Obstruction Integral Part of the Course. GoRaC 3.4; RoG, Definitions, Obstructions Exception c; Decision 13-4/30, 33-2a/10.5. Local Rule. Revised 2015-01-12.
IN DEPTH: From Definitions, Obstructions: "An "obstruction" is anything artificial ... ". Exception Point c: "Any construction declared by the Committee to be an integral part of the course.
The Committee may declare obstructions e.g. artificial surfaces and sides of roads and paths, bridges, buildings, walls, fences, stiles, staircases, ruins, flowerbeds, concrete or wooden edges of ditches or ponds etc. to be an integral part of the course. A player who wants to take relief from an integral part of the course may do that, with a one stroke penalty, under Rule 28 unless another Rule is applicable. 
Loose parts of an integral part of the course such as bricks, wooden palings, stones, etc may not be moved, bent or broken (see Rule 13-2).
Note that under Decision 23/14 gravel, stones, crushed shell, wood chips or the like on an artificially surfaced road are loose impediments and may be removed under Rule 23-1 even if the road has been declared an integral part of the course

Suggested wording. The title and the penalty may be removed when this Rule is placed together with other Rules under a specific headline. The red-coloured sentence about ball unplayable may be removed.

Obstruction Integral Part of the Course
The ... on hole ... is an integral part of the course. Lose parts may not be removed. The ball must be played as it lies or be declared unplayable, with one stroke penalty, under Rule 28. 
Penalty: Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes.
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