Standard of Dress

As per the Mount Lawley Golf Club By-Laws:

Whilst it is acknowledged that evolving fashions make absolute guidelines impractical, our prime objective remains unchanged – that the standard of dress on the course and in the clubhouse reflects the status and dignity of the Mount Lawley Golf Club as a private members club.

All members, reciprocal members and guests are asked to dress in a manner that is smart, clean, neat, practical, and respectful of our Club always.

To prevent any embarrassment, it is requested that all members, reciprocal members, and guests observe the intent of these standards to maintain our Club as a premier golfing facility for all members.

NOTE: The Director of House or their appointed nominee may, without prejudice, approve any attire that is considered appropriate for the occasion.

The following guidelines are regarded as minimum standards. It is the duty of all members to ensure that both they and their visitors adhere to these standards.

On the Course and Practice Areas

Male Members – On Course and Practice Areas

  • Golf attire should be neat, tidy, and recognisably golf apparel.
  • All shirts must be either collared or turtleneck golf shirts and worn tucked in.
  • Socks must be worn and be recognised golf socks.
  • Trousers and shorts must be tailored in style and worn with a belt.
  • Regulation golf shoes (soft spikes only) must be worn on the course. Sandals, jogging shoes, and tennis shoes are not regarded as golf attire.
  • Cargo-style and denim shorts and trousers, untucked shirts, and garments bearing excessive logos are not permitted.

Female Members – On Course and Practice Areas

  • Golf attire should be neat, tidy, and recognisably golf apparel.
  • Sleeved or sleeveless collared golf shirts, turtle and polo neck shirts are appropriate and may be worn tucked in or out in accordance with the design of the apparel.
  • Slacks, capri-length trousers, shorts, and skirts designed as golf apparel are appropriate wear.
  • Leggings, designed as golf-attire, may be worn underneath a golf skirt. Gym or leisure wear is not appropriate.
  • Regulation golf shoes (soft spikes only) must be worn on the course.
  • Socks must be worn and should be predominantly white or may be coloured to coordinate with the wearer’s golf attire.
  • Sandals, jogging shoes, and tennis type shoes are not regarded as golf attire.
  • Cargo-style trousers, jeans, tracksuit trousers or draw-string style trousers are not acceptable wear.

Lounge Room

Unless otherwise stipulated from time to time, smart casual attire in keeping with contemporary dress standards and with the values of the Mount Lawley Golf Club is appropriate. Golf shoes, hats or caps are not acceptable.

Sportsman Bar

Smart casual attire in keeping with contemporary dress standards and with the values of the Mount Lawley Golf Club is appropriate. Golf attire may also be worn in the Sports Bar.

Dress jeans and shirts designed to be worn untucked are acceptable attire unless otherwise stipulated from time to time.

Shoes without socks are acceptable wear.

Golf hats or caps are not to be worn in the Club rooms.

Outside Area

Smart casual attire in keeping with contemporary dress standards and with the values of the Mount Lawley Golf Club is appropriate.

Golf attire, hats, caps, shoes without socks are also acceptable wear.

Unacceptable Attire

The following are NOT permitted in or around the Clubhouse, on the course or practice areas. (See note regarding Short Visits to the Club)

Any clothing that is generally viewed as offensive, ripped jeans, clothing with designer holes, track suits, brief, cargo or Bombay style shorts, shorts with a drawstring or elasticised waist, t-shirts and singlet tops are not to be worn at the Club. Neither is clothing bearing writing or advertising material other than small badges or logos.

Any type of open shoe is unacceptable men’s wear; however, women’s designer fashion shoes are acceptable wear.

Dress Expectations for Presentations at Major Events

As these are the premier events on the Club’s calendar, with the winners’ names being inscribed on the honour boards, it is expected that all competitors will shower and change before the presentation as a courtesy to the sponsor and out of respect for the event and its traditions.

Short Visits to the Club

When visiting the Club for a short period of time (i.e. 5 – 10 mins) to do business with the Golf Shop or the Office, or to collect equipment from the basement or locker rooms, it is permissible for members to be dressed in what could reasonably be deemed ‘acceptable street attire’ when judged by contemporary community standards. This dispensation does not extend to entry into the bar, lounge, and bistro areas, nor to the course and practice area.

Members should keep in mind the spirit of the Club’s dress rules and not abuse this privilege.