Visitors are advised to check their own insurance cover in this respect.
In the case of an emergency call the Golf Shop on 09 407 8837 or the Emergency Services on 111 and notify the Golf Shop. Our location is Golf View Drive, Kerikeri.
Players are expected to be aware at all times of danger to others and to themselves. Care must be taken at all times to avoid accidents or injuries to oneself and other players, officials or staff. First Aid kits can be found in the Golf Shop, Clubhouse and Green Keepers’ Shed.
A defibrillator is available at all times. It is kept adjacent to the Golf Shop entrance. Please follow the automated instructions in the event of an incident requiring its use.
All accidents MUST be reported as soon as possible to the Club Manager or the Golf Shop for entry into the Accident Book.
All vehicles are parked at owner’s risk and the Club accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to vehicles whilst parked in this car park.
Other Health and Safety Considerations
The lower practice area is reached by the driveway to the Golf Club. Please take care when walking on this driveway. BOIGC cannot be held responsible for any accident however caused when using this driveway.
Privately Owned Carts
The use of privately owned carts is permitted by prior arrangement with the Golf Shop, and in line with any cart ban, etc. Carts can be dangerous if driven without due care, please consider your own safety and that of others when using them. All carts must be operated in accordance with the Golf Club Cart Safety Policy which is displayed on all of its carts.
Suspension of Play
Players must protect themselves in Health and Safety matters, especially should there be a danger from lightning when play must stop immediately. Rule 6.8 of the Rules of Golf makes it quite clear that a player is entitled to discontinue play if the player believes that there is a danger from lightning.
All players must adhere to the following Suspension of Play procedure – suspension of play for a dangerous situation (e.g. lightning) will be signalled by a single blast on the klaxon operated from the Golf Shop. However, even if the klaxon is not sounded and the players believe that there is a real risk of, or danger from, lightning then the player is entitled to proceed under the provision of Rule 6.8 and discontinue play.
During casual play, players have to proceed under Rule 6.8. This makes it the player’s own responsibility to discontinue play when, in his/her opinion, a danger from lightning exists.
It is unreasonable for the Club to monitor the course at all times.
If the klaxon has sounded, then a player is not entitled to override that decision and continue play. When the klaxon has been sounded for play to be suspended players MUST discontinue play immediately.
Every effort will be made to ensure the warning is sounded with sufficient time to allow for all competitors, caddies and spectators to evacuate the course prior to an electric storm striking the course. Upon the signal being given all players,
Resumption of Play
Two short blasts on the klaxon will notify players when it is safe to resume play. No player shall resume until the klaxon has sounded.
Players have a duty of care to behave in such a way that others will not be injured by their actions. They also have a duty of care to ensure that they do not injure themselves.
Work on Club Premises
No work of any kind will take place on the course or premises without the prior knowledge of the Club Management. Any such work will be carried out by staff or other authorised persons, including sub-contractors or volunteers, and will be supervised as appropriate.
Bay of Islands Golf Club Inc
Risk Assessment (Course) June 2016