Dress Code, Etiquette, Course Care & Local Rules


Dress Code

The dress code of the Golf Club applies to those wishing to play on the course or use the practice facilities. If a Member or guest is not appropriately attired, they will be asked to change, purchase suitable attire or be denied access to the course. What people wear at the Club has a direct bearing on Kooringal Golf Club’s reputation and public image. It is important that Members and guests dress appropriately. The Dress Code policy applies equally to all Members and Guests.

On the Golf Course:
Neat and tidy golf attire is to be worn on the golf course. Golf attire includes collared polo shirts or golf shirts with regular, mock or crew neck collars. Golf socks must be worn with all golf footwear and tailored pants/shorts /skirts are preferable.
Unacceptable items of clothing: muscle shirts, t-shirts, singlets, tank tops, tube tops or halter tops are not permitted. Denim jeans, cargo shorts, industrial wear, track pants, gym shorts, cut-off shorts, beachwear, tear-away pants, football shorts or socks, jogging pants or shorts, tracksuits, cycling shorts, or spandex shorts or pants are not permitted on the course. No clothing with offensive phrases or graphics will be allowed.

In the Clubhouse: 
Minimum standard of dress will be neat casual in the clubhouse and within the precincts of the club.

Upon Arrival

All members and guests are required to ‘check-in’ at the Golf Shop before play commences. On competition days you are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes before your tee time. No play may commence from the 10th Tee without the permission of the Golf Shop staff.

Course Marshalling

Course Marshalling will occur regularly to help ensure the pace of play is acceptable. If you are approached by a Course Marshall, please be aware that your group may be asked to speed up play if you are not maintaining your position in the field. Other groups will be asked to do the same. We ask your co-operation in the hope we can make everyone’s round of golf more enjoyable.

Pace of Play

The Committee is concerned about the pace of play and has developed some simple and practical solutions to address this problem. Slow play ultimately is a result of either poor on course awareness or attitude or both. Accordingly, members are asked to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure that all players enjoy their golf.

  • The maximum time for 18 holes in single Stableford and par events is 4 hrs 15 minutes and 4 hrs 30 minutes for stroke events, inclusive of a stop at the halfway house.
  • Be ready at the tee at least five minutes prior to your scheduled tee time.
  • Before teeing off determine the lowest marker who is responsible for etiquette and pace of play of the group.
  • The key responsibility is to KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP IN FRONT.
  • Play a provisional ball when in doubt.
  • Move promptly between shots.
  • Particularly on the tee, play out of turn if necessary.
  • On the green, leave your clubs as close as practical to the next tee.
  •  “Pick up” immediately if you cannot score on the hole.
  • If falling behind the group in front, the first two players to putt out should proceed to the next tee and hit off.

Course Care, Safety & Etiquette

  • Carry a sand bucket and replace divot holes with sand. Do not replace the detached divot.
  • Repair plug marks on the green.
  • Rake bunkers after use by pushing sand back over footprints. Please refrain from pulling sand towards the bunker’s edge..
  • Buggies may be walked across the greens.
  • Use rubbish bins to dispose of litter.
  • Give way to ground staff at all times.
  • Obey directional signage.

Rules of Golf

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and the United States Golf Association, in consultation with other golfing bodies from throughout the world, carry out their review of the Rules of Golf on a four yearly basis.
Visit the R&A site for the latest information regarding the Rules of Golf

Any temporary local rules can be found on the noticeboard at the Golf Shop.

Click here to view our Local Rules