Course Safety & Etiquette

Our aim is for all our golfers: members and visitors, to fully enjoy their golf experience on the course and in the clubhouse.

Course safety and etiquette are key in ensuring this happens, as well as patience and a good sense of humour of course!
These guidelines should be adhered to at all times.


  • The lead golfer or organiser is responsible for briefing their group.
  • Follow our dress code on the course and in the clubhouse.
  • Fix your divots and replace fairway divots.
  • Always repair your ball marks on the green. Be sure to have a repair tool in your pocket ready to go.
  • Do Pay attention to ropes and the areas they are intended to protect. Don’t step on the rope – step over it.
  • Rake bunkers correctly, entering from the low side and NOT the high side. Leave no trace. Leave the rake outside of the bunker when you leave.
  • Do not leave any rubbish on the course.
  • Don’t leave your tee behind. If you’ve broken your tee, make sure to pick up all pieces.
  • Keep pace with the golfers in front of you.
  • Be prepared to let the group behind through if you lose a hole to those in front.
  • Children must be supervised at all times on the course.
  • No shouting or bad language, particularly in and around the clubhouse.
  • All dogs are to be kept on a short lead and mess is to be cleared up and taken with you.
  • Personal alcohol can be consumed in the Golf Clubhouse, but all rubbish must be taken with you. But please be aware of drink driving and road safety rules.
  • Please always consider other players.

Course Safety

We are committed to providing the best possible conditions to maximise the safety of all members, visitors, and guests whilst on the course.


  • Never strike a ball when there are people within range.
  • If there is an incident or injury on the Golf Course, play must stop immediately on all surrounding tees.
  • Do not strike your ball when the Greenkeepers or other Staff Members are within range attending to their duties.
  • Players must wait for the green to be clear before teeing off.
  • Beware of the practice area as you play past.
  • Please be aware that all wooden steps and sleepers can become slippery when conditions are damp or wet.
  • Danger from Thunder and lightning. All players must adhere to the suspension of play procedures.
  • All accidents MUST be reported to the office or pro shop immediately. If no one is available please call the Sports complex 01189 644 600.
  • In the case of a severe emergency and an Ambulance is required, dial 999, postcode of the Golf Course is RG7 6AU