Sherwood Forest Golf Club

Club & Dress Rules

On arrival all visitors must register at the Golf Shop . Tee times must be booked in advance on 01623 626689. Golfers must play from the tees of the day unless prior permission has been granted.


Handicap certificates or CDH numbers are required. Visiting golfers are expected to hold a current club handicap and provide a handicap certificate on arrival.

Dress Code - Clubhouse

We trust our guests and members to dress appropriately for a golf club and as such we no longer have a rigid dress code.  

However, the guidance below should help you determine what is appropriate:


Appropriate golf attire or smart casual wear.

Deck shoes or sandals (with or without socks)


Denim trousers/skirts and shirts.



Hats (apart from religious observance)

Golf shoes of any description (Due to weather conditions)

Tracksuits or torn jeans.

Beach or athletics/football shorts.

Vests, athletic or sports shirts.

Plastic or rubber flip-flops.


Smart recognized golf attire will be accepted at all times.

Smart golf shorts must be accompanied by the wearing of white ankle/trainer/sport socks which are acceptable for both ladies and gentlemen.

Trousers must not be tucked into socks, except when wearing waterproofs over trousers.

Men's shirts should be worn inside trousers/shorts.

Golf shoes must be worn by players at all times.

Golf headgear must be worn correctly, with the peak to the front.

Soft Spikes

Players must wear conventional golf shoes on the course at all times. We recommend a "soft spike" shoe policy from 1st April - 31st October.
Spectators may wear suitable flat shoes on the course but not training shoes.

The following attire is NOT permitted on the Course.
Any form of denim, T-shirts, vest tops, trainers, walking shoes, track or leisure suits, beach or combat shorts and plastic beach flip-flops.

Mobile Phones/Tablets

All devices must be on silent at all times. The making and receiving of calls in the bar/lounge areas is not permitted.

Mobile phones may be used on the course in emergency situations only.

Lightning Policy

a. For play in all Club Competitions and Open Events organised by the Club:

A klaxon will be sounded three times when lightning is detected within a 3 to 8 mile radius of the Clubhouse.

Players must immediately discontinue play, mark their ball and take whatever action they consider most appropriate to ensure their safety.

When no lightning has been detected within 3 to 8 miles for 15 minutes the klaxon will be sounded twice, indicating that play can be resumed.

b. During General Play

The Klaxon will be sounded as above to advise players that lightning has been detected within 3 to 8 miles of the Clubhouse. Players should then take whatever action they consider necessary to ensure their safety.

c. Members and Visitors are also reminded that under Rule 6-8(ii) a player may discontinue play when he or she believes there is danger from lightning.

Players should note that there are a number of Lightning Shelters strategically placed around the course for their safety.

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