West Lancashire Golf Club consider the safety of its Members and Guests the top priority
during inclement weather. Weather reports, local conditions and our own lightning detector
are monitored during storm warnings.
During COMPETITION GOLF ONLY, if it is decided that it is unsafe to continue to play golf as a storm approaches, the Professional Shop will sound a klaxon to call all golfers off the course and into the clubhouse. However, even during competition play, players should suspend play for their own safety, whether they hear the klaxon or not; players should familiarise themselves with both the Club policy and the Rules of Golf.
If there is a risk of lightning play MUST be discontinued. West Lancashire 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.
If you see lightning or hear the klaxon the following will apply:
Although the Club will take every precaution to ensure the safety of players during a
thunder storm, it is a player’s own responsibility to discontinue play when in his/her opinion
lightning is a threat. It is not always possible to monitor conditions on the entire course and
players have a duty of care to themselves. They should therefore familiarise themselves
with both the Club policy and the Rules of Golf
We have a policy of opening/closing the 1st tee in that if you cannot clearly see the first fairway bunker from the back of the white tee on the 1st hole, the first tee will remain closed. However, the golf course is a vast area, and so players must take responsibility:
Do not commence or continue play in fog/poor visibility when you cannot see the clear distance of your intended shot.
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 deep-sided bunkers.
Assistance is available in the clubhouse.
There is a defibrillator located at the entrance to the Professional’s Shop, in the Golfers Entrance.
Maps – In the event where an Ambulance needs to get out on to the golf course, there are a number of maps in a file next to the defibrillator showing how to get to each point on the golf course.
Players are reminded of the need to shout “fore!” if you cannot see the full range of any wayward shot onto adjacent fairways.
You are advised to carry a mobile phone to summon assistance in an emergency.
Ring 999 for an Ambulance, Ambulance access is via the car park. They may need our postcode for directions – L23 8SZ.
All accidents must be reported to the Club Manager.