be played as it lies or be deemed unplayable.

(c) Players are requested to use tee pegs in all Teeing Areas.

(d) If a ball comes to rest on the part of a fairway being cultivated as a temporary (Winter) putting green, it MUST be moved to the nearest reference point and relief taken according to R&A Rule 13.1

(e) If a ball comes to rest on the putting green of the hole being played but a temporary green is in operation, the ball is deemed to be in an area classed as G.U.R. and the player MUST proceed under Local Rule 8.

(f) It is requested that players sound the warning “bell” on holes 3, 5, 6, 8 and 13, when play has passed the equipment in question.

(g) Tee Markers

White – Men’s Back Competition Golf

Yellow – Men’s Forward Competition Golf and all Men’s Social Golf

Red – All Ladies’ Golf

(h) 100 yard (red), 150 yard (blue) and 200 yard (white) distance discs, where sited in the fairway, are to the centre of the putting green.


During periods of inclement weather, the Local Winter Rules, or specific parts of them, may be introduced. When they are in operation, it will be confirmed on the Course information noticeboard.


Local Winter Rules



A ball lying in the general area may be lifted without penalty and cleaned. Before lifting the ball, the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball, he must place it on a spot within 6 inches of where it originally lay but not nearer the hole or putting green.


All grass teeing areas and the sides are classified as “Abnormal ground conditions”. If a ball comes to rest on such an area, it MUST be lifted and dropped within one club length of the “nearest point of relief” but not nearer the hole. The ball may be cleaned.


During periods of very wet weather, parts of the fairways may be roped off. These areas are not “Abnormal Ground Conditions” but to reduce traffic and thus protect the course. A ball coming to rest on such an area is to be played as it lies, unless the temporary water ruling takes precedence.

Access and egress to play a ball in such an area should be by the shortest possible route and bags and trolleys must not be taken through these areas.

If the roped area is “Ground under Repair”, a relevant sign or notice will be displayed.


Ground conditions may dictate that trolley have to be banned. A notice will be displayed on the Course Information noticeboard when this ban is in operation.


Conditions may dictate that Winter teeing areas and putting greens are in operation.

An appropriate notice will be displayed on the Course Information noticeboard if Winter (temporary) putting greens are in use.

The Winter teeing areas to be used, will be designated by the yellow and red tee markers and may be on Astra turf mats.

If the Astra turf on the Winter mats is affected by frost or ice, it is permissible for the ball to be teed either to the side or behind the mat but not in front or on any normal teeing area.


A ball coming to rest in a tractor mark, in the general area, may be lifted and dropped without penalty, within one club length, providing it is not nearer the hole and avoids interference by the condition.


Club Bye-laws



  1. a) Juniors (under 18 years of age), may not order, pay for, nor consume any beer, wines or spirits upon any part of the Club premises.
  1. b) Members introducing children to the Clubhouse will be responsible for their behaviour at all times. Unaccompanied children under the age of fourteen will not be allowed to remain in the Clubhouse at any time.
  1. c) Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Clubhouse.
  1. d) N o member will take from the Clubhouse any newspaper, book or other article belonging to the Club and not meant for distribution.
  1. e) Dogs, other than guide dogs, are not permitted in the Clubhouse without prior permission from Management.
  1. f) F or security reasons, changing room doors must not be propped open.
  1. g) Only the Men’s and Ladies’ Captain are permitted to ring the Club bell. Any other member who rings the bell must be prepared to purchase a drink for everyone present at the time.
  1. h) Only “disabled driver” badge holders are permitted to park in the relevant reserved car park space.


  1. a) The etiquette of golf must be observed at all times.
  1. b) Trolleys and buggies must not be taken onto any putting green, apron or teeing areas. Routes indicated by notices or signs, must be adhered to. The use of trolleys and buggies will be controlled by the Head Green Keeper, Club Professional or their Assistants.
  1. c) Please replace divots, repair pitch marks and rake bunkers when required.
  1. d) Practice strokes are not permitted on the playing areas of the course except as covered by R&A Rule No. 5. Single players must only have one ball in play.
  1. e) Crossing a boundary fence to retrieve a ball is prohibited.
  1. f) The President and the Men’s and Ladies’ Captain have priority on the course at all times.
  1. g) A playing group must not consist of more than 4 players at any time. 


  1. a) Mobile phones can be used unless otherwise stated by a club official but all are encouraged to put their phones on silent/vibrate prior to entering the clubhouse.


Dress of all members and visitors, both in the Clubhouse and on the Course should be of good taste at all times.

In the Clubhouse:-

Smart casual wear may be worn at all times and on all occasions unless otherwise posted.

Waterproofs, wet/dirty clothing or golf shoes should not be worn but clean spike-less golf shoes are acceptable. (All golf shoes maybe worn in the changing rooms and spike bar) Stocking or bare feet is not appropriate.

*Wearing of caps, visors or hats is not allowed.

Football, rugby shirts or shorts plus any emblazoned clothing is not acceptable.

On the Course (Where golf shoes must be worn):-

Shirts are not required to be tucked into shorts or trousers but it is encouraged.

Recognised golf shirts, which have “turtleneck or polo” are permitted but casual collarless or sleeveless T-shirts are not acceptable for men.

Logo’s or numbers on shirts or outerwear should not be prominent (as in football, rugby or polo shirts.)

No jeans, tracksuit bottoms, jogging bottoms or casual sports trousers can be worn.

Shorts, which should be knee length for men, should be tailored. No shorts designed for the beach, of combat design or with multi patch pockets are permitted.

All shoes should be designed for playing golf.

Trousers tucked into socks is not permitted.

All baseball caps should be worn with the peak facing forwards, no “hoodies” are allowed.

*Applicable to men only