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 they have made
  • Through the green, all players should ensure that any portion of turf cut or displaced in the act of playing is replaced and pressed down. Furthermore, 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
  • 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 invite 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


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 Honorary 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 non-tailored shorts, tee-shirts and training shoes is not permitted on the Course or in the Clubhouse at any time. Tailored shorts are permitted on the Course and shirts must be tucked in at the waist and have full or half sleeves.
  • Ladies are required to dress to an equivalent standard to that described for gentlemen on the Course and in various areas of the Clubhouse.
  • Blue denims and jeans are only permitted if they are not frayed or torn and only if attending the Clubhouse to use the social facilities. They are strictly forbidden on the Course
  • Shirts must have collars. Polo-neck sweaters may be worn without a shirt. All other sweaters should be worn with a collared shirt below.
  • Anoraks, golf jackets, coats and hats should not be worn in the lounges. Golf shoes and hats may not be worn in the Clubhouse beyond the link corridor. No metal spikes to be worn in the building other than the locker room
  • Members and Guests should not change in the car parks. Dress on the Course is required to be of the same standard as that in the Clubhouse
  • Members are asked to adhere to the standards of dress as stated above. Board Members have the authority, at their discretion, to require any Member not suitably dressed to leave the Clubhouse or Course.
  • Members are responsible for their guests conforming to these various requirements.