FHGC Cart Usage Guidelines

Golf cart traffic can cause significant damage to grass and paths, which impacts on all players through bare lies, indentations and rough surfaces. This damage is worse when wet conditions soften the soil, or in hot or dry conditions where grass is more vulnerable, and slow to recover.

To help maintain the best playing conditions, we ask all cart users to think carefully about how and where they drive and park their carts, and to follow these guidelines which include satellite photos showing recommended paths and prohibited areas.

Only electric carts are permitted – petrol carts can only be used with management approval for specific events.

Electric Carts

Electric carts are available for hire by any player, and player owned carts are permitted. Cart hirers are responsible for the cost of repairs for any damage they cause.

Private cart breakdowns are the responsibility of the cart owner for recovery.

Electric carts may be used in all competitions with the exception of the Honour Board events involving 36 hole play in one day, where a suitable medical certificate will be required to be presented to the General Manager prior to the event. The following event requires a medical certificate:

Forbidden actions:

Recommended actions

Guidance for each hole is included in the Course Tour, with graphical indications of the best places to drive and forbidden areas.