Dress Code & Local Rules

Dress Code
Members/Visitors must realize that it is not possible to stipulate exactly the type of clothing that is appropriate, but all Members/Visitors shall understand the intent of these rules and cooperate accordingly.  
Course:      Neat wear is required at all times.
                   Shorts, of the tailored variety only, are permitted and may be worn with short socks.
         The following are not permitted:
  • Beach, gym or athletic wear
  • Denim clothing
  • Tracksuits or leisure suits
  • Collarless tee shirts
  • Sleeveless shirts may not be worn by men
  • Singlets
  • Non-golf footwear such as training shoes or runners
  • Trouser legs tucked into socks
  • Football/Rugby/Gaelic shirts or replica shirts
  • Caps may not be worn reversed
Footwear worn on the golf course is only acceptable in the locker rooms.
Clubhouse: Neat casual wear is the minimum requirement at all times. 
                     Denim jeans will be permitted as long as they are neatly presented.
The following are not permitted.
  •  Non-tailored shorts
  •  Tracksuits or leisure suits
  •  Collarless tee shirts
  •  Training shoes or runners
  •  Head gear or baseball caps, etc.
Mobile Phones / Electronic Apparatus
Mobile phones or similar electronic apparatus are permitted on the golf course but must be kept on “Silent Alert”.  Mobile phone calls may be taken in the hallway or patio area of the clubhouse. 
We request that all mobile phones are switched to “Silent Alert” to avoid disturbing other Members in the clubhouse.

The use of E Cigarettes and Vapours is prohibited in the dining room, bar, locker rooms and clubhouse.

Rathfarnham Golf Club Local Rules (June 2019)
1.  Out of Bounds - Rule 18
     (a)  Over any hedge, wall, ditch, fence or line of white stakes bordering the course.
     (b) The Car Park and Clubhouse Enclosure including the surrounding paved terrace and pathways.

2. Marker Poles at Hole 17
A player is not permitted to play to the right of the vertical line indicated by a white marker pole. Any player whose ball passes to the right of a pole, and whose ball finished in play, shall be penalised two strokes for every such shot. If the ball finishes out of bounds, the Rules of Golf shall apply instead of the above penalty.

3. Pylons or Overhead CablesModel Local Rule E 11
If it is known or virtually certain that a player’s ball hit a power line or tower or a wire or pole supporting a power line on any part of the course, the stroke does not count. The player must play a ball without penalty from where the previous stroke was made.

4. Abnormal Course Conditions (Including Immovable Obstructions) Rule 16:
a. All paths and gravelled areas. The path on the right of Hole 15 includes the vegetation at the bottom of the wall.
b. Any part of a sleeper, bridge or handrail outside the margin of a penalty area.
c. Pylons, shelters, seats, staked trees, bell posts, sprinkler heads, manhole covers, hole direction posts, drain covers, artificial hole covers, distance marker discs, netting and cable supports to the left of the Men’s 13th tee box and the stone bridge walls facing the edges of the grass surfaces all defined as being in the general area, not penalty areas.
NOTE: the defined area of the old mill on Hole 9 is a No Play Zone and protected by Order of a Government Agency. Play from within the defined area is prohibited and the ball must be lifted and dropped without penalty in the Dropping Zone provided.
d. A sprinkler head within two club-lengths of the green being played that intervenes on the line of play when the ball lies within two club lengths of the sprinkler head. See Model Local Rule F 5.
e. Ground Under Repair:
All areas marked ground under repair are deemed No Play Zones, this includes all drainage slits for the lie of the ball only complete relief must be taken. Where dropping zones are provided they MUST be used.

5. Wrong Green Rule 13.1f
The practice putting green is a wrong green and relief must be taken as per Rule 13.1f (Note; the flower beds surrounding the putting green are ground under repair and relief must be taken, see 4e above.
Penalty for Breach of Local Rule Stroke Play 2 shots, Match Play loss of hole.

6. Temporary Local Rules:
Displayed from time to time on the noticeboards in the Clubhouse.

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