Dress Code

At Bearsted we pride ourselves on being one of the oldest clubs in Kent, which respects tradition, but also has a modern approach. We ask all members, visitors and guests to maintain a smart presentable standard of dress at all times.

On the course

You are requested to wear smart golfing attire when on the course.

Shirts - Shirts must have sleeves and collars. We ask that shirts are tucked in unless designed to be worn outside. Ladies golfing shirts are permitted.

Trousers and Shorts - Trousers must be tailored; Shorts must be tailored and worn with appropriate sports socks. There is no colour specification for socks, and trainer socks are permitted.

In keeping with R & A traditions the following are not permitted: collarless or sleeveless T- Shirts; Jeans; Cargo trousers; Tracksuits; Football/Rugby shirts; leggings or similar clothing.

Shoes - Appropriate footwear must be worn on the course. Golf shoes can have soft or metal studs. Smart trainers are permitted.

Changing shoes - Footwear and outer clothing may be changed in the car park, in no circumstances can trousers or shirts be changed anywhere other than the locker rooms.

The Clubhouse

Golf shoes should be clean and may only be worn in the changing rooms, entrance foyer and in the Spike Bar.

Clean dry smart casual is appropriate dress in the Clubhouse, (for some functions more formal attire may be required). Smart casual will include: Clean smart trainers, sandals (or similar) and loafers with or with-out socks. Smart denim is permitted.

Smart casual does not include the following: Football or Rugby shirts, T- Shirts, Singlet’s, Flip Flops (rubber), Tracksuits, Industrial clothing or the most casual of sports or beachwear.

No form of headgear is allowed in the Clubhouse apart from the changing rooms, entrance foyer, or golf shop.

No golf equipment is allowed in the Clubhouse apart from changing rooms and access through the entrance foyer.

Mobile phones

Mobile phone calls may be made or taken in the Car Park, or Changing Rooms, but not within the Clubhouse. Please keep phones on silent/ vibrate mode at all times so as not to disturb others.
Phone calls may be made on the course in emergencies.
Silent browsing of text, e-mails and the internet is permitted within the Clubhouse.
It is acknowledged that some golfers use their phones as course guides, this is permitted on the course.

By adopting this approach it is hoped that common sense will prevail and that the dress code is self–policed by members and Club staff alike. Club Staff have the authority to ask any member or visitor not complying to leave the Course or Clubhouse.

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Following the announcement by the Government on Monday evening (23rd March) the COURSE AND CLUBHOUSE are closed until further notice. Keeping golf courses open is simply no longer compatible with the updated policy of Government which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency. The health and well-being of the nation is the only consideration that matters at this moment in our history. The playing of golf does not constitute one of the government’s permissible forms of daily exercise. There should be NO exceptions, NO special cases as golf takes its share of the responsibility in looking out for the health and well-being of all citizens. We will keep you updated as and when we receive further information from the Government and Golf's Governing Bodies Thank you for your support.
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