As Our Guest

While Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club offers a relaxed and inviting environment, please note that it’s a private club with certain guidelines in place to ensure everyone’s enjoyment. Members and their guests are kindly asked to adhere to the following policies.


Members and guests are expected to wear tidy and appropriate attire for the various Club areas (course, courts, fitness, clubhouse, etc.).

Denim appropriate for a private club and in good repair – without any rips, tears, frayed ends or holes, and worn appropriately – is permitted. Denim is not permitted on the golf course or practice area.

Cellular Phones

The use of cellular telephones are strictly prohibited, except in the case of a medical emergency. To preserve the integrity of the club, and out of respect for members and their guests, we ask that you please abide by the club’s policy. Cellular phones may be used discreetly for non-verbal communication. Cellular phones may be used in phone booths, located in the Locker Rooms and main hallway in the Clubhouse.


Upon arrival, the member hosting you will register you in the Golf Shop. Once registered, day lockers are available in the Men’s and Ladies Locker Rooms. Please note that practice facilities of golf course are not available for use, until your host has registered you. Members are responsible for informing their guest(s) of the Club Rules and Regulations, particularly with respect to the Dress Code and Pace of Play on the course.

Dress Code

All members and guests are required to respect the Club's dress code and maintain a level of dress appropriate for a private club.

Not Acceptable on Club Property


  • Beach wear, including board shorts and visible partial or full bathing suits or bathing-suit-style attire

  • Cargo shorts and pants (signified by gusseted pockets)

  • Caps and clothing bearing logos, emblems, slogans, numbers and illustrations not related to golf or tennis

  • Hats and caps with peaks worn backwards


  • Collar-less t-shirts


  • Halter-style tops, tank tops, bare midriffs

  • Shorts, skorts or skirts shorter than mid-thigh length, including if worn over tights

On the Golf Course – Expected


  • Soft spikes are to be worn at all times

Not Acceptable

  • Fitness attire, including sweatpants or athletic shorts

Men – Expected

  • Collared shirts, tucked in at all times

  • Socks may not be folded over, rolled down, saggy or colour-branded

  • Hooded “hoodie” sweatshirts (hoods are acceptable on outerwear)

  • Any clothing bearing a corporate logo that is not associated with golf, including sport team logos

Women – Expected

  • Tailored slacks, capris pants, plus fours, bermuda shorts, skirts or dresses within code

  • Shirts must have a collar and/or sleeves

Women – Not Acceptable

  • Exercise pants, including yoga-style pants

  • Hooded “hoodie” sweatshirts (hoods are acceptable on outerwear)

  • Any clothing bearing a corporate logo that is not associated with golf, including sport team logos

On the Tennis Courts


  • White clothes, with no more than ten percent (10%) coloured imprints for trim

  • Non-marking tennis-specific footwear (may include colour)

  • Sweaters, warm-up suits and headwear may be white or coloured; coloured items must be removed within twenty (20) minutes

  • Please note that Tennis Events with differing dress codes will be advertised as such in the Green and on the Shaughnessy website.

All – Not Acceptable

  • T-shirts, street clothing, non-tennis athletic wear, clothing in poor, torn or soiled condition or clothing deemed inappropriate or offensive by Club Management

Men – Not Acceptable

  • Sleeveless shirts

Fitness Centre

  • Proper exercise and fitness clothing

  • Proper athletic footwear with socks

  • Please note that Fitness Centre attire is only suitable for the walk to and from the Fitness Centre to the Locker Rooms.


  • The dress code rules on the golf course, tennis courts and clubhouse apply to junior members and junior guests. Members are requested when bringing juniors to the Club to advise them of the rules before arriving on Club Property.

Lower Floor of the Clubhouse:
  • Attire worn on the Golf Course or Tennis Courts, is acceptable. Please note that Fitness Centre attire is only suitable for the walk to and from the Fitness Centre to the Locker Rooms.

Upper Floor of the Clubhouse Including Patios

Not Acceptable

  • Fitness attire

  • Hooded sweatshirts

  • Towels

  • Hats and other headgear

Upon completion of their activities, golf and tennis members and their guests are expected to refresh themselves, which includes changing into a fresh dry outfit when appropriate. Warm-up pants and jackets/sweaters are required for those wearing golf or tennis attire, except during the warm weather season (May – September, inclusive and prior to 5:00 p.m.).

Men and junior boys must wear socks with all footwear except with rubber-soled leather deck shoes, slip-on loafers or sandals.

Special Events

Where special events permit clothing that differs from the dress code, these occasions will be clearly advertised to members through the monthly Green newsletter, website and sign-up methods.

Pace of Play

Shaughnessy’s standard is that all rounds must be played in 4 hours and 15 minutes or less. This policy is strictly enforced by the club. Below are some helpful hints:

  • Golfers are required to keep up with the group in front of them;

  • If golfers cannot keep up, they should let faster groups play through until such time as they can keep up with the group in front of them;

  • Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club has been pace-rated by the Golf Activities Committee at four (4) hours and fifteen (15) minutes for an 18-hole round of golf for a fully occupied course per foursome.


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