Visitor Guidelines

Dress Code

Ahead of visiting the Club, all visitors are advised to familiarise themselves with the clubs Dress Rules.

Hesketh Golf Club Dress Rules

On The Course

  • Please rake bunkers, repair pitchmarks and replace divots
  • Members and visitors are requested to not leave litter on the course
  • Safety of fellow players is paramount, golfers are reminded not to Tee off when fellow golfers are in range, and shout FORE if in the slightest doubt of the safety of others
  • If you have caused damage to property on or around the course this must be reported to the Secretary/Manager immediately upon return to the clubhouse
  • Please keep all trolleys and buggies off all teeing areas, greens and approaches

Please click here to view the winter rules which are in effect from Saturday 8th December 2018

Course Safety

For your own and the safety of others, Visitors are requested to familairise themselves with the Club's Health & Safety Policy.

FOG & LIGHTNING: In the event of an electrical storm, suspend play immediately & taken appropriate action. (Rule 6-8a applies).

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. Only play when safe to do so.


GREENS STAFF: Have priority at all times.

Players should always alert greens staff nearby or ahead when they are about to make a stroke that might endanger them and wait for staff to move out of range.


PUBLIC FOOTPATHS – HOLES 5,6 & 7: Paths run alongside and cross several holes on the course.  Priority must be given to members of the public.  Players must not play shots until footpaths in range are clear.

BUGGIES: To ensure the safety of all golf course users, buggy drivers are required to comply with the Club’s Buggy Policy and follow designated buggy routes at all times.  Take particular care on slopes and around ditches and deep-sided bunkers.

The Course, its Steps and Surfaces may be slippery when damp or wet.  Golfers must ensure to wear appropriate footwear to meet the prevailing conditions and consider using metal spiked shoes. Wherever possible, keep to covered areas of Footpaths & Steps.

Take care on steep banks and when entering & leaving deep-sided bunkers.


DEEP WATER: There are several ponds across the course.  Players are advised not to attempt to retrieve golf balls from ponds.  Players enter water hazards at their own risk. 


FIRST AID:  Assistance is available in the Clubhouse.

ALL ACCIDENTS MUST BE REPORTED TO THE SECRETARY/MANAGER

PLAYERS ARE REMINDED OF THE NEED TO SHOUT “FORE!” IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE FULL RANGE OF ANY WAYWARD SHOT ONTO ADJACENT FAIRWAYS


Players should not play until the players in front are out of range.
Players should ensure that no one is standing close by or in a position to be hit by the club, the ball or any stones, pebbles, twigs or the like when they make a stroke or practice swing.
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!”
On hearing “Fore!” - Crouch, cover your head with your arms and count to 10.

You are advised to carry a mobile phone to summon assistance in an emergency.

RING 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE

AMBULANCE ACCESS POINTS:  Main Car Park