code of conduct

code of conduct


The following guidelines are intended to provide Members and non-members with a common-sense approach to conducting themselves while using Club facilities.

For the vast majority of of Members and visitors, these rules cause no problems - they are simply good manners applied to a golf club.


On the Course


  • Play should be continuous and without delay
  • Do not play until the match in front is out of range
  • Players searching for a ball should signal the game behind to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not be easily found
  • Before leaving a bunker, players should carefully fill up all holes
  • All divots must be carefully replaced and any damage to the putting green made by a ball or the player should be carefully repaired
  • When play at a hole is complete, players should immediately leave the green
  • A single player has no standing on the course
  • Players playing a whole round are entitled to pass players playing a shorter round
  • If a match fails to keep its place on the Course and loses more than one clear hole on the game in front, it should allow the match following to play through
  • As a courtesy, competition games should be allowed to play through
  • No starting allowed at the 10th. hole unless the 8th. and 9th. holes are free of players
  • Veterans may tee-off on the 10th. up to 8.30pm on competition Sundays


In the Clubhouse


  • Visitors must be signed in by a Member who is then responsible for the visitor's conduct
  • It is not permitted to change clothing or footwear in the car parks
  • Golf equipment must not be taken through the front door of the Clubhouse
  • Members may not reprimand any employee of the Club. All complaints should be made in writing to the Secretary or the relevant Convener


Dress Code For All Players and Guests


Bonnyton Golf Club expects visitors to respect the same dress code as members and the following will be considered the minimum standard permitted:

  • The wearing of blue denims, tee-shirts, non-golf sportswear and training shoes is not permitted on the Course at any time.
  • Anoraks, golf jackets, coats and hats should not be worn in the Club Lounge, dining room or bar areas. Golf shoes may not be worn in the Club Lounge, dining room, bar areas or within the shower room.
  • It is not permitted to change shoes or other apparel in the car parks.
  • Any articles of clothing not being worn should not be draped on or over chairs - lockers are available, including day lockers for visitors.
  • Members and guests attending the Clubhouse and not playing golf should be respectful of the dress code of playing members and as a minimum requirement should not wear non-golf sports wear, sports training shoes or ripped or frayed trousers.
  • All users of Club facilities are expected to co-operate in maintaining Clubhouse standards and Members are responsible for ensuring that their guests conform to all dress, etiquette and discipline requirements of the Club.
  • Board Members and Officers of the Club have the authority to require visitors to change unsuitable clothing or leave the Course or Clubhouse.