Golf Rules Rules of Golf by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews
 
 

Rules of Golf by the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrew

 

Rule 1.
The Game
Rule 18.
Ball at Rest Moved
Rule 2.
Match Play
Rule 19.
Ball in Motion Deflected or Stopped
Rule 3.
Stroke Play
Rule 20.
Lifting, Dropping and Placing; Playing from Wrong Place
Rule 4.
Clubs
Rule 21.
Cleaning Ball
Rule 5.
The Ball
Rule 22.
Ball Interfering with or Assisting Play
Rule 6.
The Player
Rule 23.
Loose Impediments
Rule 7.
Practice
Rule 24.
Obstructions
Rule 8.
Advice; Indicating Line of Play
Rule 25.
Abnormal Ground Conditions and Wrong Putting Green
Rule 9.
Information as to Strokes Taken
Rule 26.
Water Hazards (Including Lateral Water Hazards)
Rule 10.
Order of Play
Rule 27.
Ball Lost or Out of Bounds; Provisional Ball
Rule 11.
Teeing Ground
Rule 28.
Ball Unplayable
Rule 12.
Searching for and Identifying Ball
Rule 29.
Threesomes and Foursomes
Rule 13.
Ball Played as It Lies; Lie, Area of Intended Swing and Line of Play; Stance
Rule 30.
Three-Ball, Best-Ball and Four-Ball Match Play
Rule 14.
Striking the Ball
Rule 31.
Four-Ball Stroke Play
Rule 15.
Wrong Ball; Substituted Ball
Rule 32.
Bogey, Par and Stableford Competitions
Rule 16.
The Putting Green
Rule 33.
The Committee
Rule 17.
The Flagstick
Rule 34.
Disputes and Decisions