Health & Safety

Geraldine Golf Club Health and Safety Overview

Health & Safety

Geraldine District Golf Club is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all employees, volunteers, members, contractors and visitors.

Safe working practices have been adopted for this course and all players are asked to note the following procedures to prevent injury to staff and players from golf balls and equipment.

A golf course can be a hazardous environment and players must remain vigilant at all times to prevent accidental injury to themselves and others.

Please note, a speed limit of 10KMPH should be maintained by all vehicles in the car park and on the access road to the rear of the clubhouse to ensure safety of pedestrians in these areas.


1. Care should be taken inside the clubhouse when carrying drinks and food to your table, especially hot liquids.

2. First aid kits are located in the clubhouse.

3. A defibrillator (AED) is located on the outside wall of the clubhouse, facing the car park.

4. In the unlikely event of a fire or emergency alarm - all visitors must vacate the building immediately and follow the directions of the Fire Warden or golf club staff.

5. Please note, Geraldine District Golf Club clubrooms are a smoke free facility.


1. Persons under 18 years of age are not permitted to drive golf carts.

2. Be aware of green staff and workmen on and around the course - take care when approaching any work areas and keep a reasonable distance when driving a golf cart in their direction.

3. All instructions, as displayed on the golf carts, must be adhered to.
4. All golf carts are to be driven with care, not driven close to or on the greens, bunkers or tee areas.

5. All golf carts are driven at the driver’s risk. Incident reports are available and should be completed within 24 hours of any incident or accident. Once submitted an incident or injury may result in further investigation.


  1. Course employees/volunteers always have the right of way.

  2. Golfers are expected to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of all people on the course.

  3. Players are not to hit a golf ball when another player or worker is within striking distance of your ball landing.

  4. Players must call “FORE” if their ball is heading towards another person or out of their sight.

  5. Players are to ensure they are 3 meters away from another player when taking a practice swing.

6. All near misses, incidents are to be reported to the office, or to the manager via phone or email if the office is unattended.

Work Risks

Course employees always have the right of way.

Fairway and rough maintenance

* Players must wait for an approaching vehicle or mower to pass behind, or out of range, before playing their shot. Alternatively, players may be called on by the operator to play on.


Greens Maintenance

* If a green is being worked on by staff, and the flagstick is not in the hole, players are not to hit up to the green until the flagstick is replaced and the green is cleared, or if they have been called up to play on.


* Spraying of pesticides, fungicides and other chemicals are an essential part of course maintenance. Warning signs regarding spraying will be displayed outside the clubhouse when toxic chemicals are in use. A member or visitor is advised that it is at their own discretions if they choose to use the course on days when chemicals have been applied.


Geraldine District Golf Club
10 Orari Back Road
Geraldine 7992

Manager: Chris Phillips
Ph: 027 842 2332