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Etiquette & Dress Code

All visitors and members guests are very welcome to play at Southport & Ainsdale Golf Club but must conform to our Club rules and expected etiquette.


We ask that all visitors please:

  • Play with care for the course by replacing divots, neatly raking bunkers and repairing pitch marks
  • Play with due care and attention for other matches. Keep up with the group in front or wave the following group through without delay
  • Buggies and trolleys are to be kept to paths at all times and are not allowed in the rough
  • No dogs are allowed on the course

The use of a mobile phone is restricted to the car park only.

Buggy Policy

Our buggy policy can be found here

Dress Code

We hope you enjoy the course and exceptional clubhouse facilities. Please be aware of our dress rules which are outlined here:

On the course or practice area, golfers are required to wear smart conventional golfing attire with spike or dimpled golf shoes. Shirts must be tucked in at the waist. Only tailored trousers or tailored knee length shorts are permitted. Shorts must be worn with knee length socks or short white sports socks.

Players must not wear any of the following:

  • any form of denim
  • trainers or open sandals
  • track suits

In the clubhouse, smart casual dress is allowed in all parts. All members, guests and visitors who have been playing on the links, are requested as a matter of courtesy to change from their playing apparel before using the Main Lounge and Dining Room. Please be aware that in the clubhouse, hats, collarless tee shirts, jeans, track or shell suits, trainers or open sandals are not permitted.We have a Spike Bar where golf clothing and shoes can be worn. Golfers wearing shorts are reminded that these cannot be worn in the clubhouse with the exception of the Spike Bar.