Hole Seventeen

PAR 4, 319 M, INDEX 8

Hole Seventeen

Hole Descriptions

Hole 17 presents as the shortest par 4 on the course, but it can by no means be considered an easy hole. In stepping onto the tee, the full challenge is plain to see. The fairway up the 230metre mark is quite receptive, dropping away on the right side somewhat. From this point, the fairway narrows markedly and snakes steeply up to the green site, which appears as a small ledge perched high up on the side of what is a steep hill, with a large, deep greenside bunker to its right.

The fairway houses 2 large bunkers on the left side, and one would be smart to avoid them by laying up with the tee shot and leaving a full short iron 2nd shot.

Some of the longest professional players might actually be tempted to go for the green in one shot; and this will surely be seen on the 2nd last hole of a tournament by those chasing a birdie or eagle to win.

This practice, is however fraught with a huge amount of danger. A long shot with a driver will likely skip on, and to have your ball run over the rear or right-rear of this green will see it disappear into thick trees, down a very steep slope.

Even with a short iron approach from a conservatively played tee shot would be best aimed to the left edge of the green, where a miss will see a relatively easy recovery shot that may even be able to be played with a putter.

Again, it s the golfers who do not take treat this short hole with respect who will have the greatest chance of dropping shots.

Hole 17

PAR 4
INDEX: 8
Meters
319
319
301
285

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  • Avoid slow play

LOCAL RULE

The Game of Golf shall be played in accordance with the rules as approved by R&A Ltd and the Local Rule of Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club.

1. OUT OF BOUNDS (Rule 27-1)

1.1 Beyond the boundary of the course.

1.2 As indicated by white stakes and / or lines. Where the lines exist, the line defines the OB.

1.3 On the left of Hole 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9 & 10, 18

1.4 On the right of Hole 12,13,14,15 &16

1.5 Behind Green 3, 11& 14

1.6 Behind Tee 12

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2. WATER HAZARDS (Rule 26)

2.1 Water hazards - defined by yellow stakes and/or lines.
2.2 Lateral water hazards - defined by red stakes and/or lines.

3. DROP ZONE

3.1 Hole # 12 – If a ball is in or it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has been found is in water hazard, the player may:

  • Proceed under Rule 26; or
  • As an additional option, you may drop a ball, under penalty of one stroke, in the drop zone.
4. GROUND UNDER REPAIR (Rule 24-1)

4.1 Areas encircled by white lines.
4.2 Bare areas in bunkers caused by erosion.
4.3 Deep tire-ruts.
4.4 Ground damaged by wild animal and abnormal ground conditions.
4.5 Temporary drainage channels on the course.

5. IMMOVABLE OBSTRUCTION (Rule 24-2)

The ball may be lifted and dropped without penalty within one club length from the nearest point of relief where such point is not nearer to the hole.

5.1 All buggy tracks or service road

  • Drains attached to buggy track are part of the buggy track.
  • Bare patches of ground within one club length of buggy track considered part of buggy track.

5.2 Rain shelters, halfway huts, bridges, floodlights, concrete sumps, sprinkler heads, water-control valves, sand station bins, signage and exposed drainage pipes.

5.3 Flower Beds

5.4 Young trees marked by green paint or supported by stakes.

5.5 Distance markers, tee signage and directional sign.

6. MOVABLE OBSTRUCTIONS
(RULE 24-1)

6.1 Stones and pebbles in bunkers
6.2 Hazard stakes

7. EMBEDDED BALL THROUGH THE GREEN

7.1 Through the green, a ball which embedded in its own pitch mark in the ground other than sand, may be lifted without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as possible to where it lay but not nearer to the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green.

PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULES

Stroke Play – Two Strokes
Match Play – Loss of Hole

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Discontinue/Abandon Play :

Three consecutive notes of siren, repeated

Resume Play :

Two short notes of siren, repeated

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