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PebbleCreek Golf Resort Local Rules

USGA Rules and Decisions govern all play except as modified by the following Local Rules.


  1. All lakes are played as lateral water hazards and are marked with red stakes and/or lines. Rule 26.

  2. The hazards that cross holes #1 and #18 on Eagle’s Nest and hole #6 on the Palms nine are water hazards and are marked with yellow stakes and/or lines. Rule 26.

  3. Ball dropping zones are provided on holes #4 and #17 at Eagle’s Nest and hole #4 of the Palms course as an additional option for a ball hit into the lateral water hazard.  If the player elects to use a drop zone on #4 Eagle’s Nest, the ball must be dropped in the zone nearer to where the ball last crossed the margin of the lateral water hazard.

  4. The Bullard Wash to the left of #10, #11, #17, and #18 at Eagle’s Nest is deemed to be an environmentally sensitive lateral water hazard and is designated by red stakes with green tops and red lines.  A ball must not be played from the environmentally sensitive area.  For a ball known or virtually certain to be in the environmentally sensitive area the player must take relief as a lateral water hazard under Rule 26-1.  A player may not stand in the environmentally sensitive area to play a ball that is not in the environmentally sensitive area and must drop, without penalty, within one club length of the nearest point of relief that is not nearer the hole that would eliminate standing in the environmentally sensitive area.   The water hazard that crosses #18 is marked with yellow stakes and/or lines and is not deemed to be an environmentally sensitive area.


Out of bounds is marked by white stakes, retaining walls, streets and property lines evidenced by the change in landscape rocks.  A golf ball resting in a homeowner’s property is out of bounds and must not be retrieved. Any ball that goes into or crosses a street is out of bounds even if it rests on another part of the course.  Rule 27.


Anywhere “through the green,” a ball embedded in its own pitch mark (except in loose sand) may be lifted, cleaned and dropped without penalty as near as possible to where it originally lay but not nearer the hole.


Ground under Repair is encircled by white lines.  French drains and the cactus garden in the desert area to the right of Eagle’s Nest hole #18 are ground under repair even though not marked.  Rule 25.


  1. On hole #18 at Eagle’s Nest and hole #7 at the Falls nine, the rocks and plantings within the cart parking turnaround near the green are deemed to be part of the cart path.   Relief without penalty is provided under Rule 24-2.

  2. Rocks closely arranged for a functional purpose such as drainage or erosion control are deemed to be an obstruction.  When an area of large rocks is adjacent to another immovable obstruction such as a cart path, they are deemed to be the same obstruction.  Rule 24-2.

  3. If a staked tree interferes with the player’s stance or area of intended swing (but not line of play) the player may take relief without penalty within one club-length of the nearest point of relief but not nearer the hole.  See the Local Rule for the Protection of Young Trees in Appendix 1. 


Stones in bunkers are deemed to be movable obstructions.  Rule 24-1.


The concrete block tree wells on the left side of hole #15 at Eagle’s Nest are considered an integral part of the course.   Relief without penalty is not provided.


Distance measuring devices are allowed as long as the device is only used to measure distance.  If the device is used to measure any other condition that might affect his play (gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of the Rule 14-3. 


Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows:  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 as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. 

Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.

Updated 1/1/17


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