“Humps and hummocks, fescue and pot bunkers, wide fairways and few trees, even a couple of double greens—all nestled in hill country north of Toronto.”
General Manager, PGA of Canada
519-927-3001 ext. 239
519-927-3001 ext. 223
Director of Golf Operations
519-927-3001 ext. 229
Head Professional at The Pulpit
519-927-3001 ext. 248
Head Professional at The Paintbrush
905-584-0155 ext. 225
Head Teaching Professional
PGA of Canada
Member Engagement & Special Events
519-927-3001 ext. 234
519-927-3001 ext. 264
519-927-3001 ext. 500
519-927-3001 ext. 503
519-927-3001 ext. 247
Members and guests of The Pulpit Club are asked to present themselves in a manner that is appropriate for the setting, activity, and occasion; and to keep the following in mind as guidance.
Generally, neat semi-casual attire is fitting for a private golf club in a rural setting. At The Pulpit Club, there are different seasons, activities, events, and locations that affect clothing choices.
When on the courses and using the practice facilities, the expectation is golf attire only. Golf shops and online retailers provide clear examples of the latest and accepted styles.
After golf, it is understood that golf apparel will be worn in any of our outdoor dining areas, and inside the Pulpit (Pulpit Room and Horn Bar) and Paintbrush clubhouses. These same dining areas will also be used by members and guests who are hiking the Club’s trails in functional casual wear.
For those preferring a space where the attire is business-casual (no denim or shorts), reservations can be made in Pulpit Dining Room.
The Club asks Members and Guests to remove hats when dining indoors as it is always respectful to do so.
We hope this provides some clarity. If members or guests are ever uncertain about their attire, they should seek guidance from the Management Team before their arrival.
The Club recognizes that smartphones, tablets, and laptops, enable Members to spend more time at the Club. Therefore, these devices are permitted when Members and Guests are exercising discretion, acting considerately, and respecting the following guidelines and etiquettes:
Devices should always be on silent mode.
While golfing, using smartphones for calls should be avoided. If necessary, it is always courteous to seek the group’s approval prior to the start of the round, and then to remove oneself from play for the duration of the call if/when it occurs. Never should a phone call distract other golfers, nor interfere with pace-of-play. Using e-mail and text messaging during the round is more discrete. However, doing so while driving a cart and putting oneself, others, and club property at risk is never acceptable.
While using the practice facilities, messaging is not likely to be a distraction to others. However, phone conversations can be, so it is courteous to make the short walk to the parking lots when needing to be on a call. The Admin Office at the Pulpit is also close enough to the practice area if the call is to be lengthy and requires more privacy.
In any of the dining areas, messaging, though discrete, may be considered rude by those at your table. Phone calls should be avoided, but if necessary, suitable spaces for calls are the main foyer and lower floor of The Pulpit clubhouse, as too are the parking lot and front (north) lawn at The Paintbrush.
If needing to use a laptop, please inquire with a member of the Management Team who will indicate where best to use it at that time.
PACE OF PLAY
Proper pace of play is a sign of respect and consideration for fellow Members and Guests on the golf course. The expected pace for 18 holes is 4 hours 15 minutes at The Pulpit, and 4 hours at The Paintbrush, regardless of the number of players.
Playing par 3’s & 4’s in 12 min or less, and par 5’s in 15 min will maintain the expected pace while allowing for a short break at the turn. Also helpful in maintaining pace are the following:
• Arriving at the 1st tee 10 minutes prior to your tee time
• Choosing the appropriate tee deck based on skill and experience
• Playing Ready-Golf
• Keeping the group in front within view
• Leaving the flagstick in
• Being mindful of and avoiding any undue delay while making the turn
• Efficient use of a shared golf cart
The Club will use various methods to monitor pace and may implement measures to improve a group’s pace if necessary.
On active days, twosomes (including matches) playing in behind a series of foursomes that are playing at the acceptable pace should expect to keep their position rather than playing-through. When practical and possible to do so, groups allowing faster groups to play through should not fall out of position as a result.
All golfers are expected to leave their playing areas on the course and the practice range in better condition than which they found it. This is easily accomplished by repairing ball marks (fix two), replacing or seeding divots (fill two), raking bunkers, and obeying cart rules/signs. Course care should be a priority for all Members and not be neglected for the sake of fast play. It is the collective effort of all Members, Guests, and Employees that will ensure the best playing conditions for the entire season.
Proper use of golf carts also plays a critical role in course care. 3-ft cedar posts are located in the rough on the sides of each fairway, indicating where golf carts are to exit 90 degrees directly back to the cart paths. Cart exit signs may also indicate limits and should be strictly followed. Specifically, carts must remain on the path at all times on all par-3’s always, holes 2,10, & 11 East at The Pulpit, and holes 3 and 10 at The Paintbrush.
When using social media, members and guests are asked to recognize the distinction between their experiences as a Member while at the Club, and all other personal moments. Also, respect and consideration of another’s personal space and privacy should always be kept in mind. The Club reserves the right to remove any social media posts involving the Club and deemed inappropriate.
The Pulpit Club
3035, Escarpment Side Road, Caledon Village, Ontario, L7C 2E7, Canada,
17151, Saint Andrews Road, Ontario, L7C 2S5, Canada,