Dress Code

The Royal Belfast Golf Club subscribes to the Standards of Dress recommended by the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union.  To ensure that our members and visitors feel at ease whilst visiting the Club the following dress code should be observed.  The dress code relates principally to gentlemen’s dress.  Ladies’ dress should be commensurate with that worn by gentlemen.

 

The Club recognises the following forms of dress:

 

 FORMAL

  • Black Tie      Dinner jacket with black or Club bow tie
  • Formal         Lounge suit, jacket or blazer with tailored shirt and tie

INFORMAL

  • Smart Casual Jacket or blazer, tie optional
  • Casual  Tailored shirt, pullover optional, or smart sportswear which should be of a design appropriate to the Club sport

 

IN THE CLUBHOUSE

 

The Sinclair Room and Baillie Room are formal areas.  The dress in these areas is formal unless directed otherwise by Council

 

The remaining areas of the Clubhouse are informal areas.  The dress in these areas is smart casual or casual unless directed otherwise by Council.

 

 

ON THE GOLF COURSE AND TENNIS COURTS

 

The acceptable dress on the golf course is neat golf wear and on the tennis courts is neat tennis wear.  Tennis clothing and shoes should be predominately white.  Dress should be of a design appropriate to the sport.

  • Shorts for golf should be tailored and knee length
  • Sports ankle socks or trainer socks worn with shorts, should be white
  • Junior members should comply with the dress regulations.  Juniors may wear trainers provided they do not extend above the ankle.  Parents and mentors should ensure that young children are appropriately dressed when using Club facilities

 

UNACCEPTABLE DRESS

 

The following are unacceptable at all times:

 

In the Clubhouse or on the course:

 

  • Blue or black denim wear
  • Combat pants or cargo trousers with excess pockets
  • Garments displaying excessive branding or numbers
  • Tracksuits, except as tennis wear
  • Trousers tucked into socks
  • Sleeveless or collarless shirts
  • Shirts worn outside trousers
  • Three quarter length trousers
  • Shoes without socks
  • Trainers

UNACCEPTABLE DRESS (LADIES AND JUNIOR GIRLS)

 

In the clubhouse and on the course 

  • Any blue denim wear
  • Combat pants or cargo trousers with excess pockets
  • Leggings
  • Garments displaying excessive branding or numbers
  • Tracksuits, except for tennis wear
  • Trouser tucked into socks or rolled up
  • Collarless tops and halter neck tops (course only)

 

UNACCEPTABLE IN THE CLUBHOUSE (ALL), except for access to changing rooms:

  • Caps
  • Wet or dirty clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Golf shoes

 

MOBILE PHONES

 

Phone calls may only be made or received in the Atrium at the players’ entrance or from inside Member’s/visitor’s cars.
Members of the medical profession on call are deemed an exception.