Rules & Regulations

Dress Code

DRESS CODE: CLUBHOUSE ATTIRE
  1. Members shall dress in a fashion befitting the surroundings and atmosphere of the Club. It is the responsibility of the Members to advise their Guests of the dress requirements. Dress Jeans are acceptable. 
  2. The dress standards of the Club may be waived by the Club Operator from time to time for special activities and functions. 
DRESS CODE: GOLF COURSE ATTIRE
Appropriate golf attire is required for all players on the golf course and golf practice facilities. Mem­bers are expected to ensure that immediate family members and Guests adhere to such rules. Mem­bers should remind their Guests of the dress policy prior to arrival at the Club to avoid embarrassment for the Member and their Guests.
 
Acceptable
Gentlemen:
  • Shirts with collars and sleeves, mock neck shirts with sleeves, slacks and golf shorts up to four inches above the knee are considered appropriate attire.
 Ladies:
  • Dresses, skirts, slacks and golf shorts up to four inches above the knee and golf shirts are con­sidered appropriate attire.
 Shoes:
  • The use of soft spikes or other spikeless golf shoes are required on the golf facilities.
 
Unacceptable
Gentlemen:
  • Tank tops, tee shirts, fishnet tops, cut-offs, jams, sweat pants, jeans, bathing suits, gym shorts, or other athletic shorts more than four inches above the knee are not permitted.
 Ladies:
  • Halter tops, tank tops, tee shirts, fishnet tops, cut-offs, bathing suits, sweat pants, jeans or short shorts are not permitted.
 Shoes:
  • Use of shoes other than soft spikes or spikeless golf shoes must be approved by the golf shop.
 
This dress code is mandatory for all players. Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing. If you are in doubt concerning your attire, please check with the golf shop before starting play. WARNING: Soft spikes and other spikeless shoes are made from material which can cause slipping and falling under certain circumstances.

Club Charges and Member Payments

  1. A membership card indicating the Club Account number will be issued to the Member or Permitted Designee and those members of the immediate family. A Club Account is setup with his or her credit card or checking/savings bank account information and the balance on the Club Account is settled to the form of payment automatically on the 10th of each month.
  2. The Club does not mail statements for Member Accounts. Statements may be viewed online at the Member Website: www.clubsbyjoe.com by using the Members login credentials.
  3. Questions regarding Member Accounts may be directed to the Member Accountant, 850.641.0009.

Reservations and Cancellations

  1. Reservations may be required from time to time. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis by pre-registering with the appropriate personnel at the Club.
  2. Members may be required to make reservations in advance for all special events and Club spon­sored parties. If reservations are required, a full charge will be levied against those Members who fail to either honor their reservations for special events and Club sponsored parties or fail to cancel their reservations during the cancellation period. The Club Operator will establish the cancellation policy from time to time.

Children

  1. Parents are responsible for and must control their children with due regard to the wishes and comfort of other Members.
  2. Children under twelve (12) years of age are permitted on the Club Facilities only if supervised by an adult.
  3. Children under the lawful drinking age are not permitted in any bar or lounge unless accompanied by an adult, including the bar facilities at the WaterSound Beach Club.
  4. Children under eighteen (18) years of age are not permitted in the men’s and women’s locker rooms unless supervised by an adult.

Golf Events & General Golf Rules

Please reference the 2019 Golf Events & Handbook.

General Tennis Rules

  1. The Rules of Tennis of the USTA shall apply at all times, except when in conflict with the local rules or with any of the rules herein.
  2. Court reservations are not necessary at this time for Shark’s Tooth tennis courts. Court reservations are necessary at this time for WaterSound Beach Club tennis courts. Court reservations may be made by phoning or visiting the Beach Club office.
  3. All Members must have their membership cards with them when playing tennis to be available for presentation if requested by the Club staff member.
  4. Players who fail to cancel their reservation four hours prior to their scheduled court time or do not register ten (10) minutes prior to their court time may be charged a fee to be determined by the Club Operator.
  5. At the end of their playing period, players must promptly relinquish their court to the next players. Once a Member is off the court, the Member may sign up for the next available court time.
  6. Singles may each play on a court for 75 minutes and doubles may play on a court for an hour and a half, except for certain times designated by the golf shop.
  7. Proper tennis attire as determined by the golf shop is required at all times. Colors are permitted. Examples of attire not permitted are: T-shirts with graphic designs, undershirts, fishnet shirts, cut-offs, Bermuda shorts, jams, blue jeans, bathing suits, gym shorts, slacks and walking shorts. Regulation tennis shoes are required.
  8. Courts will be closed when necessary for maintenance operations, when dictated by safety considerations, and/or when under adverse or anticipated adverse weather conditions. The golf shop may reserve the courts for special events.

Golf Club Locker Rooms

  1. Lockers are available for annual rental, subject to availability. Please contact the Director of Golf or Golf Professional to reserve a locker.
  2. The Club Operator is not responsible for any articles placed in the lockers or left in the locker rooms.
  3. All clothing must be kept in lockers. Clothing left out will be collected and put in a storage room and if not reclaimed within thirty (30) days will be disposed of by management of the Club.

Beach Club Locker Rooms

  1. Subject to availability, lockers are provided to Members free of charge.
  2. The Club Operator is not responsible for any articles placed in the lockers or left in the locker rooms.
  3. All clothing must be kept in lockers. Clothing left out will be collected and put in a storage room and if not reclaimed within thirty (30) days will be disposed of by management of the Club.

General Pool Rules

  1. ​Use of the pool is at the swimmer’s own risk. No lifeguards will be on duty at the pool. Any injuries or accidents should be reported to the attendant immediately.
  2. Swimming is not permitted at night. Swimming is permitted only during hours noted on the pool rules posted at the pool. In addition, the pool may be temporarily closed for maintenance or other purposes in the sole and absolute discretion of the Club Manager.
  3. Children 12 years and younger must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Children who cannot swim must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times while in the pool area. Children must be toilet trained to use any pool facility. Children wearing diapers are not permitted in any pool; provided, however, Children wearing swim diapers are permitted.
  4. Showers are required before entering the pool.
  5. Bottles, glass objects, drinking glasses and sharp objects are not permitted in the pool area. Trash should be placed in the proper receptacles located throughout the pool area.
  6. Food is allowed only in designated areas of the pool facilities.
  7. All swimmers must wear bona fide swimming attire. Cut-offs, dungarees and Bermuda shorts are not considered appropriate swimwear. Proper non-swim attire is required at all time in the club­house. Shoes or other foot coverings and caftans or shirts must be worn outside the swimming pool area.
  8. Radios, televisions and the like may only be used with headphones.
  9. Animals, bicycles, skateboards, play balls of any type and coolers are not permitted in the pool area.
  10. Lifesaving and pool cleaning equipment should be used only for the purposes intended.
  11. Running, ball playing and hazardous activities are not permitted in the pool area. Pushing, dunking and dangerous games are prohibited.
  12. Diving is not permitted.
  13. Fishing, spear fishing and snorkeling equipment, other than a mask and snorkel, are not to be used in the pool area except as part of an organized course of instruction.
  14. Throwing footballs, Frisbees, tennis balls, or other objects, spitting or spouting water, and tag games are not allowed in the pool area. The pool staff has the authority to expel from the pool areas anyone who does not follow these Pool Rules or whose conduct is otherwise unbecoming of a Member.
  15. All persons using pool furniture are required to cover the furniture with a towel when using suntan oils and lotions, as the use of these oils and lotions could stain or damage the furniture.
  16. All persons using the pool area are urged to cooperate in keeping the area clean by properly dispos­ing of towels, cans, cigarettes, and all other trash in the proper receptacles.
  17. Smoking is permitted only in designated sections of the pool area.
  18. Flotation devices are not permitted except water wings. Small toys such as balls, water guns, rings, etc., are not permitted. Tire inner tubes are not permitted at any time.
  19. Persons who leave the pool area for over 60 minutes must relinquish lounges and chairs by re­moving all towels and personal belongings. Saving chairs for persons absent from the pool area is prohibited.

General Beach Rules

  1. Use of the beach and swimming in the gulf is at each person’s own risk. No lifeguards will be on duty at the beach.
  2. All persons must comply with all applicable laws and ordinance regarding use of the beach and the waters of the gulf. A copy of the applicable laws and ordinances are available in the Club offices.
  3. Persons shall not walk on the dunes along the beach nor disturb the sea oats or other dune vegeta­tion. The dunes create a natural buffer for the beachfront property and minimize erosion and also provide a sanctuary for fragile turtle nests and a variety of shore birds. Damaging dunes or dis­turbing dune vegetation shall be deemed by the Club Operator to be a very serious violation of Club rules.
  4. No glass containers are allowed on the beach.
  5. No person shall dress or undress for the purpose of putting on or taking off a bathing garment on the beach.
  6. No person shall make, kindle or use a fire, barbecue or portable stove on the beach.
  7. Pursuant to the Walton County Code of Ordinances, all dogs shall be prohibited from beaches of Walton County except: (i) dogs assisting those who are sight and hearing impaired or service ani­mals; or (ii) dogs owned by Walton County real property owners or permanent residents who have obtained a permit and who maintain the animal on a leash. The permit will allow leashed dogs on the beach between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. of the following day during daylight savings time and between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. of the following day during non-daylight sav­ings time. Owners of dogs shall be responsible for pick up of their dogs’ waste.
  8. No person shall erect, place or maintain any tent or other temporary housing or shelter which is closed or capable of being closed more than fifty percent from the ground up, measuring from the ground line up to the roof line.
  9. No person shall throw, deposit or leave any litter in or upon the beach, except in trash receptacles, if any.
  10. No person shall camp overnight on the beach.
  11. No raft, float, body board or other flotation device may be used beyond five hundred (500) feet from the water’s edge.
  12. No audio device, such as loudspeakers, television, radio, compact disc, tape or record player, or musical instrument may be used on the beach in any manner that can be heard by a person using normal hearing facilities at a distance of one hundred feet (100) feet or more from the source of the sound.

Guest Information

Guest Privileges

Guests of Members may be given guest use privileges subject to payment of applicable guest fees and charges and compliance with the rules and regulations established by the Club Operator. Guest privileges may be limited, denied, withdrawn or revoked at any time by the Club Operator. Although it is the intention of the Club Operator to accommodate Guests without inconvenience to the Members, the Club Operator may limit the number of Guests that accompany a Member on any given day or other time period. The Club reserves the right to establish days (such as holidays) on which a Member may not have Guests at the Beach Club. Mem­bers should remind their Guests of the Rules & Regulations prior to arrival at the Golf Club to avoid embarrassment for the Member and their Guests.

Golf Course Accompanied Guests

  1. A Lifestyle Member, Signature Golf Member or Limited Golf Member may bring Accompanied Guests to play the golf course each day subject to the payment of the applicable guest fees.
  2. Accompanied Guests must be accompanied by the Member at all times when using any facility of the Club, and Accompanied Guests will be charged guest fees for use of the facilities as determined from time to time by the Club Operator.
  3. Accompanied Guest privileges may be limited by the Club Operator, from time to time, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Club Operator.
  4.  Fees and charges for any services may be paid directly by the Guest to the Guest’s credit card or may be charged to the sponsoring Member’s Club Account. Cash payments are not permitted. Sponsoring Members shall be responsible for all unpaid fees and charges incurred by their Guests.
  5. Sponsoring Members are responsible for the conduct of their Guests while on the Club Facilities. If the manner, deportment or appearance of any Guest is deemed to be unsatisfactory, the sponsoring Member shall, at the request of the Club Operator, cause such Guest to leave the Club Facilities. 

Golf Course Unaccompanied Guests

  1. Each Lifestyle Member, Signature Golf Member or Limited Golf Member may sponsor guests to use the Club Facilities unaccompanied by the member up to 24 golf rounds at Shark’s Tooth and Camp Creek combined per calendar year. The Club may change a number of unaccompanied guest rounds permitted each membership year from time to time as it is expected that the number will decrease as more Memberships are issued. Extended Family do not count toward the 24 allowable golf rounds per calendar year.
  2. Fees and charges for any services shall be charged to the Guest’s credit card provided at the time of application for guest privileges or if not so provided, to the sponsoring Member’s Club Account. Cash payments are not permitted. Sponsoring Members shall be responsible for all unpaid fees and charges incurred by their Unaccompanied Guest.
  3. Unaccompanied Guest privileges may be limited by the Club Operator, from time to time, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Club Operator.
  4. The sponsoring Member shall be responsible for the conduct of an Unaccompanied Guest while on the Club Facilities. If the manner, deportment or appearance of any Unaccompanied Guest is deemed to be unsatisfactory, the sponsoring Member shall, at the request of the Club Operator, cause such Unaccompanied Guest to leave the facilities.

Definition of Extended Family

  1. The Extended Family of Members are not subject to the limit of 24 Unaccompanied Guest rounds for each member per membership year. Extend­ed Family consists of adult children not included within the definition of immediate family and their spouses, parents of the Member and Member’s spouse, and the Member’s grandchildren.
  2. Extended Family of a Member may use the Beach Club, clubhouse, golf practice facilities, tennis and fitness facilities unaccompanied by the Member upon payment of such fees as established by the Club Operator from time to time. Currently, Extended Family of Members (other than Lifestyle Members and Signature Golf Members) are charged a per person per day fee, in addition to applica­ble use fees.

Beach Club Accompanied Guests

Accompanied Guests will be allowed to use the Club Facilities only in accordance with the privileges of the membership of the sponsoring Member upon payment of use fees. Without limiting the gen­erality of the foregoing, the Club currently charges Members (other than Lifestyle Members) a guest fee per person per day in an amount established by the Club Operator from time to time. Currently, no more than eight (8) Guests may accompany a Member at the Beach Club on any day. Applicable Guest fees will be charged to the Members Account. All accompanied guests’ incidental charges will be placed on the Members Account. The sponsoring Member shall be responsible for the conduct of an Accompanied Guest while on the Club Facilities. If the manner, deportment or appearance of any Anaccompanied Guest is deemed to be unsatisfactory, the sponsoring Member shall, at the request of the Club Operator, cause such Accompanied Guest to leave the facilities. Mem­bers should remind their Guests of the Rules & Regulations prior to arrival at the Beach Club to avoid embarrassment for the Member and their Guests.
 

Rates

Lifestyle Member – Free
Limited Member – $10 per person/per day
Beach & Sport Member – $10 per person/per day
 

Beach Club Unaccompanied Guests (Extended Family Only)

Extended Family as Unaccompanied Guests will be allowed to use the Club Facilities only in accordance with the privileges of the membership of the sponsoring Member upon payment of use fees. Without limiting the gen­erality of the foregoing, the Club currently charges Members (other than Lifestyle Members) a guest fee per person per day in an amount established by the Club Operator from time to time. Applicable Guest fees will be charged to the Members Account. Upon approval of Extended Family Unaccompanied Guest privileges, the Club will issue a temporary guest access card to the Extended Family. Unaccompanied Guests must have the guest access card with them at all times when using the Club Facilities. Guest cards must be presented at the point of sale for all transac­tions, including food and beverage, in which case presentation of guest cards is required prior to placing any order. The Member may choose to have the Extended Family’s incidental charges be directed to their Member account or may ask that the Extended Family provide a credit card to be associated with their guest access card. The sponsoring Member shall be responsible for the conduct of an Extended Family Unaccompanied Guest while on the Club Facilities. If the manner, deportment or appearance of any Unaccompanied Guest is deemed to be unsatisfactory, the sponsoring Member shall, at the request of the Club Operator, cause such Unaccompanied Guest to leave the facilities. Mem­bers should remind their Guests of the Rules & Regulations prior to arrival at the Beach Club to avoid embarrassment for the Member and their Guests.



Rates

Lifestyle Member – Free
Limited Member - $25 per person/per day
Beach & Sport Member - $25 per person/per day

Registration of Unaccompanied Guests (Extended Family Only)

In order for Extended Family to have access to the Beach Club without the Member present, the request must be made at least 48 hours in advance via completion of the Beach Club Extended Family Access Request Form located here.

The online form is accepted Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 AM – 4 PM. To ensure your family's access to the Beach Club is not denied, please comply with this time frame when submitting the form online. A guest request may only be made for a 2-WEEK PERIOD. You may submit another request for additional dates.

Applicable Guest Fees are charged based on the dates registered below, not based on dates Guests access the Club.
All Members are governed by the full Rules & Regulations set forth by the Club. For a copy of the full Rules & Regulations, please contact the Membership Office at 850.213.5181.