Our Dress Code is an important tradition at Ocean Reef Club and is designed to complement today's more casual lifestyles while still respecting the Club's longstanding traditions and the excellence in standards for which the Club is noted. It applies to all Members and guests over 12 years of age. We hope that the following guidelines will be helpful in making your visit enjoyable and comfortable for you and your guests. Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining our cultured family environment.
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The traditional attire for gentlemen in all restaurants is best described as “Club Casual” --- collared shirts and dress trousers in the winter season and equally appropriate attire for ladies. If worn, shorts must be of walking length. Please note that smart blue denim (jeans) without any rips or frayed hems, are allowed in the Islander, Gianni Ristorante, Burgee Bar, Raw Bar, Founder's and Reef Lounge and for breakfast service in The Ocean Room. During the winter season, sport coats are preferred on gentleman in The Ocean Room on Saturday evenings and required in the Members-only Golf Clubhouse with neckties optional.
Each recreational area has dress requirements, as follows:
Golf and Practice Range require collared shirts for men (no mock turtlenecks) and appropriate golfing shorts or trousers (no cargo or athletic shorts). Sleeveless golf blouses with collars are permissible for ladies, as well as other appropriate golfing attire. Golf shoes must have non-metal spikes and shirt tails must be tucked in at all times. Men Acceptable: Shirts with collars and sleeves, slacks and Bermuda-length golf shorts are considered appropriate attire. Shirt tails must be tucked in. Men Not Acceptable: Mock turtlenecks, cargo shorts, tank tops, tee shirts, cut-offs, sweat pants, jeans, bathing suits, tennis shorts or other athletic shorts are not permitted. Ladies Acceptable: Dresses, skirts, slacks, golf shorts (mid-thigh) and blouses are considered appropriate attire. Sleeveless shirts must have a collar. Ladies Not Acceptable: Crop tops, tee shirts, bathing suits, sweat pants, jeans, tank tops, tennis dresses, or athletic shorts are not permitted. Shorts or skirt inseam must reach below mid-thigh.
Appropriate tennis clothing and footwear are required on the tennis courts and all-white attire must be worn on the croquet courts.
Bathing suit cover-ups as well as footwear must be worn in all areas away from the Buccaneer Island beach and pool. Thong-style bathing suits are not allowed.
Shirts must be worn for jogging, walking and other forms of exercise within the community. All shirts worn by gentlemen within the community must have sleeves.
Gentlemen are expected to remove their hats whenever entering a Club facility, excluding the Raw Bar, where headwear is acceptable.
Use of cell phones in any of the Club’s restaurants is not permitted.
Tank tops, tank-style undershirts and jogging tops for men, crop and jogging tops for women, frayed cut-offs and tattered jeans are not acceptable attire. Shirts with sleeves are required at all times in all public areas other than the pool.
Our Dress Code is an important tradition at Ocean Reef Club and is designed to complement today's more casual lifestyles while still respecting the Club's longstanding traditions and the excellence in standards for which the Club is noted. It applies to all Members and guests over 12 years of age. We hope that the following guidelines will be helpful in making your visit enjoyable and comfortable for you and your guests.
Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining our cultured family environment.