Club Guidelines

Dress Policy


Casual dress is acceptable at all times in the Clubhouse, except in the Living Room and Main Dining Room where coat and tie for gentlemen and dress or dress slacks for ladies are required. Denim attire (jeans, skirts or jackets) is not permitted on Club premises at any time. Hats should never be worn by men inside the Clubhouse, nor when seated on the outdoor porches or terraces.

Men and boys:

Recommended:  Collared dress shirts or polo-style shirts, dress slacks, dress shorts, sweaters.

Acceptable:  Dress conforming to the Golf Dress Policy or to the Tennis Dress Policy.

NOT acceptable:  T-shirts or collarless shirts, tank-tops, gym shorts or spandex, athletic gear with team logos or numerals, heavily logo’d apparel, blue denim (e.g. jeans, shirts, jackets), cargo-style pants, cut-offs, bathing suits, rubber flip flops, bare feet.

Women and girls:

Recommended:  Dresses, blouses, dress tops, collarless dress shirts, polo-style shirts, sweaters, skirts, dress slacks, dress shorts.

Acceptable: Dress conforming to the Golf Dress Policy or to the Tennis Dress Policy, dress sandals, open-toed shoes.

NOT acceptable: T-shirts, gym shorts or spandex, athletic gear with team logos or numerals, heavily logo’d apparel, blue denim (e.g. jeans, shirts, jackets), cargo-style pants, cut-offs, bathing suits, rubber flip flops, bare feet.

Fitness Center

Proper attire and athletic shoes are required. Cut-off shorts are not permitted.

Golf Course

Appropriate golfing attire is required for all members and their guests, whether at the Clubhouse, practice range, or golf course. Acceptable clothing includes slacks, Bermuda shorts, golf skirts, and collared shirts (ladies may wear shirts without collars if they have sleeves). We encourage our members and guests, if in doubt, to err on the side of formality and conservatism.

Unacceptable clothing includes T-shirts, tank tops, men’s short sleeve mock turtlenecks, numerical sports jerseys, jeans, cut-offs, blue denim garments, bicycle shorts, swimming attire, sweat suits, coaching shorts, and shorts that are higher than three inches above the knee. Members and guests are expected to keep their shirts tucked in. Headgear should be worn with the bill forward. When entering the Clubhouse, all headgear should be removed.


We expect members and their guests to use good taste in their dress at all times. Shirts must be worn on the courts, as well as court shoes to prevent any damage to the surface.


Proper swimsuit attire must be worn while in the pool area. The following are not considered acceptable attire: cut-offs, gym shorts, denim (i.e. jeans, shorts, skirts, shirts, and jackets).
Diapers (of any kind) are not permitted in the main pool.

Summer Camp

Children must wear clothes which meet the requirements for play on the tennis courts, although they don’t have to be totally white; light pastels are acceptable. Jeans and cut-offs are not permitted at any time.


Proper tennis attire is defined as ALL WHITE. Narrow trim (on the edge of one's shirt, blouse, vest, skirt, dress, shorts, hat or shoes) will be permitted.

  • Shirts: Gentlemen’s shirts must have a collar and sleeves. T-shirts are not permitted.

  • Shoes: All players, including children, are encouraged to wear white tennis shoes.

  • Hats: White hats are encouraged.

  • Warm ups: White warm ups are encouraged.

  • Exceptions for children (under 16): Children will be allowed to wear colored hats and all-white t-shirts, as long as they do not have large logos on them.

  • The following items are not appropriate: non-tennis shoes, bathing suits, cut-offs, and colored clothing.  

Cellular Phone & Wireless Device Policy

Cellular Phones 
It is the policy of the Elkridge Club that members limit the usage of electronic devices while on Club grounds. The Club’s electronic device policy is as follows:
Electronic devices must be kept on silent or vibrate mode. Electronic devices may NOT be used to make/receive calls or check voicemails unless the member is inside their vehicle with the doors closed, at the Clubhouse inside the Men’s or Ladies’ locker rooms or at the pool facility inside the Men’s or Ladies’ locker rooms.
Approved usage at the pool facility (inside the fenced area): 
Texting and emailing
Reading – (Kindle. Nook, etc.)
Photographs – taking and viewing
Checking calendar
Phone usage – making/receiving calls or checking voicemails only while in the locker rooms
Approved usage while on the golf course: 
Texting & emailing – only on holes 2-17, while inside the golf cart, or if walking, in-between holes. Any device usage cannot delay play.
Range finder
NO phone usage – making/receiving calls or checking voicemails
NO device usage while at the practice facility
Approved usage while at the Clubhouse: 
Photographs – taking or viewing
Checking calendar
Phone usage – making/receiving calls or checking voicemails only while in the locker rooms 
Texting and emailing - only while in the locker rooms 
Electronic devices are strictly prohibited from use anywhere else on the Club’s campus.

Smoking Policy

In accordance with the Maryland statewide “No Smoking” regulations, the Elkridge Club observes the following policy: Smoking at Elkridge is not permitted in any building or area under roof or with sides, including the outdoor terraces and porches.

Food and Beverages

All food and beverages consumed on Club grounds is to be purchased from the Club. The only exception is for wedding cakes. Any bottled wine brought into the Club is subject to a corkage fee per bottle.

Lost Articles

The Club is not responsible for any items placed or left in the coat closets, locker rooms or any area of the Club.


The Club has reserved a limited number of parking spaces in front of the Clubhouse for those individuals who have obtained a state permit to utilize designated handicap parking spaces. Traditionally, the remaining spaces in front of the Clubhouse have been set aside for our older members who may have difficulty walking the greater distance to the main parking lot.

Guest Policies

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