Copyright 2020 - Beith Golf Club (Est 1896)

This is a hilly course with increased risk of slipping

Please read this advisory guide before commencing your round and consult during play as appropriate. 

This guide provides general health and safety information as well as identifying the main hazards and control measures for members, guests and visitors while playing or practicing golf on the course. 

 

This includes a hole by hole risk assessment, however the hazards identified are not exhaustive and all golfers must be aware of their responsibility for their own safety as well as the safety of others on the course, including green keepers and ground maintenance staff.

 

GOLFERS CODE OF SAFE PRACTICE

  • It is the responsibility of all persons playing or practicing golf to take all possible care for the health and safety of themselves and other persons on the course.
  • Avoid striking balls to land in areas occupied by other players, green staff and any other persons on the course, car park or adjoining roads and property.
  • In event of a mis-hit shot, the player and/or persons with whom they are playing should give the loudest possible audible warning (FORE!) to persons in danger.
  • Keep clear of the maintenance sheds and associated working areas.  Avoid areas where reconstruction work is in progress.
  • Do not play to an area where green staff are working until they indicate it is safe to do so.  Green keepers operating machinery will not hear distant shouts.
  • Use steps where provided to access tees.
  • When adjacent to dry stone walls and the like, check for the possibility of loose stones in the rough before playng the shot.
  • Take appropriate precautions when pesticide notices are displayed.
  • Report any potential hazards on the golf course for committee consideration.
  • Report at the conclusion of play, and accidents/incidents related to safety.
  • Tees, walls, fences, burns etc are recognised golfing hazards.  It is acceptable practice that play from such situations is at the players own risk.  If in doubt consider a penalty drop!

FOOTWEAR

All golfers (members, guests and visitors) must ensure they have golf shoes which are adequate and suitable for the ground/weather conditions on the day of play.  The course, its steps and surfaces may be slippery when damp or wet.  Take care on steep banks and when entering and leaving deep sided bunkers.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

You are advised to carry a mobile phone (with the sound disabled) to summon assistance in an emergency. 

If you need to call Emergency Services on 999 tell them the post code KA15 2JR, (address Threepwood Road, Beith) and the location of the incident.

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Latitude/Longitude co-ordinates : 55.762326, -4.604567

HOLE BY HOLE PLAYING HAZARDS

Note each hole doubles to accommodate 18 holes

HOLE  P L A Y I N G   H A Z A R D
1 10  Be aware of players on holes 2 and 11. Wait to hear the bell before playing to the green.
2 11  Be aware of Clubhouse and surrounds and players on holes 1 (10) and 9 (18) - they may be out of view.  Wait to hear the bell before playing to the green.
3 12  Be aware of players on holes 7 and 8. Wait to hear the bell before playing to the green.
4 13  On 4th tee, be aware of approach shots to green 3 and 12.  Wait to hear the bell before playing tee shot - players in front may be out of view.
5 14  Be aware of players descending from the 6th (15th) tees.
6 15  Be aware of players on holes 4 (13) , 8 (17) and tee shots from 3rd (12th), 7th(16th) tees.
7 16  Be aware of players on hole 3 (12) and in vicinity of 8th (17th) tee and on 2nd(11th) and 7th(16th) double green.
8 17  Be aware of players on hole 6(15).
9 18  Be aware of players on hole 2(11).

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER

Darkness, rain, fog and frost/ice: During inclement weather, the fact that the course has not been officially closed does not warrant that it is fit for play.  Therefore, members and visitors should themselves determine whether they consider it is safe to play.  Players have a duty of care to behave in such a way that others may not be injured by their actions.  They also have a duty of care to ensure that they do not injure themselves.  All players play at their own risk and should do nothing to jeopardise the safety of themselves or others.

LIGHTNING

In the event of an electrical storm, suspend play immediately and take appropriate action.

Shelters do not provide adequate protection from lightning.  Do not continue play in fog/poor visibility when you cannot see the clear distance of your intended shot.

  1. If there is a risk of lightning play MUST be discontinued.  Beith Golf Club is not responsible for the safety of any golfer on the course and it is therefore your responsibility to remove yourself from any situation which you deem dangerous.
  2. If you see lightning or hear the air horn (three short blasts) the following will apply:

Proceed immediately to the clubhouse.

Do not continue to play golf and do not seek shelter under trees.  Trees do not protect you from lightning.

INSURANCE

Beith Golf Club does not provide liability insurance to their members, guests or visitors.  All golfers must ensure that they are adequately insured in respect of the risks involved with the playing of golf.  All golfers (members, guests and visitors) are advised to take out adequate 3rd party insurance to provide cover for liability at law for damages payable in respect of:

  • Death or bodily injury
  • Loss or damage to material property