Club Rules


  • Cell Phones and Paging Devices
    • 1. Paging devices in silent mode are permitted anywhere at the Club.

      2. Electronic devices in the silent mode may be used for text messaging, emailing or other internet access anywhere at the Club.

      3. Electronic devices in the audible mode for incoming calls are prohibited anywhere on the Club grounds.

      4. Cellphones may be used for outgoing or incoming calls only in the coatroom or bathrooms on the main floor of the Clubhouse, the adult and children’s locker rooms, the pool house, the pro shops, the paddle hut, cars in the parking lot, and in other limited areas as may be designated by the House Committee, except that discreet and brief calls will be permitted in unoccupied rooms or other areas of the club as may be designated for this purpose. Outgoing and incoming calls from cellphones are prohibited from all other locations except for physicians dealing with patient-care issues. Members and guests speaking on a cellphone should be sensitive to those around them and should seek the most private area possible.

      5. Except as noted, electronic devices are prohibited in dining areas.
  • Our Dress Code and Code Symbols

    • Our Dress Code and Code Symbols are as Follows:

      A - Jacket Required (Tie Preferred)

      B - Country Club Casual:  Jacket Optional, Long or Short Sleeved Button Down Shirt (Tucked In).  No Jeans, No Golf Shirts

      SC - Smart Casual:  Jeans, Untucked Button Down Shirts and Golf Shirts Permitted.  No T-Shirts or Shorts.

      BBQ Attire: Jeans, Bermuda Shorts and Golf Shirts Permitted.
  • Proper Attire
    • 1. Persons at the Club must wear appropriate attire at all times. The determination of appropriate attire shall be made as follows: in the Clubhouse and on the general grounds by the House Committee; on the tennis courts by the Tennis Committee and/or the tennis professional staff; at the pool and its surrounds by the Pool Committee and/or Pool Director; and on the golf course by the Sports Committee and/or the golf professional staff. The Manager on duty shall have the discretion to make exceptions if a situation warrants. These dress code descriptions in terms of minimum requirements shall be posted on the Club’s website and shall be available from the office. See Article B below for additional specific rules relating to pool area, golf and tennis attire. Dress codes for specific dining events shall be listed directly on the Club calendar and designated by the House Committee and discretion of the General Manager.

      2. Golf shoes with softspikes may be worn on the terrace, on the pool deck/at the pool dining facilities and their surrounds, and, when breakfast or lunch is being served, in and going to/from the Dining Room and the Club Room. Golf shoes may not be worn in the Living Room at any time.

      3. The wearing of uncovered bathing attire or robes is not permitted anywhere on Club grounds other than the pool area, the locker rooms, or walking directly between the pool area and the locker rooms.

      4. Clothes or shoes may be changed only in the locker rooms or in the tennis house changing rooms. In the men’s and women’s locker rooms, clothing, robes, wraps, or other suitable cover-ups shall be worn at all times. Proper dress and decorum is also expected in all other areas of the Club grounds. Clean and neat casual clothing (such as jeans, t-shirts, warm-up wear) may be worn by members going directly between the parking lot and the locker rooms at any time.


  • Dress on the Golf Course
    • a. All males must wear shirts with collars or banded collar golf shirts with shirt tails tucked in. Women are permitted to wear t-shirts that confirm to appropriate golf attire. Tank tops are not permitted for wear by any person, nor are sports jerseys.

      b. Walking shorts of appropriate length are permitted. Cutoffs, swim wear, tennis shorts, short shorts, gym shorts, basketball shorts, mesh shorts and similar athletic attire are prohibited.

      c. Blue jeans (or jeans of any other color) are not permitted.

      d. Metal spikes are not permitted at the Club.

      e. Members wearing billed caps must wear them with the bill facing forward.

      f. Attire for children using the golf course and golf practice facilities is the same as for adults.

  • Golf Shoes
    • Golf shoes with softspikes may be worn on the terrace, on the pool deck/at the pool dining facilities and their surrounds, and, when breakfast or lunch is being served, in and going to/from the Dining Room and the Club Room. Golf shoes may not be worn in the Living Room at any time.

  • Pool Attire
    • a. When going to and from the Clubhouse all persons in swimming attire (other than those using the children’s lockers in the pool house) must wear a robe or other suitable covering and footwear (paper slippers are not permitted).

      b. Persons wearing swimming attire outside of the locker rooms are restricted to the “pool area” which consists of the bluestone walk surrounding the pool, the children’s pool area, the children’s locker room, the pool stand and eating area, the poolside bar area and the adjacent grass areas bordered by evergreen trees or the Clubhouse. Except for children under 12 years of age, a robe, shirt or other suitable covering must be worn at the pool stand and eating area.

  • Play on Tennis Courts
    • a. Proper tennis attire must be worn on the tennis courts at all times. Proper attire is defined as clothing sold as tennis clothing, and does NOT include soccer or basketball shorts, fitness clothing, bathing attire or t-shirts. Men’s and boys’ shirts must have sleeves. Proper tennis attire may be any color. Tennis sneakers are mandatory on the courts. Running and cross-training shoes are not permitted. There will be no exceptions to these rules. Additional restrictions or clarifications may be made by the Tennis Committee or the tennis professional staff.

      b. Attire for children using the tennis facilities is the same as for adults.


  • Rules Regarding Children
    • A. General

      Members’ children and grandchildren who are not Members or Junior Members may use the Club facilities in accordance with the following:

      1. Children under 13 years of age

      a. Must be accompanied by an adult Member of the Club;

      b. Must be properly supervised at all times they are on the Club grounds (properly supervised shall mean under the care, custody and control, and in all events the responsibility of the supervising adult member); and

      c. May be in the clubhouse for lunches and dinners, except as specified below.

      2. During hours when pool house counselors are on duty, children ages 4 through 12 may stay and play in the pool house so long as an adult member remains in the pool area and has notified the pool house counselor.

      3. Children under 13 years of age may not use the club’s men’s and women’s locker rooms and are restricted to the pool house locker rooms, except that girls aged 9 and above may use the showers in the women’s locker rooms when accompanied by an adult family member before 6:00 p.m.

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      . Children under 21 years of age are not permitted in any Metropolis bar area, and in no circumstances will children under 21 years of age be served alcohol at the club.

      5. Children under 18 years of age are not permitted in any areas adjacent to any Metropolis bar area, except as indicated below:

      a. Children under 13 years of age are permitted in the living room area during designated family dining events.

      b. Children ages 13 through 17 are permitted in the 19th hole area and in the living room area under when accompanied by an adult member of the Club.

      6. Children under 5 years of age are permitted to enter the opposite-sex pool house locker room if accompanied by an adult family member.

      B. Dining

      1. Children of any age may dine at the Club:

      a. For lunch and dinner, at events and locations designated as Family Dining;

      b. For lunch and dinner, in the pool dining area at any time the pool stand is open.

      c. For lunch, with an adult member on the Terrace at any time of the year that lunch is being served there.

      d. For lunch, when accompanied by an adult member, in the Dining Room or in other areas as directed by the General Manager, when the pool stand is closed or during inclement weather.

      2. Children 6 years of age and older may dine at the Club:

      a. For lunch, with an adult member in the Club Room, at any time of the year.

      b. For dinner, with an adult member in the Club Room (if it is open for dinner) or in the Dining Room on nights designated by the House Committee as family events.

      c. For lunch, with an adult member, at the Halfway House, if both the child and the adult are in golf attire.

      3. Children 10 years of age and older may dine at the Club for dinner in the Dining Room, when accompanied by an adult member, on any evening except those designated as music evenings. On music evenings, attendees must be 18 years of age or above.

      C. Swimming

      1. Parents, adult family members or other adults designated by the parents (the Responsible Adult Member) are in all events responsible for their children in the swimming pool area.

      2. Children 11 years of age and younger must pass a swimming test and obtain the permission of the Responsible Adult Member and the lifeguard to use the deep end of the pool.

      3. Children 3 years of age and older, who are toilet trained, may use the family pool, under the direct supervision of the Responsible Adult Member; provided that children 11 years of age and older, and children under 11 years of age who have passed the applicable swim test and obtained the permission of the Responsible Adult Member and the lifeguard, may swim unaccompanied in the family pool.

      4. Children under 3 years of age are permitted in the grassy area around the pool as long as they are under the direct supervision of the Responsible Adult Member.

      5. Parents and grandparents who are members may bring their children and grandchildren under the age of 19 to use the pool an unlimited number of times without a guest fee.

      D. Children’s Use of the Golf Course

      1. Children ages 13 through 19 who are not yet eligible for or who have not become Junior Members are permitted to use the golf course provided:

      a. They are certified by the head golf professional as being qualified as to skill, knowledge of the use of the golf course and golf rules and etiquette and the Starter has given them permission to play.

      b. They do not interfere with other members at play, all of whom shall have priority.

      c. They are not permitted to play: 

      i.  Before 2:30 pm on Fridays, weekends and Holidays. However, the starter and professional staff shall have the discretion to permit children to play earlier on such days based upon the amount of play on the day in question.

      ii. Before noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. However, the starter and professional staff shall have the discretion to permit children to play earlier on such days based upon the amount of play on the day in question.

      d. Children must invite members to play through at any time that the member requests same or if, and when, it appears the children may be playing slower than members playing behind them.

      2. Children ages 5 through 12 years of age are permitted to use the golf course provided:

      a) They comply with items D (1) (a) - (d) above; and

      b) They are at all times accompanied by an adult family member of the Club.

      3. Children under 5 years of age are not permitted on the golf course or the practice facilities except while taking a lesson from a golf professional.

      4. Children under 18 years of age are not permitted to drive golf carts unless they hold a valid driver’s license.

      5. The Sports Committee Chair may schedule “play and stay” events for children 5 years of age and over to play a few holes of golf with their parents or grandparents and stay for dinner.

      E. Children’s Use of the Practice Facilities

      1. Children ages of 13 through 19 who are not yet eligible for or who have not become Junior Members are permitted to use the practice facilities at any time provided:

      a. They are certified by the head golf professional as having sufficient knowledge and skill to use the practice facilities.

      b. They do not interfere with other members, provided, however, that if an adult member is waiting to use the facility, the adult member shall have priority and such child shall vacate the facility upon request of the adult member.

      2. Children ages 5 through 12 years of age may use the practice range at any time provided:

      a. They comply with items D (1) (a) and (b) above

      b. They hit from the mats only (mats will be made available for this purpose), and may not use the grass tees or practice bunker unless they are taking a lesson at the time from the professional staff.

      c. They are at all times accompanied by an adult family member of the Club.

      3. Children ages 5 through 19 who are not yet eligible or have not yet become Junior Members may use the putting and chipping greens provided:

      a) They comply with items D (1) (a) and (b) above

      b) If the child is under the age of 13, the child shall at all times be accompanied by an adult family member of the Club.

      F. Children’s Use of the Tennis Courts

      1. On weekends after 11:30 am, one court will be reserved for the use of children and grandchildren who are under the age of 19 and are neither members nor Junior member. If others are waiting to play, time shall be limited to one half hour of singles or doubles play. The Tennis Committee may extend the time period for children’s play if it so decides.

      G. Mother’s Helpers

      1. Mother’s Helpers may, with an adult Member in the proximity:

      a. Supervise the child in the pools or in the surrounding pool area.

      b. Supervise lunch at the pool stand.

      2. Mother’s Helpers may also supervise the child when the adult member with responsibility for supervising the child is nearby (e.g., at lunch, on the tennis court, on the practice range), provided:

      a. The adult member is not absent from the pool area for more than an hour;

      b. The adult member informs the Pool Manager of his/her location at the Club and signs in and out of a log book maintained by the Pool Manager, and

      c. The child is not permitted in the pool at such times; provided that children who have passed the applicable swim test and obtained the permission of their parent and the lifeguard may swim in the family pool so long as the Mother’s Helper is in the immediate area.

      3. A Mother’s Helper shall not substitute for an adult member who wishes to use Club facilities such as golf, tennis or cards.

      4. Mother’s Helpers must register at the pool as a guest.

      5. Mother’s Helpers are not permitted to use any of the facilities of the Club, other than the pool stand and children’s locker room.

      6. Mother’s Helpers are not permitted at the Club on weekends or Holidays.

      H. Use of Strollers

      Children may be brought to the pool area from the parking lot in strollers. In addition, strollers may be used to access the front door of the Clubhouse for Family Dining events or lunch on the Terrace (and such strollers will be stored in the coat closet).