Pollok Dress Code and Etiquette

For the last year or so, COVID restrictions have enforced the suspension of much of our Dress Code, however with the re-opening of the clubhouse, locker rooms and showers the Committee believes that the time is right to begin to reclaim  something which is a source of pride to Pollok Members.

As a reminder to all Members, in particular those who have joined in the last 12 months, our Dress Code and Etiquette is part of the Pollok tradition and ethos, which adds to the source of pride of being a Member of this Club. As such, it is a Code which has been – and will be again – managed by the Caddymasters who have the Committee’s approval to enforce compliance or where appropriate deny access to the clubhouse or course. We would however expect members to willingly participate in re-establishing this code of conduct.

The Dress Code follows in this note and Members should familiarise themselves with the content. It will be re-established in stages and in the first instance will apply to the dress code on the course. It is a modern and flexible approach with few restrictions. In particular Members should be aware of the rule on trousers – and  during the summer months, on shorts. It is incumbent on Members to ensure that their guests are similarly aware of what is acceptable to avoid embarrassment on the first tee.

Members are reminded that under no circumstances will football colours or similar accessories be permitted either on the course or within the precincts of the clubhouse.

Other matters relating to clubhouse procedures will follow later.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.


Pollok aims to operate a forward-thinking dress code that is in keeping with golfing traditions.It is in all our interests to maintain reasonable standards and a clean and smart appearance is expected at all times on club premises.

Members, guests and visitors are asked to recognise the following guidance which is our required minimum standard and to ensure they comply with the detail and the spirit of it.

Course and Practice Areas

  • Clean, smart golf attire should be worn, whether playing or not.
  • Recognised golf shirts with collars, polo, turtle, or round necks may be worn.
  • Ladies shirts that are designed to be untucked may be worn as such, but all other shirts must be tucked into trousers / shorts / skirts.
  • Tailored shorts may be worn above the knee with socks of any length.
  • Recognised golf hats may be worn. Hats with peaks must be worn with the peak at the front.
  • Golf shoes may have spikes or rubber soles.
  • The following items are not permitted:
  • Denim, camouflage, or any sportswear material.
  • Cargo-style trousers or shorts with external pockets.
  • Sandals or flip flops.

The Clubhouse

  • The dress code in the clubhouse is the same as for the course and practice areas, except as follows;
  • Clean and smart casual footwear may be worn.
  • Hats, waterproofs, or wet clothing should not be worn in the Reid Bar or Jamieson Lounge.
  • In the Andrew Jamieson Lounge:-
  • Golf shoes are not permitted.
  • Golfers are welcome to wear golf clothing before their game but should change out of their golf clothes after play if using this part of the clubhouse.


  • Golfers may arrive and depart dressed for golf, but any clothing or shoe changes must be made in the changing rooms.
  • Users of either lounge are asked to place any unworn jackets or sweaters and all bags (except ladies’ handbags) either in the changing room or in the designated storage areas.

Mobile Devices

  • Everyone is welcome to access the clubhouse’s WiFi from any device – password is “pollok2009!”
  • Golfers are encouraged to take their mobile onto the course for use in emergencies.
  • All devices should please be kept on silent mode on the course and in the clubhouse.
  • Mobile calls can be made or received anywhere in the clubhouse except the Lounge or Bar.


Caddymasters and Managing Secretary are responsible for overseeing adherence to our code and in the unlikely event that it should be necessary, have the authority to enforce it.

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