Immovable Obstruction with Dropping Zone. GoRaC 3.9; RoG Definitions Obstructions, Rule 24-2 and 24-3, Appendix I Part A 6; Decision 33-8/19. Local Rule/Temporary local rule. Revised 2015-12-01. 
IN DEPTH: Under Rule 24-2 a player may take relief, without penalty, from interference by an immovable obstruction (e.g artificial surfaces and sides of a road or path, a parking lot, flower beds and buildings such as a barn, a club house or remnants of old houses or antiquities, telephone poles etc). 
If the outermost limits of an immovable obstruction has to be defined, orange coloured stakes/plates may be used. 
A player who proceeds under Rule 24-2 or 24-3 must drop a ball/the ball within one club length from the nearest point of relief. If the Committee finds that this point might be in an unplayable or dangerous position it may establish one or several dropping zones from which the player may proceed. 
The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this rule. 

: From Decision 33-8/19:" Rule 33-8 states that the Committee may establish Local Rules for local abnormal conditions. It is not abnormal for areas adjacent to paved paths to have dense underbrush, trees, sharp slopes, etc., thereby providing no practical relief. Furthermore, it would not be appropriate to
establish dropping zones on the fairway side of the path to alleviate the problem."
For more information see the sections “Course set up” and “How to mark a Golf Course”.

Suggested wording. The two finishing, red-coloured sentences may be removed. The heading and the penalty may be removed when the Rule is placed together with other local rules under a specific heading.  

Immovable Obstruction (IO) with Dropping Zone/Zones
If a ball is in/on ... , which is an immovable obstruction (IO), on hole ... defined by ...  or if this IO interferes with the players stance or the area of his intended swing or if it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in this IO the player may, without penalty, either proceed under Rule 24-2 or 24-3 or as an additional option, drop a ball in the dropping zone/the nearest dropping zone even when the dropping zone is nearer the hole than where the ball originally lay or, if it is known or virtually certain that a boll that has not been found is in the IO, the spot where the ball last crossed the outermost limits of the IO. The ball may be cleaned when lifted under this rule.
When dropping in a dropping zone the dropped ball must first strike a part of the course within the dropping zone. The dropped ball is in play if it comes to rest within two club-lengths of the spot where it
first struck a part of the course even if it rolls out of the dropping zone or nearer the hole. Dropping and re-dropping see Rule 20-2 and Appendix 1 Part A 6 Note. 
Penalty: Matchplay - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.
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