On the course you are permitted to wear any accredited golf attire.
Shirts to be tucked in to shorts or trousers.
Shorts and trousers should be tailored (Cargo shorts are not acceptable) and no tracksuits.
Golf shoes should be worn with socks.
Please be aware if you turn up to play in attire our Professional Staff deem not to be suitable you will not be allowed to play on the golf course.
Wanstead Golf Club prides itself on being progressive and as such club house attire is generally smart casual with jeans (not ripped) allowed.
Golf shoes should not be worn in the clubhouse.
No caps or hats should be worn in the clubhouse.
Priority on the Course
Priority is all about speed of play, any game moving quicker than the one in front should be called through, this also applies to a single player as long as they are playing quicker and are being held up. If a game fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front, it should allow the game following to pass.
Consideration to Others
In the interest of all, players should play without delay. No player should play until the players in front are out of range. Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind them to pass as soon as it becomes apparent the ball will not easily be found; they should not search for 3 minutes before doing so. They should not continue play until the players following them have passed and are out of range.When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.
When out on the course, Mobile phones should always be on silent and only be answered in emergencies. When you are in the club house, please keep the phone on silent and if you need to take / make a call, please do so outside. Whilst the Management Committee are always available for help and advice, we do ask that you do not approach them whilst they are playing golf.
If your ball after being struck from anywhere on the course is likely to land on an adjacent fairway, please shout “Fore” to warn other players.
When playing the 1st please be aware that players may also be teeing off the 18th hole and vice versa.
When playing a tee shot on the 6th, please be aware of players in front potentially still being on the fairway. There is a bell to ring as you go down the fairway. Please wait until you hear the bell before teeing off.
The 13th hole is a call up green. Please mark your ball and step of the green and invite those standing on the tee to play their tee shots. After they have teed off continue to putt out and then proceed to the 14th tee. If at any time you believe your ball may have crossed the boundary fence of the course and potentially caused damage to a residence surrounding the course, please report this incident to the office or pro shop.
The white tees should only be used for competition golf, unless specific authorisation from the committee or office. Reasons for playing off the whites can be a player wishes to submit a supplementary card for handicap purposes and wishes to play the white tees. Our tee areas are small, and this is to protect the area from excessive use.
Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over club marks and footprints made by him/her.
When approaching the greens please do not pull golf trolleys between the greenside bunkers and the putting green and under no circumstances drive a buggy in this area.
Through the green, a player should ensure that any divots are replaced at once and pressed down, and that any damage to the putting green made by pitch marks is carefully repaired, damage to the putting green by golf shoe spikes should also be repaired and these repairs may now be done at any time.
Players should ensure that when laying down the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green, Do not stand too close to the hole when removing the flag.
The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green. Players should not damage the putting green by leaning on their putters, particularly when removing the ball from the hole.