Don’t get bugged by a buggy.

All Golf Clubs have a duty of care to all users of the course. Health and safety on the golf course is of utmost importance of course. It is important for the Club to provide adequate, safe means of access for all golfers including those given permission to use buggies. Also, the Club has to ensure the safety of golfers who do not wish to use ride-on buggies but who might be at risk from a mechanically defective ride-on buggy or its careless use. This also applies to members of the public using the various rights of way across and around the course.

The following rules should apply:

Ride-on buggies on Club property are only for the use of Members and visitors who are currently disabled within the meaning of the Equality Legislation.

  1. Ride-on buggies must be operated with the utmost courtesy, care and consideration for the safety and convenience of pedestrians. Pedestrians must be afforded the right-of-way at all times.
  2. The signs and instructions employed on the course to warn buggy riders of potential danger areas or, areas forbidden to ride-on buggies because of concerns about danger or, the potential to cause unacceptable wear and tear to the course, must be followed at all times.
  3. Ride-on buggies must be operated and parked in such a manner that they do not impede or interfere with normal pedestrian or vehicular flow on roadways, ramps or pavements.
  4. No ride-on buggy will be operated at a speed considered excessive.
  5. All speed limits that may be set must be observed.
  6. Ride-on buggies shall be used only when the courses are open for play.
  7. Ride-on buggies must be operated in compliance with the common` rules of the road` regardless of whether ride-on buggies are operated on pavements or roadways.
  8. Users must stop the buggy at blind intersections and proceed with caution.
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posted on December 4, 2013
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