Dress Code & Clubhouse Rules
At Knebworth Golf Club, we expect our members and guests to act responsibly and observe standards of dress and behaviour in keeping with the traditions of the game of golf. We publish these guidelines on acceptable and unacceptable dress and behaviour, in order to avoid doubt and possible embarrassment of being reprimanded.
In and around the Clubhouse, the general dress code is ‘Smart Casual’. On the course, the requirement is for recognised golf equipment and dress. Where possible, this Code will be sent in advance to visitors, but in the case of a visitor being improperly dressed, they will be informed so, by the staff, and politely asked to dress appropriately on his next visit.
For Club matches, functions and events, the dress code can differ from ‘Smart Casual’ to ‘Smart Dress’ or ‘Formal Dress’ as follows:
Formal Dress: Dinner Suit / Black Tie and formal shoes.
Smart Dress: Lounge Suit or Jacket and tie and formal shoes.
This requirement will normally be advertised in advance, on the information sheets or tickets etc. The dress requirement for Sunday lunches and evening dining is ‘Smart Casual’.
All dress should be in a clean and presentable condition, with no stains, rips, holes, tears, fraying or fading.
Golf clubs and/or golf bags must not be carried through the Clubhouse other than through the rear entrance corridor into the Mens’ locker room.
Golf clubs, bags, equipment and trolleys are not allowed in the Clubhouse or on the patios. Please use the designated areas.
Mobile telephones, tablets and laptops may be used in silent mode only. Non-silent use is confined to the changing rooms, front foyer of the Clubhouse and the Car parks, unless used in an emergency.
Smoking is only allowed on the golfcourse and in the sheltered area behind the Members’ Back Bar. Smoking is not allowed in the Clubhouse or on the patios. Please dispose of cigarette ends responsibly and do not leave litter
Dress on the Course
Members and visitors should be neatly attired at all times, on and off the Course. Members are reminded that they are responsible for ensuring their guests abide by the required standards of dress and behaviour.
Shirts should be sleeved and have an attached collar or roll- neck collar and must be tucked in at the waist at all times. Please ensure shirts are long enough in the body to remain tucked-in during play.
Tailored shorts may be worn as an alternative to tailored trousers. Socks are not obligatory, but if worn, long or short, they should be of predominantly one colour. Long socks should not be rolled down at any time.
Headwear shall only be worn outside. Peaked headwear must always be worn with the peak to the front and not back-to-front.
Proprietary golf shoes must be worn, preferably with soft spikes or soft moulded soles.
Sports training type shoes are not permitted on the course.