Northumberland Golf Club, whilst wishing to ensure that all members, visitors and guests dress appropriately, does not wish to be over-proscriptive; the Committee would rather leave it to the good sense of those concerned.
Formal style dress is required in the Dining Room with the exception of Sunday Lunch when Smart Casual Dress is acceptable. This does, however, allow full freedom of movement to all golfers, visitors and guests around the remainder of the clubhouse.
There may also be occasions when the clubhouse is being used for an event which the Committee have decided will be a formal event but on those occasions, advance notice will be given on the notice boards in the clubhouse and on the website.
Formal Dress Style
This is defined as either:
- Jacket, business shirt with collar and tie
- Jacket, business shirt with collar and no tie
- Business shirt with collar and tie
Stylish and smart casual clothes will be welcomed and acceptable in all areas of the clubhouse other than the areas outlined above.
However, there are some types of clothing that most would find unacceptable and the Committee considers that the following guidance is appropriate to maintain the Club’s historical high standards.
- Clubhouse, Golf Course & Practice Area
Tracksuit tops or bottoms, jeans and other denim clothing, t-shirts, training shoes; cargo shorts/trousers with large exterior pockets should not be worn.
Gentlemen should always wear socks and shoes.
Shorts should be tailored and knee length or just above the knee without 'cargo' pockets. When wearing shorts, gentlemen should wear knee length socks or white sports socks that are over the ankles.
Shirts should be tucked into trousers and shorts.
On hot or wet days, golfers should change into fresh clothing before entering the lounges. Showers and towels are provided to facilitate this.
Outer wear such as golf shoes, waterproof golf clothing, top coats, anoraks, windproof clothing and caps may not be worn in the lounges.
- Car Park
Players should change golf shoes and clothing in the locker room and not in the car park.
Members are asked to make their guests aware of our dress rules to prevent any embarrassment.