Filton Golf Club Health and Safety on the Golf Course
This document is intended to assist, members and visitors to enjoy their golf safely by making them aware of the hazards that may be present on the course or may arise through playing the game of golf.
It is the policy of FGC that all players are insured for 3rd party risk and all members, guests and green fee players are automatically insured free of charge by FGC with an insurance company. Full details of the insurance policy can be seen by request to the club secretary.
Players are expected to be aware at all times of danger to others and to themselves. Care must be taken at all times to avoid accidents or injuries to oneself and to other members, visitors and staff.
In the case of emergency call 999 giving the club address, telephones are in the bar area or office. First aid boxes are provided in the bar area, club office and green keepers office.
Hazards on the golf course have been identified and a risk assessment has been made on a hole by hole basis.
Before striking a ball, ensure others, including members of the public, greens staff and other players are at a safe distance so as to not endanger them.
A deviant ball can carry to adjacent fairways, tees and greens on all of the holes, the course is compact and much care needs to be taken. Particular care is needed when playing from the following tees as errant tee shots can carry the ball can carry to adjacent holes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 17th.
Always shout out FORE when ever there is danger from a deviant ball on the course and if the ball is crossing the boundary of the course.
Open Drainage Ditches
There are open drainage ditches that meander through certain holes:
These are located on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 16th and 17th.
The bridges over the open ditches can be slippery particularly when wet, bridges are positioned across the ditches running between the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 16th and 17th.
There are grassy steep slopes between holes 6 and 10, behind the 12th green, leading away from the 3rd tee, and up to the 5th green. Care must be taken to when accessing these areas, especially in wet ground conditions.
There are public footpaths that intersect the course. Players must ensure the public has right of way and must not play a shot where members of the public could be in danger.
Out of Bounds
Players must not retrieve balls from the grounds of any house or private property around the course. Balls must not be retrieved from any out of bounds forming the boundary of the course.