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Local Rules

Red on the Course

It is a local rule that all golfers on Wimbledon Common must wear plain pillar-box red coloured tops, to make them more visible to other users of this public land. We can provide these for sale, or for hire. Shirts must be collared and have sleeves or half sleeves. Denim wear of any kind is not permitted. Ladies may wear sleeveless collared shirts. Waterproofs can also be hired.

Gravel Paths
There are free drops from the gravel paths on hole 6, 10, 11,12, 13, 14, 18. Rule 25-1(b) applies.

Out of bounds
The following is out of bounds:

- A ball played on to or over any motor road, except the motor road crossing the Long Hole fairway.
- A ball played on to or over the horse ride on the right of Heather Hole
(Note: A ball coming to rest on any other roadway or path, apart from those indicated on the course planner, must be played as it lies.)

 
Horse Rides
A ball lying on a horse ride MUST be picked and dropped on a direct line between where the ball lay and the flag (Rule 33-8a refers) within two and four club lengths of the edge of the horse ride, not nearer the hole, without penalty.

On the Long Hole a ball lying on the horse ride MUST be picked and dropped within two and four club lengths of the ditch furthest from the horse ride crossing the fairway, without a penalty.

A ball lying within two club-lengths of a horse ride MAY be picked and dropped within two and four club lengths of the edge of the horse ride, not nearer the hole, without penalty.

On the horse ride to the left of Nest Hole, a ball lying on the horse ride MUST be lifted and dropped either side of the horse ride within two club lengths of the edge of the horse ride, not nearer the hole, without penalty.

A ball lying on the horse ride behind Caesar's Well green MUST be picked up and dropped within four club lengths of the edge of the horse ride; not nearer the hole and without penalty.

Playing Conditions

Please note that play cannot take place on any Sunday after 2pm or on any Public Bank Holiday.

Report All Incidents to the Clubhouse

For the protection and representation of the Club and our individual golfers, it is essential that all incidents on the course involving members of the public, other golfers, or Conservators' staff are reported to the Club.

A supply of report forms is now available in the lobby and behind the bar. Any golfer involved in any incident should fill in a form and deliver it to the club office. It is important that details of any witnesses are collected at the time of any incident, especially independent witnesses if present or nearby. Submissions may in addition be made to Chairman Neil Herbert or any Management Committee member.

Golfers are also reminded of our policy that confrontations should be avoided if at all possible.