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What to Wear, Conduct, Health & Safety

We are delighted to share Knaresborough Golf Club and its facilities with visitors, who are regarded as members for the day. A few pieces of guidance to make your day go swimmingly:

  • Dresscode
    On the Course

    We think our dress code reflects the right balance, with a requirement that dedicated golfing clothing be worn on the Course. Working from ground up, footwear must be designed for golf (except for youngsters of 12 or under who may wear training shoes). In the leg department, denim or cargo-style trousers or shorts are not permitted. Tailored shorts are welcome, but accompanying socks, if long, must be either colour co-ordinated or predominantly white. Ankle length socks must be white. Sports shirts, other than golf-specific, are not permitted. Similarly T-shirts and sleeveless shirts.

    Tracksuits and suchlike are not permitted. Trouser bottoms may not be tucked into socks and when caps are worn, the peak must to the front.

    In the Clubhouse

    The general principle is that we try to tread the line between tradition and contemporary attire. We ask that our Members and Visitors dress appropriately for the venue. This means casual clothing is generally allowed, on condition that it is compliant, clean, not torn, and likely to pass muster under the eagle eyes of our Club Manager and staff who are empowered to ensure that everyone using the Club adheres to the byelaws. These can be found here. Persons not complying may be asked to leave the premises.

    We don’t have a spike bar, so please be prepared to change into regular footwear in our accommodating locker rooms. Hats, wet or soiled clothing or golfing rainwear should also be changed before entering the Clubhouse, other than to the changing areas.

    To avoid spoiling the ambience, mobile phone use is actively discouraged on the golf course and not permitted on the first floor of the Clubhouse.

  • Conduct

    In everyone’s interest we request that visitors and guests show consideration for other players, in avoiding slow play; repairing divots and pitch marks; and in raking bunkers.

  • Health and Safety

    Whatever your choice of golfing footwear, we have to point out that none are guaranteed to prevent a slip on hard, wet or inclined surfaces. Please take care and be aware that the Club can take no responsibility for falls or other injurious mishaps.

    Players have a duty of care not to behave in such a way that others may be injured by their actions. They also have a duty of care not to injure themselves.

  • Fog & Ice

    The fact that the Course may not have been officially closed does not warrant that it is fit to play.

    If conditions are foggy and you are unable to see where the ball is likely to land, or ground conditions are such that it is impossible to judge how far the ball is likely to travel, DO NOT PLAY!

    Playing in such circumstances is dangerous – players do so at their own risk

  • Lightning

    If there is a risk of lightning, play MUST be discontinued.

    Players MUST proceed in accordance with Rule 6-8 of the Rules of Golf, whether or not the klaxon is sounded.

    Play is automatically discontinued on the sound of one long blast of the klaxon and a player MAY NOT override a club official’s decision in this respect. In these circumstances, play will be resumed on the sound of 2 long blasts of the Klaxon.

    Please note that all the above guidance is extracted from the Club’s byelaws and may not represent the full extent of our terms and conditions. Further information is available on request.

“A must-play for any golfer in the area. The course is in great condition and the views are stunning.”
“A friendly and welcoming club with excellent facilities. The course is a challenge but fair, and the greens are superb.”
“Great course with amazing views. Large, clean club house.”
Leslie Holloway