Guest Information

Welcome to Portage Country Club, one of the oldest country clubs in America. We are proud of the rich traditions that make Portage one of the premier clubs in the area and ask that you please review the following etiquette guidelines prior to arriving. We look forward to your visit.

Cell Phone & PDA Policy

The Club recognizes changing electronics utilization, but requires members to embrace a balance with tradition. Portable communication devices (cell phones, tablets and readers) may be used for emailing, texting and data usage as long as they are stored discreetly and kept on silent/vibrate mode at all times in all areas of the Clubhouse and on our golf courses. Permitted areas of use for quietly talking on the phone are locker rooms and parking lots. However, the use of electronic devices is discouraged.

Dress Code

The below dress code reflects the spirit of our private country club setting and works to ensure a wonderful experience for all who enjoy the Club. The following applies to all individuals ages 5 and up.

Main Clubhouse

  • Jackets are encouraged for men on the main floor of the Clubhouse. Ladies are expected to wear suitable attire.
  • Appropriate casual attire is acceptable throughout the lower level and in the private dining rooms by special arrangement.
  • Country Club Denim is acceptable in the lower dining and bar areas.
  • Swimming attire and any clothing in disrepair is not permitted in the main Clubhouse at any time.

Golf Course & Practice Facilities

All golfers:

  • Hats must be worn as designed at all times (i.e., hats with bills must be worn facing forward).
  • Only golf shoes with soft spikes and athletic shoes are permitted. Sandals, pumps, and high heels are inappropriate footwear for the golf facility.
  • Jeans, jean shorts, denim material, jogging, cycling and tennis attire, short shorts, cargos or cargo-like pants or shorts, and short skirts are not permitted.
  • T-shirts and tank tops are not permitted.

Male Golfers:

  • Men must wear a collared shirt or mock turtleneck.
  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times on the golf course.

Female Golfers:

  • Collared shirts can be sleeveless.
  • Collar-less shirts must have sleeves.
  • Shirts where the midriff is exposed are not permitted.
  • Shorts / Skorts must be at least mid-thigh in length.
  • Racerback with a mock or regular collar are permitted (no racerback if no collar).
  • Plunging necklines are not permitted.
  • Leggings, unless under a skort or shorts, are not permitted.

Tennis Courts

Male Players:

  • All attire must be tennis specific. Colors are acceptable. Acceptable attire is a tennis shirt, tennis shorts or tennis slacks, shoes and socks. 

Female Players:

  • The minimum standards include tennis dress, tennis shirt and tennis skirt or tennis shorts, shoes and socks. Colors are acceptable.


We are a smoke-free facility. Smoking is permitted on the golf course and at a designated area at the recreational building.