Rules Of The Waste Bunker

Ryan Rustand

Ryan Rustand

SwingU Instructor

Waste bunkers are natural sandy areas, usually very large and often found on links and tropical courses. They are not considered penalty areas, according to the USGA Rule Book.

Unlike a fairway or greenside bunkers, you are permitted to ground you club. You are also allowed to remove loose impediments from the area around the ball.

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