R. & A. Limited rules apply as do the Italian Golf Federation Regulations and FIG hard card 2011 with the exception of Transport.
1.OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27): • marked on the ground by white stakes or white lines or fences; internal boundary on the right of 1st hole; internal boundary on the right of 14th hole;
2.WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26): • marked on the ground by yellow stakes or yellow lines; lateral water hazards: marked on the ground by red stakes or lines. • if a ball is, or is known to be, or it is virtually certain that a ball that has not been found either in the lateral water hazard on the right of the 2nd hole, the player may: (i) proceed under Rule 26-1 or; (ii) as an additional option, when the entry point is not known, drop a ball in the dropping zone under penalty of one stroke. • DO NOT GO NEAR THE EDGES OF WATER HAZARDS!! DANGER OF FALLING AND DROWNING!!
3. ABNORMAL GROUND CONDITIONS (Rule 25-1): • areas defined by blue stakes or white lines on the ground. • All the ground under repair of 1st hole is considered TR where play is prohibited in order to preserve the recent green cover. Therefore, a ball in the said TR must be dropped in the appropriate dropping areas, which is the nearest one, which, however, is not nearer to the hole; • sunken ball over the whole course.
4. MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-1): • the green stakes placed at 135 m. from the beginning of the green; stones in bunkers.
5. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS (Rule 24-2): • Distance plaques along the fairway indicating the distance from the beginning of the green: BLUE 200 m., WHITE 150 m., YELLOW 100 m., RED 50 m.; streets made of artificial material (gravel and stones); • 14th hole, greenish white stakes of internal boundary;
6.ELECTRICAL WIRES, POLES AND PYLONS: • If a ball hits the strings of power lines the stroke is canceled and the player must play a ball as near as possible from the point where the original ball was played in accordance with Rule 20-5. • Hole 2 if a ball hits the pylon, proceed as above.
7. WASTE AREA STATUS OF 8th, 11th, 12th and 14th HOLES: • these are a part of the course
8. TEE OFF INDICATORS (Rule 11-2): Men’s Championship: white; Standard Men: yellow: Women’s Championship: blue; Standard Women: red.
9. ARTIFICIAL DEVICES (Rule 14-3 Appendix IV):
• In this category, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. If, during a standard round, a player uses a device to measure distances that is designed to evaluate or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., height changes, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player violates Rule 14-3, for which there is the penalty of disqualification, even if these additional features are not used.
• USE OF TABLET AND PDA SMARTPHONES is allowed only if their use satisfies all the restrictions of the Rules and Appendix IV;
10. UNJUSTIFIED DELAY (Rule 6-7):
• The player MUST play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee determines. Between completion of a hole and the next hole, the player must not unduly delay play;
• Searching the balls out of bounds is considered undue delay sanctioned with a penalty of 2 strokes.
11. TEE TIME:
• the official time is indicated by the clock at the 1st hole tee.
• the play times for each hole indicated on the score card in the time sheet must be respected. The marshalls on the course and members of the Sports Commission are members of the game committee, they will ensure the pace of play guidelines are complied with and will penalize any infringements. In the case of scores provided at the end of the game with a delay between 1 and 15 minutes, after an official warning received by the Game Committee: 2-stroke penalty for all team members. For delays of more than 15 minutes: disqualification.
12. SUSPENSION OF PLAY: (Rule 6-8):
• immediate interruption of play: 1 prolonged siren blast;
• interruption of play: 3 consecutive siren blasts;
• resumption of play: 2 consecutive short siren blasts.
13. SCORE HANDUP:
• at the recording area set up at the pool bar, or at the putting green, or in the urn placed at the reception.