Due to a disability, some members and visitors may not be able to play golf without the help provided by a motorised ride-on buggy. The purpose of this document is to establish a standard for the safe operation of all ride-on buggies operated on the course at The Royal Birkdale Golf Club. The document also sets down the criteria to be applied and conditions to be met when the Club considers applications for their use.
Use of a ride-on buggy will not be allowed unless authorised by the Club and will be restricted to members and visitors demonstrably having a disability to play golf unless aided by the use of the buggy. They must provide an up to date certificate or letter from a medical practitioner or physician and hold a valid driving license. UK blue badge holders or International equivalent will also qualify.
Ride-on buggies must be operated in accordance with the requirements of the following documents, click to view:
Once you have read the above then please fill out the form below. Our buggies are rented on a first-come, first-served basis a member of the team will contact you if we have reached our limit for the day you are booking.
In order that these conditions can be met in practice, prior notice of a requirement by a member or visitor is required to use a ride-on buggy. The Club reserves the right to refuse permission if all of the conditions stipulated are not complied with. Individuals must notify the Club as soon as the medical justification for the use of a ride-on buggy is no longer applicable at which time authorisation will be withdrawn. The Club also reserves the right to withdraw authorisation if they believe the medical condition or disability necessitating the use of a ride-on buggy ceases, or the conditions for its use are not fully complied with. In the interest of safety, the Club staff may impose restrictions governing the use of the ride-on buggy on the course whenever in its absolute discretion it deems it expedient to do so. This might apply to the whole or just part of the course. Potentially unsuitable conditions include water-logging, frost, etc. A non- qualifying individual may drive a qualifying individual in a Golf Buggy when the qualifying Individual’s condition prevents the possession of a driving licence. Requests of this nature would only be considered on an individual basis and reviewed on the merits of the application. Two qualifying individuals may share a Golf Buggy providing that their respective qualifying applications and forms are up to date and lodged with the Admin Office.