Country Clubs




Women



1. Feel free to wear in the clubhouse whatever outfit you'd wear on the golf course or tennis courts: tennis skirts, sneakers or even shorts are fine.

2. Wear a casual dress, trousers or a skirt that is knee-length or longer for brunches, luncheons and casual dinners (before 7 p.m.). Light fabrics such as linen, silk, cotton and wool gabardine are best for day wear.

3. Observe a stricter dress code for dinners or events after 7 p.m. Wear dresses, slacks and skirts of dressier fabrics and colors appropriate for the season and time of day.

4. Choose accessories on the basis of practicality during the day. Carry a tote large enough to accommodate your needs for the day - suntan lotion, scarf, bottled water, compact, your day planner and a pocketbook.

5. Scale evening accessories down to a simple handbag with room enough for lipstick, cash, keys, a cellular phone and other absolute necessities.

6. Keep jewelry to a minimum - a strand of pearls, pearl earrings or diamond studs are great for casual wear. Save your more imposing jewelry for formal affairs.

7. Wear shoes appropriate to the time of year, time of day and occasion. Leather sandals and loafers are acceptable for daytime events, while pumps and evening shoes are best for events after 7 p.m.


Men


1. Feel free to wear in the clubhouse whatever outfit you'd wear on the golf course or tennis courts: golf shirts, sneakers or even shorts are fine.

2. Leave your tie at home for brunches, luncheons and casual dinners (before 7 p.m.); instead, go for a sport coat worn over a casual button-down shirt or golf shirt, paired with light cotton or gabardine trousers. You may even want to forget the sport coat as well.

3. Observe a stricter dress code for dinners or events after 7 p.m. A sport coat will almost certainly be required, but not a tie. Shirts should be dressier and slacks should be of heavier fabrics in darker colors.

4. Wear shoes appropriate to the time of year, time of day and occasion. Leather sandals and loafers are fine during the day, but dress shoes are best for evening events.