Policy on the use of Mobile Telephones
On the golf courses: Their use is prohibited unless there is an ongoing emergency or for scoring purposes.
In the Clubhouse: Please be considerate in their use. They should not be audible in the main lounge area at all. Phone calls and text messages may be made and received out with the main lounge area.
• Members, their guests and visitors are expected to maintain a high standard of dress at all times whilst in the Clubhouse, on the golf courses or on the practice area.
• The following must not be worn in the Main Lounge: Wet clothing, Caps/Hats, ‘T’ Shirts, Football or Rugby tops and any type of golf shoes.
• The following must not be worn on the golf courses or practice area: Denim Jeans, ‘T’ Shirts, Sleeveless Shirts (men only), Vests and Football or Rugby tops.
• Only tailored shorts are acceptable in the Clubhouse, golf courses or on the practice area.
• Denim Jeans are acceptable in the Clubhouse only if they are: neat and tidy, of uniform colour and are free of any fraying, holes, rips or tears.
• Golf Shoes should be worn on the courses and practice area.
• Persons not adhering to the above dress code may be asked to leave the Clubhouse, golf courses or practice area.
Health and Safety Matters
The Club will make every effort to ensure that it conducts its business in a safe and healthy manner. Members should, however, be aware that they themselves have a responsibility for looking after their own safety whilst they are at play and that of other players, greenkeepers or any other persons.
Murcar Links Golf Club, their members, employees, staff or any representatives whomsoever, shall not be responsible for any damage, injury or loss, however occasioned to any: participant, player, spectator or any other member of the public, as a result of their presence on either of the golf courses.
To this end, the Captain and Council recommend that every golfer has their own personal insurance policy.
Please find below some general guidance to assist in your safety consideration:
Although every effort is made to ensure that course maintenance does not interfere with your game, there may be factors out with our control that dictates when greenkeeping staff can carry out work. When aware that greenkeeping staff are working in the vicinity, please refrain from making any shot that might endanger them.
Safety During Play
• Players should be aware of the risk of injury from stray balls, also you should be more cautious of the additional dangers when playing beside water hazards and bunkers.
• Extra awareness and consideration should also be taken in practice and teeing off areas where Juniors are at play.
• Prior to playing a stroke or making a practice swing, players should ensure that no one is standing close enough by or in a position likely to be hit by the club, ball, turf or stone which may be moved by the stroke or swing.
• Players should not play until all players in front are out of range.
• If a player plays a ball in a direction where there is a danger of hitting someone they should immediately shout a warning. The traditional word of warning in such situations is ‘Fore’.
• You are advised to dress appropriately for the climate you will be playing in, and where relevant you must adhere to the Club’s own dress code or code of practice.
Any vehicle parked in the car park is done so entirely at your own risk. The Club does not accept responsibility for any vehicle damaged by misplaced balls or other vehicles etc.
• Notices are displayed in the interest of safety throughout the premises please ensure you familiarise yourself with them and in the action that must be taken i.e. follow instructions as directed in fire evacuation and first aid notices.
• Please report any accidents, incidents and near misses to Club personnel.
• Members are responsible for their visitors and guests.
• Supervision of children/young persons is strictly the responsibility of the accompanying adult.
• Please consider the security of the Clubhouse and keep the entrance doors closed.
• The Club does not accept responsibility for any loos or damage to personal property whilst it is within the Clubhouse.
• The whole Clubhouse Building is a designated no smoking area under the Smoking, Health & Social Care Act (Scotland) 2005. It is a criminal offence to fail to comply.