18 Most Misunderstood Rules of Golf

Red Lateral Hazard

Option 1 – Play it from the hazard
Option 2 – Replay the shot from the original position, incurring a stroke and distance penalty
Option 3 – Draw a line from the hole to where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard and drop anywhere behind that point keeping the point between you and the hole, incurring a one-shot penalty
Option 4 – Go to the point where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard and drop within two (2) club lengths, no nearer the hole, on either side of the hazard, incurring a one-shot penalty

Yellow Water Hazard

Option 1 – Play it from the hazard
Option 2 – Replay the shot from the original position, incurring a stroke and distance penalty
Option 3 – Draw a line from the hole to where the ball last crossed the margin of the hazard and drop anywhere behind that point keeping the point between you and the hole, incurring a one-shot penalty

Lost Ball or Out-of-Bounds

After looking for a maximum of five (5) minutes, you must go back to where the shot was originally played from and replay, incurring a stroke and distance penalty.

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