Golf Club Dress Code

Golf Club Dress Code

All members and guests are expected to respect the spirit of the golf club dress code. If you follow the code then you can keep cool without looking scruffy!

ON THE COURSE – (Includes practice ground & putting green)

All golfers should wear clothes specifically aimed for golfers rather than athletic sport in general. Whilst playing the golf course shirts must be tucked in at all times unless designed otherwise. Denim jeans, tracksuits, t shirts or sleeveless tops are not permitted.

When wearing shorts, these must be tailored (not combat / ¾ length) and are permitted with either plain white short socks or knee length socks of any colour. Short, dark socks look naff so avoid them at all costs. Golf shoes can be soft or metal spiked but plimsolls, flip flops and trainers are not permitted, remember it’s a golf club not a beach club!


Members and guests should be appropriately dressed at all times. There will be certain functions that have a specific dress code but in general, smart casual wear throughout the club is acceptable. Golf shoes can only be worn in the Spike Bar so no sneaking into the Lounge or Conservatory with them on please. Hats are to be removed while you are in the clubhouse. Jeans are ok but they must be clean, smart denim. Anything with paint on is a no, no! Collarless T shirts, football shirts, singlet’s and flip flops are not acceptable.


Members, their families and guests are required to dress appropriately for the occasion when dining. As with the above, flip flops, trainers, plimsolls and collarless t shirts are not appropriate. If you have played golf during the day it is expected that you will change before dining in the restaurant.

And finally please remember that all Members are responsible for the dress and behaviour of their guests and we reserve the right to refuse anyone we consider is inappropriately dressed. So please, to avoid any awkward moments, make sure you have informed your guests what is expected and we look forward to welcoming all to Sonning Golf Club.

If you have any questions regarding the Dress Code please call the office on 0118 969 3332 or email