Guest PoliciesWelcome to Montclair Golf Club! We hope you will enjoy your experience with us—whether you are playing one of our golf courses, perfecting your swing on one of our tennis or paddle courts, taking a dip in our pool or enjoying a meal with friends. To help make the most of your visit, please review the guest policies outlined below prior to your arrival.
GOLF ETIQUETTETo ensure an enjoyable round for all, please observe all Club rules while on our golf courses. Adhere to cart rules, posted at the Starter's booth and the 1st tee of each nine. Keep golf carts at least 30 feet from tees, greens and bunkers, except where the area is serviced by a paved road or as otherwise posted. Do not take golf carts to the range.
Replace divots, repair ball marks and rake bunkers. Unless otherwise posted, U.S.G.A. rules govern play. Local rules are listed on the score card.
DRESS CODETo maintain our country club environment, we maintain specific rules on dress for each activity. Locker rooms are provided for members and guests for changing shoes and other attire. Please note that changing of footwear in the parking lot is strictly prohibited and hats and caps, where permitted, must be worn facing forward.
Clubhouse Dress Code
Country Club casual is an appropriate dress code at all times. For men and boys, that is defined as tucked-in collared shirts, turtlenecks, long sleeve mock turtleneck with 1½” collar and slacks or knee-length shorts and shoes. Women and girls are asked to adhere to a similar standard of dress.
NOTE: Men are required to wear jackets on Saturday evenings after 6pm in the Fairway Room, March 28 through December 31.
Golf, paddle and tennis attire, including footwear, is permitted in the Clubhouse during the respective seasons until 6pm. However, cargo pants or shorts, t-shirts, athleisure wear and untucked shirts are not permitted.
Dress denim is permitted inside the Clubhouse Tuesday through Friday only. Exceptions to this policy will be made for certain Club events and on some holidays, which will be pre-announced and included online for each event registration. It may also be worn on the West and North porches, at the Pro Shops, pool, tennis pavilion, paddle hut, and walkways and driveways to and from the Clubhouse, Tuesday through Friday. Participants of those activities, including golf and racquet sports, may not wear dress denim at any time. Click here to view examples of acceptable dress denim as well as examples of denim that will not be allowed on property at any time.
Hats related to sports attire (i.e. golf and tennis caps) are permitted in the locker rooms, but nowhere else inside the Clubhouse. These hats may also be worn on the West and North Porches up to 6pm.
Flip-flops are not acceptable footwear except for going to/from and in the locker rooms and pool area. Sneakers (except as related to golf, paddle and tennis attire) are not acceptable footwear to be worn in the Clubhouse.
Golf Dress Code
For Men: Please wear slacks or shorts that are no more than two inches above top of kneecap with a belt, collared golf shirt or long sleeve turtleneck or long sleeve mock turtleneck with 1½" collar and appropriate footwear. Shirts must be tucked in.
For Women: Please wear pants, golf skirts, skorts or culottes of appropriate length or Bermuda-length shorts (defined as 4 inches from the top of the knee or 19 inches in overall length) and appropriate footwear. Shirts may be sleeveless with a collar. Shirts without collars must have sleeves. Strapless, halter or tank tops are not permitted. Cargo pants and shorts, denim of any kind and tennis attire are not permitted.
For All: Caps must be facing forward at all times. Denim is not allowed at any time on the golf course or practice facilities.
Tennis Dress Code & Rules
Proper tennis attire must be 90% white (may contain colored piping and logos). Accessories—including sneakers, hats, wristbands and socks—may have some color. Outerwear does not have to be white. Leggings are permitted in April, but must have a tennis skirt on top for May through September. Men must wear collared shirts. Denim materials of any type or color are not acceptable attire for play. Proper footwear is required.
Please do not change your shoes in the parking lot or underneath the tennis pavillion. All Members and guests are welcome to utilize the Locker Rooms.
Hats must always be facing forward.
Please do not wear hats in the Donald Ross Bar or anywhere inside the Clubhouse. Also no hats permitted wither on the terrace or porch areas after 6pm.
All members must sign in at the tennis hut prior to play. Guest information must be registered.
Pickleball Dress Code
The MGC pickleball dress code from Memorial Day through Labor Day is tennis attire or golf attire. Tennis whites or tennis attire in colors may be worn. Golf attire is also allowed.
Tennis sneakers must be worn at all times. No street sneakers ever, please.
Standard tennis dress code guidelines include collared shirts & tennis shorts for men, and tennis shirts with tennis skirts/skorts for women. Our golf dress code for women is collared shirts with golf skorts or golf shorts. Men’s golf dress code is a collared golf shirt with golf shorts. Children’s dress code is the same as the adult dress code.
*T-shirts are not acceptable pickleball attire for anyone.
*Cargo shorts and bathing attire may not be worn to play pickleball.
*Baseball style caps may be worn with the brim forward.
Athletic/yoga tights are permissible, if layered under tennis skirts/skorts, but athletic/yoga tights may not be worn in lieu of tennis skirts/skorts.
After Labor Day, the Pickleball Dress Code will sync with the Paddle/Platform Tennis Dress Code.
Platform Tennis Dress Code & Rules
Members should use discretion as to the appropriate platform tennis attire—although denim of any type or color is not acceptable. Rubber-soled tennis-type shoes must be worn on the court at all times to preserve the surface.
All members must sign in at the paddle hut prior to play. Guest information must be registered.
Pool Dress Code
Cut-offs, running shorts, short shorts and tank tops for males are not considered acceptable attire at the pool or snack bar. Dress denim is permitted at the pool Tuesday through Friday. Caps must be facing forward at all times and should not be worn inside the snack bar. Suitable bathing attire is permitted in the pool area, pool locker rooms and in the parking area while a person is going to and from the pool.
SMOKINGSmoking is prohibited within all areas of the Clubhouse.
CELL PHONES/ELECTRONIC DEVICE POLICY
AAll cell phones, PDA's and other electronic devices must be set to 'silent' or 'vibrate' with all rings and speakers disabled while on Club property
The use of cell phones, PDAs, or other electronic devices for voice/calls is prohibited on Club property with the exception of the following designated areas: in one's car, in the locker rooms, the tennis pro shop, the paddle hut and the phone booths located near the main Clubhouse entrance
Members, Children & guests are strongly requested not to use data services after 6:00 pm while in the Fairway Room, the Grill Room and internal dining facilitiesIn short, use common sense and discretion in using your phone to text/retrieve messages. Please visit our website for more details regarding the MGC Cell Phone/Electronic Device Policy.Phone calls are not permitted on Club property except in one’s car, the pool locker rooms, in front of one’s own locker in the Clubhouse, the tennis pro shop, the paddle hut and the phone booths in the main entrance of the Clubhouse. Non-speaking use of cellphones and personal devices is permitted at the Club with the exception of the Fairway Room, the Jones Room and the Charles Banks room, where it is prohibited after 6pm.