Dress Standards

Whilst it is acknowledged that evolving fashions make complete guidelines impractical, our prime objective remains unchanged – that the standard of dress on the course and in the Clubhouse reflects the status and dignity of The Western Australian Golf Club.

All members, caddies and visitors to the Club are advised to dress in good taste at all times and so maintain the dignity of the game of golf and Club standards. To prevent any embarrassment to themselves or others, members are asked to observe the following requirements that are regarded as the minimum acceptable standards. When failing to comply with the dress standards, they will be asked politely to purchase suitable clothing at the Golf Shop or to leave the premises.

Short term visits to the club
It is not necessary for members and guests to strictly adhere to the clubs dress standard detailed below when they are visiting the club for a short period (i.e. 5-10 minutes) to do business with the office or Golf Shop, access the locker room or to collect equipment from the locker room or buggy room. In these events the dress standard will be relaxed to a degree but will continue to disallow rubber thongs, board shorts, surf wear and singlets. This relaxation does not at any stage extend to entry to the sprig bar, dining area or to the course practice facilities. Access to the change rooms must be via the back of the Clubhouse.

Male Members and Guest Dress Code
On the Course and Club Surrounds including Practice Facilities

  • All shirts must be either collared or turtle neck golf shirts and worn tucked into trousers.
  • Tailored shorts with a belt are permitted but are to be worn with predominately white socks which are visible above the shoe line.
  • Trousers and shorts must be tailored type with a fly.
  • Socks are to be worn with long trousers but may be coloured.
  • Regulation golf shoes (soft spikes only) must be worn on the course. Sandals, jogging shoes and tennis shoes are not regarded as golf attire.

Female Members and Guest Dress Code
On the Course and Club Surrounds including Practice Facilities

  • Golf attire should be neat, tidy and appropriate at all times and reflect the weather conditions for the occasion.
  • Shirts must be tucked in unless specifically designed to be worn out and have a collar. Sleeveless collared golf shirts, turtle and polo neck shirts are permitted.
  • Tailored slacks, shorts, skirts, ¾ pants and leggings are acceptable
  • Regulation golf shoes (soft spikes only) must be worn on the course with predominately white socks or coloured socks which coordinate with their golfing attire and are visible above the shoe line.
  • Sandals, jogging shoes and tennis type shoes are not regarded as golf attire.

Dining and Lounge Areas (Male)

  • After 5pm on competition days, members and guest are encouraged to shower and change before entering the Dining and Lounge Areas.
  • Members and guests may wear long trousers or tailored shorts with collared shirts and golf shirts tucked into shorts, however shirts, designed so, may be worn untucked. Shirts may be opened but only to the second button. Dress jumpers, pullovers or vests are permitted in the Dining room and Lounge areas. Coats and ties are optional.
  • Smart casual shoes are permitted in the Clubhouse and surrounds provided the shoes are closed in (i.e. no thongs, sandals, joggers, Crocs, scuffs or slipper style shoes).
  • Closed in shoes (Deck / Boat / Style) without socks can be worn in the Clubhouse and surrounds on all days.
  • Denim jeans without metal studs or holes may be worn provided the denim is clean & presentable.
  • Headwear such as sporting caps and fashion hats must be removed when inside the Clubhouse at all times.

Dining and Lounge Areas (Female)

After 5pm on mixed competition days members and guests are encouraged to shower and change before entering the Dining and Lounge Areas.

  • Smart casual wear is the minimum requirement.
  • Ladies may wear both closed in shoes and open sandals. Rubber thongs, Crocs, joggers and slipper style shoes are not allowed.
  • On Tuesdays and Thursdays Members and guests are encouraged to change after golf as detailed above. However, golf attire with either closed in shoes or open sandals may be worn.
  • Smart casual wear is the minimum requirement.
  • Leggings/tights may only be worn with a dress, skirt or long top.
  • Ladies may wear both closed in shoes and open sandals. Rubber thongs, Crocs, joggers and slipper style shoes are not allowed.
  • Denim jeans without metal studs or holes may be worn. Designer denim clothing is acceptable.
  • Headwear such as sporting caps and fashion hats must be removed when inside the Clubhouse at all times.

Not Permitted Dress

With the exception of the standards in the relaxed requirements above the following clothing is not permitted in the clubhouse or surrounds:

  • Midriff, tank or singlet tops (not considered smart casual wear).
  • Clothing with bold logos or obvious advertising.
  • Shorts, which are brief.

Shorts or trousers that are excessively baggy or of the drawstring/elasticised/side buckle or cord-waisted type.

  • Track suits or leisure suits.
  • Tight fitting exercise pants/bike pants
  • Faded or dilapidated clothing.
  • Rubber thongs and rubber sandals, Crocs, sandshoes, joggers, slipper styled shoes stockinged or bare feet.

Children under 12 years

  • It is expected that Children are dressed in neat
    casual attire and wearing shoes at all times
    when attending the Club in the Dining and Lounge Areas.