Golf Australia

Special Rules for Sand Greens

Throughout Australia, there are around 400 courses that have greens comprised of oiled sand or some other similar material, usually due to the prohibitive cost of maintaining grass greens by small clubs in rural areas.

The player is able to smooth the putting surface with a provided smoother/rake prior to putting. Certain conditions apply to the smoothing process and how to mark the ball on the green.

UPDATE: The Special Rules for Sand Greens have been amended in line with the changes to the Rules for 2019. This includes modifications to the Rule numbers and other minor text changes.

View the document below for the complete Special Rules for Sand Greens.

Click here for "Special Rules for Sand Greens"

Click here to see a bullet list of the changes

 

24 August 2019
Australia’s Minjee Lee has moved into contention at the LPGA Tour’s Canadian Open in Ontario today, continuing to show a return to form. Read more
24 August 2019
Adam Scott’s chance of winning the $US 15 million Fedex Cup riches slipped a little farther away at East Lake today, but a bunch of the world’s best ... Read more
Inside The Ropes
23 August 2019
BAY VIEWS: Men: Par White: S Cooper (23) 5 up. more
23 August 2019
ROYAL PERTH: Medley Stableford: J Bennett 46 R North 39 P Olivier G Kennedy G Rowe 38 J Grehan A King 37 E Kinsella J Irving 36 D Hignett P Young V ... more
Golf Australia