Any other club certified handicap would be accepted for new members playing for the first time on BGC course. However, all members are required to submit the scorecards for all the rounds and handicapping will be a continuous and dynamic process. There maybe restriction in participating in Club tournaments based on the handicaps.
All Electric and telephone posts, their stays/bases and accessories are permanent obstructions and no relief is available as per ‘RULES’. However, if the ball in play directly hits any overhead wires only, the player may take the shot again from the last played spot.
The Water body in front of the 2nd / 9th Tee is christened as the ‘Elephant Bath’. It is a lateral water hazard while approaching the 1st /8th Greens AND a water hazard while teeing off from the 2nd / 9th tee. Ball lying within the hazard and if unplayable, can be dropped in the designated drop zone/s with one stroke penalty. The Water body on the extreme left of the Course while approaching the 2nd/9th Greens is christened as the ‘Crocodile Bath’. It is a lateral water hazard and governing ‘RULES’ will apply.
If the ball lies in the wrong green while playing the 2nd/9th Holes, relief will be allowed by dropping the ball within one club length from the nearest point outside the green but not closer to the pin.
Sapling or Environment protection rules will NOT apply, except in cases where the sapling/tree has been marked with two white rings. A ball in play, in hazards and lying close to a tree, will have to be played as it lies and no free relief will be allowed.
Grounding of clubs within the hazard areas is NOT allowed. Also, all other rules governing play from hazards will be applicable. If the ball lies in the ‘Nalla’ on the left of the 1st/8th Hole fairways, the ball can be taken out and dropped at a parallel spot within one club length distance but not nearer the pin, with one stroke penalty.
The Out-of-bound areas are marked with white stakes, the hazards are marked with yellow stakes and the water hazards are marked with red stakes. These stakes and distance markers are permanent obstructions.