Falcon Ridge Golf Course Details
We have two outstanding layouts --
Falcon Ridge Golf Course, our championship 18 hole course that opened in 2002, and Raceview Golf Course, our challenging 9-hole golf course. We have everything you need to create an ideal day on the course, from variety in our layouts to incredible stunning terrain to an unmatched staff. Just come prepared to reach for every club in your bag as our layout pushes you to improve your skill set.
FALCON RIDGE - HOLES 1 - 9
FALCON RIDGE - HOLES 10-18
IntroductionGolf Canada rules govern all play, except as may be modified by the approved local rules defined below. Unless otherwise specified, play preferred lies on the cut portion of your own fairway. You may mark, lift, clean and place the ball within 1 club length of where the ball originally lay without penalty no closer to the hole.
Out of Bounds (OB) DesignationsThere are only 4 holes where OB applies: they # 1, 2, 17 and 18. All of the Raceview course is OB. Penalty is stroke and distance. Ball must be completely out of bounds.
General Rule - Hazard MarginsAs a general rule, in the absence of stakes or painted lines, the margin of the hazard is defined by the native grass cut-line bordering the hazard. Should your ball enter any area of tall fescue, it is considered to be in the hazard regardless of whether that area is staked.
The large areas on holes #10, #11 and #12 where wood chips have been spread are to be treated as loose impediments and are NOT hazard. However it is not unusual to find newly dumped piles of wood chips in these areas. Should your ball land into the wood chip piles, one is permitted relief at the closest point no closer to the hole.
Environmentally Sensitive AreaOn hole # 17, the entire non-mowed marsh area to the left of the cart path is Environmentally Sensitive Area – ESA and is OB.
Obstructions, Drainage Ditches and/or Ground DepressionsRelief may be taken from Immovable Obstructions such as cart paths, roadways, hole signs, ball washers, sprinkler heads, exposed bedrock borders and stairways, flower beds, staked tress, electrical outlets (e.g. #16), culverts NOT in hazards, French drains (whether grass covered or not) and the equipment located to the right on #8. However there is no line-of-sight relief. Stones in bunkers ARE movable obstructions.
Grounds Under Repair (GUR)
GUR is any part of the course marked, flagged or declared by the FRGC Local Rules Committee and includes material piled for removal. Excluding hazards, damage on the course caused by skunks/raccoons/crows is also considered GUR. Relief may be taken from holes on the putting surface caused by aeration; relief is also permitted for balls embedded in their own pitch mark through the green. Relief is always permitted for non-hazard abnormal ground conditions where present.
Service RoadsThere are several service roads in evidence throughout the course. These roads, crossing the hazard, are an integral part of the golf course; play the ball as it lies from the road (no relief). Examples where service roads are evident are on #9, 11, 12, 13… The service road on #1 is not part of a hazard and therefore relief may be taken.
Hole By Hole Rule Specifics - Falcon Ridge Golf Course
Hole # 1
To the left of the service road is the boundary between the driving range and hole #1. White stakes are evident until the border of hole #6 of Raceview has been reached. All of Raceview is OB. In the event that no white stakes are evident, assume the extended continuation of the tree line that separates the driving range from the first hole.
Hole # 2
The boundary fence to the left of #2 identifies the OB boundary. Your ball is considered to be OB if it lies completely within the border of the fence posts. Should you not find your ball, it is then considered to be OB.
There is a clump of bushes located on the left side near the 100 yard marker that has been newly red-staked. You need not find your ball in order to establish, with virtual certainty that your ball lies within the hazard.
Hole # 3
The non-hazard stand of trees located to the left at the 150 yard marker has been cleared to the point where one can safely assume that your ball is presumed to be in the hazard should you be unable to find your ball.
There is a row of trees located to the right that extends ~150 yards from the red tee box. Unless you can conclusively state that your ball is located within this hazard area, you must find your ball in order to establish that your ball lay within this hazard; if your ball is not found, it is reasonable to assume that your ball may have penetrated onto the other side.
Similarly, should you hit your ball over this row of trees, you must find your ball otherwise stroke and distance apply.
Left ditch near 200 yard marker is now red staked. Pond to the right of the green is now red-staked.
Relief is permitted for abnormal ground conditions where present.
It is recommended that players, who drive their ball into the rough on either side (especially the right side) of the fairway, hit a provisional ball in case the original ball is not found. The grass can be quite thick and tall and one may easily not find their ball. Given that it is somewhat of a blind tee shot whereby one cannot see their ball land, it is impossible to establish that your ball is in the hazard with any virtual certainty. There is a drainage ditch just to the right of the fairway on the right hand side between the 150 and 100 yard stakes; assuming the ball has been found, the ball may be declared as unplayable; relief is not permitted from this ditch.
The ditch that extends laterally at the 100 yard marker is now red-staked.
Relief is permitted for abnormal ground conditions when present especially prevalent within 70 yards of the green. There are bushes on both sides of the fairway located at the 150-yard marker that have newly been red-staked.
It is recommended that players who drive their ball into the rough on the left side hit a provisional. The entire area to the left of the uncut fescue area that begins at the top of the ridge on the left hand side is hazard for the entire length of the hole.
There is an area to the right where water pumps and other equipment are located. This entire area has been red-staked. Just beyond this area is GUR where piles of dirt are often located. GUR areas can also be located in front of green.
GUR areas can be located in front of green. The fescue located beyond the green is now considered a red-staked hazard. This area was previously OB.
There is a lateral hazard defined by the native grass line to the right of the cart path for most of its entire length up to the point where wood chips/sand are located. Any mowed area to the left of the fairway is NOT hazard except as marked by the red stakes.
There is a lateral hazard as defined by the native grass line to the right of the cart path for its entire length except for the wood chip area. The native grass on the left side defines the lateral hazard up to the service road past the 150 marker and continues up to and around the green. Ensure consensus concerning entry point into the hazard.
Hole # 12
There is a lateral hazard as defined by the native grass line to the left of the cart path for most of its entire length up the point where wood chips/sand are located. Ensure consensus concerning entry point into the hazard. There is a lateral hazard which is defined by the native grass line on the entire right of the hole. There is a drainage ditch located behind the forward (Red) tee box. No relief is granted unless impeded by casual water.
Left ditch near green is red-staked. No relief is granted should your ball be found in the drainage ditch located behind a small stand of trees just beyond the 150 yard marker on the right. The ball should be played as it lies unless casual water is in play or your swing or stance in impeded by the drainage pipe.
The hazard located to the right of the cart path is a lateral hazard as defined by the native grass line. The pond at the green is now a red-staked water hazard.
The bushes just to the left of the forward tee box are now a red-staked hazard. You must find your ball unless there is virtual certainty that your ball has come to rest within the hazard. The next stand of bushes to the left of the fairway and the pond opposite it on the right are now red-staked water hazards. The ditch running along the right side from tee to green is a lateral hazard. The pond near the 100 marker is now a red-staked water hazard. On either side of the cart path at the 100 yard marker, there are culverts; relief may be taken ONLY if the culverts (pipes) impede your stance or swing. Unfortunately, these deep depression areas are very difficult for the mowers.
Everything to the left of the cart path for its entire length is a lateral hazard. One is NOT allowed (line-of-sight) relief from the electrical outlet located to the left of the green; however as an immovable obstruction, relief may be taken if it interferes with the player’s stance or swing. Players who drive their ball into the stand of trees located to the left (but right of the cart path) or to the right of the green but left of the hazard need NOT hit a provisional. It can be reasonably assumed that should your ball not be found, that it must have entered the hazard. Relief is also permitted from the exposed bedrock and stone borders of the cart path located to the left of the green.
The entire left side (ESA) of this hole is out of bounds as defined by the white stakes and native grass line left of the cart path. Relief is permitted from the exposed bedrock and the stone steps left of the green. Regardless of the placement of the red stakes, the hazard on the right hand side is defined by the natural grass line. Relief may be taken from the non-hazard casual water that is often evident along the entire right hand side.
Out of Bounds exists on the left side to the point where the boundary fence ends. A red stake has recently been placed at the termination of the white staked area. From that point up to the green everything left of the cart path is red-staked hazard.
Golf Rules Summary
|#||COMMON RULES SITUATION||OPTIONS|
|1||Out of bounds (white stakes)||D|
|3||Unplayable lie||D E G|
|4||Water hazard – Yellow staked||C D H|
|5||Lateral Water Hazard – Red staked||C D H F|
|6||Hitting wrong ball||A B|
|7||Grounding club in hazard||A B|
|8||Giving or asking advice except information on course layout||A B|
|9||Agreeing to waive a rule||J|
|10||Immovable obstruction interferes with swing or stance||C I|
|11||Ball in GUR or on cart path||C I|
|A||Two strokes – Stroke play|
|B||Loss of hole – Match Play|
|C||No penalty – play the ball as it lies|
|D||One stroke - replay from where ball was last hit|
|E||One stroke - drop ball within two club lengths of where ball lies|
|F||One stroke - drop ball within two club lengths of where ball last crossed the margin of the hazard (either side - no closer to the hole)|
|G||One stroke - drop ball as far back as desired on a line through where the ball lies and the flag|
|H||One stroke - drop ball as far back as desired on a line through where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard and the flag|
|I||No penalty - drop within one club length of the nearest point of relief no closer to the hole|