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On Course Safety

Please be aware that as our course is situated on Common land, there are local byelaws that golfers must adhere to while playing:

  • Members of the public have right of way at all times. Numerous paths and horse rides traverse our fairways, so always be on the look out before playing a shot.
  • Never strike a golf ball if there is any risk it will hit or encroach on another user of the Common (walkers, dog walkers, horses and riders etc).
  • It is a local rule that all golfers on Wimbledon Common must wear plain pillar-box red coloured tops, to make them more visible to other users of this public land. We can provide these for sale, or for hire. Shirts must be collared and have sleeves or half sleeves. Denim wear of any kind is not permitted. Ladies may wear sleeveless collared shirts. Waterproofs can also be hired.
  • If an incident does occur, please make sure you report this on your return to the Clubhouse.
  • In foggy conditions, play is not allowed when visibility is less than 230 yards (the distance from the first white tee to the green). If you are out on the course and fog descends, please stop play immediately and return to the clubhouse.
  • If lightning strikes while you are on the course, DO NOT use an umbrella or shelter under trees. If possible, leave the Course by the nearest available route.
  • Take extra care to avoid the risk of slipping or tripping in animal burrows, on wooden steps and wet sloping areas.