In 1963, Friendswood Development Company designed a master-planned community, now known as Clear Lake City. Those visionaries designated 150 acres of prime land nestled among the oaks and woodlands that followed North Fork Bayou as the future site for a private county club and championship golf course. In the mid-1980s, ground was broken and that vision slowly took form to become Bay Oaks County Club. The inaugural round of golf at Bay Oaks Country Club was played on November 18, 1988. It would take another year to complete the construction on the beautiful 35,000-square-foot clubhouse and tennis-pool facility.
As early as the 1960s, the vision for this club was to offer more than just a premier facility to its Members. The initial focus was to create a place where people who share a common purpose could gather and build lasting memories, strong relationships and family traditions. In essence, Bay Oaks Country Club would be an extension to each Member’s home and a complement to their business.
Without question, Member involvement has been one of the strongest factors in the success of this Club. Bay Oaks Country Club was honored with Invited’s highest award when chosen as the 1998 National Country Club of the Year. This recognition provides testament to the partnership that exists between the Members and the staff. We are proud of our past. With our Members, we celebrate our present and look forward to the future.
It is the desire of Bay Oaks Country Club to provide a cordial, professional and casual family environment for its Members to enjoy. As such, the Board of Governors has adopted the following dress code policy to foster an environment of respect, courtesy and decorum while balancing Member comfort and facility with the goal of maintaining Bay Oaks Country Club as one of Houston’s premier country clubs.
THE DRESS CODE EXPECTATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Proper attire will be required while on premises. This shall be considered to be “country club casual” (except where noted otherwise). Country club casual shall be considered as the following:
- Casual or dress slacks for men or women, appropriate, nonrevealing, skirts, dresses and blouses for ladies
- Collared shirt for men, dress or casual shoes
The Member is responsible to inform all family members and guests of this policy and is responsible for ensuring their family members and guests are attired properly.
- Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times. It is customary for shirts to be tucked in unless attire is specifically designed otherwise.
- Jeans and denim are permitted in The Grille, Ladies’ Locker Room and Men’s Locker Room.
- No cutoffs, halter tops, bare midriff tops, revealing, faded, torn or tattered clothing of any type, wind or jogging shorts, scrubs or T-shirts designed as strictly undergarments are not appropriate attire and are not permissible.
- Concert, novelty, slogan or offensive T-shirts are prohibited.
- Swimwear shall not be allowed in the main clubhouse, main dining room, tennis pro shop or the grille at any time. Facilities are available to change before proceeding to other areas of the country club
Main Dining Room (Lakeview Room)
- Country club casual (as herein defined) shall be the minimum standard for the main dining room (except Sunday brunch) unless otherwise specified.
- Gentlemen (ages 21 or older) shall be required to wear jackets for Sunday brunch. Jackets are made available for dining from the Club staff.
- Dress code for private parties and special Member events in the Lakeview Room.
- Country club casual (as herein defined) shall be the standard attire for the grille dining area.
- Approved tennis attire and golf attire is also acceptable for the grille.
- Jeans and denim is acceptable attire in The Grille and Men’s Locker Room.
- Casual slacks with collared shirts only (or as allowed herein).
- Shorts or skorts of mid-thigh length or longer (hemmed) may be worn. Jeans, jean shorts or denim are not permitted.
- Golf shirts must have collar and sleeves. No T-shirts are allowed. Raised collar dress T’s with sleeves or mock turtleneck with sleeves will be acceptable. Shirts must be worn at all times.
- Soft spiked golf shoes shall be mandatory. Tennis shoes with smooth, nonabrasive soles may be worn as an alternative to regulation golf shoes. No tennis shoes with raised, ribbed or abrasive soles shall be worn.
- When participating in tennis activities, proper tennis attire is expected at all times including shorts, tennis tops, warm ups and sweat suits. This may also include hats, visors or sweat bands.
- Only smooth-soled tennis shoes may be worn on courts.
- Regulation swimwear designed for swim activities.
- Two-piece swimwear may be worn so long as it provides appropriate cover. No thongs, string bikinis, offensive or revealing swimwear will be permitted.
- Swim cover wear and shoes shall be worn to and from the pool at all times.
- Beach shoes are permitted.
On Sundays, gentlemen (21 and older) are required to wear a jacket in the main dining room. Casual dress (denim jeans, golf attire, tennis attire) will not be allowed to enter or be seated in the main dining room during Sunday Brunch.
Denim, blue jeans, golf attire and tennis attire (referred to as “casual dress”) will be allowed in The Grille and locker rooms.
Denims and blue jeans are not allowed on the golf course at any time under any circumstances.