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Standards of Dress

St. George’s is a traditional golf club where member and guests enjoy a world-renowned golf course. The dress code is conservative in nature and is set to reflect the stature of the Club and its traditional style. All members and guests should be aware of the following standards of dress.

General Stipulations

Logos: Commercial logos, slogans, numbers, names or illustrations on apparel that are not golf related are considered unacceptable attire. Clothing with the St. George’s logo or name, or clothing with the logo or name of any other golf club, is permissible. Designer clothing logos or names are also permitted, as are logos or names of golf equipment manufacturers.

Denim: Denim pants, skirts and dresses are permitted in the Royal York Lounge, Upper Verandah and Dragon Lounge year round. Under no circumstance will denim be permitted in the St. George's Grill Room, Founders' Room and Stanley Thompson Room, or on the golf course, the practice facility, or on the putting/chipping greens. All attire must be neat and clean. It may not be frayed, or contain any holes, tears, rips or be faded to the point of being tattered and must fit appropriately.

Guests: It is the responsibility of a member introducing a guest to ensure they wear appropriate attire. Details of the Club Dress Code can be found on the Club Web Site and members are encouraged to share this information with guests ahead of their visit to St. George’s.

Gentlemen’s Dress Standards

Our Men’s Dress Code also applies to Junior and Pre-Junior boys.

Hats: Caps or visors may not be worn backwards. Hats are to be removed when in the clubhouse but may be worn on the Upper Verandah.

Shirts: Collared golf shirts, turtlenecks, mock turtlenecks with a minimum collar of 1.5 inches, are acceptable. Crew neck shirts and T-shirts are not permitted, nor are sweatshirts with hoods. All shirts must be tucked in at all times, even those that some might judge as having been designed to be worn un-tucked.

Pants: In addition to denim pants: rugby pants, sweat pants, jogging pants, pants with draw strings and pants with external pockets (cargo pants) are not acceptable attire. Pants must be worn at waist height and must be cut to rest on the shoe or slightly above.

Shorts: The appropriate length for shorts is three inches or less above the knee, or slightly below the knee. In addition to denim shorts: tight fitting cycling shorts, shorts with draw strings, athletic shorts and shorts with external pockets (cargo shorts) are not permitted.

Socks: Full length socks to just below the knee without stripes and ped socks (sockettes – socks at ankle bone length or lower) are permissible. Mid-calf length socks may only be worn with pants and not with shorts.

Shoes: Only soft spike shoes may be worn on the golf course. Golf sandals are not permitted, nor are metal-spiked golf shoes of any kind. Men may wear open-toed footwear other than rubber thongs (flip-flops) in the Royal York Lounge, the Oak Room and on the Upper Verandah. Open-toed footwear may not be worn in any other Clubhouse Dining areas (The Stanley Thompson Room, St. George’s Grill, Founders’ Room & Board Room).

Ladies’ Dress Standards

Our Ladies’ dress code also applies to Junior and Pre-Junior girls.

Hats: Caps or visors may be worn in the Royal York Lounge and on the Upper Verandah, but must be removed in other Clubhouse Dining areas. Fashion hats may be worn throughout the clubhouse.

Tops: Sleeveless tops are permitted provided they have a collar and conversely, any top worn without a collar must have sleeves. (Clubhouse attire is an exception to this rule). Tops must be worn tucked in, unless designed to be worn otherwise. T-shirts, halter tops, tube tops, crop tops and tank tops are not permitted, nor are sweatshirts with hoods.

Pants: In addition to denim pants: rugby pants, sweat pants, jogging pants, stirrup pants, low-rise pants, tights, pants with draw strings and pants with external pockets (cargo pants) are not permitted. Capri pants are permissible attire.

Shorts & Skirts: Short skirts and shorts are not permitted. The appropriate length for any skirt or shorts is approximately five inches or less above the knee or slightly below the knee. In the Clubhouse any length of skirt below the knee is also acceptable. In addition to denim shorts: spandex shorts, athletic shorts, tight fitting cycling shorts and shorts with external pockets (cargo shorts) are not permissible attire.

Socks: Full length socks to just below the knee and ped socks (sockettes – socks at ankle bone length or lower) are permissible when worn with shorts or skirts.

Shoes: Only soft spike shoes may be worn on the golf course. Golf sandals are not permitted, nor are metal-spiked shoes of any kind.

Clubhouse Dress Code

Other than the fitness area and specific events such as formal evenings or theme parties, the standard dress as described, defines acceptable attire in the clubhouse and on the golf course.

Children: Juniors and Pre-Juniors are expected to follow the dress standards of the Club for men and women. St. George’s recognizes that clothing for children under Pre-Junior ages, can vary and some tolerance will be permitted, provided their dress is in good taste and in keeping with general dress guidelines, including no denim apparel in the St. George's Grill Room, Stanley Thompson Room and Founders' Room.

Fitness: As the fitness equipment is located in the curling area of the clubhouse, members may walk directly to and from the golf locker rooms to this area in their fitness attire.

Curling: A complete dress code listing for Curlers is included in the annual Curling Roster. Generally, curlers are required to uphold the club Dress Code as defined. Permitted exceptions exist for hats which can be worn on the ice, but not in the Dragon’s Den and for Curling Pants which may have draw strings.

WCD (Wireless Communication Devices) Policy

While at St. George’s all WCD’s are to be switched to silent mode as use of these devices must not detract from other member’s enjoyment of the golf course, the clubhouse or the property. Cell phones can be used for conversation in the parking lot and the men’s and ladies’ locker room, but not at the main entrance to the Clubhouse. With the exception of rooms that have been booked through the Club’s Catering Office for a private meeting cell phone use for conversation is prohibited in the Clubhouse. Cell phone use for conversation is also prohibited on the golf course. While email and text messaging functions (including the use of a cell phone for text messaging) may be used anywhere in the clubhouse or on the golf course, members and guests should be considerate of others and use their WCD with discretion.

Smoking Regulations

Smoking is prohibited anywhere in the Clubhouse.

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