JUNIOR MEMBER ORIENTATION BOOKLET
WELCOME TO THE CLUB!
Dear Wilmington Country Club Junior Member,
Welcome to the Club! As a new junior member, there are many activities for you to enjoy at Wilmington Country Club!
This Junior Member Orientation Handbook will provide you with helpful information regarding the facilities, programs, rules and expectations of the Club. Please keep in mind that these rules are set in place to help protect members’ safety and ensure enjoyable experiences for all members. While you become more familiar with your use of Wilmington Country Club, remember that being polite, respectful and using good manners are expected at all times. This handbook contains a summary of the most important beliefs of the Club and supports all of the Club’s Rules and By-Laws. More information can always be gained by reading the Wilmington Country Club By-Laws, Rules and Regulations Handbook or found online at wilmingtoncc.com. GENERAL RULES AND EXPECTATIONS Now that you have turned 10, you have the privilege of enjoying the Club amenities and facilities on your own. But this new independence comes with certain expectations. • Young ladies and gentlemen should conduct themselves as young ladies and gentlemen at all times. • When inside, use inside voices. • Avoid rough play and foul language. • Play fair. • Don’t take things that aren’t yours. • If you make a mistake and something is damaged, it’s always better to tell somebody than try to hide it. • If you make a mess, clean it up. Leaving an area better than you found it shows consideration for the next member.
• You must be dressed properly for each activity. For example, only be on the golf course if you are dressed appropriately and playing golf. The same goes for the racquets areas: be dressed appropriately for playing the sport. • Smoking is not allowed by any member under the age of 18, as defined by State Law. • Members are allowed to jog and/or walk on the golf courses, but must be off the courses by 7am so that the golf courses can be utilized by golfers only. • Members are not permitted, at any time, to use Club ponds or reservoirs for swimming, ice skating or playing. Many are much deeper than they appear and accidents can happen quickly. • Fishing is allowed for members and family guests during daylight hours in the upper reservoir along the service road between the pump house and the barn. Even though you are now 10 and able to visit WCC unattended by an adult, to enjoy fishing you must be accompanied by an adult member until the age of 16. All fishing is catch and release using round (not barbed) hooks. Individuals may not take carts to the fishing area. This activity is at the individual’s own risk. • Sledding and other snow sports are not permitted on Club property as they can damage the greens. We know you are excited and enthusiastic about your membership and we welcome that enthusiasm. Don’t worry if a rule is forgotten; you will be gently reminded of it to ensure your safety and that of others. If rules are forgotten or disregarded more frequently however, your privileges of membership may be impacted.
TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEES We are very lucky to have such wonderful staff to help us enjoy our Club. They are here to help you, keep a safe environment and they deserve your respect at all times. PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES (Cellphones, laptops or tablets) • Your device must be silent at all times. • Your device can only be used for non-verbal communications (texting, emailing, instant messaging, etc.) If you need to make a phone call, please use one of the Club’s house phones and remember to dial 9 for an outside line. • Each area has different rules as it relates to electronic devices. Please follow the rules for those areas. Generally, the more casual the area, the more freedom you have to use your device. SAFETY PROCEDURES • If something bad happens and you need emergency help, go to any employee or pick up any Club phone and dial “0”. A member of staff will help to send the right emergency support team to the right place as quickly as possible. • If lightning is in the area and the siren goes off, you MUST move indoors immediately. A member of staff will let you know as soon as it is safe to go back outside. • Please watch out for traffic, in the parking lots and as you walk • near the main driveway. GUESTS Please remember that it is your responsibility to inform your guests of our rules and make sure they follow them as well. CLUBHOUSE AND FOOD SERVICE GENERAL ATTIRE • Blue jeans are never considered appropriate for the more formal side of the Clubhouse (the Main Lobby, Formal Dining, Living Room and Galleries). • Caps and visors are not to be worn (including children) at any time inside the Clubhouse except in the Golf Shop or Locker Room. TAVERN Age: Must be 16 and over 21 to sit at the bar. PUB37 Age: Must be 16 and over 21 to sit at the bar. Children between 16 and 21 must be in the company of their parent. DINING ROOM Age: All are welcome Attire: Gentlemen and young men, 10 years of age and older, are required to wear coats and ties on Friday and Saturday. Collared shirts with coats are required at all other times. Jeans are never considered appropriate. Women and young ladies, 10 years of age and older, are required to wear dresses, blouses or sweaters with skirts or appropriate dress slacks. Electronics/Cell Phones: Not seen or heard . . .
GRILLE Age: All are welcome. Children Under 10 must be seated at the same table as an adult. Attire: Clean, tailored, proper fitting sportswear is always appropriate. Collared shirts are required for men and young men 10 years of age and older. Appropriate golf and tennis attire is welcome at all times. This includes appropriate tennis shorts and collared shirts for men. Ladies may wear tennis skirts and tops specifically designed for tennis including sleeveless shirts, but not halter tops, tank tops or racer-back styles. Warm-ups and blue jeans are permitted. Items never considered appropriate include: “short” shorts, mini-skirts, cutoffs, running shorts, bare feet, rubber flip flops, tee shirts, bare midriffs, excessively baggy or ripped clothing, swimwear, sweatshirts and fitness attire. Caps and visors are not to be worn at any time. Electronics/Cell Phones: Silent Communications permitted (Text or email) CAFÉ 1901 Age: All are welcome Attire: Neat, clean and appropriate. No swim attire or bare feet. Caps and visors are not to be worn at any time. Electronics/Cell Phones: Silent Communications permitted (Text or email) CASUAL ENTRY DRESS CODE Clean, tailored, proper fitting sportswear is always appropriate. Collared shirts are required for men and young men 10 years of age and older. Appropriate golf and tennis attire is welcome at all times. This includes appropriate tennis shorts and collared shirts for men. Ladies may wear tennis skirts and tops specifically designed for tennis including sleeveless shirts, but not halter tops, tank tops or racer-back styles. Warm-ups and blue jeans are permitted. Items never considered appropriate include: “short” shorts, mini-skirts, cutoffs, running shorts, bare feet, rubber flip flops, tee shirts, bare midriffs, excessively baggy or ripped clothing, swimwear, sweatshirts and fitness attire. Caps and visors are not to be worn at any time. MAIN ENTRANCE/LOBBY DRESS CODE The main entrance and lobby are considered formal areas after 5:00 p.m. Proper attire corresponds to the dress required for the Dining Room. After 5:00 p.m., anyone dressed in informal attire must use the casual entrances and restroom facilities. CENTENNIAL GARDEN ENTRY DRESS CODE If you aren’t dressed appropriately for the other areas, enter here! CHILDREN USE OF FACILITIES Members of all ages and their guests are expected to remain well- behaved while enjoying their meals in all Club dining spaces. LOCKER ROOMS AND ACCOMPANYING LOUNGES Age: Must be 16 to enter without an adult.
TENNIS RULES • Proper tennis attire is required on the tennis courts at all times. Shorts must be above the knee. Basketball shorts, street clothes, jerseys, jeans and pool attire are not permitted. • Guests must be registered at the Racquet Shop or by completing a chit and putting it in the Chit box. • Reserving Courts - Juniors under 21 years of age may reserve tennis courts within 24 hours of the playing time requested. • Grass courts can be used for tennis or club sanctioned activities only. Other activities are not permitted. SQUASH RULES • Proper attire is required on the squash courts at all times. Street clothes, jerseys, jeans and pool attire are not permitted. • Guests must be registered at the Racquet Shop or by completing a chit and putting it in the Chit Box. • Reserving Courts - Juniors under 21 years of age may reserve squash courts within 24 hours of the playing time requested. • Black soled running shoes are prohibited. • Protective eyewear is mandatory during all squash play. FAMILY CENTER • Food and drinks are not permitted in the Family Center. • Return the puck for the air hockey, mini puck for the ice hockey and ball for foosball so other members can enjoy the games. • The family locker roommust be kept tidy at all times. If you are using the towels and the toiletries, please clean up after yourself. SWIM RULES • No one may enter the pool or pool area except when a lifeguard is on duty. • Members are required to register by signing in at the pool gate. • Guests must be registered at the pool gate. Members assume full responsibility for their guests and must make guests aware of cell phone, dress code and other rules. • Food is not allowed in the pool area unless there is a special event. Please clean up your trash. • Rough games and running, etc., are not allowed in the pool or pool area. • Equipment for poolside games is available at the pool gate or lifeguard office. FITNESS CENTER RULES • Members are required to sign in at the Fitness Center Desk upon entering the Fitness Center, and/or upon entering the Fitness Room or Yoga Room. • Members aged 10 and 11 who have obtained the “Beast Badge” are permitted to utilize the facility accompanied by their member parent, Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Weekends 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. • Members aged 12 through 15 who have obtained the “Beast Badge” are permitted to utilize the facility unaccompanied, Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., and Weekends 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. only. • Appropriate workout attire, including shirt and shoes, is to be worn at all times. • Wipe down equipment after use. • If other members are waiting, please limit use of a particular piece of equipment to no longer than 30 minutes.
GOLF RULES Golf relies on the integrity of individuals to show consideration for other players and to abide by the rules. All players should conduct themselves in a disciplined manner, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf. Before getting Merit Tags, you may: • Play and use the practice facilities ONLY if accompanied by an adult. • Once you reach age 10, you must pass a series of tests administered by the Golf Professional Staff. After getting your Merit Tag, you may: • North Course - anytime. • South Course - Closed on Mondays, anytime Tuesday through Friday. • South Course - Weekends/Holidays only after 11:30 a.m. • Senior and Associate members have preference on the golf course at all times. Driving Range: • Yield to any Senior member • Be quiet and respectful of others Short Game Area: • Do not chip from the area that says No Divots/ respect all signage. • Repair any divots you make. There is “Divot Mix” near the shag bags. • Appropriate golf attire is always required on the putting green. Maintaining the Course: • Replace/fill your divots and those of others around you. • Enter the bunker at the low side (usually away from the hole) and rake the bunkers. • Always repair ball marks on the green. Pace of Play: • Keep up with the group in front of you. • Be respectful to the players behind you and if they appear to be waiting, let them play through. Clothing: • Boys must have collared shirts and they must be tucked in. Girls’ collarless shirts must have sleeves. Girls’ shirt tails should be worn tucked in with the exception of a style that is designated to be worn out. • No blue jeans, running or “gym” style shorts or tennis skirts/ dresses. Golf Carts and Push Carts: • You must be 16 to drive a cart. • Push carts are available anytime on the North Course and after 2:00 p.m. on the South Course. Bringing a Friend: • Check in at the Golf Shop and register your guest. • Remember, you are responsible for your friend’s behavior and to inform the friends of Club rules and expectations. • Treating other players fairly, safely, courteously, taking care of the course and maintaining the ideal pace of play ensure that all golfers can enjoy their round as much as possible.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8
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