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Guest Information

Information for our Guests
Including our Electronic Device Policy and Dress Code


Southward Ho Country Club Electronic Device Policy

INTRODUCTION
The Club recognizes the increasing use of communication devices and tablets in our daily lives. In an attempt to balance both the need to communicate with family for emergency purposes as well as to enjoy reading quietly, the Club has developed the following new electronic device use policy. Members are reminded that the Club is a private social environment. Limited use of electronic devices is permitted throughout the Club as specified below. Device use should not impede or intrude on use of Club facilities or the Members' enjoyment in any way. All usage is subject to Management's discretion. Such intrusions include, but are not limited to:
· Excessive noise
· Excessive typing
· Member complaints
Cell Phone Talking Policy
The Club has a strict "no talking" cell phone policy. Cell phone usage for the purpose of a phone call is permitted in designated areas only. Those areas are, the parking lot and the area at the west entrance of the pool house adjacent to the platform tennis courts. Talking on a cell phone is prohibited in all other areas of the club.
Golf Course, practice areas and halfway house
No electronic beeping, ringing or other sound from an electronic device of any kind is allowed. In these areas the policy does permit GPS, email, texting and laser range finders and instructional electronic devices such as IPad’s and video cameras. Please be cognizant of the appropriate pace of play as described in our club handbook.
The Trophy Room, Windmill Grill and Ball Room and Back Deck areas
No electronic beeping, ringing or other sound from an electronic device of any kind is allowed. Electronic devices can only be used for taking and viewing pictures, all other smartphone and tablet functions including but not limited to email, texting and web browsing are strictly prohibited.
The 19th Hole, Golf and Tennis Pro Shops
The Club has a "no sound" policy when using any type of electronic device. No electronic beeping, ringing or other sound from an electronic device of any kind is allowed. In these areas email, texting , web browsing and electronic readers are allowed.
Pool Facility
The Club has a "no sound" policy when using any type of electronic device. No electronic beeping, ringing or other sound
from an electronic device of any kind is allowed. At the pool email, texting, web browsing and electronic readers are
permitted.
Helpful Hints
What is NOT permitted;
· Verbal cell phone usage is strictly prohibited anywhere except for designated areas.
· No sound may emanate from a cell phone or any other electronic device at the Club.
What IS Permitted;
· Verbal cell phone usage is permitted in the parking lot and the designated pool house area.
· Quiet texting and reading is permitted in designated areas as defined in this policy.

Clubhouse Dress Codes are as follows:
a. Attire acceptable for dining in the clubhouse is as follows:
Friday and Saturday after 6:00 pm jacket and collared shirt required, tie optional. Wednesday and Sunday after 6:00 PM business casual, jacket preferred. Such attire as jeans, t-shirts, sneakers and athletic wear is not permitted at anytime in the clubhouse. If there are any questions pertaining to acceptable attire, please contact the Clubhouse. Men are not to wear hats in the clubhouse at any time including the 19th hole.

b. Attire acceptable for wear on the Golf Course and Tennis Courts is also acceptable in the Mens’ Lounge and Trophy Room Patio all day and in the Trophy Room until 6:00 P.M. The same casual wear is acceptable in the Trophy Room Lounge all day Sunday and until 6:00 P.M. on other days.

c. Golf shoes (spiked or spikeless) are not permitted in the Dining Room, Trophy Room or Trophy Room Lounge at any time. Footwear is required outside of the locker areas.

d. Employees of the clubhouse have been instructed to notify the Hostess or Manager of any violations of the clubhouse dress code. The Hostess or Manager shall call to the attention of any member or guest his/her violation of the dress codes. Any violation that is not corrected immediately shall be reported to the House Committee. Exceptions to the dress code in the Main Dining Room must be approved by the House Chairman or General Manager.

Golf Dress Code:
The dress code standards are in place to ensure members and guests experience a high level of enjoyment while visiting the club. Our staff is available to answer any questions members may have regarding the dress code. Staff has also been directed to courteously remind any members not compliant with the standards. All members, family members and guests shall be neat and wear appropriate golf attire at all times. The dress code for golf applies to the putting green, driving range, practice area, and locker rooms, as well as the golf course. Complete lists of acceptable and unacceptable attire are posted in the locker rooms and pro shop.

MEN:
Men are to wear slacks or Bermuda style shorts and shirts with collars. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Turtle necks or mock turtle necks with long sleeves are allowed. Billed hats must be worn forward. Not Permitted: Jeans or denim clothing of any kind, cut-offs, baggy cargo shorts with protruding outside pockets (not flat stitched to the material), jogging suits, warm-up suits or exercise clothes, drawstring or elastic waistband pants or shorts or short sleeved mock turtle necks.

WOMEN:
Women are to wear tailored slacks, capris, shorts or golf skirts. Shorts, skirts and skorts may not be shorter than five inches (5”) above the knee. Tops must be tucked in unless designed to be worn outside and must not rise above the beltline at any time during the golf swing. Sleeveless tops must be collared. Tops with sleeves shall be collared or have a high neck. Billed hats must be worn forward. Not Permitted: Jeans or denim clothing of any kind, cut-offs, baggy cargo shorts with protruding outside pockets (not flat stitchedto the material), jogging suits, warm-up suits or exercise clothes, tennis skirts, leggings, spandex or stretch clothing, drawstring or elastic waistband pants or shorts. Halter tops, tube tops, tank tops, scoop necks or low cut tops are also prohibited.

JUNIORS:
Same rules as adults apply.

The Board of Governors has authorized the staff to ask any member or guest to change before using the golf facilities. Any violation that is not corrected immediately shall be reported to the Golf Chairman.

Tennis Dress Code: 
Players and their guests are required to wear proper tennis attire at all times. Proper tennis attire means:
A. Tennis tee shirts are permitted. No sleeveless shirts are allowed.
B. No gym shorts, running shorts, bathing suits, or non-tennis shirts are permitted on courts.
C. Appropriate flat soled tennis sneakers are required for clay courts.
Any questions regarding rules and the dress code should be directed to the Tennis Chair People or the Tennis Director.

Pool House Dress Code:

Proper attire is required in the pool and the pool house. Cut-off shorts are not permitted in the pool as bathing wear. Blue jeans are not permitted at the pool or pool house. Please inform all family members and guests of what is acceptable.


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