(A) Policy statement and purpose
To define the guidelines and procedure for Forrest Creason golf course accessibility.
(1) Facilities, drinking water, bathrooms and course
It is course policy at Forrest Creason golf course to restrict motorized cart traffic to the cart paths when weather or turf conditions warrant. This policy ensures that we can continue to provide the best possible playing conditions in the long term. However, we also recognize the needs of golfers with disabilities who may not be able to enjoy the golf course with restrictions on golf cart use. We allow golf carts with special features for golfers with disabilities to come onto the course without charging a cart fee. These carts are designed to go anywhere on the course. The patron will, however, be responsible for their greens fees. Upon payment of greens fees, disabled patrons are entitled to receive two free bottles of drinking water for use on the course. ADA accessible restrooms can be found on the course located between holes seven and fourteen. Please understand that golf cart traffic of adapted golf carts is likely to adversely affect turf and soil, as well as playability. We appreciate your cooperation in using care and exercising good judgment. The staff at Forrest Creason golf course is available to explain golf holes, dangerous areas, steep hills or water hazards that should be avoided. A staff member can be reached by using the intercom system located outside the club house. A staff member will meet the golfer outside to assist with green fees as well as any other needs. Any use of carts off the cart path is at your own risk, and any problems or injuries resulting from such use are the golfer's responsibility. For safety reasons, we strongly discourage the use of the golf carts on severe slopes or through tall grass areas. Natural, un-mowed areas may be designated as environmentally sensitive and also present a fire hazard; please avoid these areas with the carts. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, course management reserves the right to restrict all golf cart traffic in rare instances when excessive heat, moisture stress, new turf, or other weather-related or maintenance-related conditions create extreme safety issues or would result in any cart traffic causing excessive turf damage. If at any time it is apparent that these conditions might exist, we suggest calling ahead. Violation of this policy may result in suspension of golf privileges.
(2) Access of services
Golfers with disabilities are not required to enter the Forrest Creason golf course clubhouse in order to access the services available at the building. This includes with regard to the payment of greens fees and other related fees or to take advantage of the food and golf items for sale in the clubhouse. A staff member can be reached by using the intercom system located outside the clubhouse. A staff member will meet the golfer outside to assist with green fees as well as any other needs. Golfers with disabilities may also identify themselves in advance to management of the Forrest Creason golf course by contacting the golf course director.
(3) Golf cart reservations
Golfers with disabilities may reserve and rent at the same rates as regular golf carts the one single rider, accessible golf cart by calling (419) 372-2674. Such reservation must be made with three business days advance notice during regular business hours (nine a.m. to five p.m.), i.e. at least seventy-two hours before the scheduled tee time, during the business week and not on weekends. Reservations are given priority in the order received.
Forrest Creason golf course has accessible parking. Additionally, golfers who are disabled and desire to bring their own single rider adapted golf car to the Forrest Creason golf course, may contact the Forrest Creason golf course with regard to any reasonable parking space requests associated with such accessible golf car. Forrest Creason golf course and Bowling Green state university will undertake reasonable efforts to accommodate reasonable parking requests. Responses to reasonable parking requests are provided on a temporary and as needed basis, and are subject to the general use of the parking lots at Forrest Creason golf course by all golfers, events, golfing leagues as well as the general parking needs of Bowling Green state university and its students, faculty, alumni and guests.
November 1, 2013
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3345
Rule Amplifies: 3345