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Clubhouse & Dining Attire

All Members, their families and Guests must at all times be attired and groomed, so as to maintain the dignity and decorum of the Club. Proper and complete attire, consistent with the applicable area of the Club and the activity, shall always be worn on the Club premises, including as follows:

  • For the Club entrance and grounds, informal dining rooms and hallways, “Casual Attire” at a minimum is required (see definition below).
  • Golf Shoes: only approved non-metal spike golf shoes may be worn within the Clubhouse or on any part of the Club property or golf course.
  • The wearing of hats or caps of any kind by men or boys (except for religious or medical reasons) is not permitted in the Clubhouse with the exception of the Grill Room. Golf/baseball type hats must be worn with the bill forward.
  • All Members and their Guests in bathing suits are permitted only in the Locker Rooms and at the Pool and Family Recreation Center. T-shirts, cover-ups or beach jackets must be worn in the FRC and from the Clubhouse to the pool (towels are not considered appropriate attire). The above items are not appropriate attire for the Clubhouse.


Casual attire in the clubhouse means that coats or ties are not required and encompasses a wide range of acceptable articles of clothing, including, but not limited to:
  • Dress slacks, denim, denim jeans with "raw" or "unfinished" hems, blouses, sweaters, sport shirts, mock shirts, and Bermuda-style shorts or longer.
  • Men: Shirts with collars and sleeves must be worn at all times. Dress style t-shirts are never permitted except when worn with a sport coat.
  • Children under 12: Some standards of dress may be relaxed from time to time.


Non-acceptable attire includes, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Tee shirts of any kind and any color, with or without advertising, torn, ripped, frayed, or heavily soiled jeans, tank tops, cutoffs, short-shorts, spandex, sweats of any kind or any kind of gym apparel, and rubber or plastic pool shoes (such as thongs, flip-flops).
    Exception: Members going to and from the swimming pool, tennis courts, or fitness center.


Informal attire means that a jacket is required, but a tie is not.


Dinner attire means that BOTH a jacket and tie are required.


Cocktail attire means that elegant attire is required (a suit and tie for gentlemen is suggested; dressy attire is appropriate for women).


Black tie means that formal attire is required.

Golf Attire

Proper golf attire is required at all times for all golfers (including children 12 years of age and younger) to use the golf course or any of the golf facilities. The Golf Professional Staff or First Tee Staff is empowered to enforce this provision for Members and their Guests. Those not properly attired will be required to obtain or purchase the necessary attire in order to utilize any golf facilities (golf course or practice areas). It is a Member’s responsibility to ensure that his/her guests are properly attired.
The following are considered appropriate golf attire:
  • Men: Shirts with collars and sleeves must be worn at all times. Slacks or Bermuda length golf shorts are acceptable. Shirts must be tucked into pants or shorts at all times. NO tank tops, T-shirts, cut-offs, short shorts, sweat pants, bathing suits, jeans, jean shorts, tennis shorts, other athletic clothing or gym apparel are permitted. Golf/baseball type hats must be worn with the bill forward.
  • Women: Proper golf attire includes dresses, shirts, slacks, Bermuda length golf shorts and blouses. Sleeveless shirts must have collars and shirts without collars must have sleeves. NO halter tops, T-shirts, bathing suits, tank tops, sweat pants, jeans, jean shorts, tennis shorts, short shorts, spandex type clothing or other athletic clothing or gym apparel are permitted.
  • Shoes: Acceptable shoes must be worn at all times. Examples of acceptable shoes include non-metal spike golf shoes and tennis shoes. Metal spike golf shoes, large rubber spike shoes or field shoes are not permitted.

Tennis Attire

  • Proper tennis attire and tennis shoes (rubber-soled street shoes are not considered tennis shoes) must be worn at all times. Shirts must also be worn at all times.

Swimming Pool Attire

  • Proper swimming attire must be worn in the pool and pool area. Thong bathing suits are not permitted. Swimsuits must remain fastened/tied while sunbathing.

Cell Phone Policy

  • Talking on cellular telephones is not permitted in any Club building inclusive of the Clubhouse, Family Recreation Center, Golf Shop, Starter’s Booth, Front Porch or Halfway House with the exception of the Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms. Talking on cellular telephones is discouraged during the play of Golf and must be set to “silent mode” for emergencies only.

Tipping Policy

  • The Club has a “no tipping” policy (except for locker room manager) and this policy extends to Guests.