The term “course record” is not defined in the Rules of Golf. However, it is generally accepted
that a record score should be recognised as the official “course record” only if made in an
individual stroke play competition (excluding bogey, par or Stableford competitions) with the
holes and tee-markers in their proper medal or championship positions.
It is recommended that a record score should not be recognised as the official “course record”
if a Local Rule permitting preferred lies is in operation.