The Royal Sydney Golf Club Rules
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Members and their guests are at all times expected to maintain their dress and appearance in a manner in keeping with the standards and traditions of the Club. The Committee requires members to be well groomed and to wear neat and conservatively styled clothing which is consistent with the Club's standards. Members or guests calling at the Club for any reason, e.g. picking up a takeaway order or collecting children, must comply with the Club's dress regulations.
Members whose dress does not meet the requirements below will be denied use of the Clubhouse and sporting
In The Clubhouse (excluding Fitness Centre)
Informal attire (jacket and tie not required) may be worn in all areas of the Clubhouse, with the following exceptions:
For men, a jacket is required, with tie optional for:
- Evening dining in the Links Room
- In the Atrium after 6.00pm
- Drawing Room and Northern Verandah events
For men, a long sleeved, button through collared shirt is required, with jacket and tie optional for:
- Lunch in the Links Room
- Sunday Carvery Buffet
- Before 6.00pm, sporting attire is acceptable in most areas of the Club, with exceptions as above.
- After 6.00pm, members in sporting attire should use only the Club Bar, Snack Bar and the Reception area. They may not enter the Atrium.
- Up until 6.00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays members may wear tailored shorts in the Card Rooms after golf.
Unacceptable Dress in the Clubhouse and/or Sporting Areas
- Clothing appropriate to the Fitness Centre may not be worn in the Clubhouse.
- Sporting hats, caps and visors are not permitted in the Clubhouse.
- Blue and/or stonewash denim jeans and clothing, football jumpers, tee shirts, cargo shorts and cargo pants are not considered appropriate dress in the Clubhouse and Sporting Areas.
- Leggings/tights may only be worn with a dress or skirt.
- Coloured tracksuits may not be worn, however white tracksuits are acceptable.
- Commercial advertising on clothing should be unobtrusive.
- Tennis and squash clothes may not be worn in the Snooker Room.
- Shoes must be worn with socks (men) with the exception of "boat shoes" which may be worn without socks up until 6.00pm in the Clubhouse.
In The Sporting Areas (Golf, Tennis, Bowls, Squash and Croquet)
Sporting attire (including shoes) for men, women and children, should be neat and designed, or recognised as being appropriate, for the sport to be played.
Men: Shirts must be tucked into trousers.
Men are permitted to wear:
- Calf length white sock with Royal Sydney or other club logo.
- Plain white ankle socks with Royal Sydney or other club logo.
- Plain white 'sockettes'.
Women: Golf shorts and skirts may not be shorter than mid-thigh length.
Tennis and Squash
- Tennis and squash attire including tracksuits must be basically white.
- Only shoes designed specifically for tennis may be worn on the tennis courts. Shoes should be basically white with a non-marking sole.
- Men's shirts must have a collar and except during play, be tucked inside the waistband.
- Coloured jumpers may be worn.
- Coloured tracksuits may not be worn (except for visiting Badge teams).
- Children attending Junior Sport School Holiday Programs are not permitted to wear school tracksuits on court.
Bowls and Croquet
- For interclub matches or finals or Club competitions, approved bowling and croquet attire is to be worn; a sweater or cardigan, navy blue or white for bowls and red for croquet, may be worn.
- Informal attire with flat-soled shoes may be worn at other times and men may wear shorts and long socks or RSGC short socks. Shirts must be tucked inside the waistband. Women may wear shirts outside the waistband if they are so designed.
The following attire may be worn throughout the Fitness Centre (including the Café), when entering and exiting the Fitness Centre via the Link Corridor and Service Road, when entering and exiting the Exercise Studio and when in the Sport Shop:
- Appropriate sporting and/or gym wear - tracksuits, exercise shorts/pants and tee shirts (excluding crop tops).
- Appropriate footwear - boat shoes, sandals, thongs*, slip-ons and training shoes. Socks are compulsory while wearing training shoes.
- Swimwear must be covered by clothing when entering and leaving the Fitness Centre and in the Fitness Centre Café.
- Caps may be worn whilst inside the Gym, ordering takeaway at the Café and in the outdoor dining area for sun protection. Caps may not be worn whilst sitting at tables in the indoor Café area.
- Blue and/or stonewash denim jeans and clothing are not permitted in the Fitness Centre (except by children under 6 years of age).
* Thongs are permitted in the Fitness Centre only (excluding the gym). They are not permitted in the Link Corridor or Car Park.
Female members may access the pools from the northern door of the Women's Locker Room if swimwear is covered by an approved swimming robe (or appropriate Fitness Centre attire). RSGC approved swimming robes may be purchased at the Sport Shop.
Please note, towels draped over swimwear are not considered appropriate attire unless one is walking along the direct path between the pools and Fitness Centre change rooms.
- Appropriate sporting and/or gym wear - tracksuits, exercise shorts/pants, tee shirts, singlets/crop tops, caps/visors.
- Appropriate footwear - training shoes (socks compulsory).
- Appropriate swimwear. To prevent damage to the pool filter, only recognised swimwear made from lycra or nylon (including boardshorts) may be worn in the pools. Any other clothing will not be permitted.
- Thongs and bare feet are permitted.
Please note, there is no access to the Clubhouse, Concourse (between the Car Park and the Sport Shop) or other sporting areas for members and their guests dressed in the above attire. Members and guests must abide by normal Club and/or Sporting regulations in order to enter these areas.
Mobile phones must be set on silent at all times if carried in the Clubhouse, Fitness Centre or Club grounds.
Phone calls can only be made on mobile phones:
- In the telephone room located at Reception
- In the telephone room located in the Fitness Centre
- In a car in the Car Park
- In the accommodation rooms
- If special dispensation has been granted for medical reasons (at the discretion of the General Manager).
Making or confirming diary entries on mobile phones is only permitted in the Clubhouse or Fitness Centre.
Texting / Emailing / Photo Viewing
Texting, emailing or photo viewing on mobile phones is only permitted in the men's and ladies' Locker Rooms, accommodation rooms and Kent Room.
iPods/MP3 Players, Tablet Computers and Laptops
- iPods/MP3 players (personal music players) with headphones may only be used in the Fitness Centre in the gym and pools while training.
- The ringtone of any mobile phone with mp3 functionality (including smart phones) must be set on silent whilst in use as an mp3 player.
Tablets e.g. iPads
Tablets must be set on silent at all times and use is permitted for all functions other than making or receiving calls e.g. Skype.
- Member usage is permitted in the Computer Room, Accommodation Rooms and Kent Room.
- Member usage is permitted on the golf practice range, with the permission of those being filmed/photographed.
- Staff usage is permitted for teaching professionals, exercise specialists, food and beverage staff and Fitness Centre Service Desk staff.
The use of laptops is not permitted anywhere in the Club with the exception of the Computer Room, accommodation rooms and Kent Room.
- Photographs or video may not be taken in the Clubhouse or its immediate surrounds, without the consent of the Manager on Duty, except for:
- Private events being held in private function rooms.
- Members on the golf practice range and all teaching professionals with the permission of those being filmed.
- No photography or video should be published; this includes social networking websites such as Facebook.
- Members and guests may park their car at the Club only when visiting the Club to use its sporting and/or social facilities.
- Cars must be parked within the lines of the Car Park and Kent Road parking bays.
- Rear-end parking is only permitted in the middle bays of the Car Park as exhaust fumes mark the walls in the outer bays.
- Parking is not permitted in driveways or at the main entrance to the Clubhouse.
- Members and guests may not use the Car Park as a long term car park, for example to allow them to travel to the city by public transport or whilst travelling elsewhere.
- Members and guests may not use the Car Park as a short term car park, for example to visit the preparatory school opposite (this includes dropping off or picking up school children).
- Disabled Parking - car parking spaces are available for members with a disabled parking permit on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Due to the risk of personal injury, members are asked to use the pedestrian ramps rather than the vehicular ramps when walking in the Car Park.