Guidance on Running a Competition

Environment-Sensitive Areas

Where areas on or adjoining the course are declared by an appropriate authority to be environmentally-sensitive and, therefore, entry into and/or play from the areas is prohibited, the area should be physically protected to deter players from entering the area, for example, with a fence, warning signs and the like.

These areas should be marked with the appropriate colour of stake for the area defined, but with a green top. For example, if the ESA is a water hazard, stakes defining the area should be yellow with green tops (see Decision 33-8/41).