Dress Code Requirements
Dress Code is the final element of the game that makes it, well, golf!
Dress code may vary from course to course, but as a general rule, golf gear must be neat and casual. Collared shirts or golf polos are required for both men and women and shorts must be, at minimum, knee length.
Golf shoes are required on course. Please take the time to ensure you will meet dress code regulations detailed below:
Tailored trousers, plus fours and tailored shorts. Shirts should be collared, of neat appearance and tucked in. Golf shoes with soft spikes (no metal spikes) with short socks.
Not permitted: Denim jeans, track suits, football or rugby jumpers, sweatshirts, trousers tucked into socks, cargo trousers/shorts, draw string trousers/shorts, clothing bearing writing or advertising material other than small badges or logos. Shoes not designed as golf shoes. It is preferred that all visible tattoos be covered at all times on the course and in the Clubhouse.
Neat slacks, tailored golf shorts and skirts. Shirts should be collared, of neat appearance and tucked in. Golf shoes with soft spikes (no metal spikes) with short socks.
Not permitted: Denim, tight pants and shorts, track suits, cargo pants or shorts, draw string
pants or shorts, rugby jumpers, shirts and jumpers bearing writing or advertising material other than small badges or logos. No bare midriffs. Shoes not designed as golf shoes. It is preferred that all visible tattoos be covered at all times on the course and in the Clubhouse.
Learn more about golf in Australia
LETTERS OF INTRODUCTION
Many of the clubs in the Great Golf Courses of Australia Collective are private member clubs. As such, some of the clubs require travelling golfers to present a letter of introduction from your home club to secure your tee time reservation. This letter is usually prepared by your director of golf and will detail your member status and handicap, acting as an introduction from one club to another. If you would like more information on the clubs which require a letter of introduction and the details that should be included, please feel free to contact us.
Walking or Driving? Can I book a drive cart?
The availability of carts on Australian courses will vary from club to club. Golf in its traditional form, from Scottish and Irish origins, is played without carts and many of the great courses in Australia have inherited this tradition. However, should a golfer be physically unable to walk a course, carts may be made available on provision of a Medical Certificate which can be obtained from your doctor. Please be sure to enquire about cart hire when planning your itinerary.
Can I hire a Caddie?
Unlike many of the courses in the U.S, U.K and Asia, caddies are not available at all clubs in Australia. If you would like a caddie for your round, it’s essential that this request is made upon booking your golf tee times. The clubs will be able to then confirm the viability of a caddie or otherwise. Caddie fee’s vary from club to club, however please note that caddies my be paid cash on the day, so please bring enough cash to cover your caddie fee + 20% tip.