Club Rules & Codes of Conduct

No.1 Expected Standards of Behaviour

Applicable to All Members of the Golf Club, Guests and Visitors.

All Members and Visitors are reminded that an acceptable standard of behaviour must be maintained at all times, both on the Course and within the Club House.

On The Course

All golfers must follow established golf etiquette at all times. Besides the traditional golf etiquette relating to respecting the course, such as; repairing pitch marks, replacing divets, raking bunkers, etc. and adhering to things such as keeping play moving by waiving the following group through when searching for lost balls and maintaining the speed of play by keeping up with the group in front, there are also important behavioural rules that must be followed. This includes showing the necessary respect to fellow golfers at all times, which includes things such as; no shouting on the course, no misuse of equipment (e.g. throwing clubs in frustration, etc.) and no aggressive behaviour, this will not be tolerated and any reports of such will be thoroughly investigated as appropriate.

The Club Captain, Professional, Head Green keeper including Staff on Duty, or any Member, have the authority to bring to the attention of any person seen violating these rules whilst out on the course.

In the Club House

The use of foul or abusive language such as swearing has no place in the club house and any member heard using unacceptable or offensive language will be asked to either stop or leave the premises. Where someone is observed consistently using bad language after being warned, then their continued membership will be reviewed accordingly.

The Club Captain, Professional, Steward and any staff on duty, or any Member, have the authority to bring to the attention of any person seen violating this rule whilst in the club house.

Whilst fully acknowledging that adult banter contributes to creating a healthy atmosphere amongst members, these rules are to safeguard others who shouldn’t have to hear language that they wouldn’t personally use and besides making people feel uncomfortable, it can be viewed as intimidating and aggressive which could discourage usage of the bar/lounge areas by many members.

No.2 Expected Standards of Dress Code

Applicable to All Members of the Golf Club, Guests and Visitors.

All Members and Visitors are reminded that A smart standard of dress is expected at all times

On The Course

• Golf shirts with collars, roll neck or crew neck maybe be worn and must be worn inside waistbands unless specifically designed otherwise
• Ladies may wear collarless blouses/tops either tucked in waistbands or not
•Smart tailored shorts maybe worn, but must be worn with socks of any length and colour
•Recognised golf shoes must be worn on the golf course

In the Club House

•Shirts should be worn inside waistbands unless specifically designed to be worn outside
•Shoes and socks must be worn
•In summer months footwear designed to be worn without socks are acceptable
•Smart trainers and smart jeans maybe be worn in the 19th/Balcony area
•Outdoor clothing, waterproofs etc must be removed

Clothing not permitted on the Course

•Denim Jeans
•Replica Shirts
•Tracksuits
•T – Shirts
•¾ Length Shorts

Please note there maybe events where dress code will be relaxed or jacket & tie asked to be worn. This will be specified on the event poster.

Members are advised not to approach another member/visitor regarding his/her dress. Please report your concerns to a member of staff, Director or The Club Captain and they will deal with any issues.

*Note; On Monday Evenings, the Directors have relaxed the normal accepted dress code in the 19th bar, so members can come from work to reserve a Tee Time.

No.3 Use of Mobile Phones

Applicable to All Members of the Golf Club, Guests and Visitors.

All Members and Visitors are reminded that this code must be maintained at all times, both on the Course and within the Club House.

On The Course

Mobile Phones can be both extremely distractive and annoying to fellow golfers, as well as interfere with the speed of play, if used whilst playing golf and therefore it is this Golf Clubs ruling that phones can only be used to receive a call of an emergency nature or to make one if some emergency should arise out on the course. These are to be the only exceptions.

Therefore it is recommended as a general rule that phones be switched off whilst on the course. If there is an important reason to leave your phone on, then it should be on silent mode at all times. If you have a need to keep your phone on silent whilst out on the course, please inform the Professional or his staff before starting play.

The Club Captain, Professional, Head Green keeper including Staff on Duty, or any Member, have the authority to bring to the attention of any person seen violating this rule whilst out on the course.

In the Club House

Members, their Guests, or Visitors are not allowed to make a phone call whilst in the Members bar and Lounge areas. If you have to make a call, then you are expected to leave these areas before making one, e.g. relocate to the corridor, etc. Mobile phones must be in the silent mode at all times when in the Clubhouse. If your phone vibrates, you can acknowledge the call whilst leaving the bar/lounge areas immediately to the area described above. The use of your phone for texting/accessing the internet/gaming is permissible, providing that any key/pad noise is also switched off.

The Club Captain, Professional, Steward, including staff on duty, or any Member, have the authority to bring to the attention of any person seen violating this rule whilst in the Club House.

Whilst fully acknowledging the essential role that mobile phones have in today’s modern world, these rules are to safeguard others who shouldn’t have the distraction whilst trying to concentrate when playing on the course or the annoyance of someone trying to make themselves heard on the phone over background noise, whilst in the clubhouse.