Members of Camden Braes Golf & Country Club and their guests are required to conform to the dress regulations of the Club. These regulations have been instituted to maintain the standards of good taste and decorum expected of the membership. Members have a responsibility to inform their guests about the dress code requirements. Please note it is the responsibility of the Management to enforce the Dress Code in a professional and diplomatic manner. Management is empowered to decline service and deny access to the golf course if the Dress Code is not met.
Clubhouse dress regulations apply to all areas of the clubhouse & Braes ‘n Ale Pub & Grill. Denim wear is not permitted on the Club property. See-through shirts, tank tops, T-shirts, jogging/rugger pants, spandex wear, short shorts or short skirts are not acceptable on the property or in the clubhouse. Braes ‘n Ale Pub & Grill dress code may vary, depending on the function.
Sleeveless golf shirts/blouses must have a collar and collarless shirts/blouses must have sleeves. Ladies may wear mock collar shirts. Shirts must be tucked in unless they have been assigned to be worn otherwise.
Shorts and skirts worn on the golf course must be of conservative length no higher than four inches above the knee.
Rugby pants, blue jeans, sweat pants, jogging pants, stirrup pants or tights are not acceptable. Capri pants are acceptable attire.
Gentlemen and Junior Boys
Shirts must be of the type with a collar or turtleneck. Gentlemen may wear mock collar shirts. Mock collars shirts must have a collar at least one and one-half inches high. Shirts must be tucked in unless they have been designed to be worn otherwise.
Rugby pants, sweat pants or jogging pants are not acceptable.
Shorts worn on the golf course must be of conservative length no higher than four inches above the knee.
Commercial logos or names are not permitted on any article of clothing. Clothing with the Camden Braes logo or name, or clothing with the logo or name of any other golf club, is permissible. Women’s Lounge, the Pro Shop and Locker Rooms.
“Black Widow” golf spikes are not allowed.
- Sweat pants or sweat shorts
- Tank tops
- Track pants
- Cut off shorts
- Halter tops/Tube tops
- Spikes or cleated sport shoes
- Bare feet/Beachwear
- Shirts must have a collar and/or sleeves
- T-shirts must be free of offensive graphics
- Slacks are acceptable
- Jeans are acceptable
- Shorts must have min 7″ inseam
- Soft spike golf shoes
- Running shoes
- Due to the Liquor Control Act of Ontario, only alcoholic beverages purchased at one of our outlets may be consumed on the premises. These outlets include our Golfers Lounge, Hospitality Cart or the Club House. Alcoholic beverages transported outside of buildings will be poured into cups.
- Picnic jugs, coolers or thermos jugs of any kind, regardless of content, are not permitted on the golf course at any time. If any alcoholic beverages are found, other than that bought from the Club, it will be confiscated and not returned to you.
- Golfers must abide by our Dress Code and be properly attired at all times. SOFT SPIKE GOLF SHOES MANDATORY
- Caddies or walkers are not permitted on the golf course.
- Each golfer must have their own set of golf clubs.
- Golfers operating power carts must abide by the Golf Cart Rental Agreement. Drivers of golf carts are not permitted to drink alcohol and drive by law.
- Golfers are asked to replace their divots and repair their ball marks. Keeping our golf course in good condition benefits you.
- Course marshals are there to help golfers get around the golf course at a reasonable pace in order to benefit all golfers. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to voice them.
Our staff will enforce the above rules and regulations. Violators may be asked to leave the premises without a refund. Again we hope that these guidelines will make for a safe and enjoyable day for you at Camden Braes Golf & Country Club.
Thank You, The Management.
The guidelines for good golf etiquette are what they are for several very important reasons: Many of them relate to the safety of golfers, many relate to pace of play (which helps keep the game enjoyable), and other rules of golf etiquette relate to maintaining the quality of the golf course.
In other words, golf etiquette is an essential part of the game. And it’s something that newcomers to the game often learn as they go – on the course, when playing with more experienced golfers.
If you are new to the game, or just need to brush up on your golf etiquette, here are some basic rules of the road that will help keep the game enjoyable for you and those around you.
- Do not swing your club until you know that others in your group are at a safe distance. Likewise, keep your distance when others are swinging.
- Be aware to steer clear of trouble.
- When practicing your swing, never swing in the direction of another player. There may be pebbles or twigs or other matter in the grass that could fly up and strike a playing partner.
- Do not hit the ball until you are certain that the group ahead of you is out of range.
- If your ball appears headed toward another player or another group, give them a warning by yelling out, “Fore!” (an internationally recognized alert)
- Observe the safety suggestions posted in golf carts and drive carefully. Golf etiquette requires keeping your cart off the grass as much as possible. (see golf cart safety for more)
- Never throw clubs in anger. In addition to being rude and childish, it could also be dangerous.
More golf safety tips
- Keep the round moving by being prepared to hit your shot when it is your turn. You probably don’t like waiting on other groups – don’t make other groups wait on you.
- The player who is away hits first in a group. However, in friendly matches (as opposed to tournament play), this rule can be ignored in favor of “ready play” – players hit as they are ready. All players should agree to “ready play” before it is put into effect.
- Do not spend too much time looking for a lost ball, particularly if there is a group behind you ready to play. If you insist on taking the full five minutes alloted in the rulebook to look for lost balls, golf etiquette says wave up the group behind to allow them to play through.
- Always try to keep pace with the group ahead of you. If space opens in front of you, allow a faster group to play through.
- When two players in a cart hit to opposite sides of a hole, drive to first ball and drop off that player with his club, then drive to the second ball. After both players hit, meet up farther down the hole.
- When walking from your cart to your ball, take a couple clubs with you. Taking only one club, then having to return to the cart to retrieve a different club, is a huge time-waster.
- Always leave the putting green as soon as your group has finished putting.
More Tips for Fighting Slow Play
FAQ: Do singles have a right to play through?
- Observe cart rules. Some courses will post “cart path only” signs; others will ask you to observe the “90-degree rule.” Do as you are told.
- Keep carts away from greens and hazards. The wheels on carts can damage these sensitive areas (see golf cart rules and etiquette).
- Repair your divots in the fairway.
- Repair your ball marks on the green.
- Always rake sand bunkers after hitting to erase your footprints and damage to the area where your ball was.
- Avoid taking a divot on a practice swing.
How to repair ball marks
How to repair divots
How to rake sand bunkers
- Quiet, please! Never talk during another player’s swing.
- Do not yell out following a shot (unless you are yelling “fore”). Even if boisterous behavior doesn’t bother your playing partners, there are other people on the course who may be within earshot.
- Be aware of your shadow on the putting green. Don’t stand in a place that causes your shadow to be cast across another player or that player’s putting line. (See: How to tend the flagstick)
- Never walk through a playing partner’s putting line. Your footprints might alter the path of a partner’s putt. Step over the putting line, or walk around (behind) the partner’s ball.
- When a playing partner is swinging/putting try to stand out of his/her line of vision and remain quiet during the other golfer’s swing.