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CVC Guest Guidelines


Clubhouse Dress Code

The dress code of the clubhouse is “Country Club Casual”. Men are required to wear a collared shirt (polo shirts are acceptable).
In season (April - October), golf and tennis attire are permitted throughout the clubhouse. The wearing of headgear (hats and visors) in the indoor dining areas is not acceptable at any time. Neat jeans - no holes, rips or cut outs - are allowed to be worn for dining on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. Children 14 and under may wear neat, clean athletic attire for meals on the patio. Athletic attire is not permitted for dining in the indoor dining areas. NOTE: The athletic attire for children 14 and under on the patio, as well as jeans, is on a trial basis.

Club Rules

  • The Dress Code of the Club House is "Country Club Casual". Men are required to wear a collared shirt (polo shirts are acceptable.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the Club House.
  • Members, spouses and guests are permitted to send and receive e-mails and text messages using electronic devices in all areas of the club, with the exception of the Golf Course, Club Room, Porch and Main Dining Room. However, all devices must be maintained on "Silent Mode". Talking on cell phones is permissible across from the Main Lobby Restrooms, Locker Rooms and Main Parking Lots only.

Golf Etiquette and Safety

  • Slow play shows lack of consideration for the players in your group and, more important, for the players behind you. Golf is made much more enjoyable if all players adhere to the following points in the conduct of play.
  • Minimize the time spent looking for balls by watching the flight of balls hit by everyone in your group. If a ball appears to be lost or out of bounds, hit a provisional ball before leaving the tee.
  • Signal the players behind you to play through if it becomes apparent that a ball will not easily be found and you are holding up play.
  • Don’t rush addressing and striking the ball but move briskly between shots.
  • If your ball is some distance from the golf cart and the exact club selection is in doubt, take several clubs with you when you leave the cart to walk to the ball.
  • When play reaches the area of the green, park the golf cart(s) behind the green or adjacent to the next tee. Walk briskly off the rear or side of the green after putting out. Mark you score cards after your group is off the green.
  • Once a score of double par has been posted, pick up and move on to the next hole.
  • No player should play until the players in front are out of range.
  • If your ball appears headed for a player or group of players, immediately shout “fore” in a loud clear voice.
  • No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.

Golf Carts

  • No more than two people are to be in a cart at one time.
  • No more than 2 bags are to be carried on one golf cart.
  • Members and their guests must observe all cart directional signs and use cart paths and designated golf cart parking areas where provided.
  • Good judgment, reasonable care, and observation of club rules are expected of any member or guest when operating a golf cart. Damaged golf carts will be repaired at the responsible members expense. Each member or guest who rents a golf cart agrees to indemnify and hold Cherry Valley Club harmless of and free from any and all damages, judgment, court costs, attorney’s fees or other expenses incidental to and incurred by Cherry Valley Club which may arise from misuse of a golf cart by such member or guest.
  • Members and their Guests must keep golf carts at least 10 yards away from greens tees or traps. They should keep a reasonable distance away from soft or wet areas and they must respect directional signs.

Care for the Course

  • Before leaving a sand trap, a golfer should carefully rake and smooth over all holes and footprints made by him.
  • From tee to green, a player should ensure that any turf cut or divot displayed by him is replaced at once and pressed down, and that any damage to the putting green made by a ball is carefully repaired.
  • Golf bags should never be brought onto a green. The flagstick should be carefully handled to ensure that no damage is done to the hole or the putting green. Don’t dent the green with the flagstick or by leaning on your putter.
  • In taking practice swings, players should avoid causing damage to the course by taking divots. This is particularly true on the tees and in the vicinity of the greens.
  • Only putters are to be used on the practice greens. A separate practice green adjacent the driving range is available for chipping and sand trap practice.