Dress Code & Etiquette
Many people who play and fall in love with the game of golf do so because of its fine history, traditions and sportsmanship, all factors that set golf apart from so many other sports these days.
So when you visit us please respect our Course Code, which consists of two parts – Playing Etiquette and Dress Guidelines.
We want you to thoroughly enjoy your visit to the Club but when playing here you have a responsibility to behave considerately and in a manner that does not spoil the enjoyment of other visitors or members.
Slow play - We know that not every golfer plays to the same standard or speed, so please be considerate to other players, do not hold them up, simply call them through. This will ensure that you and your group are not under pressure to hurry shots and it will enable others to fully enjoy their game. As a guide, a fourball should take no longer than 4 hours to complete the course.
Bunkers - Our bunkers are challenging to play even when properly raked, if left unraked our bunkers can become virtually impossible. So please do not leave a bunker without raking it.
Heather - Trolleys and buggies should not be taken into the heather on the courses.
Course care – Please help us to keep the course in the superb condition that you expect to find it by replacing divots and repairing pitch marks.
A good standard of dress and golf attire should be worn in all areas of the Clubhouse, smart casual wear is acceptable unless a particular dress code is specified for a Club event.
Shorts may be worn in the Lounge and Neil Pikes Bar between 1 April to 31 October. Only tailored shorts are permitted and these are to be cut above the knee by no more than 3 inches.
Boat shoes are permitted when wearing shorts, socks with boat shoes are not required.
- Tailored shorts permitted all year round in the lounge bar. Not in the dining room except at special functions at the Captain’s discretion.
- Clean dry moulded sole golf shoes will be permitted in the lounge bar area, except in the winter months of November through to March. Cleated/spiked golf shoes are not permitted.
- Trainers are permitted in the clubhouse and on the patio.
- Smart denim jeans, including blue, will be permitted in the lounge bar area, and Sewell dining room, except for torn, dyed, or workwear jeans.
- In the clubhouse and patio area, gentlemen will be allowed to wear outside their trousers shirts designed for this purpose.
The following items of dress are not permitted
- T shirts, running or cargo shorts, football or rugby type shirts, leggings or cropped trousers for Gentlemen.
- Wet, soiled clothing or golfing rainwear.
- Open toed shoes/sandals for Gentlemen.
- Sun tops of any kind.
- Leisure suits.
- Hats of any description.
SEWELL DINING ROOM DRESS RULES
Smart casual wear and clean golf attire to be worn at all times, except when a particular dress code is specified.
Shorts are not allowed at any time, unless the dress code is relaxed by the Captain/Vice Captain for a particular event.
Clubhouse dress rules apply. Golf shoes with moulded soles are allowed in the Hennessy Room during the main golfing season; ie: when white tees are in play. Access for those wearing golf shoes should be via the external staircase.
NEIL PIKES BAR DRESS RULES
Good standard of dress and smart golf attire is required. Golf shoes are permitted.
FUNCTIONS DRESS CODE
Smart Casual: - A good standard of dress including clean golfing attire, jackets not required for Gentlemen.
Smart: - Jacket with or without a tie for Gentlemen/similar level of formality for Ladies.
Formal: - Black tie or lounge Suit for men, at the Captain’s discretion, a similar standard of formality for Ladies.
Relaxed Dress: - As specified for a particular event.
GOLF COURSE, PRACTICE GROUND AND PATIO DRESS RULES
A good standard of golf attire to be worn at all times.
The following items of dress are allowed:
||The following items of dress are not allowed: