At Rosedale, we're proud to introduce guests to our facilities. The following information allows guests to understand Rosedale's dedication to providing a world class facility and commitment to the game of golf. Rosedale Golf Club was originally founded as the Deer Park Golf Club on April 6, 1893, a nine-hole course in Moore Park, and in 1896 was moved to Rosedale under the name Rosedale Golf Club.Tom Bendelow laid out the course on its current site in 1909. In 1919, Donald Ross presented a plan to redesign and rebuild the original layout. Rosedale is proud to be officially designated as a Donald Ross course.
Cell Phone Policy
Cell phone conversations are not permitted anywhere on Club property, except in your car, the main floor telephone room, or the second floor business office. The use of cellular phones interferes with the atmosphere of the Club House and the game of golf. While on Club property, all Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) are to be switched to silent mode (no ringing, beeping or vibrating).
PEDs, including tablets (e.g. iPads), smart phones (e.g. iPhones, Blackberrys, Androids), digital readers and any interactive electronic devices are permitted for non-audible use anywhere on Club property.
Members and their guests are urged to use their discretion when using these devices to ensure that they do not adversely affect the enjoyment of the Club by other members and guests. Members are reminded that the cellular policy is strictly enforced and are asked to inform their guests.
Dress Code - Golf Course
Members and guests should dress with taste, discretion and consideration of other Members and guests. Golf attire should be neat, tailored and consistent with the standards of the Club and tradition of the game of golf. All guests are asked not to change into their golfing attire in the parking lot as day lockers are available in the Club House.
- Gentlemen: Golf shirts must have a collar, or must be a recognized golf club design, e.g., mock turtle or turtle neck. Shirts must be tucked into the trousers. Shorts must be of reasonable length. Cargo shorts are not permitted. Socks should be golf or sport socks, and may be of any length. Dress or work socks may not be worn with shorts. Slacks must be tailored, pressed and unfaded. Jeans/denim, sweatsuits, yoga attire and cargo pants are not permitted. Golf shoes with soft spikes only are permitted. All logos on attire and equipment must be small and discreet.
- Ladies: Tank tops and low necklines are not permitted. Tops must be tucked in, except those with a banded bottom. Conservative shorts, skirst and skorts must be of a reasonable length. Short skirts, shorts or skorts (e.g., tennis length) are not permitted. Cargo shorts are not permitted. Socks should be golf or sport socks, and may be of any length. Slacks (including capri length) must be tailored, pressed and unfaded. Jeans/denim, sweatsuits, yoga attire and cargo pants are not permitted. Golf shoes with soft spikes only are permitted. All logos on attire and equipment must be small and discreet.
Dress Code - Club House
During the day, business casual and golf attire constitute appropriate dress in the Club House. After 6:00pm, the Rosedale Lounge and the Rosedale Dining Room, the Pines (North, Central and South) and the Donald Ross Room are the business casual areas of the Club House. A jacket and tie are always appropriate at Rosedale, but not required. Business casual attire for men includes a collared dress shirt. Ladies should dress to a similar level of formality. After 6:00pm, golf attire may be worn in the Champions Lounge, the Valleyview Room, the Men’s Lounge, the Women’s Lounge, the Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms and the Junior Lounge.
Members and their guests (including children) may not wear casual clothing while at Rosedale such as blue jeans, blue jean jackets, cargo pants, rugby shirts, athletic t-shirts, sweat suits, yoga wear, and clothing with large logos. Hats may be worn in the locker rooms and on the verandas, but not elsewhere in the Club House with two exceptions. Religious and cultural headwear is permitted. Women may wear hats that are part of formal attire. Shorts must be of reasonable length. Gentlemen are to have their shirts tucked in. Gentlemen may not wear open toed and/or open healed footwear anywhere at Rosedale. Women may wear open toed and/or open healed footwear of a dressy nature. Rubber flip flops and Birkenstock style sandals are not permitted.
Rosedale wishes to maintain a standard of completing a round in a maximum of four hours for a four-ball game and three and a half hours for a two or three ball game. Observance of the applicable Rules of Golf Etiquette will help to accomplish this objective.
Do not move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.
Do not play until the players in front are out of range.
Always be ready to play your shot, particularly on the green. While your partner or opponent is playing, subject to rule (1), study your own shot and be ready for your turn. In social play, players can also adopt the rule of ready golf, ie. hit when ready. This must be done with full regard to the safety to one’s playing companions.
Upon arrival at a putting green, players should leave their clubs on the side of the green closest to the access to the next hole.
When the result of a hole has been determined, players should leave the putting green immediately and proceed to the next tee. Marking scorecards and general conversation should wait until this time.
When a group has been delayed to the point where there is a clear hole in front of them, the following group must be invited to play through.
On Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, twosomes and threesomes should expect to play at foursome speed, and should not expect to move through the field. 8) When searching for a ball, the players behind should be signaled to play through as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not be easily found. Refrain from playing until these players are out of range.