Course Rules & Privilege

Course rules

are defined by white stakes.

Internal boundaries
The internal boundaries between lanes B5 and B6 are valid when playing both lanes. The start and end of the internal boundary is indicated by a double white stake.

Biotope out
White stakes with green top on the left side of the lanes C4 and C5 indicate a biotope out with a ban on entering according to the house rules. If a player's ball is on the court and the stand would have to be taken in the no-entry zone, penalty-free relief must be taken in accordance with Rule 16.1b.

Penalty Area
All penalty areas are marked with red stakes. The boundary of the Penalty Area is defined by the line between adjacent red posts. If it is known or almost certain that the ball is in the Penalty Area, the player may take relief with a penalty stroke from the old spot or either within two club lengths of the last crossing point on the boundary no closer to the flag or any distance back on the line between the flag and the crossing point.

Ground in repair
is marked either by blue stakes with a green top (E8.1 No Play Zone) or by white lines (penalty-free relief under Rule 16.1b). Excessively damaged ground in the area of the fairways is also ground in repair without marking after decision by the game management. Sand washed out by heavy rain (furrows) in the bunker is ground in repair with penalty-free relief according to rule 16.1c.

Relief according to rule 16.1b is not granted if only the standing position is obstructed by a hole, leveled molehills or the running path of an animal.

For the protection of saplings(No Play Zone), identifiable by the support stakes and/or ropes, complete relief, i.e., involving the stakes and ropes, must be taken without penalty under the procedure of Rule 16.1b (in the field) or Rule 17.1e(2) (within a Penalty Area).

Overhead Lines
If it is known or almost certain that the ball has hit any part of the overhead lines including the pole, the stroke must be retaken without penalty.

During a round, the player or his/her caddie may not use a motorized cart unless permitted by game management or subsequently approved.

Parents are not permitted to serve as caddies in youth betting matches.


100- and 150-yard markers (green and green-white stakes, respectively) and sprinkler covers on fairways are measured beginning green.
Refuges are located on holes/tee A 1, A 5, A 7, B 1, B 6, C 4, C5 and C6.
Please be gentle on the course. Put back divots, remove pitch marks on greens and rake the bunker after leaving.

The Playing Committee of Golf-Club An der Pinnau e.V.
Status: December 2018


Course Rules - Winter 2020


  • Regulations on working days - two-ball before three-ball before four-ball
    As a general rule, two-ball games have priority over three-ball and four-ball games for the right to start on the 1st tee. During the round, two-ball games have the right to be given an unsolicited opportunity to overtake any three-ball or four-ball game, if they do not keep up with the front group. Singles players have starting rights but no passing rights.
  • Regulations on weekends and holidays - Four-ball before three-ball before two-ball.
    On weekends the capacity of the golf course can be used in the best possible way by playing as many fourball games as possible.
    In this case, two-ball and three-ball games lose their starting privilege and their right to play through to four-ball games, provided that the four-ball games can keep up with the front group of players.
  • Regulations for guests
    Members of recognized golf clubs with a current score of at least Stv. -36.0 are welcome at Golf-Club An der Pinnau at any time. On weekends and holidays, guests are only permitted to play from 3:00 p.m. onwards if requested by telephone and in advance and accompanied by members of the GCAdP. A prerequisite is a DGV master handicap of no more than -36.