Course Open (updated 14 December at 06:59)
Guidance For Visitors

We are a progressively traditional club. Our members abide by a few simple guidelines to ensure equal enjoyment of all that the club has to offer. We request that all our visitors and guests follow the same guidance.

Golf Etiquette

Golf etiquette is not optional. It forms Section 1- Etiquette, Behaviour on the Course; of The Rules of Golf as published by the R&A. Free copies of The Rules of Golf are available from the Professional’s shop or the Secretary / Manager.   

Dress Code 

On the Course – Gentlemen: A smart standard of recognised golf attire and golf shoes is required. Shirts should be tucked inside the waistband. Tailored shorts may be worn but only with white or black socks. Socks may be calf length or lower but must be visible. Shorts must be nearer the knee than the top of the thigh. 

Not permitted on the Course: Shirts without collars (other than Turtle shirts), shirts cut above the waist or hanging loose outside the waistband, coloured socks when worn with shorts, beachwear, any shirt other than a recognised golf shirt, blue denim jeans, trainers, cargo shorts or similar styled trousers. 

On the Course – Ladies: A smart standard of recognised golf attire and golf shoes is required. Ladies tops may be worn outside the waistband if so fashioned. Tops must be collared and can be either with or without sleeves. Fashioned golf skorts and shorts may be worn. Socks must be worn. 

Not permitted on the Course: Blue denim jeans, trainers, beachwear, cargo shorts or similar styled trousers. 

The Clubhouse/Balcony & Practice facilities – Men: Golfing attire and smart informal clothing is permitted in keeping with the standards of the Club; such clothing to be clean and presentable. Golf shirts to be kept inside the waistband. When informal clothing is worn shirts may be worn outside the waistband if so fashioned. During BST socks need not be worn as long as suitable complementary footwear is worn i.e. deck shoes, trainers and sandals. Socks are to be worn at all other times and at all times with other footwear. Jeans may be worn within the Clubhouse as long as they are smart, clean, not distressed or torn. “Dimple” style golf shoes are acceptable as long as they are clean. Jacket and tie should be worn in the dining area after 7pm unless specified otherwise. 

Not permitted in the Clubhouse/Balcony & Practice facilities – Men: Spiked golf shoes, wet golf attire, wet suits, flip flops, collarless shirts (except tailored turtle shirts), and headwear of any description, track or shell suits. 

The Clubhouse/ Balcony & Practice facilities – Ladies: Golfing attire and smart informal clothing is permitted in keeping with the standards of the Club; such clothing to be clean and presentable. Fashioned tops may be worn outside the waistband. Socks are not required when wearing suitable footwear. Jeans may be worn within the Clubhouse as long as they are smart, clean not distressed or torn. “Dimple” style golf shoes may be worn as long as they are clean. Suitable attire to be worn in the Dining area after 7pm unless specified otherwise.

Not permitted in the Clubhouse/Balcony & Practice facilities – Ladies: Spiked golf Shoes, wet golf attire, wet suits, flip flops, headwear of any description, track or shell suits. 

Discretion: Discretion on this code may be given by the General Manager/Secretary based upon any religious or medical grounds or in the case of specific functions.  

THE COMMITTEE – NOVEMBER 2014

Changing Rooms / Children

The club does not provide a separate specific junior shower cubicle (although there is a single shower cubicle in the gentleman’s changing area) or changing area. The following advice is provided to minimise embarrassment:

  1. Wherever possible, adults should avoid changing or showering at the same time as children.
  2. parents need to be aware that on occasions adults and children may need to share a changing facility.
  3. It is advisable for adults not to be alone with any child under 10 in these circumstances.
  4. If children are uncomfortable changing or showering in public, or adults uncomfortable changing or showering in the presence of children, no pressure should be placed on them to do so (notwithstanding any requirements of the dress code).

Mobile Phones

Please do not use mobile phones upstairs in the clubhouse – so please ensure that your phone is on silent mode before going upstairs.

On the course - Please only use mobile phones in cases of emergency – again please ensure that your phone is on silent mode.

Smoking 

By law smoking is not permitted anywhere in the clubhouse. There is a designated smoking area on the first floor balcony. Please use the ashtrays and cigarette end disposal facilities provided.

Please do not discard cigarette ends randomly on the course – use the bins provided.

Dress code on the Course
A smart standard of recognised golf attire and golf shoes is required. Shirts should be tucked inside the waistband. Tailored shorts may be worn but only with white or black socks. Socks may be calf length or lower but must be visible. Shorts must be nearer the knee than the top of the thigh.