Where Can and Can’t You Use Buggies in UK and Ireland? Here’s the Answer

Planning your next golf vacation to the UK and Ireland? You probably want to know whether you’ll be walking or riding each round of golf.  Here’s a chart with the answers to this question at many of the more popular golf courses in the British Isles.  Certainly exceptions have been made in some cases in the past, but this chart should serve as a guide to better understanding what you  can expect your next golf vacation.

Golf Course Buggies/Carts Available? Cost Notes

Ireland

Ballybunion (Old) No n/a Available on Cashen Course for €35
Waterville Yes €40-€50 Buggy for same-day replay is €25
Doonbeg Yes, but must be accompanied by a caddie €85 + tip Fee includes buggy and caddie
Old Head Yes €60 Can pair with forecaddie for €25
Tralee No, except for those with a medical certificate €50 Fee includes buggy and caddie
The European Club Yes €40 Small fleet; advanced reservations recommended
Lahinch (Old) No, except for those with a medical certificate n/a Extremely limited availabilty
Golf Course Buggies/Carts Available? Cost Notes

Northern Ireland

Royal County Down No n/a Club claims “the terrain” doesn’t permit buggies
Royal Portrush (Dunluce Links) No n/a Cell phones not permitted, either
Golf Course Buggies/Carts Available? Cost Notes

Scotland

The Old Course
at St. Andrews
No, except for those with a permanent disability and only from April to October Caddie Fee (£30-£45 + tip) Must be operated by an approved caddie
The Castle Course
at St. Andrews
No, except for seniors or those with a medical certificate and only from April to October Caddie Fee (£30-£45 + tip) Must be operated by an approved caddie
All Other Courses
at St. Andrews
No, except for seniors or those with a medical certificate £25 Must be operated by an approved caddie
Carnoustie No, except for those with a medical certificate n/a n/a
Muirfield No, except for those with a medical certificate £35 Users must sign a “Safety Policy Acknowledgement Form”;Carts cannot be guaranteed in advance as members have priority.
Kingsbarns No, except for those with a medical certificate £50 Must be operated by an approved caddie
Royal Troon No n/a n/a
Turnberry
(Ailsa Course)
No, except for those with a medical certificate £40 plus Caddie Fee (£40 + tip) Must be operated by an approved caddie

 

For more information about each of these courses, click: Golf Scotland or Golf Ireland.  See the original article here.
 

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Year To Go: 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland

Ryder Cup captains: Tom Watson and Paul McGinley
Ryder Cup captains: Tom Watson and Paul McGinley

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