Sundridge Park Golf Club

Dress code and Pace of Play Policy (July 2018)

Members and their guests are respectfully requested to maintain an appropriate standard of dress as laid down by the Club’s rules and regulations.  Whilst Sundridge Park Golf Club is a long-established private member’s club, we operate a dress policy commensurate with a modern-day golf club.  These can be summarised as follows:

On the Courses

Conventional golf attire is required for all players.

  • Sports shirts other than golfing attire (such as football shirts, rugby shirts, T shirts) are not permitted.
  • Trousers such as denim jeans, cargo pants, combat trousers or tracksuits are not acceptable.
  • Golf shoes with soft spikes are required on the course - Metal spikes are not allowed

For Men

  • Shirts should be recognised golfing attire.
  •  All shirts are to be tucked-in to trousers or shorts.
  • Shorts should be knee length and tailored.
  • Appropriate golf socks.
  • Hats are not to be worn back-to-front.

For Ladies

Sleeveless shirts are permitted but must have a collar.
Shirts (if so designed) may be worn outside shorts etc.
Skirts and capri pants are permitted.

Driving Range

Jeans can be worn. Golf shoes must be worn; trainers are not permitted.

Clubhouse and Terrace

Smart casual attire (which includes smart denim) is permitted at all times except when there is a specific dress code for a function.

  • Shorts are not permitted in the main restaurant for Sunday Lunch

Men may wear boat shoes or loafers without socks

The following are not permitted in the clubhouse:

  • Trousers such as, cargo pants, combat trousers or tracksuits
  • Hats

Wet gear/waterproofs if wet or soiled

Golf shoes with soft spikes are permitted in the Clubhouse during summer. During the winter period (when winter rules apply) no Golf Shoes in the lounges


The Club should be a place to relax in an atmosphere of harmony and friendship, and where respect is shown to fellow members, guests and staff at all times.

Course Etiquette

Please repair your pitch marks and replace fairway divots.
Please use the seed boxes to fill your divots where provided.
Keeping up with the game in front makes a good round for everyone. If you fall behind the pace, please allow players through.
Four-balls should aim to play 18 holes in approximately 4 hours.

Clubhouse Etiquette

Wi-Fi is freely available, however the clubhouse is designated a “quiet zone”, so please switch your devices to silent and be thoughtful to others. Mobile phones Should be switched to “silent or vibrate” mode at all times. Can be used discretely for voice calls in all areas of the clubhouse except the lounges, restaurant and bar areas. Cannot be used on the golf course except in a medical emergency. Smoking No smoking or vaping in the clubhouse or on the terrace Ashtrays are located off each end of the terrace

Speed of Play - Policy

For Competition and Casual Golf some pointers to remember…

Encourage ‘Ready, Steady, Golf’– play when safe and ready to do so; not necessarily in order of furthest ball from hole

Play a ‘provisional’ ball if you think there is danger that your first ball maybe lost or not easily found. It’s a lot quicker to play a second ball from the tee than walk all the way back

Remember to always announce the brand name and number of your provisional ball to the others in your group, as if you don’t then it automatically becomes the ball in play (see rule 10-3 and rule 27).

Look for your own ball before heading over to help others (where practicable).

Keep an eye on the time when you start your search – remember you have a maximum of 5 minutes to search for it. After that the ball is officially lost, so you should play your provisional ball.

Leave your bag or trolley near the exit to the green

Mark your scorecard on the next tee, or if you’re first to tee off, then play your tee shot then mark the card.

There’s no shame in calling players through and it benefits everyone. The group behind will certainly appreciate it! FACT: we all lose balls from time to time even good players(!), and in some cases maybe 2 or 3 players lose balls on the same hole, so unavoidable delays do occur!

First player to hole out gets the flag.

In Casual Golf,  groups that are holding up others will be asked to invite the group behind through or be asked to walk on a hole to catch up

If you keep up with the group in front. You cannot be accused of slow play.

Finally, we play golf for fun, not our livelihood, even when we are playing in a competition. However, playing golf is not the same as strolling along a prom; nor is the golf course a place for chatter with players in other groups.

Keep up a good pace when walking between shots and encourage others to do likewise.

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