Denham Golf Club has a duty of care to all members, guests, visitors and staff. The topography of certain areas of the course is such that caution and prudence must be shown by the users of a ride-on buggy.
The Club has to also ensure the safety of golfers who do not wish to use ride-on buggies but who might be at risk from a mechanically defective ride-on buggy or its careless use. This duty of care also applies to members of the public using the roads and car parks at the Club.
A full copy of the Club's Ride-On Buggy policy is available here.
Some key elements of the policy are:-
- The vehicle must not be used or parked within 5 metres of any green, tee, bunker, ditch or pond or slopes leading to them except when using designated bridges or paths.
- The vehicle may not be driven into long grass areas.
- Children under the age of 18 are not allowed to drive a ride-on buggy.
- A ride-on buggy shall only be used for the number of occupants it was designed to carry and only by people who are authorised to use one.