Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Terms and Conditions


Full payment must be made upon reservation.

Refunds & Cancellations

If a cancellation is made more than 28 days before the date of play, then  payment will be refunded.
If a cancellation is made less than 28 days before the date of play, 50% of the full payment will be retained by the Club. However, if an alternative date can be agreed, payment will remain valid for the new booking date.

Handicap Requirements

The maximum handicap limit is 22 for gentlemen and 36 for ladies. Handicap certificates should be presented to the Professional's Shop on arrival. The Club reserves the right to refuse access to the course to anyone who does not have a valid handicap certificate without refund.

Prior To Play

All players must check in at the Professional's shop at least 15 minutes before their start time to confirm the number of their group and the format that they are playing. Players must also present their handicap certificates at this point.
Should there be any residual green fees to pay then this should be paid at the Professional's shop before play commences. The Club cannot guarantee a tee time for any golfers exceeding the number of players already booked.
Visitors are requested to change in the clubhouse changing rooms and not in the car park.

On The Course

Tailored shorts are permitted on the course provided they are worn with knee length socks. Tennis or gym shorts are not permitted.
Only collared and polo neck shirts are permitted on the course.
Shirts must be tucked in at all times.
Tailored trousers must be worn - no denim trousers are permitted.
Golf shoes must be worn - no trainers are permitted.

In The Clubhouse

Only collared and polo neck shirts are permitted in the causal lounge of the Clubhouse.
Tailored trousers must be worn - no denim trousers are permitted.
Smart shoes must be worn - no golf shoes, sandals or trainers are permitted.
A jacket and tie is required in the Jack Aisher Room and Dining Room after 11.00am.
Shorts are not permitted in the Clubhouse.
Waterproof tops or bottoms are not permitted upstairs in the Clubhouse or in the Dining Room.
The wearing of head wear is not permitted upstairs in the Clubhouse or in the Dining Room.


Play will be from the yellow tee tees unless prior permission has been sought by category one players from the Secretary or, in his absence, the Golf & Membership Manager, to play from the Championship tees.

Slow Play

Please avoid slow play. The normal courtesies of golf should be observed and the rules of etiquette should be followed at all times. For visitors guidance a round of golf should take a maximum of 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 hours.
Persistently slow players may be asked to leave the course. No refund will be given.

Caddies/Buggies/Trolleys/Hire Clubs

Caddies, buggies, trolleys and hire clubs can be booked and paid for through the Professional's Shop. Please call 01304 374170 or email the Professional

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones may be taken onto the course and used in case of emergency only.
Mobile phones may only be used in the Clubhouse to check emails or send text messages. Mobile phones may not be used to make phone calls. Phones must remain on silent at all times.

Halfway Hut

The RCPGC has a half way refreshment hut which can be opened for visitors on request.

On The Course

All pitch marks should be repaired, divots replaced and bunkers raked.

Opening Hours

The bar is open for service at 8.00am and closes at 8.00pm in the Summer or 6.00pm in the Winter. We are happy to extend these hours but only by prior arrangement.


Smoking is not permitted within the Clubhouse, halfway hut or any other confined space.

Other Information

The Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club does not accept liability for damage, loss or injury suffered by persons on the course or in the Clubhouse or environs. Motor vehicles are driven or parked at the owner's risk whilst on golf club property where the Club accepts no responsibility for damage.

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