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Club Etiquette 

Our club rules and etiquette ensure consistency of standards for all members, guests and visitors to Woburn Golf Club.

Dress Code

We aim to create a premium and relaxed experience at Woburn Golf Club and we politely request Members, their Guests and Visitors adhere to our dress code with the general principle that they are smartly attired at all times, both on and off the golf courses.

Courses and Practice Facilities

 Recognised smart golfing attire:

  • Men’s shirts must be tucked in at all times
  • Tailored shorts, worn with ankle or long socks
  • Golf shoes must be worn

Clubhouse and Terrace

  • All hats, caps and visors must be removed when entering the clubhouse
  • Men’s shirts must be tucked in at all times
  • Recognised golfing or smart casual attire (No blue denim)
  • Tailored shorts
  • Golf, leisure and sandal style footwear (No flip flops or sliders)

Jackets, collared shirts and ties may be required for specific occasions, subject to prior notification

Inappropriate clothing

No blue denim, t-shirts, tracksuits, football or rugby shirts

Mobile Phones, Message Devices and Laptops

  • All devices should be on silent in all areas of the courses, clubhouse and terrace
  • Mobiles may be used for data transmission only within the Clubhouse on the courses
  • Mobile may be answered and used discreetly within the locker rooms, car park, terrace areas, practice facilities and when hiring a private meeting room
  • Laptops and other computers may be operated within the Clubhouse and on the terrace

Handicap Requirements 

All players must be members of a golf club. The maximum handicap index is 24 for men and 36 for ladies - CDH numbers should be available if requested.

Dukes Handicap Index Table

Duchess Handicap Index Table

Marquess Handicap Index Table

Pace of Play (and how to speed up)

A good pace of play is an important element in having a good experience at the golf course. It's often a combination of little things not done that contribute to slow play and on-course traffic jams. Here are some tips for making sure your pace of play is as brisk as it should be.

  • Pace of play isn't about rushing your shots, it's about being ready to take your shot when it's your turn, and behaving efficiently on the golf course.
  • Remember - arrive at your starting tee at least 10 minutes before your allotted tee time.
  • Listen to the Course Marshals and act on the important information they give you to assist your round of golf.
  • Numerous practice swings, lengthy delays lining-up putts and the pacing out of distances prior to club selection are not sensible practices for average golfers.
  • Leave your bags or golf buggies to the side of the green, and in the direction of the next tee, never in front of the green.
  • Be aware of golfers both in front and behind you, speed up when required and don't hinder other golfers playing quicker than you.
  • Be prepared and be ready to play!

Assistance Dogs 

Assistance dogs are welcome at Woburn Golf Club, both on the courses and at the clubhouse. Non-assistance dogs are allowed on the courses and in the bag drop area of the clubhouse, but must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs may not be taken on the courses when competing in club competitions and matches.

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