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HEALTH & SAFETY

 

ADVERSE WEATHER

Course Closure 
 
The Spa and Glevum course may be closed, or play suspended, when extreme and/or adverse weather conditions occur and damage to the course or risk to personal safety would result if play were permitted. 
 
For players already on the course(s) one long blast will be sounded with an air horn on the 1st tee of the Spa course and from the driving range for the Glevum course.  On hearing this air horn all players MUST suspend play. 
 

Re-Opening the Courses 
 
Two consecutive short blasts on the air horn will be sounded from the above locations to advise players who chose to remain on the course during the suspension of play and for those that have returned to the course that it is safe to re-commence play. 
 

Fog 
 
In conditions of fog, play will not commence if you cannot see the red and white fog indicator pole situated on the right hand side of the Spa course first fairway.  If fog comes down while play is in progress, one long blast of the air horn will be sounded by a member of the golf reception and driving range staff.  On hearing this all players MUST suspend play.  The course will then re-open according to the above procedure. 
 

Lightning 
 
When lightning is seen in the vicinity of the course, players must stop play.  One long blast will be sounded on the air horn by a member of the golf reception and driving range staff on the 1st tee of the Spa course and from the driving range for the Glevum course to advise players who did not witness the lightning flash that they must suspend play and are advised to return to the clubhouse.  It is incumbent upon each member or visitor to assess the risk and ensure that they take appropriate measures to ensure safe passage from the course.   
 
Where there is not sufficient time to evacuate the course and there is a threat of lightning, you are advised to comply with the following procedure: 
 

DO: Keep as low down as possible, leave your golf equipment and stand away from it. 
 

DO NOT: Stand under overhead power lines or pylons, shelter under trees or go to high ground, use a mobile phone (switch it off), put your umbrella up or in any circumstances stand by a stream or pond. 
 
The course(s) will be re-opened according to the procedure above (ideally 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder is heard). 

 

COURSE RISK

Spa Course 
 
All golfers must give way to users of the public right of way which runs along the left hand side of the 4th and the right hand side of the 12th. 
 
 

Glevum Course 
 
All golfers must give way to users of the public right of way which runs along the right hand side of the course on the 4th, 5th and 6th holes for golfers and 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th for footgolfers. 
 

Road Crossing 
 
When leaving the 7th green to the 8th tee and the 11th green to the 12th tee on the Spa course it is necessary to cross the driveway.  All players are advised to exercise extreme caution when crossing this road. 
 

Players and Green Staff 
 

During the early part of the day players are asked to give priority to greens staff.  After course preparation, greens staff are to give priority to players.  When the flag has been removed by the greens staff, this indicates the hole is out of play.  Players are asked to wait until it is replaced which will indicate the hole is safe to play again. 
 

Tees/1st Green 
 
Extreme caution should be taken when using the sleepers/banks/steps to access or exit the tees/1st green; these can become slippery, especially in damp/wet conditions. 
 

Topography 
 
Extreme caution should be taken when on uneven areas of the course; they can become slippery, especially in damp/wet conditions. 
 

Insurance and Liability 
 
The Club recommend that all members and visiting golfers are adequately insured against the unlikely event of equipment theft or of them being injured or causing injury as a result of an errant shot. 
 
Buggy operators who have hired a buggy from the Club are responsible for the security of the vehicle during the hire period and the return of the keys thereafter. 
 
All incidents on the course
must be reported immediately to golf reception. 

 

BUGGY SAFETY POLICY

The Club has a duty of care of care to all users of the golf course, including pedestrians using the public right of way.  The topography of certain areas of the course is such that caution and prudence must be shown by all users of ride-on buggies.  To ensure the safety of all golf course users, buggy drivers and passengers are required to comply with the following conditions: 
 

The Club strongly recommends that all users/golfers have a valid insurance policy to cover liability for risks to third parties 
 
Who Can Use A Golf Buggy 
 

  • Privately owned buggies may only be used with prior permission from the Club

  • All buggy users must hold a valid full UK driving licence

  • No person under the age of 17 may operate a buggy

  • Buggies are not available for footgolf 

Where And When Can Buggies Be Used 
  

  • All signs directing traffic movement must be strictly observed

  • No buggy shall be driven on or near any trees, greens or bunkers 

  • Wet areas and ground under repair must be avoided

  • The Club may prohibit the use of buggies when ground conditions are unsuitable 

 
Safe Use Of A Golf Buggy 

 

  • Care and consideration must be given for the safety and convenience of pedestrians  

  • Pedestrians must be afforded the right-of-way at all times

  • No more than 2 persons and 2 sets of clubs shall be carried on a buggy

  • Drivers should be fully conversant with the controls of the buggy

  • Brakes should be applied gently to avoid skidding

  • No standing on a buggy while it is in motion

  • Hands and feet must be kept inside the buggy at all times

  • Caution must be exercised when reversing

  • Caution must be exercised on all slopes and inclines

  • Caution must be exercised  when crossing any bridge on the Spa and Glevum courses

  • Caution must be exercised when approaching or driving close to any lake or river on the Spa and Glevum courses  

  • Drive only as fast as the terrain allows

  • Extreme caution must be taken when crossing the driveway after the 7th and 11th on the Spa course

  • Buggy operators who have hired a buggy from the Club are responsible for the security of the vehicle during the hire period and the return of keys thereafter. 

 

ELECTRIC TROLLEY SAFETY POLICY

The Club has a duty of care to all users of the golf course, including pedestrians using the public right of way.  To ensure the safety of all golf course users, electric trolley users are required to comply with the following conditions: 
 

The club strongly recommends that all users /golfers have a valid insurance policy to cover liability for risks to third parties.  
 

Where & When Electric Trolleys Can Be Used 

 

  • Wet areas and ground under repair must be avoided

  • The Club may prohibit the use of electric trolleys when ground conditions are unsuitable 

 
Safe Use of an Electric Trolley 
 

  • Care and consideration must be given for the safety and convenience of pedestrians

  • Pedestrians must be afforded the right-of-way at all times

  • No more than 1 set of clubs shall be carried on an electric trolley

  • Users should be fully conversant with the controls of the electric trolley

  • No standing on an electric trolley

  • Caution must be exercised on all slopes and inclines

  • Caution must be exercised  when crossing any bridge on the Spa and Glevum courses

  • Caution must be exercised when approaching or driving close to any lake or river on the Spa and Glevum courses  

  • Extreme caution must be taken when crossing the driveway after the 7th and 11th on the Spa course

  • Electric trolley operators who have hired an electric trolley from the Club are responsible for the security of the electric trolley during the hire period and the return of electric trolley thereafter 

 

SPA COURSE HOLE RISK ASSESMENT

Extreme caution should be taken when using the sleepers/steps/banks to access or exit the tees; these can become slippery, especially in damp/wet conditions. 


1st – While teeing off the 1st tee please be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 18th hole. Caution should be taken when walking on or using the sleepers in front of the green, these can become slippery, especially in damp/wet conditions. 


2nd – When playing any shot after crossing the bridge, please be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 4th and 15th holes. Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the river. 


3rd – Be aware of any over hit shot into the 2nd green when walking to the 3rd green. When on the green be aware of any errant tee shot from the 4th tee.  


4th – Be aware of any over hit shot into the 3rd green when walking from the tee. After leaving the tee, be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 2nd hole.  


5th – Be aware of any errant tee shots from the 1st hole to the right. Do not approach the green until the 6th tee has cleared.  


6th – Be aware of golfers on the 5th green. Be aware of golfers on the 7th tee when approaching the green. On the green be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 7th tee.  


7th – Be aware of the public and cars using the driveway running along the right of the hole. When on the tee be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 6th hole. Care must be taken when crossing the driveway to get to the 8th hole. 


8th – Be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 11th hole. When on the green be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 10th hole or 9th tee. Be careful when walking around or near the lake at the back of the green. Caution should be taken when retrieving balls from this lake.  


9th – Be aware of golfers on the 8th green. Be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 10th tee. Be careful when walking around or near the lake on the right of this hole and caution should be taken if retrieving balls from this lake. When playing into the green, be aware of the close proximity of the car park in relation to the back of the green. 


10th – Be aware of golfers playing the 9th green. Be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 9th tee. Be aware of any cars using the driveway that runs along the left hand side of the hole. Caution should be taken when walking around or near the lake to the right of the hole. Caution should be taken when retrieving balls from the lake.  
 

11th – Be aware of golfers on the 10th green. Do not tee off until the driveway to the left of the hole is clear of traffic. Be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 10th tee. After leaving the tee, be aware of any cars using the driveway that runs along the left hand side of the hole. Be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 8th hole. Care must be taken when crossing the driveway to get to the 12th hole. 


12th – On leaving the tee, be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 7th hole. On passing the conifers to the left of the hole, be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 6th hole. Care should be taken when playing around the green due to steep banks. On leaving the green please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk ways. 


13th – Be aware of golfers on the 15th green. Do not tee off until the group in front have crossed the bridge to the left on the hole. If you are searching for a ball in the trees to the right of the hole, be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 15th hole. Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve golf balls from the river. Approaching and on the green, be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 15th tee.  


14th – Be aware of Down Hatherley Lane that runs along the left hand side of the hole. Be aware of golfers playing from the 15th tee. When on the green, be aware of any errant tee shots coming from the 15th tee. Caution should be taken when walking around or near the lake to the right of the hole. Caution should be taken when retrieving golf balls from the lake. 


15th – Be aware of golfers on the 3rd tee and 14th green. When leaving the tee, be aware of any over hit golf balls coming from the 14th hole. After leaving the tee, be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 2nd and 13th hole. When approaching the river, green and whilst on the green, be aware of any errant shots coming from the 13th tee. Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve golf balls from the river. 


16th – Be aware of Down Hatherley Lane that runs along the right hand side of the hole. Care should be taken when playing from the left of the hole due to steep banks.  


17th – Be aware of any golf balls travelling over the safety netting of the driving range to the right of the hole. 


18th – Be aware of any errant golf balls coming from the 1st hole. Be aware of any golf balls travelling over the safety netting of the driving range to the right of the hole. Be aware of the close proximity to the back of the green of the practice putting green and Clubhouse.   


Putting Green 


Be aware of any over hit golf balls coming from the 18th hole. 


Car Park, Main Entrance and Walkways 


Caution must be taken when walking to and from the Clubhouse as these areas are used by HGV delivery lorries, vans and cars. 

 

GLEVUM COURSE HOLE RISK ASSESMENT

Extreme caution should be taken when using the sleepers/steps/banks to access or exit the tees; these can become slippery, especially in damp/wet conditions.

1st – Please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk way behind the green.  Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river behind the green and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the river.

2nd – Please be aware of Down Hatherley Lane that runs behind the green.

3rd – Do not tee off until all golfers have cleared onto the path to the left of the green.  Please be aware of the private properties that run along the right hand side of the hole.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the properties. 

4th – Please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk way running along the right hand side of the hole.  Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river running across the hole and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the river.  Be aware of any errant tee shots from the 9th hole to the left.  Be careful when walking around or near the lake at the back of the green. Caution should be taken when retrieving balls from this lake.

5th – Please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk way running along the right hand side of the hole.  Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river running along the right of the hole and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the river.  Be aware of any errant tee shots from the 8th hole to the left.

6th – Please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk way running along the right hand side of the hole.  Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river running along the right of the hole and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the river.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the fields behind and to the left of the green.

7th – Please be aware of the ARRC HQ to the right of the hole.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the premises of ARRC HQ.  Please be aware of the golfers on the 8th tee behind the 7th green.  Please be aware of any errant tee shots from the 6th hole to the left.

8th – Please be aware of the ARRC HQ to the right of the hole.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the premises of ARRC HQ.  Please be aware of any errant tee shots from the 5th hole to the left. Caution should be taken when walking around, near or retrieving balls from the lake to the left of the green.

9th – Please be aware of the ARRC HQ to the right of the hole.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the premises of ARRC HQ.  Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river running across the hole and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve balls from the river. Please be aware of any errant tee shots from the 4th hole to the left.

 

GLEVUM FOOT GOLF COURSE HOLE RISK ASSESMENT

Extreme caution should be taken when using the sleepers/steps/banks to access or exit the tees; these can become slippery, especially in damp/wet conditions. 
 

1st – Please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk way behind the green.  Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river behind the green and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the river.

 

2nd – Please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk way running along the right hand side of the hole. Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river running to the right of the hole and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the river.  Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the stream running across the hole.  Landing nets are provided for you to retrieve footballs from the stream.  Be careful when walking around or near the lake at the back of the green.  Under no circumstances should you attempt to retrieve a football from the lake.  

 

3rd – Please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk way running along the right hand side of the hole. Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river running along the right of the hole and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the river.  

 

4th – Please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk way running along the right hand side of the hole. Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river running along the right of the hole and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the river.  

 

5th – Please be aware of any members of the public using the public walk way running along the right hand side of the hole. Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the river running along the right of the hole and under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the river.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the fields behind and to the left of the green.  

 

6th – Please be aware of the ARRC HQ to the right of the hole.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the premises of ARRC HQ.  Please be aware of the footgolfers on the 7th tee behind the 6th green.    

 

7th – Please be aware of the ARRC HQ to the right of the hole.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the premises of ARRC HQ. Please be aware of the footgolfers on the 8th tee, which is to the right of the 7th green.      

 

8th  – Please be aware of any errant shots from footgolfers playing the 7th.  Please be aware of the ARRC HQ to the right of the hole.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the premises of ARRC HQ.  Caution should be taken when walking around the lake behind the green.  Under no circumstances should you attempt to retrieve a football from the lake.  

 

9th – Please be aware of the ARRC HQ to the right of the hole.  Under no circumstances should you try to retrieve footballs from the premises of ARRC HQ.  Caution should be taken when walking close to the steep banks of the stream running across the hole. Landing nets are provided for you to retrieve footballs from the stream.   
 
If your ball does go into the lake or river or if you require assistance in using the nets to retrieve a ball from the stream, you should ring the clubhouse (01452 858600) and a member of staff will come and assist you. 

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