Club Rules & Etiquette

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse will be open to receive members and visitors from 8am daily. Juniors under 18 years of age are allowed in the TV lounge but may not purchase alcoholic drinks nor sit at the bar.
Juniors under 14 years of age are not allowed in the snooker room. Juniors aged 14 and less than 18 years of age are not allowed to play snooker unless playing with an adult member.

Licensing Hours

Winter and Summer Bar Opening Times will be displayed on the notice boards.


Any member may introduce a social visitor to the Club with the limit of his/her visits is restricted to a maximum of seven times in any one calendar year, with the exception of social events. The names of all such visitors must be entered into the Visitors book located in the main lobby.

Mobile Telephones

Members and their guests must not use mobile phones within the confines of the Clubhouse. Ring tones should be switched off and calls not made from the public rooms.

No Smoking and vaping Policy

Members and visitors must comply with the no smoking or vaping rules that operate within the designated areas throughout the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a no smoking or vaping building as per the statutory regulations.

Closing Time

Members are respectfully requested to leave the Club premises within 30 minutes of the bar closing except on the occasions of special club functions or when a bar extension has been granted.

Clubhouse Dress Rules

The wearing of casual dress will be allowed throughout the Clubhouse at all times. However more formal dress, such as jackets and ties/dinner jackets etc will still be compulsory for certain specified functions which will be notified separately when the function is advertised.

Members and visitors may wear tailored shorts in the main bar during the summer period only (defined as the start and end of British summer time).

The Board of Directors do not intend to define ‘casual dress’, however, it is expected that all members will uphold the high standards required in a golf club of this stature.

Dress Rules on the Golf Course

Golf shoes must be worn. Shirts must be worn inside of trousers/shorts. Only properly tailored shorts are allowed, not boxer or football types with knee length stockings or short plain sports socks.


All playing members are covered in respect of their liability for any injury or damage they may cause to another person and/or their property whilst they are playing golf at Hallowes Golf Club.

Any player striking a ball out of bounds, where property or public roads are adjacent, must ascertain immediately and without fail, whether any damage has been caused and to report the matter at the end of the round, in writing to the Secretary or a member of the Board, with names and addresses of witnesses where possible. They should also give their name to any possible complainant.

Priority on the Course

Singles and foursomes have precedence over, and are entitled to pass any other kind of match. Any match playing a full round is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round.

From Monday to Friday, club competition matches played from the medal tees have priority over any match played from a forward tee, except when tee reservations have been given for inter-club matches, visiting societies or similar.

On Saturdays and Sundays, except on competition days, 3 and 4 ball matches have equal standing with other matches, providing they keep their position on the course.

A single player and 5 ball matches have no standing at any time and must give way to all other matches.

Matches must ‘not cut’ in on any hole, if there is a match on the proceeding hole.

Any match that loses a clear hole on the match in front, must call the following match through. Players searching for a ball must also call the following match through. They should not continue play until the players following them have passed through and are out of range.

Rules Applicable to Junior members under 18 years of age

They must be accompanied by an adult member (except in organised competitions for Juniors only) and may not enter any sweep.


Practising is confined to the practice area and is not permitted on the course.

Practice Putting Green – Pitching or chipping from the green surround is not permissible.

Players must not use the car park for changing into golf apparel.

Golf trolleys must be kept in the proper place provided for storage and not brought into the Clubhouse.

Club Etiquette

1. All players are requested to respect the course and to smooth bunkers, replace divots and repair pitch marks.

2. Golf trolleys should not be taken onto or across tees, putting greens or the green surrounds nor should golf bags be put down on the putting greens.

3. No one should move, talk or stand close to, or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.

4. The player, who has the honour, should be allowed to play before his opponent or fellow competitor tees their ball.

5. No player should play until the players in front are out of range.

6. In the interest of all, players should play without delay and when the play of a hole has been completed, players should replace the flagstick and immediately leave the putting green.

7. Care must be taken at all times to observe the rules and etiquette of golf.