Always stand to the right of the shot being played and never behind the player.
On the tee, go over to the right side of the tee to watch another player. This is crucial for safety. Remember that the other player may hit their drive, not be satisfied and then take a practice swing while you are walking to take up your position.
Never walk ahead of a player and never turn your back on someone playing a shot. Always keep level with him and on the correct side.
Should there be the likelihood of your ball hitting another player, going over trees or onto an adjacent fairway, shout ‘FORE’. If you hear someone shout ‘FORE’, stop, bend over and cover your head with your arms.
Always wait until the players in front are out of range. When playing into the green, wait until the players in front have cleared the green before you play in.
Always try to play golf at a reasonable speed. When you get to the tee, do not mark your card from the previous hole if you are the first person to drive-off. Go to the tee as quickly as possible, but do not rush your shot. Other players should then drive-off, again marking their card whilst going up the fairway. Do not mark your card on the green or to the side of the green after finishing the hole.
Leave your clubs on the correct side of the green as close as possible to the exit to the next tee.
Move quickly between shots so other players are not delayed.
If you think you have lost your ball, use the provisional ball rule - this will avoid having to go back to the tee.
In the case of a lost ball, the rules state that you are allowed 5 minutes to look for your ball. If you think it may be lost, check your watch as soon as you arrive where you think your ball may be. Be prepared to call following players through, and only use the 5 minutes permitted. In a four ball, assume that each player is responsible for his own ball and keep play moving.
Given the continual changes with regard to Health & Safety legislation, Darland Golf continues to review our procedures and processes, as the health and safety of our golfing customers and greens staff is of paramount importance. We continue to assess ways in which we can safeguard those who utilise our golf course and facilities whilst maximising the enjoyment of the course.
Insurance - all golfers are advised to have public liability insurance cover.
For your safety on the golf course:
Always wear proper golf shoes. Hard spikes are recommended in winter and during wet condition.
In conditions where fog and mist are present - never hit the ball beyond your field of visibility.
Stop play immediately you hear the air-horn - this will be used in thundery conditions.
Should lightning strike, golfers are advised to return to the clubhouse and not shelter under trees.
It is the responsibility of all golfers to be aware of the safety of themselves and others on the golf course.
It is the responsibility of all golfers to be aware of the boundaries of the course.
Do not play if golfers on an adjacent fairway are within your range.
Care should be taken when walking up, down or across sloping areas of the course, particularly in wet or frosty conditions.
In severe weather conditions, the owners reserve the right to suspend play and close the course.
Greens staff have priority on the course, although they will give way whenever practicable
The proprietors do not accept any liability for loss, theft, injury or damage to persons or property on any land or property owned by them.