Welcome to Gibson Island Club! We are proud of our historic Charles Blair Macdonald & Seth J. Raynor designed golf course. The golf experience at Gibson Island Club is provided to us all by the Island’s natural beauty, community atmosphere, fine dining, and our nine-hole golf course.
Please review the noted Club policies below as we strive to preserve the traditions and history which distinguish our Club. Please enjoy your stay with us, and let us know if there is anything we can do to enhance your golf experience.
Guest Play: Gibson Island Club does not permit unaccompanied guest play. All guests must be accompanied by a Member or have a Guest Pass or Visitor’s Card for use of Club facilities.
Golf Attire: Hats are to be worn bill forward. Men are required to wear collared shirts which are to be tucked in. Shorts for men and women must be of the proper length. No mock tee shirts, tennis or fitness work-out attire is permitted at the practice facilities or on the golf course. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. In recognition of women’s styles, women golfers may wear tastefully styled shirts without collars. Blue jeans, short shorts, cut-off jeans, bathing suits, tank tops, and tee shirts are not permitted. Metal spikes are not permitted. Golf Shoes are not permitted in the Clubhouse.
Cell Phones: The use of cell phones or other electronic devices to place or receive calls is prohibited inside the Clubhouse and within outdoor dining venues. Cell phones may be used to read and send emails or text messages so long as use is discrete and not intrusive. The use of tablets or e-readers is permitted for reading purposes only. When on the golf course or practice areas, cell phones or other electronic devices must be turned off or in silent/vibrate mode at all times and any use may not interfere with another Member’s use and enjoyment of the Club.
Pace of Play: All groups playing the Gibson Island Club are encouraged to meet the Pace of Play guidelines set by the Golf Professional Staff and the Golf Committee. Singles are strongly encouraged to refrain from playing during the weekend or when the course is busy. A suggested standard is 3 hours and 45 minutes for a foursome to complete 18 holes. “Ready Golf” is encouraged. It is the group’s responsibility to keep pace with like groups in front of them. If a group loses a clear hole in front of them and it is delaying the group behind, it should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group.
Course Care: Please help take care of the golf course by way of repairing your ball marks, replacing your divots or using the sand & seed mix when provided, and smoothing bunkers. In addition, golf carts should not be driven within 10 yards of each green complex, and you should exit the fairways to the cart path side of the green to lead you to the next hole of play.
One Set of Clubs per Player: Each golfer must have in their possession during a round a set of clubs. Golf club rental sets are available at the Golf Shop. Please note that there is a limited number of rental sets, and they are provided on a first-come basis.
Food & Beverage: The bringing of food or beverage on Club premises by Members or guests is prohibited. This rule specifically prohibits outside alcohol on the golf course & practice areas. All alcohol must be purchased from the Club & consumed on Club grounds.