The following information identifies the main hazards that members and visitors to Alresford Golf Club may encounter while playing, practising or walking the golf course. It does not contain a definitive list of hazards, as by the very nature of the game of golf, it is impossible to eliminate every risk entirely.

In particular the following blind shots


First Aid

In the event of injury or accident, First Aid kits are located in the Pro-Shop, Administration Office, Bar and Kitchen. Greenstaff carry small first aid kits on motorised equipment.

A defibrillator is located in the clubhouse foyer.

Should you require assistance on the course please contact a member of staff – contact details are on the scorecard. Please report any accidents or injuries occurring on the course to the General Manager.

Car Park

Please be careful when entering or leaving the car park to follow the directional signage. Cars must only be parked in the designated bays. An overflow area (rear of driving range) is available for use when the main car park is full. It must only be used on these occasions. Excessive speed is to be avoided at all times due to the traffic of trolleys and buggies to and from the 1st tee and 18th tee.

In the winter the car park and surrounding paths will be gritted, but even so frosty mornings will make them slippery – please take extra care.


The location of the course on the chalk downland means that like many golf courses there is always danger associated with animals and wildlife. Although the green keeping staff endeavour to fill in animal holes and scrapes, please be aware that there will always be some on the course and take care where you are walking. The area of rough between the 4th and 5th holes has large areas of ant mounds – take care when walking where the surface is uneven. Players should also be aware that there is often a potential threat from wasps, bees and other biting insects (ants and ticks) particularly in areas of long grass. Players are advised to wear trousers or long socks in the summer and use insect repellent.

Public Footpaths

There are several public footpaths that cross the golf course and are marked by signs on the tees and signposts on the course.

Non-golfers may be on the golf course and so golfers MUST give way to walkers to avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Key areas are:-

Chemicals & Fertilisers

A notice on the Information Board on the path to the 1st tee will advise of days when chemicals have been applied on the course. Always wash your hands after play.

Safe use of buggies

All users must be familiar with the operation of their buggy (both forward / reverse gears, emergency braking and stopping) before taking the buggy onto the golf course. All hire buggies must be operated in accordance with our guidelines and hirers must sign to agree to this terms and conditions.

The following guidelines apply throughout the course ;

Reviewed June 2022