Stair/Stile over Boundary-Wall Integral Part of the Course. RoG; Definitions, Obstructions and Decision 24/1. 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."
A stone wall or a fence that defines out of bounds is by Definitions outside the course. The part of a stile or set of steps on the course that is attached to the boundary fence is an immovable obstruction and the player may take relief, without penalty, under Rule 24-2.
The Committee may declare the stile to be 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.

Stile/Set of Steps over Boundary-Wall Integral Part of the Course
The stile/set of steps on hole ... over the ... that defines out of bounds is an integral part of the course. 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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