Buggy and Trolley Winter Usage Policy

During the wet winter months we will be positioning posts and ropes to alleviate the wear around the tees and greens due to the extreme wet weather.

This policy is for pull trolleys, electric trolleys and buggies

Winter Buggy Usage

In extreme wet weather we may need to restrict buggy use, we will be operating two stages depending on how wet and dangerous the course is.

1. Buggies will be restricted to golfers with a doctor’s note unable to walk the course without a buggy.

2. Buggies will be stopped going on the course completely due to damage to the course, and for health & safety reasons due to heavy and extreme wet weather.


As of Saturday 5th October 2019 Winter Rules (Preferred Lies) will be in force

A ball lying on any closely mown area may be marked, lifted, cleaned and placed without penalty within 6 inches no nearer the hole.

New Rules for 2019

20 Must Know Rules of Golf Changes for 2019

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13th Green - local rule

If your ball comes to rest in the netting at the back of the 13th green or it impedes your stance or swing, you may take a drop without penalty from the drop zone mat.

Huntswood Local Rules 2019


a) Beyond all boundary hedges and fences is out of bounds.


a) Beyond the boundaries marked by white posts, nets or any paved area around the clubhouse, on and including the car park and putting greens and all practice areas are out of bounds.

b) When playing the 1st hole the 9th hole is out of bounds.

c) When playing the 3rd hole the area to the right shown by white markers is out of bounds.

d) When playing the 4th hole the 12th hole is out of bounds as well as the area behind and to the right of the 4th green as defined by the white markers.

e) When playing the 6th hole the 7th hole is out of bounds.

f) When playing the 8th hole the area to the right marked by the fence and
appropriate markers is out of bounds.

g) When playing the 9th hole the 1st hole is out of bounds and to the rear of
the green, on or beyond the path running from the clubhouse to the first tee.

h) When playing the 14th hole the 13th hole is out of bounds.

i) When playing the 15th hole the area to the right marked by the fence and
appropriate markers is out of bounds.

j) When playing the 18th hole the area to the right as indicated by appropriate markers is out of bounds and to the rear of the green, on or beyond the path running from the clubhouse to the first tee.


(All trees that are staked or have animal guards or are, even if not staked, under 6ft tall.)

If such a tree interferes with a player’s stance or intended line of swing the
ball must be lifted, without penalty, and dropped in accordance with Rule 16-1 (see below).

Rule 16-1 Relief may be taken at the nearest point of complete relief, within
one club length not nearer the hole, without penalty.


Fixed sprinkler heads, control box covers, flower beds and white out of bounds marker posts that do not apply to the hole being played are immovable obstructions and relief may be obtained under rule 16-1.lIn addition, if such obstruction is on, or within two club lengths of the putting green of the hole being played and intervenes on the line of play to the hole, the player may obtain relief, without penalty as follows:

If the ball lies off the putting green but not in a bunker or penalty area and is within two club lengths of the intervening obstruction it may be lifted, cleaned and dropped at the nearest point of relief from where the ball lay, which a) is not nearer the hole, b) avoids such intervention and, c) is not in a bunker or penalty area or on the putting green.

Designated dropping zone: You must use the dropping zone on hole 13 when taking relief from the net.


Play is prohibited from no play zones.

Certain areas of the course will be deemed no play zones including any area which the greenkeeping staff are working on, but is not so marked, within the current boundaries of the course. Relief should be taken as appropriate under Rule 16-1f or 17-1e.


In force only when an appropriate notice is displayed on the course notice board or on the club notice boards inside the Clubhouse.


Match Play: Loss of Hole.
Stroke Play: Two Strokes.


Use of buggies (ride on motorised vehicles) in Huntswood Golf Club Competitions.

All Huntswood Golf Club Competitions are classed as “walking” competitions (unless stated otherwise by the presiding competition organizer/officer of the day) and thus the use of buggies is not allowed for competitors – apart from those players who have submitted a written medical request for the need to use a buggy to participate in the game – whom Huntswood Golf Club will continue to support.
Only in exceptional circumstances and at the discretion and agreement of the Captain/Officer of the day, will the use of a buggy be allowed for any player who has not submitted a written medical statement

Use of Buggy parked on 10th Tee

In all competitions the use of the buggy parked on the 10th Tee (when available) is allowed by all players, exclusively for transportation to and from the Clubhouse to use the facilities provided.

Buggy Policy Update

It is important that we conserve the course at Huntswood especially during the Winter months and more importantly for the safety of players, we will therefore be unable to permit buggy use when conditions are bad. It is advisable if you usually use a buggy to call the Pro Shop ahead on the day for more information as to whether buggies are permitted to be taken out. If you require a buggy for medical reasons we will endeavour to ensure, where possible, you continue to do so unless it’s in relation to your safety or when the conditions require the course to be closed. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

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