Buggy Policy 2018

Chestfield Golf Club Buggy Policy 2018 states that the course will be closed to buggies should ground conditions be such that

  • There is a risk to health and Safety
  • There is a risk of excessive damage to the course

This decision will be taken by either

  • The General Manager
  • The Senior Greenkeeper present
  • The Chairman of Greens Committee
  • The Club Professional

Single seat ride on buggies are classed the same as electric trolleys have they have the same ground impact qualities. When Buggies are banned and trolleys are allowed then accordingly single seat on buggies will be permitted.

There is no exemption for medical certificates.

The course conditions will be reviewed daily.

Please note that the green staff are trained in driving their vehicles and there is a difference in tyre type and vehicular make up that will allow the greenstaff to continue using their vehicles when buggies are not allowed.


Grant Leggate

General Manager

PREFERRED LIES (Local Winter Rule)


Following the recent rainfall it has been decided to amend the existing Winter Rules with effect from  Tuesday 2nd January 2018


“A ball lying anywhere within the confines of the course, excluding hazards, may, without penalty, may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 1 club length of where it originally lay, but not nearer the hole or on a putting green.  A player may move or place the ball once and after the ball has been so moved it is in play.”


Penalty for breach of Local Rule:

Match play – Loss of Hole

Stroke play – Two Strokes.


Derrick Clark

Chairman of Competitions                                 2nd January 2018