Red Stakes: You’ve Got 5 Options
RED STAKES AND RED LINES
YOU HAVE 5 OPTIONS FOR RED STAKES
Option 1: Play it as it lies, no penalty.
You may drop within two club lengths of the point of entry; but no nearer the hole (1-stroke penalty).
Drop behind the hazard on a line formed by the hole and the point where the ball entered the hazard (1-stroke penalty).
A player can go to the opposite side of the hazard and drop at a spot on the hazard’s margin that is equidistant from the hole (1-stroke penalty).
You may return to the tee or the last spot from which you played the ball. So, in the hazard on 1, out in 2, hitting 3.