Let's learn about how a golfer is penalized is he deems a lie unplayable.
As a result of having an unplayable lie, a golfer may drop a golf ball one club length from the spot of the ball, and no closer to the hole.
The drop for gaining relief from an unplayable lie cannot be any closer to the hole, and the golfer must complete the drop by holding the ball at shoulder height. After two drops, if the dropped ball is not within the one club length, then the golfer may place the ball within that specified length.
As the result of taking relief from an unplayable lie, a golfer must add one penalty stroke to his or her score.