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Rules & Etiquette

Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club Dress Code

The purpose of our dress code is to provide guidance as to appropriate dress when visiting Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club. In keeping with our tradition and sense of pride, good taste and manners are the overriding principles. Members and guests of all ages are expected to dress in a conventional and appropriate manner that conforms to generally accepted standards of good taste for similar private clubs. Members are responsible for ensuring compliance with the dress code for themselves as well as their family and guests.

The dress code applies to all areas of the Club grounds including the Golf Course, the Practice Areas, the Tennis Courts, the Pool Area, the Fitness Area, the 19th Hole, the Vines, Oak Room and Meadow Room. Please see specifics for Golf Course below.

Golf Course:

Slacks, golf shorts, collared shirts, turtle neck and mock neck shirts designed for golf, are standard dress on the Golf Course. Cargo shorts are also permitted. All shirts are to be worn tucked in with the exception of Camp (Tommy Bahama Style) shirts, which may be worn out. Hats are to be worn bill forward. Denim jeans or denim shorts of any color, athletic wear of any material, tennis attire, tee shirts, hooded sweatshirts, swim wear, and shorts with an inseam of less than six inches are not appropriate attire on the Golf Course.


Proper attire is considered as collared or mock-collared golf shirt with shirttails tucked in. Slacks, mid-length shorts, or rain pants.

Not Permitted: denim jeans, tank tops, cut-off shorts, tee shirts, swim wear, sweat pants, gym shorts, long (below the knee) or short (tennis) shorts.


Dresses, skirts, slacks, capri pants, mid-length shorts and blouses/women’s golf shirts.

Not Permitted: Jeans, cutoffs, sweat pants, warm-up suits, tank tops, halter tops, swim wear, tennis dresses, short shorts, or other athletic or spandex shorts.

The Rules of Golf including the Rules of Etiquette as adopted by the USGA shall be the rules of the Club, except when modified by local rules or any of the rules herein.

  • Safety and Consideration for other players: No player should play until the players in front are out of range.
  • Pace of Play: All players are expected to complete their round in four hours or less. It is the responsibility of each group to keep pace with the group ahead. If your group falls one complete hole behind the group ahead, you are required to allow the faster group to play through. A course marshal has the authority to keep play moving at the proper pace for the benefit and enjoyment of all players.
  • Fill/replace all divots. Use provided sand and seed mix whenever possible. Avoid taking divots with practice swings.
  • Carefully repair ball marks on the greens using a divot repair tool.
  • Enter and leave bunkers at the nearest level point. Rake and smooth the sand and leave the rake in the bunker.
  • Observe all posted cart rules. Sometimes we will post “cart path only” signs; other times we will ask you to observe the “90-degree rule”.
  • Keep carts 30 yards away from greens and tees.
  • No person under the age of eighteen (18) shall be permitted to drive any cart anywhere on Club property.
  • No more than two (2) people are allowed on Club owned carts, including the driver.
  • Foursomes have priority on the course. Groups of less than four players should not expect to play through foursomes, however, if holes are open, foursomes are encouraged to allow faster groups to play through. A single player has no standing and should give way to a match of any kind.
  • Twosomes and singles shall be grouped together with other players and allowed to play alone only at the discretion of the Pro Shop.
  • Yardage markers are indicated on the cart paths and Kirby markers are located on either side of the fairway at 25-yard increments starting at 225 yards. All yardages are to the center of the green.
  • Any non-golf activity such as jogging, walking, bicycling, etc. is prohibited during normal course hours.Pets, whether or not on a leash, are not allowed on the course at any time.