What to Wear & Etiquette


Reason: To uphold a smart standard of dress, as befits the game of golf. Recognised golfing wear is required. If the style of shoes and clothing can be purchased in the Pro’s Shop or a recognised golfing outlet and/or they are worn on the professional tours, then they may be worn on the golf course. In addition, please be aware:

  • Trainers are not permitted.
  • We prefer golf shirts to be worn inside the waistband. T-Shirts or Football/Rugby Shirts and Denim Jeans are not permitted.
  • Shorts must be of smart, tailored appearance.
  • Mobile phones must be switched to silent at all times and used in emergency situations only.


Our rules for the clubhouse are not onerous and reflect that we are a welcoming facility. Please respect the following minimum standards:

  • No Hats.
  • No Golf Shoes (of any description).
  • No soiled/wet golf clothing or workwear.
  • Please do not come in without footwear. Just socks, or in bare feet is not acceptable.


Whilst we do not insist on official handicap certificates, Knowle is a challenging course and we ask that all visitors are proficient and able to play to a reasonable standard and not hold up play. Each player must have their own set of Clubs, proper golf shoes and is expected to know and carry out the normal etiquette of golf.