The purpose of this document is to set out a standard for the safe operation of all ride-on buggies operated on the Course at Moor Allerton Golf Club (the “Club”). It also defines the criteria to be adopted and conditions to be satisfied in order to ensure their safe use.
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 avoid injury to themselves and other users of the course.
The Club Secretary and Professional have the authority to immediately prohibit any individual from using or being carried on a ride-on buggy. Application for reinstatement of permission can only be made to the Club.
Anyone who chooses to operate a ride-on buggy on the course is deemed by so doing, to have the knowledge, training and skill to safely operate the vehicle and be fully accountable for their actions and the consequences thereof. The safe operation of buggies on the course requires care and adherence to the minimum standard prescribed by this policy.
In the interests of safety the Club operates a policy whereby ride-on buggy use is restricted (at the Club’s absolute discretion) during adverse ground conditions. The precise timing, details and duration of any restriction will be decided on a daily basis and, as far as possible, appropriate notice will be given. During any period of restriction, the Club’s Hire Buggies will be withdrawn from service and the use of privately owned buggies will not be permitted.
When buggy access is restricted, disabled golfers may be permitted (at the Club’s discretion and subject to ground conditions) to use a ride-on buggy on the receipt of evidence of their disability (within the meaning of section 6 of The Equality Act 2010) and a copy of their third party liability insurance. Disabled golfers are advised to check the Course status before their visit.
All of the Club’s hire buggies are maintained and serviced on a regular basis by the buggy lease company.
Buggies are checked at the start of each day to ensure that they are fit for use in terms of brakes, parking brake, steering, wheels/tyres, starting, forward and reverse driving, bodywork/screen damage and fuel level.
Who can use a Golf Buggy:
- a) Members, guests and Green fee paying visitors hiring Club buggies.
- b) Privately owned buggies may only be used with prior permission of the Club.
- c) Only persons aged 16 or over may operate a buggy.
- d) Children aged 8 and over may be passengers in a buggy but must be supervised at all times.
Insurance & Liability:
- a) All buggy users must ensure that they understand and adhere to the requirements of this policy.
- b) The Club’s insurance does NOT cover privately owned buggies.
- c) All golfers wishing to use their own privately owned buggies MUST provide the Club with a certificate
of third party liability insurance before being granted permission to operate their buggy on the course.
- d) The Club has no responsibility for ensuring the safe operation of ride-on buggies on or beyond the
confines of the course and the Club car parks, other than those operated by their servants or agents.
- e) The Club accepts no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage caused to any person or property
other than that arising from the negligent use of a ride-on buggy by its servants or agents.
- f) Buggy operators who have hired a buggy from the Club must accept responsibility for any injury, loss
or damage sustained as a result of their fault whilst using a golf buggy.
- g) Buggy operators who have hired a buggy from the Club are responsible for the security of the vehicle
during the hire period, return of the vehicle to its collection point and return of the keys thereafter.
- h) Buggy operators who have hired a buggy from the Club are responsible for reporting any buggy defects or damage arising during their use of the buggy to the Professional Shop on return of the
- i) Buggy operators are responsible for any damage caused to the buggy during the hire period.