Sunday 19 Nov 2017
Dress Code & Etiquette

Dress Code

Members and visitors intending to play the course,  are reminded at all times that a reasonable standard of smart casual dress must be maintained. They are particularly required to observe the following dress code when playing golf.

Collared T-shirts
Tailored shorts and trousers

Demin trousers may be worn in the clubhouse only.
Tracksuits, and track shoes are not permissible.

Golf Etiquette

Any person playing the course is required to: 

  • Be courteous to fellow golfers and observe the local rules
  • Have their own bag of clubs
  • Avoid moving, talking, standing close to, or directly behind the ball when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke
  • Avoid slow play at all times and leave the putting green immediately after a hole is completed
  • Signal to the players behind to pass through when searching for a ball and should not search for five minutes before doing so.
  • Having signaled to the players behind play should not resume until they have passed and are out of range.
  • Rake bunkers, leaving the rake in the middle of the bunker
  • Replace all divots, including those in the rough and in the practice area
  • Avoid damage to the course and tees with practice swings

To assist with the maintenance of the greens and tees, all players are further required to: 

  • Repair all pitch marks on greens with a pitch mark fork
  • Avoid dragging feet on the greens
  • Place golf bags at the side of the green
  • Keep buggy's and and trolleys off greens at all times
  • Fill divot scars on tees with a mixture of sand and soil where provided
  • Avoid excessive practice swings on the tees 

We hope you enjoy your round at Horwich Golf Club.


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Horwich Golf Club Victoria Road, Horwich, Bolton. BL6 5PH Tel: 01204 696980