Course Care & Dress Regulations


Members and guests are advised to care for the course to ensure it remains in optimal condition.


  • Always enter the bunker at the lowest point and not down the bunker face.
  • Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Push back excess sand to the base of the bunker.
  • Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints, and then place the rake back in its holder.

For an in-depth explanation on how to repair and take care of  bunkers, please watch this video by clicking here

Repairing Divots

The carrying of sand buckets is compulsory at Melville Glades Golf Club. Divot repairing is done by;

  • Removing any loose turf from the affected area.
  • Knock in all sides of the edge of the divot with your club or your shoe.
  • Fill divot with sand, press down with foot and smooth off by brushing sole of foot across area.

For an in-depth explanation on how to repair and take care of  divots, please watch this video by clicking here 

Repairing Ball-Marks

  • Always start at the back of the mark and push forward with the repairer.
  • Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark. Do not lift the soil upwards.
  • Lightly tap down with putter.

Damage to Greens

Players should ensure that no damage is done to the putting green when putting down bags or flagsticks, and that neither they, nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it in handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green. To handle the flag;

  •  Remove the pin from the cup with a gentle twisting motion to prevent flagstick from jamming in the cup (don’t drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage).
  • Always lower the flagstick by club or hand.
  • Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.

Mobile Phones

The use of mobile telephones is prohibited on the course, unless they are being used for scoring or emergency purposes.


All Clubhouse staff are trained in Responsible Service of Alcohol. They are obligated under State Legislation to observe these principals, and will refuse to serve liquor to intoxicated patrons, and request drunk and disorderly patrons to leave the premises.

Alcohol is not permitted to be brought in for consumption on the course.


Melville Glades Golf Club is smoke free with the exception of outside in designated areas.

Pace of Play

For an in-depth explanation on how desired pace of play, please watch this video by clicking here 

Dress on the golf course and surrounds

Members and their guests, when playing golf, should always be neatly dressed in acceptable golf attire. Caddies should also comply with these requirements.

Acceptable golf attire is a collared shirt or a recognised golf crew necked polo shirt tucked in; tailored slacks; tailored shorts with either long or short sport socks and enclosed soft-spiked golf shoes or flat-soled sport shoes. Ankle socks are permitted.

Dress on the driving range

Dress on the driving range (and practice facilities) should be acceptable golf attire with the exception for beginners lessons or clinics run by the Perth Golf Academy when suitable sporting attire is allowed when accompanied by a Club Professional.

Clothing you can’t wear on the golf course or surrounds

  • Denim clothing of any kind. Elastic and drawstring tops, shorts or trousers (in lieu of a belt)
  • T-shirts, singlets, sweatshirts, hoodies and tracksuits
  • Clothing with advertising logos which do not comply with the AGU rules
  • Footwear with soles or heels liable to cause damage to the course
  • Rubber thongs, scuffs or work boots
  • Metal-spiked golf shoes

Women As above with the addition of skirts or shorts of modest length and with the exception of golf shirts which are to be tucked in or tailored shirts designed to be worn out (no lower than hip length).

In the Clubhouse

The minimum dress standard for all members and their guests in the Clubhouse is to reflect current community standards where smart casual is the requirement. Golf attire excluding enclosed soft-spiked golf shoes may be worn in the Clubhouse. Shirts tucked in unless designed to be worn out (this applies only to dress shirts, not golf shirts).  Shoes must be enclosed and of a clean and tidy standard. Leather sandals with a strap at the back are permitted.  Denim and workwear is allowed in the clubhouse provided it is clean and pressed, tidy with no rips or tears.

Clothing not to be worn in the Clubhouse includes:-

  • Elastic and drawstring top shorts or trousers (in lieu of a belt)
  • T-shirts, singlets, high vis clothing, sweatshirts, hoodies, tracksuits
  • Rubber thongs, scuffs or work boots
  • Metal-spiked golf shoes
  • Hats in the lounge or sprig-bar

Women As above, with the exception that women are permitted to wear sandals with or without a back retaining strap at any time.

In the Alfresco

Any items of clothing that would be acceptable either on the Golf Course and surrounds, driving range or in the Clubhouse is acceptable in the alfresco area.

Short Visits to the Club

When visiting the Club for a short period of time (5-10 minutes) to do business with the Golf Shop, Bar or Office, or to collect equipment from the Buggy Storage facility or locker rooms, it is permissible for members to be dressed in what could reasonably be deemed ‘acceptable street attire’ when judged by contemporary community standards.

Members should keep in mind the spirit of the Club’s dress rules and not abuse this privilege.

Pro Shop and Senior Club staff will be responsible for ensuring that members and their guests are adhering to these dress codes. To avoid embarrassment members are responsible for the dress of their guests. Members must not approach other members in relation to their dress.

Any person not complying with the above will be asked to leave the Club. Our aim is to maintain a high standard of acceptable dress both on and off the course. Members are asked to observe the dress standards to avoid embarrassment to themselves and their guest.