Dress Code

It is the desire of The Hills 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 The Hills Country Club as one of Austin’s premier Country Clubs.

The Club reserves the right to deny access to anyone improperly dressed and appreciates your cooperation. Dress for special events may be defined for that occasion and prevailing dress definitions may be waived. Members are responsible for understanding and agreeing to adhere to the Dress Code Policy while on Club premises. 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.

The Dress Code expectations are as follows:

I. Hills Clubhouse, Flintrock Falls Clubhouse, Live Oak Clubhouse, Yaupon Clubhouse and World of Tennis Sports Complex Facility:

a. Shirt must have a collar or turtleneck (mock is 1.5 minimum collar height from seam.) Shirt is preferred tucked in and hats forward facing.
b. Jeans and denim are permitted in The Hills Clubhouse, Flintrock Falls Clubhouse, Live Oak Clubhouse, Yaupon Clubhouse, Ladies Locker Room and Men’s Locker Room.
c. Practice Facility including (short game and putting areas) attire should resemble appropriate playing attire for golf.
d. Offensive clothing is prohibited.
e. Swimwear is not allowed in the clubhouses, dining rooms, or tennis pro shop at any time. Facilities are available to change before proceeding to other areas of the Club.
f. Common courtesy suggests that men remove hats and caps while seated in dining areas.
g. Dress code for children will be in keeping with the standards set for adults.
h. Special Events will dictate exceptions, as published.

II. Waterfall Ballroom:
a. Special Events held in the Waterfall Ballroom will determine appropriate dress and will be published with event descriptions.

III. Men’s and Women’s Card and Locker Rooms:
a. Dress will be in keeping with the standards established for participation in Club activities.

IV. Golf course attire shall be worn on the golf course, driving range, practice greens and shall be defined as follows:

Men Golfers:
a. Shirt must have a collar or turtleneck (mock if 1 ½” minimum collar height from seam.) Shirt must be tucked in.
b. Slacks or golf shorts must have a zipper or buttons.

Women Golfers:
a. Shirt must have a collar or sleeves or both
b. Skirt, slacks, skort, or golf shorts must be of acceptable and appropriate golf length

Junior Golfers (including visiting school teams):
a. Dress on the Golf Course is the same as for adult golfers.
b. Dress on the Practice Facilities – Ages 10 and over – is the same as for adult golfers.
c. Tennis shoes are allowed for under age 10.

Shoes - All Golfers:
d. Only soft spiked golf shoes are permitted. The Golf Pro Shop must approve other shoes (such as tennis shoes).

Not permitted on the Golf Courses:
a. Denim, jeans, skirts, or shorts of any color are not permitted.
b. Denim is only allowed in the Pro Shop.
c. Tank tops, halter-tops, midriff-baring shirts, short shorts, mini skirts/skorts, sweat pants, jams, tennis shorts, jogging shorts, sport shorts, or cargo shorts are not permitted.
d. Metal spikes on shoes are not permitted.

V. Tennis attire will only be worn on the tennis courts and tennis shop:
a. 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 sweatbands.
b. Only smooth-soled tennis shoes may be worn on courts.
c. No cutoffs, blue jeans, swimsuits, or bare feet are permitted.
d. Shirts must be worn at all times.
e. Men’s sleeveless shirts with hemmed armholes are allowed.
f. Offensive T-shirts are prohibited.

VI. World of Tennis Sports Complex
g. Closed-toe shoes are required at all times.
h. Proper fitness attire is required at all times in the Fitness Center. Proper fitness attire is athletic clothing that is specifically designed for fitness workouts.
i. Shirts must be worn at all times.
j. Sleeveless shirts with hemmed armholes are allowed.
k. Cutoff shorts and shirts are not allowed at any time.
l. Offensive T-shirts are prohibited.

VII. Appropriate swimming attire shall be worn while using the swimming facilities:
m. Regulation swimwear designed for swim activities is appropriate attire.
n. Two-piece swimwear may be worn so long as it provides appropriate cover. No thongs, string bikinis, offensive or revealing swimwear will be permitted.
o. Swim cover wear and shoes will be worn to and from the pool at all times.
p. Beach shoes are permitted.
q. Infants, not toilet-trained, must wear swim diapers.
r. No blue jeans or cut-offs are allowed in the pool at any time.
s. Non-swimmers may use lifeguard-approved floatation devices (but must remain in the shallow end of the pool).
t. No other floatation devices may be used in the pool, unless approved by the Club.
u. Snorkels, fins, masks, kickboards, weights, and inflatable devices are not permitted in the pool unless permission is obtained from the Pool Manager or their use is required for a Class.


Members entering the Club (dining area, golf shop, etc.) who are inappropriately dressed will be advised by the Hostess/Supervisor before being seated or proceeding with the sports activity. Those inappropriately dressed will not be seated or allowed to play.

If an Employee Partner notices inappropriate dress after the Member or Guest has been seated; and the violation is not repetitive or severe, the Member/Guest will be served. The Supervisor will speak to the Member (regarding the infraction) to ensure clarification of the Dress Code and to avoid a repeat incident. Additionally, written documentation will be completed by an Employee Partner and forwarded to the General Manager for review and for action as appropriate.

If the Member violates the Code a second time, the Member will receive a letter from the General Manager, citing the breech, with a reminder that the Member must comply with the dress code.

A third violation may result in loss of Club privileges. While suspended, Members must continue to pay full dues, as billed. The General Manager may call upon Members of the Board of Governors, as needed, for recommendations of disciplinary action. Club Management has the right to approve or disapprove of dress attire.