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Health & Safety

Fog & Lightning

In the event of lightening, suspend play immediately and take appropriate action. [Rule 5-7a applies]. Shelters do not provide adequate protection from lightning. Do not continue to play in fog/poor visibility, when you cannot see the clear distance of your intended shot.

Greens Staff

The greens staff have priority at all times. Players should always alert greens staff nearby when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them and wait for staff to move out of the way.

Do not hit balls on the Practice Ground when greens staff are crossing.

The Course, Its Steps And Surfaces

May be slippery when damp or wet and in frosty conditions. Golfers must ensure to wear appropriate footwear to meet the prevailing conditions [soft spikes]. Take care on steep slopes and around bunkers and ditches.


To ensure the safety of all golf course users, buggy drivers are required to comply with the Club’s Buggy Safety Policy and follow this at all times. Take particular care around bunkers and ditches and on slopes.

Buggy Policy 2021

Buggy Safety Policy

Railway Line

Users of the crossings must take extreme care when crossing the rail line and comply with the Club’s Crossing Policy. DO NOT attempt to cross in front of an oncoming train. Vehicles should not be driven over the railway unless authorised to do so by the Club. Vehicles MUST stop at the gates and obtain Network Rail consent to cross by using the yellow phones next to the pedestrian gates. Please ensure the crossing gates are closed behind you.

Level Crossing Policy

Blind Shots

Some holes on the course have blind shots. It is the players responsibility to ensure the way ahead is clear before playing.
Do not play from the:

  • 15th hole until the green is clear

Do not tee off the 12th until the 3rd green is clear

Public Access

At certain points on the course the public has right of way to cross; please ensure the way is clear before playing your shot. Non-golfers may not understand that they need to wait.


Are permitted on the golf course as long as they are kept on a lead. Dogs, other than guide dogs, are not permitted in the clubhouse.


An external Defibrillator is situated outside the Professional Shop

All accidents must be reported to the Office or the Golf Shop.