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Dress Code & Music Policy

Westfield Golf and Country Club remains respectful as to how the game is played, but we have adopted a more relaxed set of guidelines on the dress code and music to meet today’s golfer.  We believe this adjustment is more conducive to today’s modern social environment. The game has evolved as other sports with both attire and culture; therefore, our view is to keep the game accessible, memorable and fun.

Dress Guidelines:  While traditional golf attire is encouraged, it’s not required as we are denim friendly.  What is worn on the professional tours for both men and women is deemed approved.  What is not permitted are ripped or torn jeans, unhemmed cut-offs, athletic shorts, sweat pants, tank tops, undershirts, flip flops, athletic jerseys or halter-tops.  Please note that management has the right to deem what is appropriate and not.

Footwear:  Golf shoes (soft spikes only) and running shoes are allowed on the golf course. Shoes with cleats (soccer, football, baseball, etc.), high heeled shoes or boots are not allowed.

Pants/Shorts:  All pants worn on the course or in the club must be in good repair (no holes, badly stained, etc.) must have hems.  Shorts must have hems and be of mid-thigh length. Beach- wear, gym- wear and sweat / warm-up suits are unacceptable.

Music Guidelines:  A growing number of amateurs and pros are bringing music to the range and out onto the course.  We have adopted these trends and have our own version on how music will be permitted during play.

Open Air Music Guidelines:  music will be permitted after the group has left their first tee until play on the final hole is concluded.  Volume control is to be set to not exceed 15 yards from the cart and on mute if at a tee box with other golfers not in your grouping.  If the music is greater than noted, management will have the right to take action.  For your safety, earbuds are not permitted on the course at all times.

Earbud Music Guidelines:  music played through earbuds is permitted only at the practice facility and putting green area.  No golfer is permitted to drive a golf cart with earbuds in due to safety concerns.

Please respect the golfers in and around your group, and such guidelines will continue. Enjoy!

Code of Conduct

Westfield Golf & Country Club is committed to providing an environment where all workers are treated with respect and dignity.  Workplace harassment will not be tolerated from any person at Westfield Golf Club including customers/members, clients, other employees, supervisors, co-workers, members of the public, & management including the Board of Directors.  Copies of the policies are available.  We have a Code of Practice for Managing Workplace Harassment.  Code of Practice for Managing Workplace Harassment

For a workplace harassment complaint. Reporting harassment template: FORM LINK!

Violation of the Code of Conduct while on the Golf Course includes but is not limited to the following:

–  Any use or association with drugs, excessive use of alcohol.

–  Any intentional abuse of the golf course.

– Smoking in designated non-smoking areas.

–  Failure to replace divots, rake bunkers, repair ball marks on greens and/or littering.

–  Abusive language, club throwing, and emotional outbursts.

–  Disrespect for: other golfers / golf course representatives (i.e., Marshalls, and other staff).

–  Not adhering to the dress code.

Based on the severity of the misconduct, the General Manager may apply any of the following penalties for Code of Conduct and Dress Code violations:

–  Issue a verbal or written warning to the customer/member.

–  Suspend the customer/member.

–  Ban the customer/member.

Pace of Play

In order to provide our members and guests with a fun and challenging experience, it is essential to ensure a pace of play that allows for both the new and competitive golfer to enjoy their game.

A round of golf at Westfield Golf and Country Club should take no more than 4 hours and fifteen minutes during tournaments and 4 hours during casual rounds.

Pace of play means keeping up with the group in front.  Members who do not abide by the regulations will lose playing privileges as determined by the Board.  Foursomes have more “rights” than twosomes and singles.  However, if there is an entire hole open in front of you, you must initiate letting the faster group(s) through.

General Guidelines to Keep Pace of Play:

  1. Golfers are to play “ready” golf.  Golf Canada golf etiquette recommends the following: mark your score at the next tee, park your carts and bags between the green and next tee, be ready to hit when your turn on fairways, line up your putt while waiting for others.  Proceed to your ball and be ready unless in direct line of other players.  One practice swing is enough.  Be lining up your putt while waiting your turn.  Help the slower or newer golfers in your group to move along without duress.  Watch all balls being hit.  If a ball is missing and a group is waiting wave them through – don’t wait the three minutes.  Once everyone has putted – immediately leave the green.
  2. Foursomes have more “rights” than twosomes and singles. But if there is a hole open in front of you, you must let the faster group(s) through.
  3. Any time marshals are not on duty the pro shop will respond to any pace of play complaints.