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.

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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, worn appropriately will be 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

  • Cargo shorts and pants (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


  • Collarless t-shirts


  • Halter style tops, tank tops, bare midriffs

  • Shorts, skorts or skirts more than 6” above the knee, including if worn over tights


  • Collarless t-shirts


  • Halter style tops, tank tops, bare midriffs

  • Shorts, skorts or skirts more than 6” above the knee, including if worn over tights

On the Golf Course

  • Soft spikes are to be worn at all times

Not Acceptable

  • Fitness attire, including sweatpants or shorts

Men – Expected

  • Full-length slacks, plus fours with stockings and bermuda style shorts, no shorter than 3” above the knee

  • Golf shirts with sleeves and collars, turtlenecks or mock necks; all must be tucked in

  • Golf sandals, with or without socks

Men – Not Acceptable

  • 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


  • White clothes, with no more than 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 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

  • Please note that Fitness Centre attire is a members-only facility; guest are not invited to use the Fitness Centre.

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

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 pm).
Men and junior boys must remove sports headgear and 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 Green, website and sign-up sheets.
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:

  • Keep up with the group ahead, not ahead of the group behind.

  • Mark the scorecard on the next tee, not on the green.

  • Make a point of getting to your ball quickly so you have time to settle before your next stroke.

  • Play “Ready Golf”

The Club takes pride in presenting a well-conditioned championship golf course on a day to day basis. Please assist us in maintaining the conditioning by following the few practices below:
Pull Carts: All pull cart traffic must go around the bunker, and are not permitted to be pulled in between the green and bunker
Carts: All electric carts must enter and exit the fairway through the green flags (roughly 30 yards in front of the green). Carts must stay on the cart paths on all par 3’s
Divots: Replace all divots
Sand & Seed: Mix of Sand & Seed (bottles) are available outside the Back Shop, and can be replaced for full bottles on holes 5, 10 and 14. Please fill all divots
Ball Marks: The Club provides complimentary divot tools; we appreciate you fixing all ball marks
Bunkers: Please fully rake and smooth bunker after use. Rakes are to be left outside the bunker

Contact Information

Lcoation: 4300 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V6N 4A6
Golf Shop: 604.266.6248
Clubhouse: 604.266.4141
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