Dress Code

General

At Killara Golf Club we expect our members to maintain high standards of behaviour and appearance on the course and in the clubhouse.

Members and visitors are therefore requested to observe these standards and to maintain a neat and tidy appearance at all times.  It is also the responsibility of members to ensure that their guests are made aware of these standards before they visit the Club, and that they observe them at all times.

The General Manager, the Duty Manager on any particular day and the Professional Golf Staff are authorised to ensure that members and visitors observe these standards.  Members are kindly requested not to challenge another member or visitor about their appearance or use of mobile phones or other electronic devices, but to refer any issues discreetly to the General Manager, the Duty Manager on any particular day or the Professional Golf Staff.

Approval can be sought in advance from the General Manager should a medical condition or other circumstances prevent a member or visitor from observing these standards.

Dress Standards

What is Acceptable?

As a general rule, neat and tidy golf wear and neat and tidy smart casual wear are acceptable at the Club. 

Course

Neat and tidy golf wear, in other words apparel of the type stocked by the Club professional, is acceptable on the course.  In particular:

  • Shirts must have a collar and be worn tucked in, unless (for ladies only) they are specifically designed to be worn out. Turtle neck jumpers and crew neck or mock collar shirts may be worn if they are specifically designed for golf  
  • Trousers, shorts and skirts must be tailored. Trousers may not be worn tucked into socks. Shorts must be approximately knee length. Skirts must be at least mid-thigh, although they may be shorter if they are specifically designed for golf and leggings or tights are worn underneath
  • Socks may be long, short or ankle length and may be predominantly white or any colour which coordinates with a player’s outfit
  • Hats, caps, visors etc may be plain or display a golfing brand or logo only
  • Logos, brand names and advertising on clothing must be golf-related and discreet
  • Soft-spiked or dimple soled shoes designed specifically for golf must be worn at all times on the course. Metal spikes are not allowed.
Clubhouse

Golf wear and smart casual wear are acceptable in the Lower Bar and outdoor areas. In particular:

  • Denim jeans may be worn provided they are not faded, patched or torn
  • Shirts must be tailored but need not be tucked in
  • Closed in shoes must be worn (with or without socks), however ladies may wear sandals
  • Clean golf shoes with soft spikes or dimple soles may be worn
  • Hats, caps, visors etc should not be worn inside the clubhouse.
Dining Room

Smart casual wear is acceptable, however:

  • (For men) jackets are preferred. Ties are optional
  • Denim of any kind, shorts and golf shoes are not acceptable
  • Shirts must be tailored, and must be worn tucked in
  • The General Manager may in his discretion approve other standards for specific functions and events that are held in the dining room and the upper level of the clubhouse.
What is Unacceptable?

The following are unacceptable anywhere in the Club grounds:

  • Singlets and tank tops
  • T-shirts, shirts without collars (other than crew neck or mock collar shirts specifically designed for golf) and Hawaiian shirts
  • Drawstring or elasticated waist shorts, skirts or trousers, cargo pants or other shorts or trousers with multiple or large side pockets, stirrup pants, leggings or other tight-fitting pants, tracksuits and shorts, skorts, skirts or dresses which are above mid-thigh length
  • Gym or running shoes(other than when playing tennis or squash or participating in fitness/yoga sessions), sneakers, thongs and metal-spiked golf shoes
  • Gym wear (other than when playing tennis or squash or participating in fitness/yoga sessions)
  • Beach wear, including board shorts

Clothing must not display excessive advertising, motifs or slogans.

Tennis,  Squash & Fitness/Yoga

Members are requested to maintain a neat and tidy appearance at all times.

Members playing tennis or squash are requested to wear clothing designed specifically for racquet sports. Members participating in fitness/yoga sessions are requested to wear smart active wear.

Such clothing may be worn in the lower bar immediately before or after participation.

Bowls

Members are requested to wear creams or whites for Open Days and interclub matches. At other times, the clubhouse dress standards apply.

Children

These dress standards are relaxed for children under the age of 12 years (other than while attending the Club’s cadet programme), however their appearance and dress while on the Club grounds must be neat and tidy.

Short term visits

These standards will not be strictly applied where members are at the Club for a short period of time (i.e. 5 – 10 minutes) only to visit the office or professional’s shop, or to collect equipment from the locker room. However at no time may any member wear thongs, board shorts, singlets or other clothing which may make other members uncomfortable.

Trade days, functions & events

The General Manager or Duty Manager on a particular day may in his/her discretion determine that alternative dress standards apply for a particular event or function or at particular times, and will ensure that any alternative standards are clearly communicated in advance to members and visitors (eg in the advertising materials for an event or function).

The General Manager or Duty Manager on a particular day, in consultation with the Professional Golf Staff or Member of the Bowls Committee (as relevant) may determine that alternative dress standards apply for a particular golf or bowls event (eg golf trade day), and will ensure that any alternative standards are clearly communicated in advance to participants (eg in the advertising materials for a trade day).

Members are kindly asked to be understanding of any relaxation in the dress standards for such functions and events.