Player loses ball anywhere not deemed a hazard, including native areas, deep rough & out of bounds.
Player shall locate the "Point of Entry" into that area, and may take a drop along the line of flight, with a ONE stroke penalty.
DO NOT hit a provisional or return to previous shot location.
Player is unable to clear a native area or hazard where there is no option of playing around it. (i.e. "Forced Carry")
Player shall take a drop on the other side of "Forced Carry" with a ONE stroke penalty.
This does NOT apply to Par 3's over water, which should have a designated drop area. If there is not a drop area, then player shall use the most forward tees.
Your ball has come to rest in the area where carts leave and return to the cart path...not how the course is intended to be maintained.
You may take free relief, with foursome approval, from this and other obvious "unmarked" areas of Ground Under Repair.
Player shall find the Closest Point of Full Relief, no closer to the hole and drop within 1 club length of that point. (Ref USGA Rule 16.1)
If you're not in the hole by the time Triple Bogey is reached, please pick up and record Triple Bogey for your score.
Triple is your friend!
The ball must come to rest in the hole.
Sorry, no gimmies.
There's just too many interpretations.
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