Dress Code & Etiquette
Many people who play and fall in love with the game of golf do so because of its fine history, traditions and sportsmanship, all factors that set golf apart from so many other sports these days.
So when you visit us please respect our Course Code, which consists of two parts – Playing Etiquette and Dress Code.
We want you to thoroughly enjoy your visit to the Club but when playing here you have a responsibility to behave considerately and in a manner that does not spoil the enjoyment of other visitors or members.
Slow play -Please be considerate to other players, do not hold them up, simply call them through if the group behind are quicker. This will ensure that you and your group are not under pressure to hurry shots and it will enable others to fully enjoy their game. Please feel free to speak with the Starter regarding the speed of the course, however as a guide, a fourball at South Essex should take around 4 hours at peak times to complete 18 holes.
Bunkers - Please do not leave a bunker without raking it.
Course care – Please replace divots and repair pitch marks.
On the course – Proper golf attire and golf shoes must be worn:
In the Club House - Smart casual wear is acceptable.
Tailored shorts may be worn in the Oak Room and on the deck and patio between 1 April to 30 September. Boat shoes may be worn with shorts, socks with boat shoes are not required.
Golf shoes (not spikes) may be worn in the clubhouse between 1 April and 30 September provided they are cleaned before entering the building.
The following items of dress are not permitted:
Running or cargo shorts, football or rugby type shirts, leggings or cropped trousers for Gentlemen.
Wet, soiled clothing or golfing rainwear.
Open toed shoes/sandals for Gentlemen.
Sun tops of any kind.
On the course - Please do not use mobile phones on the course as this can affect speed of play.
In the club house – Mobile phones may be used. Please set devices to silent mode.