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Course

The Newtown Country Club features a 9-hole course located in the center of historic district of Newtown, Connecticut. The course design follows the natural terrain and the small rolling greens provide players with a challenge.

Course Rules

The following rules are referred to on the NCC course.

U.S.G.A Rules
Rule #1 – ball out of bounds:  if your ball is out of Bounds you must play another ball from the spot in which you played your last shot.  You must add a penalty of one stroke.  If your ball is in bounds but your stance or swing is interfered with by objects marking the out of bounds you are not entitled to free relief.
Rule #2 – ball in water hazard:  if your ball is inside the margins of a water hazard you have the following options.  1) Play the ball as it lies in the hazard.  (Do not ground your club) 2) play a ball from the spot you hit your last shot.  3) Drop a ball behind the water hazard keeping the point it entered the hazard between the hole and the spot you drop the ball.  There is no limit
As to how far you can go back if you choose option #2 and #3.  You must add a penalty of one (1) stroke.
Rule #3 – ball on cart path:  if a cart path interferes with your swing or stance, you are entitled to free relief.  Find the nearest point of full relief and drop ball within one (1) club length of this point no closer to the hole.
Rule #4 – sprinkler box:  if a sprinkler box interferes with your swing or stance (not line of sight) you are entitled to free relief.  Find the nearest point of full relief and drop ball within one (1) club length of this point no closer to the hole.
Rule #5 – drainage grate or ditch:  if a drainage grate or ditch filled with stone interferes with your swing or stance, you are entitled to free relief.  Find the nearest point of full relief and drop ball within one (1) club length of this point no closer to the hole.
Rule #6 – cart ropes:  if a cart rope interferes with your swing or stance, you are entitled to free relief.  You may move the ropes and stakes.  Do not move your ball.

NCC Local Rules:

Rule #1 - Ball in flower bed or mulched areas:  All flower beds and mulched areas are free relief.  1 club length no closer to the hole or within designated drop area if marked.

Rule #2 - Screen on Hole #7 / Tee Box #8: If the screen, hedges and mulch behind Hole #8 tee interferes with your swing, stance or line of sight to pin or ball is agreed among competitors that ball entered the bushes but cannot be found you may: A). Play the ball as it lies or  B). Find the nearest point of full relief on a line parallel with the fairway on the 7th hole fairway side of the fence (no closer to the hole). Drop the ball within one (1) club length of this point no closer to the hole. Ball may be taken back as far as necessary to remove the obstruction (screen) from line of sight to the pin

Rule #3 – Hole #9:  Ball crossing both margins of the water hazard from tee regardless of its proximity to the flagpole is out of bounds. (See U.S.G.A. rule #1)

Rule # 4 - Distance Measuring Devices - For all play at this course, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only.   If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is measuring other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

Rule #5 - Accidental Movement of a Ball on the Putting Green: Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1 are modified as follows: When a player’s ball lies on the putting green, there is no penalty if the ball or ball-marker is accidentally moved by the player, his partner, his opponent, or any of their caddies or equipment. The ball or ball-marker must be replaced as provided in Rules 18-2, 18-3 and 20-1. This LOCAL RULE applies only when the player’s ball or ball-marker lies on the putting green and any movement is accidental.  Note: If it is determined that a player’s ball on the putting green was moved as a result of wind, water or some other natural cause such as the effects of gravity, the ball must be played as it lies from its new location. A ball-marker moved in such circumstances is replaced.”



Course Layout

Below is an overview of the yardages for each hole on the NCC course, as well as an overall course map. Please click on the map to see a larger version.

Men's Yardage 63.6/112
Hole123456789Out
Par34444343433/34
Yardage1774332952163151363361393352382
Yardage1894612862162801463361473352396



Holes

Below is more detailed information about each hole on the NCC course - yardage, rules, hole maps, and photos. Please click on the maps to see a larger version.

Hole #1 – 177 yards / hole # 10 – 189 yards 

1. Ball out of bounds – rule #1
2. Ball in water hazard – rule #2
3. Ball on cart path – rule #3
4. Swing or stance affected by sprinkler box – rule #4
5. Tee has right of way over players walking across fairway

  

Hole #2 – 433 yards / hole #11 – 461 yards

1. Ball in ditch – rule #1
2. Ball in water hazard – rule #2
3. Ball in flower bed – local rule #1
4. Ball over stone wall behind green – rule #1
5. Ball on cart path – rule #3
6. Ball in rocks by willows (no free relief)
7. Ball on drain – rule #5
8. Groups on tees #3 & #12 have right of way

  

Hole #3 – 295 yards / hole #12 – 286 yards

1. Ball out of bounds – rule #1
2. Ball in water hazard – rule #2
3. Ball on cart path – rule #3
4. Ball in drainage ditch – rule #5
5. Ball in rocks by willow (no free relief)

  

Hole #4 – 216 yards / hole #13 – 216 yards

1. Ball on cart path – rule #3
2. Ball out of bounds – rule #1
3. Ball in water hazard – rule #2
4. Ball in drainage ditch – rule #5
5. Ball on cart path – rule #3
If you can reach the 4th or 13th green from the tee, do not hit until the green is cleared by the group in front.
Players exiting the green should wave the flag to indicate their clearance.

Cars & trucks have the right of way!  Stop, look & listen before entering the roadway!

  

Hole #5 – 315 yards / hole #14 – 280 yards

1. Ball out of bounds – rule #1
2. Ball in flower bed – local rule #1
3. Ball on cart path – rule #3
4. Be sure fairway is clear when teeing off from upper tee #14

  

Hole #6 – 136 yards / hole #15 – 146 yards

1. Ball out of bounds – rule #1
2. Ball on cart path – rule #3

  

Hole #7 – 336 yards / hole #16 – 336 yards

1. Ball out of bounds – rule #1
2. Ball against sprinkler box – rule #4
3. Ball against screen – local rule #2
4. Ball against cart rope – rule #5
5. Carts are prohibited on hill between hole #5 & #7 and between screen and #7 green

  

Hole #8 – 139 yards / hole #17 – 147 yards

1. Ball out of bounds – rule #1
2. Ball in water hazard – rule #2
3. Ball coming to rest in cart parking area is out of bounds – rule #1
4. Carts are prohibited on fairway/hill in front Of #8 tee.
        Take note of groups teeing off on #4 when crossing fairway and on greens

Cars & trucks have the right of way!  Stop, look & listen before entering the roadway! 

 

Hole #9 – 335 yards / hole #18 – 335 yards

1. All shots (including flight of ball) must stay to the left of the flagpole
2. Ball crossing the margins of the water hazard from tee is out of bounds regardless of its proximity to the flagpole – local rule #3
3. Any subsequent shot hit to the right of the flagpole (including flight of ball) and crossing the margins of the water hazard is out of bounds – local rule #4
4. Ball in water hazard – rule #2
5. Ball in water hazard behind 9th green – rule #2
6. Groups on holes #2 & #11 have right of way