Guest Information

Club Customs and Courtesies

Monterey Peninsula Country Club is for the exclusive use of its Members and their guests. We look forward to welcoming you to the Club as a guest and have outlined
some specifics as they relate to dress code, cell phone use, tipping and other topics that may make your visit more comfortable. The Club expects all Members and guests
to adhere to these standards befitting a fine private club.

Dress Code

On the Golf Courses


Slacks or cropped pants
• Bermuda shorts, skorts, or skirts that are no shorter than four (4) inches above the knee
• Shirts with sleeves and/or collars (formal shell permitted)
• Tops tucked in unless designed to be worn otherwise
• Golf shoes may not have metal spikes
• Not Permitted: T-shirts, halter tops, tank tops, spandex or tops exposing midriff, or denim blue jeans   


• Slacks or khakis
• Shirts with sleeves and a collar, turtleneck or mock turtle 
• Shirts to be tucked in at all times
• Hats, visors and golf caps (bill forward)
• Golf shoes may not have metal spikes
• Not Permitted: Denim blue jeans, shorts or cargo pants

In the Golf House

Men and Women

• Casual dress
• Golf attire
• Fashionable matching warm-up suits
• Not Permitted: Denim blue jeans

In the Golf House Parking Lot

• Fashionable matching warm-up suits between parking lot and Golf House
• No shorts

In the Main Clubhouse


• Skirts, dresses, pantsuits or tailored slacks
• Golf attire is acceptable
• Not Permitted: Bermuda shorts after 5:00 pm and denim blue jeans at any time


• Smart casual or dressier as event requires (e.g. sweater or jacket)
• Golf attire
• Not Permitted: Denim blue jeans, shorts, hats or untucked shirts

Health and Fitness Studio

Men and Women

• Workout attire, including shorts, T-shirts, sweatshirts acceptable in locker rooms and fitness studio
• Men will wear a shirt with sleeves

Dunes and Shore Shelters

Men and Women

• Casual dress including jeans
• Golf attire
• Fashionable matching warm-up suits
• Not Permitted: Jeans that are frayed, have holes, or are torn (by design or as a result of wear)

Walking Club

Men and Women

• Fashionable matching warm-up suits
• Fitness wear
• Casual golf attire
• Not Permitted: Shorts (on men) or jeans

Junior Attire

All dress standards apply to persons 10 years of age or older.

Private Events Held at the Beach House or Dunes Shelter

The host determines the level of formality and dress requirements for private functions.

Cell/Smart Phone Use

• Members and guests should turn their cell phones to “Off ” or “Silent” in the Clubhouse, Golf House, Shelters, driving ranges, and on the golf courses
• Vocal cell phone use is permitted in all parking lots, locker room phone rooms, and outside Shelters in non-dining areas
• Vocal use on golf courses is for urgent matters only
• Prohibited: Vocal cell phone use in Clubhouse, Golf House, Pro Shop, Shelters, outdoor dining, or golf courses
• Silent functions (e.g. texting, emailing, picture sharing) are permitted on Club Property
• Discretion and courtesy are expected


Permitted only in parking lots and on the golf courses

Credit Cards

• Guests of Members may use credit cards in the Pro Shop for merchandise only
• The Club does not accept Member credit cards


• Tipping is not permitted for employees or contractors (Includes Valet at the Clubhouse and Beach House)
• See Pro Shop for reimbursement of Caddies
• See Health and Fitness Director for reimbursement of Fitness Trainers and Massage Therapists

Golf Course Etiquette


• Repair all ball marks on greens

Golf Carts

• Golf carts should be driven on cart paths, fairways and within maintained turf only
• Golf carts must remain on paths on all par 3 holes
• Do not drive or park golf carts in native grass areas
• Adhere to all directional signage


• Use sand and seed mix to refill all divots
• Each golf course has a different species of turf, kindly use the seed bottle marked for the appropriate course
• Discard old divots in golf carts or native grass areas


• Smooth out all footprints and imperfections after playing from bunkers
• Golfers should click the sand off their shoes when exiting a bunker and before walking on the green
• Rakes should be left in the bunker perpendicular to the bunker edge with the handle outside the bunker

Speed of Play

• All play is expected to be completed in less than four hours and fifteen minutes


• In Club parking lots and in the golf cart parking area, dogs are permitted only if in automobiles, tethered or on handheld leashes
• On Club golf courses, dogs are permitted only if tethered or on handheld leashes and confined to golf carts
• Dogs that are legally identified and properly tagged as “assistance dogs” under California law are permitted on all Club premises, including inside Club structures, provided they are harnessed, tethered or on handheld leashes

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