Preferred lies are now in operation in all bunkers that are in play. You may lift your ball, rake the area and replace the ball within 6 inches of it's original position. Also from time to time some bunkers will be marked with blue stakes, these bunkers are GUR and you may drop out of them with no penalty.
With winter just around the corner and with the recent rain the course is soft and vulnerable to damage. In order to protect the course as much as possible vulnerable area's are roped off, it is very important that you do not go into these area's unless it is necessary to play your shot and on no account should you take your trolley into these area's. Also mats are in use on a number of tees and must be used (please do not tee off from behind the mats).