New Drop Zones for Holes 6 and 11

We have created two new drops zones to the back-right of greens 6 and 11, and these are for people who have found their ball lying in the trees behind the green and are seeking to declare the ball unplayable with a penalty of one shot.

Because of the boundary fence it is mostly impossible to take relief when declaring unplayable and therefore can mean a near impossible shot, by using the dropping zones you are still dropping a penalty shot, but you have a chance of making a good chip. The rule is as follows:

Dropping Zone

Applies to holes 6 and 11

If a ball is found and lies in the copse of Willow trees behind the 6th and 11th greens, the player may:

(i) Play the ball as it lies; or

(ii) As an additional option, declare the ball unplayable and under penalty of one stroke, drop a ball in either of the dropping zones.


Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.