Club Bye-Laws and Dress Code


  • All visitors must report to the Professional before commencing play.
    Visitors may be required to produce a valid handicap certificate before being allowed to play the course.
    All green fees must be paid before commencing play and the issued bag tag must be displayed whilst playing the course.

Health & Safety

  • Players are required to observe the etiquette in The Rules of Golf.
    Health & Safety Notices, which are displayed on the course and Club Notice boards must be observed.
    It is the player's responsibility to be aware at all times of the danger to themselves and others. 
    Greenkeepers working on the course must be given priority.
    Suspension of play for a dangerous situation, such as lightning, is signalled by one prolonged blast on the klaxon.

Dress Code

  • Generally smart casual dress is allowed. 
    Garments based on the design of manufactured golf attire are permitted.
    Tailored shorts are allowed if worn with knee length or ankle length socks.
  • The following are NOT acceptable:
    collarless shirts unless specifically designed for golf;
    football or rugby type shirts;
    Men's sleeveless shirts;
    shirts not tucked into waistband (ladies may wear shirts specifically designed to be worn outside waistband);
    non tailored shorts e.g. beach and football shorts;
    track and jogging suits;
    combat trousers;
    training shoes;
    denim garments;
    garments with loud or blatant advertising slogans.
    hats or golf shoes in the clubhouse

Mobile Phones

  • Mobile phones must be switched off or switched to silent/vibrate only mode whilst on club premises and parameters including the car park and golf course. 
    No such device shall be used to the annoyance of others.
    No such device shall be used in voice mode except in the following places.
    Locker rooms;
    Phone booth in the entrance hall;
    Closed vehicle on the car park;
    The course in an emergency.

Car Park

  • A visitors car park is provided for visitors.
    Golf shoes and clothing must not be changed in the car park.

Course Procedures

  • Players must observe any restrictions imposed by the daily course report.
    Repair divots and pitch marks;
    Rake bunkers and leave rake in bunker;
    Any player who strikes a ball beyond the boundary of the course, should report the incident to the Professional;
    If personal injury or property damage has resulted (or is suspected) from a struck golf ball, whether outside or within the perimeter of the course, then details of the incident shall be reported to the Professional.

Trolleys & Buggies

  • Only trolleys with wide wheels are allowed on the course.
    Directional arrows and any other restrictions must be observed;
    Trolleys must not be taken over teeing grounds or greens including fringes.
    Visitors wishing to use their own single-person buggy on the course must apply in advance to the Hon. Secretary.

Practice Areas

  • Practice is limited to the designated areas.
    The teaching bay is for the exclusive use of the Professional, his assistants and members or visitors receiving instruction. 

Slow Play

  • The R&A Rules of Golf (Section 1 Etiquette - Pace of Play) state that players must play at a good pace and keep up with the group in front.
    As a guide the following groups should take no more than:
    2 ball: 3hr 30min
    3 ball: 3hr 50min
    4 ball: 4hr 10min
  • Shorter round times should be the aim of all players.
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