A ball is out of bounds if it is:
a) On or beyond the main Edinburgh - Gullane Road (A198)
b) Beyond any wall or fence bounding the course
c) On or beyond the paviours around the Visitors' Clubhouse
d) Beyond white posts to left of 1st fairway on No2
i) A player may obtain relief if he suffers interference (all as defined by the Rule) from:
Outcrops of bare rock.
Horses’ hoof marks.
ii) A player MUST take relief if he suffers interference from any area marked as GUR.
All artificial or man-made objects on the course are obstructions, including artificial surfaces and artificial surrounds of paths including cockleshell and sprinkler heads. Relief may be taken as specified in the Rules or in the case of greenside fixed sprinkler heads, the Specimen Local Rule, which is declared to be part of these Local Rules.
Stones in bunkers are movable obstructions.
Fairways and tees are “closely-mown areas” for the purpose of this Rule. “Closely mown” includes not only the fairways and the fringes or aprons of the greens, but also any paths cut through the rough to fairway height or less.
The face of a bunker which consists of stacked turf is neither a) part of the bunker nor b) a “closely-mown area”.
If any apply, notices will be posted in the Clubhouses and the Starters’ Boxes.