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PO Box 874
60 Ava Road
Brantford, ON N3T 5H2

Clubhouse: 519-752-3731
Proshop: 519-756-6880



Dress Code

As passed by the Board of Directors April 18th, 2013

In General
Socks must be worn with shorts and they can be knee length or “ped” style socks. Socks cannot be rolled down to conform. The club does not permit the wearing of metal spiked golf shoes. Golf sandals are permitted without socks. Promotional logos on clothing (shirts, sweaters, hats, visors, etc.) are permitted provided they are in good taste and not blatantly large. Hats must be worn with the bill facing forward.

Important: Not all items in the Pro Shop conform to the club dress code. If in doubt, please consult with the Professional Staff.

Men On the Course
Shirts must have a collar, or a turtleneck or mock style collar and be tucked into the trousers at all times. Tee shirts are not permitted. Tailored shorts are permitted provided they are to the knee, or within 3 inches of the knee. Jeans, track/warmup suits are not permitted.

Women On the Course
Shirts must have a collar and/or sleeves. No open backs or exposed midriffs. Tailored shorts, skirts or skorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh. Tailored pants and capris are permitted.

Jeans, track/warm up suits, sun dresses, halter tops, and tank tops are prohibited.

Cell Phone Policy

It is mandatory that the ringers of all cell phones be turned off while on the golf course. Use of a cell phone or other device should never slow play.

Visitor Information

The Brantford Golf & Country Club is a private member-only facility. Guests must be accompanied by a member or have reciprocal privileges from a recognized club.

If you are arriving for a game of golf, you may drive up to the Pro Shop located at the west end of the clubhouse on the driveway roundabout to drop your clubs, then proceed to available parking. Please register your arrival with the Pro Shop.

If you are arriving to dine as the guest of a member, you may park in available parking and proceed to the Terrace Room. If your host has not arrived, you may wait in the R. Bruce Forbes Lounge adjacent to the Terrace Room with its comfortable seating and a variety of interesting Heritage memorabilia.

Heritage and Tradition is important to us!

Unless specifically changed for a particular event, both the Clubhouse and Golf Course require neat, clean presentable clothing including collared shirts with no obvious advertising. In addition there are no hats allowed in dining areas.


A friendly reminder… At any Private Golf club there are several rules regarding etiquette that must be observed by each member for the benefit of the membership as a whole and to maintain the condition of the golf course. Being a member of a private golf club, each one of us has a responsibility and an obligation to follow the rules of etiquette to maintain the standards of a Private Golf Club.

Some members may believe that because they pay a reasonable price to be a member that they do not have to do the little things that are required. His or her attitude is, “I pay my money so let someone else do it.” To the contrary, we all have the same obligation in looking after our investment and to ensure that the course is kept in the best playable condition as possible.

The following are some areas that several our members are not doing, maybe because they are not familiar with Golf Course Etiquette, Club Policy, or they do not take the time to do it properly.

Repair Ball marks on the Green – A properly repaired ball mark will heal in three days. If not properly repaired within one half-hour; it will take approximately five weeks to heal. There is only one way to properly repair a ball mark. First, that little ball divot that may be taken out of the green when a ball lands, if replaced, it will not grow, throw it away. Second, when making repair, lift any turned down grass up, then work from the outside the pitch mark in towards the center. Do not dig the center up; this will leave a patch of mud or bare earth. If in doubt of the repair method, ask the Golf Pro or Staff, Greens Superintendent or Staff, or a member of the Golf or Green Committee for a demonstration.

Replace All Divots Taken Out of Turf: Divots not replaced exactly as taken, and not pressed into place, will leave damage to turf.

Green Surface

Spike Mark on Greens: Do not drag or pivot your feet on the greens, this will tear and damage the turf and it will also affect other players putting. After putting out, any noticeable marks should be tapped down with your putter head.

Flag Sticks: When removing the flagstick from or placing it back into the cup take care not to damage the cup edge. DO NOT DROP THE FLAGSTICK ON THE GREEN, this can damage the GREEN, or the PRISM that is attached to the top of the flag stick to reflect light to the Laser Links that are used to determine distance to the flag. Either PLACE the flag stick on the green, green apron or off the green. Do Not use your putter head for removing your ball from the cup on the green, this can damage the cup. Do not stand or walk on the line of another player’s line of putt or stand behind or down the line of another player while they are putting.

Rake Sand Traps: All holes in traps should be raked smooth. This does not only include footprints, but also includes the marks made from the ball entering the trap and by the club head when hitting the ball from the trap. The best method of smoothing the sand in a trap; do not place the rake in the sand and pull it towards you. Place the rake on the surface of the sand and push it away from you, this will leave the surface of the sand smooth. Rakes must be placed outside the bunker in the direction of play. Take the extra 10 seconds to thoroughly complete the job and leave it in perfect condition for the next golfer.

Power, Pull & Hand Operated Power Carts

Power Carts – must not be driven within 30 feet of greens and tees and should be driven on paths and roadways as much as possible, keeping all 4 wheels on paths and roadways.

NOTE: Children and juniors are not permitted to operate power carts.

Pull & Hand Operated Power Carts: Must be kept off TEES and GREENS.
Please observe all signs and roped areas. Members not abiding by these rules will lose cart privileges.

Teeing Ground: Throughout the golf course, on every tee there are broken tees left by our members. This is quite untidy to look at, but, when they are left there, it can cause damage to the mowers when the ground staff is cutting the tee. On some holes, in particular pars 3s, the ground staff may have placed plastic cups to store broken tees. Sometimes these cups are used by our members but in most cases are not. We ask, please do not leave your broken tees on the teeing area, place them in the cup if one is provided, or at the side of the tee, but do not leave them on the teeing surface.

Practice areas: The lower practice area, the upper Piccolo chipping and practice area and the putting green are all part of the golf course property. The Members Dress Code also applies to these areas the same that applies to the golf course.

Guests of members: Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests. Each Member without any exceptions is to adhere to these rules of etiquette and should never be annoyed if reminded by another member when you or your guest breaks a rule. Remember if we all adhered to the above, we would all enjoy our game and our golf course that much more.

Slow play: It has been a standard golf rule that slower players should let faster players play through. Some of the guidelines to fast play are: Always be ready when it is your turn to play, get to your ball and be ready. Always play a provisional ball if it appears that the ball (except in a water hazard) is lost. After looking for a lost ball for one minute and if you plan to take the full three-minute rule to find the ball, wave the group behind through.

Method of waving players through: First, wave the players on, ensuring that you stand clear not to get hit with a ball. Second, when the “waved group” are even with you on the fairway, play up with the group until you reach the green. Third, let the “waved group” putt out, then your group should proceed to putt. By the time your group approaches the next tee, the “waved group” should be out of range for your group to hit their tee ball. Following this method, no time is lost. The two groups only change positions and no hold-ups are created on the course.