Permanent Local Rules

Permanent local Rules

 Greens Staff have right of way at all times


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 – 18.2

 BARE PATCHES: On closely mown fairways are considered as GUR – Abnormal Ground Conditions – Rule 25-1.  On Putting Green free relief – Abnormal Ground Conditions Rule 25-1 b (iii)

 DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES:  For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that MEASURES DISTANCE ONLY. Rule 14-3.

EXPOSED TREE ROOTS On fairways are deemed to be GUR but relief is restricted to the lie of the ball and the area of intended swing R & A Decision

2014-2015 Rule 33-8/8

 GROUND UNDER REPAIR:  All areas defined by white stakes and or lines.

Except in a hazard, clearly defined wheel marks or ruts made by a mower, tractor or motor vehicle, drainage pipes and grates as well as ant hills and ant nests are GUR.  Any other GUR will appear in as a temporary local rule.


Cultivated gardens, marked with Blue paint or Blue pegs, are GUR from which play is prohibited.  Newly planted trees under ONE club length in height are to be considered an immovable hazard if the tree interferes with a player’s stance or swing.  The player MUST take relief in accordance with Rule 24-2b, 25-1.

IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS: Large stakes supporting young trees, drainage pipes and grills as well as Sponsors signage are covered by Rule 24-2b.  A player is entitled to free relief (24-2) from a sprinkler if, on the closely-mown fairway, their ball lies within 2 club lengths of a sprinkler that is within two club lengths of the putting surface.

MOBILE PHONES: With the exception of an emergency or if a phone is being used as a distance measuring device, the use of mobile phones by a competitor or caddie whilst on the golf course during the competition is strictly prohibited Rule 14-3. Golf Committee members and players who are emergency personnel on call are an exception to this rule and use is permitted, if required. If a mobile phone is being used as a Distance Measuring Device it must only be used as such.

MOVEABLE OBSTRUCTIONS: Metal Hoops and Green Stakes with Rope are considered to be moveable obstructions – A player may move the obstruction without penalty and then MUST replace the obstruction. Stones in bunkers are moveable obstructions Rule 24-1a.

OUT OF BOUNDS:  Those areas beyond the course boundary fences, those areas beyond any line of white stakes with black tops as well as the Club House and adjacent gardens.  NO relief available from boundary fences.

 PREFERRED LIES: A ball on closely mown area through the green may be lifted without penalty and cleaned, before lifting the ball the player MUST mark its position. Having lifted the ball the player must replace it on a spot within 30cm of and not nearer the hole than where it originally lay, that is not in a hazard or on the putting green.  Appendix 1, 4 Course Conditions B.  A player must only place the ball ONCE and is in play when it has been placed.  If a player fails to mark their ball before lifting it they incur a ONE shot penalty.

PROVISIONAL BALL: If there is a doubt whether a ball is in or lost in the water hazard (from 14th tee on the 14th hole or from the 15th fairway to the 15th green), the player may play another ball provisionally under Rule 26-1 App 1-B-1

RELIEF FOR EMBEDDED BALL: Through the green a ball embedded in its own pitch mark in the ground may without penalty be marked lifted cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole Rule 25-2

ROADS AND PATHS: Only roads and paths that are constructed using an artificial surface are immovable obstructions. Players are entitled to relief under Rule 24.2. The road adjacent to the railway line on the 12th, 17th and 18th holes extends to the fence and players are entitled to relief.

The artificial constructed face at the rear of the bunker on the 1ST hole is considered an integral part of the course. No relief is available.

If a ball strikes the overhead power lines on the 12th hole it MUST be replayed without penalty

If a ball lies within, or a player’s swing or stance is interfered with by the Sewerage works (18th), the Greenkeeper’s Compound or the Leaderboard, the player is entitled to free relief but MUST use the designated Drop Zone

Penalty for breach of local rule: Stroke play – Two Strokes, Match play – Loss of hole – unless otherwise stipulated.

 Additional Temporary Local Rules may also apply.

 Golf and Match Committee – Morisset Golf Club


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Competition Golf

Some of the various competitions played at Morisset Golf Course include the following formats:

Single Stroke

ballatfeet1 Single Stroke or Medal play is the simplest of all variations. The game requires all strokes to be counted and players are unable to pick up the ball without penalty. The score for the 18 holes is tallied and the handicap is deducted from that total. The lowest score wins, both for gross and nett.

Single Stableford

Each player scores stableford points on a hole based on their handicap and the stroke index for the hole. During the round, each player and marker has to calculate the points allocated to each score on a hole based on the stroke index. A player on a handicap of 12 receives a shot on the 12 hardest holes, while a player on a 27 handicap receives 2 shots on 9 holes and 1 shot on 9 holes, based on the course index.

Two-Ball Best Ball

In a 2BBB stroke event, the better ball scores of partners, according to the stroke index and players stroke handicap, is recorded e.g., a player plays off 14 handicap and his stroke score on each hole is adjusted accordingly to the hole index, so that the player receives a stroke on holes indexed to 14. The gross score less a stroke is recorded.

Four-Ball Best Ball

The team version of a single stableford. The scoring is the same as the single event but only one player can score for each team on a hole. The score is the best result in the team. When the two partners score the same result then the score is marked for the player who holes out first. If a player cannot beat the partner’s score the ball is picked up to speed up play.

The stableford points only are tallied and the highest score wins. Only one player and one marker from each team need sign the card.

Canadian Foursomes

Each player plays a tee shot before choosing the ball to play. Each player then plays alternative stroke until holed out.

American Foursomes

Similar to the Canadian foursomes on half combined handicap. after the tee shot, players play their partner’s ball, then select one ball to play alternately until holed.


Each player tees off. One ball chosen then each player plays within club length and continues until holed out. On the putting green within one putter head.

What’s On

Wednesday Night Trivia 6.30pm rego 7pm start no cost- gold coin donation for jackpot
Wednesday Night Trivia 6pm rego 6.30pm start no cost- $2 entry for jackpot

Friday Night Meat Raffle 5.30pm sales 6.30pm drawn- over $1000 in Meat Trays to be won plus Lucky Numbers for $2 each with Vouchers for prizes
Friday Night Meat Raffle 5.30pm sales 6.30pm drawn- over $1000 in Meat Trays to be won plus Lucky Numbers for $2 each with Vouchers for prizes

Mels Karaoke- 1st & 3rd Friday Main Lounge from 8.30pm
Mels Karaoke- 1st & 3rd Friday Main Lounge from 8.30pm

Members Badge Draw Wednesdays 7.30pm-8.30pm jackpots @ $3000 Fridays 8pm & Sundays 7.30pm jackpots @ $5000
Members Badge Draw Wednesdays 7.30pm-8.30pm jackpots @ $3000. Fridays 8pm jackpots at $6000 & Sundays 7.30pm jackpots @ $3000

Sunday Sessions every Sunday Live Music from 4pm-7.30pm plus Seafood Raffle and Poker Machine Promotion
Sunday Sessions every Sunday Live Music from 4pm-7.30pm plus Meat Raffle

7 days a week 4.30pm-5.30pm- middies from $2.80 schooners from $3.60
7 days a week 4.30pm – 6pm;  middies from $3 and schooners from $3.50

Members Badge Draw Wednesdays 7.30pm-8.30pm jackpots @ $3000 Fridays 8pm & Sundays 7.30pm jackpots @ $5000
Members Badge Draw Wednesdays 7.30pm-8.30pm jackpots @ $3000. Fridays 8pm jackpots at $6000 & Sundays 7.30pm jackpots @ $3000

Poker is back!!

Dining – Fairways Wok & Grill

Fairways Wok & Grill offers a a vast range of Asian and Malyasian cuisine as well as some of your favourite Western dishes.

For bookings and enquiries, please call the club on 02 4973 1100.  Open 6 days a week. (Closed Mondays)

Lunch: 11-45am – 2pm || Dinner: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

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Click here to view the Fairways Wok & Grill Wednesday Specials.

Click here to view the fairways Wok n Grill $8-50-schnitzel

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fairways-sunday– menu for the Sunday $5 schnitzel