Golf Buggy RulesA. Competition Golf
Availability for Competition Golf–The buggies are available for use in competition golf by Eligible Members and Eligible Visitors in accordance with these rules and the accompanying safety rules. It is anticipated that the buggies will be available generally from mid-April to mid-October each year subject to weather conditions. The Course Superintendent has the final decision on whether buggies are permitted on the course on a particular day.
Eligible Members– Members must submit in confidence to the Manager either:
- A copy of their current driving licence and an original medical certificate in the prescribed format (available in the office) stating that they have mobility difficulties and would be unable to play the golf course without using a buggy, or
- A copy of their official Disabled Drivers Permit.
The Manager will maintain a Register of Eligible Members and, when appropriate, may seek confirmation from Members of their continuing eligibility.
Eligible Visitors– Visitors must provide either:
- Written confirmation from their home club that they require the use of a buggy on medical grounds, or
- A copy of their Official Disabled Drivers Permit.
Booking– Only Eligible Members may book a buggy except that any Member may book a buggy for an Eligible Visitor that they intend playing with. Buggies are bookable on a first come first served basis and must be booked through the office (or, if the office is unattended, through the Manager) at least 48 hours before the buggy is required. Buggies for use in a competition may only be booked after the timesheet for that competition has been opened. Two Eligible Members/Eligible Visitors may book to share a buggy and share the cost.
Competition Golf-Ladies Qualifying Competitions (ILGU Condition)–An authorised user of a buggy is not permitted to carry or shelter a fellow competitor or their equipment at any time (other than returning to a tee to play a provisional ball). The penalty is disqualification of the fellow competitor.
Competition Golf-Men's Competitions and Ladies Non-Qualifying Competitions-An authorised user of a buggy may carry or shelter a fellow competitor or their equipment.
B. Casual Golf
Availability for Casual Golf -The buggies are available for use for casual golf by all Members and Visitors in accordance with these rules and the accompanying safety rules.
Booking – Any Member may book a buggy for personal use or use by a visitor invited by that Member. Buggies are bookable on a first come first served basis and must be booked through the office (or, if the office is unattended, through the Manager or the bar) at any time up to the start of play. A buggy cannot by booked for use for casual golf at a time that could coincide with competition times.
Casual Golf – A user of a buggy may permit a playing partner to use the buggy.
C. Competition Golf and Casual Golf
Safety Rules – It is the responsibility of the user of a buggy to familiarise himself/herself with the Safety Rules which are posted on the noticeboards beside these rules and are also posted inside each buggy.
Charges- The charges have been set at a level to recover only the costs of providing this service to Members:
Eligible Members €20 per buggy
Eligible Visitors €25 per buggy
Twilight (2 hours before sunset) €15 per buggy
11 Holes (Tuesdays only) €15 per buggy
Payment- Payment must be made in the office before play.
Completion of Use– The buggy must be parked and secured in the compound and properly connected to the battery charger. The key must be returned to the office or, outside office hours, to the bar.
Safety Rules for Golf Buggies
(Also posted inside each buggy)
(Also posted inside each buggy)
- The driver of a buggy must hold a current driving licence.
- Users must follow normal playing etiquette by refraining from going ahead of other members of the playing group and by remaining stationary and out of vision of the playing group when they are playing a shot.
- The buggy must not be driven within 10 metres of a green or a bunker or a water hazard or between a bunker and a green or between a lake and a green or on a tee or on a steep mound.
- When the user is putting, the buggy must be parked, as far as practicable, beyond the exit point of the green towards the next tee.
- A buggy must not be taken outside the Club property.
Take great care at all times. Always remember:
- All use of the buggy is at the personal risk of the user who is personally responsible for any injury, loss, damage or liability of every kind arising from his or her use of the buggy, and
- The Club disclaims liability of every kind for any injury to any person and any other loss or damage or liability arising from such use.