Etiquette & Dress Code


Players are asked to respect and abide by the following:

• Replace divots.
• Repair all pitch marks.
• Level sand in bunkers.
• Not to take trolleys on the tees, greens or their surrounds.
• All competition matches have priority.
• A single player has no standing on the course.
• Please keep the course tidy.
• All mobile phones are to be silent.

Changing Facilities
• The clubhouse has every facility required for changing into and from golfing apparel. Changing in the car park is not permitted.

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.


The Club does reserve the right to refuse admission to the course and/or or the clubhouse if, in the opinion of a Director of the Club or an authorised employee, any individual acts or dresses in a manner which could cause offence or embarrassment to other members and their guests or visitors.

Dress Code

Stamford Golf Club aims to operate a contemporary and forward thinking dress policy, commensurate with a modern day golf club. It is in all our interests to maintain reasonable standards of casual but smart dress in keeping with golfing traditions. Golfers at Stamford Golf Club are therefore made aware that the following are required standards that must be adhered to, both on the golf course and in the clubhouse.


Golfing attire is required for all players. Denim jeans, t-shirts, cargo or combat trousers/shorts, tracksuits, rugby and football shirts are not permitted on the course or in the clubhouse at any time.

Tailored shorts are allowed on the course and in the Clubhouse. Flip-flops, and sandals without socks are not allowed Clothing that may have endured the rigours of golfing for example wet or muddy garments must be changed out of before entering any lounge, bar or dining areas. Coats and other outdoor clothing should be left in changing rooms. Hats should be removed in the Clubhouse.


Golf shoes are allowed in all areas during the summer months. This will be effective from through to the autumn clock change. However, members and visitors must use the shoe cleaner at the back door before entering the building.

We hope that common sense prevails and that shoes and waterproofs suffering from the rigours of the course are left in the locker room. On occasions where the weather is poor, and if course conditions dictate, we will revert to the winter policy.

The winter policy is that golf shoes are not permitted to be worn in the lounge or dining areas. All golfers must change from golf shoes into appropriate footwear before entering these areas. Soft spike golf shoes are still permissable all year round.


Mobile phones are not permitted to be used for making or receiving calls in any lounge or dining areas. They are permitted to be used for calls elsewhere, including the hallways and changing rooms. Mobile phones can be used anywhere in the clubhouses for other purposes such as text, emails, internet access but must be kept in silent mode.

Mobile phones on the golf course are for emergency use only.