Guest Guidelines

Check-In Policy

Upon arrival, please drop off your clubs at the bag drop located at valet parking. You are then requested to check in at the men's or women's locker room. Please identify yourself and advise one of our locker room attendants who your member host is for the day.

Arrival and Departure

Guests must be accompanied by a member at all times and should not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to their member host. Guests should leave the club at the same time as the member.

Valet Parking

The Club uses valet parking. Please leave your car in the circular drive with keys in the ignition for our valet attendants. It would be helpful to tell the attendant the license plate number. Please dial the number 4 from the outside telephone to retrieve your car. A $3 gratuity for the valet is recommended.

Dress Code

See complete dress code guidelines via the Attire link.

Electronic Devices

Cell phones and electronic devices are only permitted in certain locations at the Club. You may use such devices within the confines of your vehicle or in the locker rooms or designated areas of the Clubhouse. Cell phone use is not permitted on the golf courses. Please note that electronic devices may not be displayed on your person while you are visiting the Club.


The Ridgewood Country Club has a no-tipping policy that covers all employees, except the Locker Room Attendants and Valet (see above). Caddies are not Club employees.


The Ridgewood Country Club is primarily a walking course and we urge the use of caddies. The Club maintains caddies who know the courses well. For suggested caddie rates, please see the starter and/or a member of the golf professional staff.


Smoking is permitted only on the golf course and on the lower patio.

Lightning Policy

The complete Lightning policy for the Club is posted on the bulletin boards in the locker rooms and by the Starter’s desk. On the Golf Course, all play must stop when the alarm sounds – a continuous Hi – Lo tone. Players and caddies must return to the Clubhouse or go to the shelters at 7 East Tee, between 5 West and 7 West fairways, and at the rest room facilities at 2 Center. Play may resume only after the ALL CLEAR sounds – a continuous STEADY TONE. There are no exceptions to this policy. Valet Parking will not be available until the ALL CLEAR sounds.