Guest Policies

Welcome to Plainfield

In preparation for your visit to Plainfield Country Club, this informational guide is intended to enhance your golf experience and familiarize you with some important club policies. Club members and guests have enjoyed Plainfield Country Club’s celebrated golf course for over 100 years. The original vision of Donald Ross has been meticulously preserved as the course has evolved to meet today’s standards.

Please observe the following policies to make your visit with us more enjoyable:

  • Dress Code
    • PCC DRESS CODE POLICY

      The PCC dress code exists to provide members and their guests with a guide to appropriate dress when visiting the club. It is understood this dress code may differ from the standards of attire beyond our gates; however, PCC favors a more refined and conservative dress policy respectful of the club’s tradition.

      CLUBHOUSE

      • Men’s and women’s tennis attire is permitted in the indoor dining areas until 5 pm and on the patio at all times.
      • In the evening, slacks and a collared shirt is the suggested attire for men. Shirts must be worn tucked in with the exception of shirts with finished bottoms specially designed to be worn out. A jacket worn for dining is always appreciated but not required. The club will advise when a jacket and tie is required for a club event.
      • Evening wear for women should include dresses, skirts, and slacks. Women’s tops must always fall below the beltline of the lower garment and undergarments are not to be exposed.
      • Golf clothing is also acceptable evening attire for men and women but should be kept to the more casual eating spaces and the outdoor patio. For the Sunday Buffet, golf attire is permitted throughout the clubhouse.
      • Jeans of any color, denim, cargo clothing, cut off shorts, yoga pants, leggings, sweatpants, T- shirts, or athletic gear are not permitted in the clubhouse.
      • Men and women must always wear sports caps and visors with the bill forward and remove them inside the clubhouse. Hats should not be placed on bars or dining tables. Women are permitted to wear dress hats in the clubhouse at any time.
      • Footwear is to be worn at all times on club property except as permitted at the pool. Men are expected to wear shoes but sandals with leather uppers and rubber soles are permissible with golf attire. Women are permitted to wear open-toed footwear and sandals in the clubhouse. For both men and women, all-rubber flip flops and athletic slides are limited to the pool area.

      GOLF

      • Men may wear slacks or Bermuda length shorts. Only shirts with sleeves and collars are permitted and shirts should be tucked into pants/shorts at all times. Turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks with long sleeves are appropriate attire in the cooler months.
      • Women may wear slacks, skirts, golf shorts, skorts, culottes, or dresses with a mid-thigh length or longer. Shirts with sleeves and collars are preferred for women; however, women may wear a rounded, collarless shirt with sleeves or a collared shirt with no sleeves. Shirts with finished bottoms that are designed to be worn out are allowed but no women’s clothing may be worn where the midriff is visible. Compression clothing, including tights and leggings, must be worn under an approved garment.
      • Only spikeless shoes are permitted on the golf course and practice facilities. Spikeless shoes include soft spikes, golf shoes with rubber tread, and sneakers. Golf shoes should always be
      changed in the locker room and not the parking lot.
      • Men and women must always wear sports caps and visors with the bill forward and remove them inside the clubhouse.
      • At no time are jeans of any color, cargo clothing, warm up suits, yoga pants, cutoff shorts, T-shirts, or tank tops allowed on the golf course and practice facilities.

      RACQUET SPORTS

      • Players must wear white tennis attire or white attire with color trim only. Colored outerwear is permitted.
      • Tennis shoes of any color are permitted.
      • Tennis shorts and a collared shirt are required for men.
      • Women are permitted to wear clothing specifically for tennis with the following exceptions: no halter, crop, or strapless garments. Straps on women’s tennis attire should be at least one inch in width. At no time may undergarment straps or bare midriffs be showing.
      • Caps must be worn with the bill forward.
      • Paddle: casual attire and warm up suits are the appropriate attire; however, jeans of any color are not permitted. Non-marking tennis shoes are the required footwear.
      • Squash: the permitted attire for squash is the same as tennis attire; however, white collarless tennis shirts are also acceptable for squash. Non-marking tennis shoes are the required footwear.

      POOL

      • Members and their guests must enter and depart from the pool area in a shirt for men and a shirt or cover up for women.
      • Bathing suits are not allowed beyond the pool area and adjacent parking lot.
      • Proper swimwear must be worn in the pool at all times. No shorts, cutoffs, or gym shorts may be substituted for a swimsuit.
      • T-shirts, both with and without sleeves are permitted.
      • Jeans and cargo clothing are not permitted.
      • Caps and visors must be worn with bill forward.

      When unsure of appropriate attire for a PCC event, members are encouraged to select on the side of greater formality or call the club for guidance. Members are responsible for guest adherence to the dress code policy. Our PCC staff is directed by the Board of Trustees to notify anyone whose attire is considered inappropriate to the occasion. Members who disagree with such notification should accept it gracefully and relay their concerns later to the Board of Trustees. Members who repeatedly violate the dress code policy may subject themselves to disciplinary action.Our Dress Code has been created to provide members, juniors and guests with a guide to appropriate dress when at Plainfield Country Club.

  • Electronic Communication Devices
      • Members and their guests are required to exercise discretion in their use of electronic devices while on club grounds.
      • Speaking on an electronic device is permitted only in the locker rooms, a parked car, or the pool area.
      • Electronic device usage of any kind is prohibited on the golf course.
      • When in the clubhouse, electronic devices should not be displayed in plain view (as on a table) and should always be set to silent/vibrate mode.
      • Discreetly viewing an email or text message is permitted but not encouraged. Those needing to respond to an email or text message should do so in the locker room or their car.
      • Use of an electronic device's photo function adds to the enjoyment of members and guests and is therefore permitted in the clubhouse.
      • Members are responsible for guest adherence to this policy.
  • Pace of Play
      • "Ready golf” will be promoted. Please be ready to play when it is your turn. Take 2-3 clubs from your caddie while he assists others, read putts while others are putting and rake your own fairway bunkers. While moving to your ball, plan your next shot. Help others maintain a proper pace with suggestions/reminders. If you have reached your maximum allowable score, pick up.
      • Using our tee time system, every group’s start, finish and elapsed time will be tracked and recorded.
      • When guest play is allowed, tee times will be scheduled every 11 minutes (was previously 10 minute intervals).
      • Caddies will be encouraged to assist with each group’s POP.
      • When schedules allow, the Professional Staff will monitor POP on the course.
      • The Golf Committee will contact every member of a “slow group” within 24 hours of copleting their round. A group is considered “slow” if they fell behind the group in front of them, held up the group behind them and took longer than 4 hours. During time when guest play is allowed, groups will be required to finish in 4:10 or less.
      • A second slow play violation could result in a Member having their access to the course limited.
  • Cart Policy
      • Plainfield is a traditional walking golf course and the club is proud of our caddie program.
      • Carts are strictly limited to those whose age or physical condition requires their use.
      • Please notify the caddie master in advance if a cart will be required.

  • Arbitration of Claims
    • Arbitration of Claims Document
      *Use of the facilities as a guest or invitee is expressly conditioned on accepting the terms of the arbitration policy.
  • Lightning Detection Alert
    • For Your Safety - Lightning Detection Alert

      The club utilizes an automated lightning detection system capable of detecting lightning in close proximity so as to alert and protect those using the facility.

      • When the alert sounds (continuous but alternating siren and horn sound), all play must stop immediately. Each golfer should mark their ball where it lies and then seek shelter. Club employees and caddies are required to adhere to this policy.
      • Play may not resume until the "all clear" alert sounds (intermittent horn sound). Those found deviating from this policy risk loss of PCC privileges.

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