Golf Traditions & Etiquette
The Country Club of Waterbury is an establishment which values its traditional approach to golf. As a result, we ask that all members and their guests adhere to our expectations for behavior and dress. Pace of play is very important; and as such, a round of golf should always be completed in 4 hours or less.
Golf Dress Code
Golf Footwear: Golf shoes with metal spikes are prohibited. Golf shoes may not be worn in the clubhouse except in the golf shop & locker rooms.
Golf attire for men: Jeans, T-shirts and cargo-type shorts and pants are not proper attire for men anywhere at the club. Slacks, Bermuda shorts, and golf shirts with a collar and sleeve are required. In cooler weather, long-sleeved mock turtlenecks are acceptable. Men must remove sports hats, caps and visors in the clubhouse except in the locker rooms and golf shop. Hats are never to be worn backwards and men’s shirts, regardless of the fashion, are to be tucked in.
Golf attire for women: Golf shirts with a collar, golf shirts without a collar but with sleeves, high neck golf shirts without a collar or sleeves, skirts, slacks, skorts, capris and Bermuda shorts.
Locker Rooms: A locker may be set up for you during your visit to the club. Changing into golf shoes and attire in the parking lot is not permitted.
Cellular Phones: Using a cellular telephone to hold a conversation or to check voicemail is not appropriate at The Country Club of Waterbury and is generally prohibited throughout the Club’s premises. If necessary, cellular telephones may be used for conversations within the golf locker rooms, in the parking lot or within the confines of designated cell phone areas.
Clubhouse Dress Code
The Country Club of Waterbury dress code contributes to the tradition, decorum and dignity of our club and applies to the entire club property from the time of your arrival. Members must ensure that their family and guests are dressed appropriately. Jeans, T-shirts, cargo-type shorts and pants are not proper attire for men anywhere at the club. Halters, tank tops, low-neck shirts without a collar and sleeves, jeans, biking shorts, short shorts, cargo-type shorts and slacks and spandex clothing of any kind are not proper attire for women anywhere at the club. Men must remove sports hats, caps and visors in the clubhouse except in the locker rooms and golf shop.
Merriman Room (Main Dining Room): Men are encouraged to wear a jacket, but are not required (tie optional) unless a more casual dress has been authorized. Women are expected to wear comparable attire.
Donald Ross Room: Business Casual dress is required in this area.
Grill Room & Patio: Casual dress is required in this area; however the attire must conform to the dress codes for tennis and golf. Tennis attire is not permitted after 5:00 PM.
For additional information please call (203) 753-4171.
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