Dress Code

Highcliffe Castle Golf Club is a progressive Club that respects the traditional values of dress code as well as accepting that fashion and modern golf wear has changed immeasurably in recent years. For example, the 2019 Masters Winner Tiger Woods won the tournament without a collar! It is a brave Committee that banned him from the course and clubhouse! Our approach to golf wear is to apply sensible standards and common sense together.

All Highcliffe Castle Golf Club staff are fully authorised to require any golfer, guest or visitor, whose dress does not conform with the dress code, to leave the course or club house.

We would ask all golfers to wear appropriate golf attire while on the course. For Gentleman shirts should be tucked into trousers or shorts. Caps, if used, must be worn peak front as designed.

The following items are examples of dress considered appropriate on the course:
Golf Shirts with long or shorts sleeves and turtle necked tops, tailored trousers appropriate for golf,
Tailored shorts (if wearing shorts, either sport/trainer socks or long hose style must be worn).
Ladies: Collarless shirts/tops must have sleeves and sleeveless shirts/tops must have collars and must have a modest neckline.
Trousers, cut offs, tailored ‘Bermuda’ shorts, golf skirts/culottes.

Golf shoes must be worn on course.

No Rugby or football style shirts,

No denim, military style, camouflage, cargo, combat style, cut off and tracksuit trousers are not allowed while playing, nor are any style of shorts other than tailored.

We operate a relaxed dress code in and around the clubhouse and good standard of dress should be worn in all areas of the Clubhouse, ‘smart casual’ clothing or golf attire is expected unless a particular dress code is specified for a Club event.
Most are aware of what is generally considered as ‘Smart Casual’ and members, guests and visitors are asked to both conform and respect the majority of the members by complying with this.