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Dress Code & Etiquette

Information on Dress Code & Etiquette while at Whittlebury Park Golf Course

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Dress Code & Etiquette

Welcome to Whittlebury Park Golf & Country Club – We would respectfully ask you to ensure that you observe the following code of practice during your visit to Whittlebury Park.

Dress Code:

1.It is your responsibility to ensure that all of your guests, non golfers as well as golfers are correctly attired.

2.No jeans, trainers, tracksuits (tops or bottoms), rugby or football shirts may be worn on the course or in the clubhouse. Shirts must have collars and sleeves. The removal of shirts is not permitted on the golf course.

3.Ladies may not wear strapless tops or low-scoop necklines.

4.Both players and non players must wear proper golf shoes on the course.

5.Indoors, golf shoes can be worn in the Pro Shop and Bar but not in any designated ‘no spike’ areas.

6.Shorts must be tailored and can be worn with sport socks, however no tennis or sport shoes are permitted on the course.

7.Golf bags are not allowed in the clubhouse.

8.Changing of clothes in the car park is not permitted.

9.Members and guests must comply with the dress regulation in force in the dining areas and this may change throughout the year. Usual smart casual wear is required, however this is occasionally relaxed if there is an event on such as the British Grand Prix.

Golf Course Etiquette:

1.Tee times must be adhered to at all times. All visitors are asked to ensure that their guests are aware of their confirmed starting time and adhere to them. Any player missing or late for their tee time will be reverted to the next available tee time regardless of if they are part of a group, society or competition.

2.All play must be from the yellow tee markers unless alternative arrangements have been made prior with the Club Course Management.

3.Slow play is not tolerated. 4 hours is allowed for each match to complete the course.

4.Players searching for a lost ball should invite the group behind to play through. It is advised that a provisional ball is played off the tee if you think your ball may be lost.

5.All bunkers should be raked after playing out and rakes replaced in bunkers.

6.Replace divots and press firmly down.

7.Repair pitch marks on the greens and keep golf bags/trolleys well clear of the fringes.

8.Clear the green as soon as possible (i.e. mark scorecards at the next tee).

9.Behave in an appropriate and non offensive manner on and off the course. Please respect others playing the course and keep voices down so as not to interrupt peoples game.

10.Adhere to the rules of the golf club and local rules. Use of Trolleys & Buggies: Trolley and Buggy bans are at the discretion of the Course Manager according to course conditions. Their decision is final. Please respect this.

Priority on the course:

1.Any match playing a full 18 holes has priority over a match playing a 9 hole round.

2.A club competition match has priority.

3.If a match loses one clear hole to the one in the front, it should allow the match behind to pass. Faster groups should be invited through.

4.Four is the maximum number allowed in any one game.


Thank you for your co-operation and enjoy your game!

Available Events

Outdoor Event

Example Day:

• Guests arrive for a champagne reception and  brunch in the Atrium

• A number of guests play 18 holes of golf on two of our Championship courses whilst remaining guests have a tuition day with our resident Golf Professionals with exclusive use of the Indoor Golfing Centre

• Guests get changed and relax before enjoying their Afternoon tea on the Terrace

• Guests then enjoy a Cricket match on our full size pitch at the Pavilion before having Pimms and a BBQ on the Patio

• After the excitment of the day guests can retire to the Paddock Suite

Indoor Event

Example Day:

• Guests arrive for a continental breakfast served in the Blue room overlooking  the golf course

• After breakfast delegates depart to the 1905  (including Red & Corner room) for a theatre  style set-up Product Launch with staging area

• Guests break for tea, coffee & refreshments served in the Blue room

• Product Launch commences before guests  are then welcomed in for a hot buffet lunch served in the Terrace Room and patio

• After lunch guests are taken to their chosen  activities – 18 holes of Golf on our Championship Course, multi-activities of Clay Pigeon Shooting, Pilot Buggy driving & Canoe Racing or an afternoon at the Spa or  Silverstone Grand Prix

• Guests activities finish and each departs to the Paddock Suite to relax and get changed before the  evening commences

• Guests are welcomed for a drinks reception at the Pavillion bar before a Gala Dinner and  themed party & disco go on into the night

Team Building

Example Day:

• A warm welcome awaits guests as they arrive for coffee and a bacon rolls in the Atrium

• Guests are taken to the Estate Land where their day of activities begin with a short brief from the instructors.

• As the clay pigeon shooting, archery, hovercrafting, segways & axe throwing get under way the refreshments buggy opens for guests to help themselves

• Halfway through the day, guests are invited to the BBQ which has been set up on the Estate Land for them.

• After finishing the rest of the activities after lunch, guests are taken to the Paddock Suite to relax and get changed before their evening commences

• Guests are welcomed to the Orangery by a glass of Prosecco, before taking their seats for dinner.

• The live band begins to play once the prize giving has finished and the guests have eaten their three course evening meal.

• Guests can dance the night away before retiring to the Paddock Suite for a well deserved rest

Additional Possibilities

In addition to the example days mentioned above, we can also offer the following:

Cricket Match
Indoor Golf Centre
Silverstone Grand Prix
Spa & Leisure

Product Launch
Dinner & Dance Gala
Dinner Exhibition
Themed Party
Outdoor BBQ

…and many more!

Contact Us

Let us plan the perfect event for you, call us on 01327 850 000 or