Course Safety

The safety of all players and members of the public on the golf course is a priority for Chapel-en-le Frith Golf Club. The following guidance notes are provided for your assistance : 

Fog and Ice – If conditions are foggy and you are unable to see where the ball is likely to land OR ground conditions are such that it is impossible to judge how far the ball is likely to travel DO NOT PLAY! If the course has not been officially closed does NOT warrant that it is fit for play.

 Lightning – If there is a risk of lightning play MUST be discontinued. Players MUST proceed in accordance with Rule 6.8 of the Rules of Golf whether or not a Klaxon is sounded. Play is automatically discontinued on the sound of 3 short blasts of the Klaxon (2 long blasts when a competition is in play) and a player MAY NOT override the Committee’s decision in this respect. 

General Play – All players are responsible for the safety of themselves, their playing partners and members of the public. You should be aware of your playing partners standing close by or in a position where they may be hit by a ball or club. You should not play a shot towards the group playing in front until they are out of range and it is safe to do so. The traditional word of warning is to shout ‘Fore’ if you or a playing partner plays a wayward shot in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone.

Greens Staff - Greens Staff have priority at all times. Players should always be aware that greens staff may be working on the course and should not play a shot that might endanger them. Wait for staff to move out of range or for them to acknowledge that you are playing a shot. 

Public Footpaths – Priority must be given to members of the public at all times. Wait for walkers to move out of range or to acknowledge that you are playing a shot. There are many public footpaths that go around and across the golf course and these are seeing much more use by walkers. We would therefore ask that all golfers exercise great care, be aware of the public footpaths crossing the course and members of the public who may be using the footpaths or may have inadvertently walked away from the paths onto the course. Footpaths cross the fairways are various points on the course. If there are people crossing in front of you on the course, then please wait until the way ahead and fairway are clear before playing. 

The Course, Steps and Surfaces – Please exercise caution on the course, paths and steps, which may be slippery when wet, avoid walking on steep banks and use the paths and steps where provided. Players must wear the appropriate footwear to meet the prevailing conditions. Our parkland golf course covers a large area of different types of terrain, players should be aware that there are likely to be many potential natural hazards. These include, but are not limited to, hidden tree roots, fallen branches, animal holes, natural dips and gullies and loose earth. It is the player’s responsibility to maintain their footing at all times, particularly off the main fairways and closely mown areas. 

Deep Water – There are ponds and several streams located on the course. Players are advised not to attempt to retrieve golf balls and enter water hazards at their own risk.

Buggies – Users are required to comply with the Club’s Buggy and Trolley policy for all categories and designated routes must be followed at all times. Particular care must be taken when crossing the car park and main roads, on paths, slopes and ground near to tees, bunkers, ditches, ponds and streams. 

Emergencies and First Aid – Players are advised to carry a mobile phone to summon assistance in an emergency. First Aid kits are located in the Clubhouse and the Professional’s shop. The defibrillator is located in the Clubhouse on the first floor by the kitchen. Telephone number of the Clubhouse is 01298 812118 and the postcode for satnav purposes is SK23 9UH 

Accidents should be reported to the Secretary’s Office or Professional’s Shop.

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