Dress Code and other Policies

In order to ensure a consistent and enjoyable experience for all Members and guests at North Hempstead Country Club, we have a set of standards we hold each other to. The following information will help advise both Members and guests of our views (and your responsibilities) as it relates to attire, smoking, and cell phone and PDA usage.

Dress Code
Before getting into the specifics of acceptable attire, the following general information on prohibited attire is provided.

Men and boys: Jeans/denim in all colors (whether casual or dressy), cargo pants, cargo shorts, short-sleeve mock turtleneck golf shirts, tank tops and cut-offs of any type are prohibited. T-shirts, gym shorts, lacrosse shorts, sandals and flip-flops may be worn in the locker room, exercise room and pool area.

Women and girls: Jeans/denim in all colors (whether casual or dressy), cargo pants, cargo shorts, tube tops, bare midriffs, see-through clothes and cut-offs of any type are prohibited. T-shirts, tank tops (sleeveless, collarless made of t-shirt material), gym shorts and lacrosse shorts may be worn in the pool area.

If a Member, family member or guest, is inappropriately attired, the Member will be requested to immediately rectify the situation. The Club maintains a limited number of sports jackets that may be borrowed in an emergency.

Main Dining Room, Main Bar, Grill Room, Peacock Alley, and Patio
The following minimum levels of acceptable attire have been defined for the Clubhouse and its dining and lounge areas:

Main Dining Room & Main Bar: Jackets are required on Wednesday & Saturday Evenings Only. All other times after 6pm a casual dress code is permitted. Casual dress code for men does require slacks, collared shirts, & closed shoes and appropriate dress for ladies for dining in the main dining room. Golf shorts are not permitted in the main dining room.

 Grill Room, Peacock Alley, and Patio: Casual dress code

Patio: Golf casual attire is required; this includes collared shirts. No oversized casual clothing is permitted. No excessively baggy trousers or shirts, no jeans, cargo pants, crocs or flip-flops. Women are permitted to wear sandals. Men’s shirts are to be tucked in. Un-tucked shirts are permitted only in the pool area or tennis courts.

Use the above defined levels of attire, unless otherwise specified for special events.

Golf Course and Practice Area: Shoes are to be changed in the locker room. Long-sleeve turtlenecks and long-sleeve mock turtlenecks are permitted after closing day and before opening day, as well as in inclement weather conditions during the golf season.

Men: Golf shirt with collar and sleeves, golf slacks or Bermuda type golf length shorts not more than 2” above the knee are acceptable. Shirts must be tucked in. Jeans (denim) in all colors (whether casual or dressy), tennis attire and swimming attire are prohibited. Hats must be worn with visor forward. Short-sleeve mock turtleneck golf shirts are prohibited.

Women: Golf skirts and golf shorts not more than 4” above the knee are acceptable. Golf shorts and slacks will have a relaxed fit around the legs. Golf shirts may be worn with or without a collar. Sleeveless shirts must have a collar while collarless shirts must have sleeves. Golf shirts must be tucked in at all times unless they are designed to be worn untucked. Bare midriffs are prohibited. Jeans (denim) in all colors (whether casual or dressy), tennis attire, swimming attire and tank tops are prohibited. Hats must be worn with visor forward.

Juniors: All juniors must conform to the dress code. College and school logos are acceptable on collared shirts when playing golf. Sweaters must be worn over a collared shirt. Attire with offensive messages and/or graphics is unacceptable. Hats must be worn with visor forward.

Tennis Courts: Predominantly white tennis attire is required. Jeans/denim, street shorts, lacrosse, and other sports outfits are prohibited. Men must wear a collared shirt.

Children age 14 and younger must wear all white clothing, and are permitted to wear t-shirts.

Only tennis sneakers approved for soft court surfaces may be worn.

Proper tennis outfits may be worn on the Clubhouse patio, but please note that children in t-shirts are not allowed in this area.

Swimming Pool Area: The pool prohibits all jeans/denim, cargo shorts and cut-offs. Proper and modest bathing suits are required for use of the pool. Gym and lacrosse shorts are not to be used as bathing suits.

Bathing suits should not be worn in areas outside of the pool facility. Shirts or cover-ups must be worn when arriving at and leaving the pool. Wearing towels outside the pool area is prohibited.

Golf shoes are prohibited on the pool deck.


Smoking Policy
In accordance with New York State law, smoking is prohibited in the Clubhouse and the Pool House at all times.  This policy includes the use of electronic cigarettes.

Cell Phone and PDA Policy
For the avoidance of doubt, the Club’s cell phone and PDA policy applies to all members and their guests.

All electronic devices (e.g., cell phones and PDA’s) must be set in silent/vibrate mode at all times while on the grounds of the Club. The only areas permitted for cell phone and PDA calls are locker rooms and parking lots.

If a Member or guest needs to accept or return a call, it should be done only in the locker rooms or parking lots, not on the golf course or pool area.