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GUEST GUIDELINES



COVID-19 Procedures
 

We follow the CDC and NJ COVID-19 guidelines and for your reference below is the guidance for contact tracing that is being followed.

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub guidance (link).

Check-In Policy

Upon arrival, please drop off your clubs at the bag drop located at valet parking. You are then requested to check in at the men's or women's locker room. Please identify yourself and advise one of our locker room attendants who your member host is for the day.


Arrival and Departure

Guests must be accompanied by a member at all times and should not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to their member host. Guests should leave the club at the same time as the member.


Valet Parking

The Club uses valet parking. Please leave your car in the circular drive with keys in the ignition for our valet attendants. It would be helpful to tell the attendant the license plate number. Please dial the number 4 from the outside telephone to retrieve your car. A $3 gratuity for the valet is recommended.


Dress Code

ATTIRE
 
Members are requested to abide by the Club’s dress code.  Rules apply to all Members, their families and their guests.  At the request of the Board of Directors, the Managers, Professionals and staff enforce the dress code in all areas of the clubhouse, the golf course, tennis, platform tennis, swimming pool and other areas of the Club’s property. Good judgment is always in order so that the Club can be a gracious extension of our homes at all times.
 
Your cooperation is both expected and appreciated.
 
General
 
Denim clothing, brief shorts, brief or mini-skirts, cargo pants or similar attire are not permitted at any time. 
 
Golf shoes are not permitted in formal areas.  Proper footwear (i.e. shoes, sneakers or sandals) is required in the clubhouse and/or on the patios and terrace. Flip-flops or other similar footwear are only permitted from the valet drop off area to golf, tennis and pool changing rooms.
 
Formal Club Attire
 
Men:  Jacket and tie with a collared shirt buttoned down the front and dress slacks.
 
Women:  Dress, dressy skirt or dress slacks.
 
Club Casual Attire
 
Men:  Sport coats with collared shirts and long pants.
 
Women:  Dress, skirt or slacks.
 
Casual Attire
 
Men:  Jackets not required.  Collared shirts (worn tucked in).  Collarless shirts are not permitted.  Turtle neck shirts or mock turtle neck shirts are permitted if worn under a jacket.
 
Women:  Dress, skirt or slacks.
  
Golf Attire
 
Men:  Golf shirts with sleeves and collars tucked into pants or Bermuda length shorts.  Tank tops, turtleneck shirts, mock turtle neck shirts or other collarless shirts and cargo pants are not permitted during the golf season.  Turtle neck and mock turtle neck shirts are permitted on the golf course from November 1st through March 31st.  Hats and visors may only be worn in the locker rooms and the outside grounds and must be worn with brims facing forward.  Hats and visors may not be worn in any outside dining areas.  Golf shoes with metal spikes or sandals with golf spikes are not permitted.
 
Women:  Shirts may be sleeveless with a collar.  Shirts without collar must have sleeves.  Strapless, halter, or tank tops are not permitted. Golf skirts, culottes, pants or shorts of Bermuda length or longer are generally required.  Exceptions to Bermuda length must be in good taste and coordinate with the complete golf outfit.  Good judgement is expected and appreciated.  Hats and visors may only be worn in the locker rooms and the outside grounds and must be worn with brims facing forward.
 
In the Clubhouse
 
Formal Areas – These areas include the Main Dining Room, Tillinghast Lounge and Peacock Alley.
 
Informal Areas – These areas include the Ryder Cup Bar, Champions Grill, Golfers Patio, Overlook, Outdoor Patios, Golfers Turn Bar, Men’s Locker Room Lounge, Patio Lounge, Ryder Cup Bar, President’s Room, upstairs meeting rooms. 
 
In both Formal and Informal Areas, Casual Attire or Golf Attire is permitted at any time, with the following exceptions.  Club Casual Attire is required for Sunday Brunch, and Formal Attire is required for Holiday occasions, including children over 5 years of age.  Tennis attire is permitted in Informal Areas until 5:00 p.m. Tennis attire is also permitted on the Overlook after 5:00 p.m.
 
Brief shorts or bathing attire, even though covered by a robe or wrapper, are not permitted in any area of the Clubhouse at any time.  Hats are not permitted in the Formal and Informal areas of the Club, and men’s shirts must be tucked in.  Shoes must be worn at all times.
 
Dress code requirements may be modified for special occasions when announced.
   
On Club grounds
 
Golfing Areas – These areas include the Club grounds, the golf course, the Pro Shop and the Pro Shop Patio, putting clock and the range.  Members, their families and their guests must be in appropriate golf attire in these areas.  It is the Member’s responsibility to be sure that the items purchased in the Pro Shop meet the Club’s attire requirements.
 
Swimming Pool – Proper attire must be worn to and from the pool area by pool users of all ages, both from the parking lot and from areas of the clubhouse.  Proper attire includes golf attire, casual attire, or tennis attire as outlined in the membership booklet.  Pool users must change in the pool locker rooms and not in the clubhouse or the Golf locker rooms.  Bathing suits are expected to be in good taste.  Denim clothing, cut-offs, cargo pants, tee shirts and tank tops are not permitted.  The Pool Director and his staff are available to make a judgment when there is a question as to whether or not dress is appropriate.  Bathing attire, even if covered by a robe or wrapper, is not allowed in any area of the clubhouse at any time.
 
 
Tennis – Tennis attire, including hats, must be all white.  Colored trim is permitted.  Colored warm-ups are permitted in the spring and fall season.  Shirts without collars and sleeves, cut-offs or bathing suits are not permitted.  Men’s shirts must be tucked in.  Hats and visors must be worn with brims forward.  Smooth bottom tennis shoes must be worn at all times.  Tennis members without clubhouse lockers may change in the tennis cottage.  The wearing of tennis attire in the informal areas of the clubhouse is permitted until 5pm, except on the Overlook where the wearing of tennis attire is allowed all evening.
 
Platform Tennis – The game is usually played in comfortable clothing.  Flat, soft soled rubber shoes are the only footwear allowed.
 
 Electronic Devices

The use of cell phones or any electronic device for the purpose of making or receiving calls, text messages and emails is prohibited on Club property except in designated areas such as locker rooms and rest rooms or in the event of an emergency as set forth in the emergency procedures adopted by the Board of Directors.


Tipping

The Ridgewood Country Club has a no-tipping policy that covers all employees, except the Locker Room Attendants and Valet (see above). Caddies are not Club employees.


Smoking

Smoking Restrictions Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Clubhouse, or in outside dining areas.


Lightning Policy

The safety of our employees, members and guests is our paramount concern.
 
The Lightning Detection and Warning System sounds a CONTINUOUS HI-LO warning signal when there is lightning in the area.  The period of alert is a minimum of 30 minutes but may be longer if lightning remains in the area.  The period of alert will remain in effect until the ALL CLEAR sounds - a CONTINUOUS STEADY TONE.  All members, guests, caddies and employees must leave the golf course and other outdoor areas immediately and seek shelter.  There are no exceptions.
 
Pace of Play

Maintaining the proper speed of play is essential for all players to have an enjoyable round at Ridgewood Country Club. Play should take less than 2 hours for 9 holes and less than
4 hours for 18 holes.