Guest & Dress Policy

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Our unique and friendly community of members is what sets Thunderbird apart from any other club. Our rich culture of tradition and non-pretentious exclusivity is what differentiates our club from other clubs. There is definitely a “buzz” about Thunderbird which is why we continue to draw in new members. It’s important to our members to keep our exclusivity as a “Members Only” Country Club. We are so fortunate to have such a healthy membership that continues to grow and we have our members to thank for bringing in their friends, neighbors, and family members who enrich our membership and financial wellness.

In keeping our tradition of a Member’s Only, By-Invitation country club, we felt it was important to review our Guest Policy. First and foremost, our Guest Policy is for the protection of you, our members. It is important to also mention that our rules are carefully thought out and decided on by our Committees and Board of Directors to keep consistent with fairness and equality amongst our entire membership.


  • All guests must be accompanied by a member at all times unless staying in the Club’s cottages or prior approval has been made by The Board of Directors or its delegate.
  • Guest Cards are ONLY produced for sponsored guests staying in the cottages, and specific FamilyGuests. All other guests must be accompanied by a member.
  • The House Committee and Board of Directors discontinued Guest Cards in 2013. Guests may use the club 7 times per season:
    • 7 visits to the Fitness Center
    • 7 nights in a cottage
    • 7 rounds of golf (Golf members only)

You will find our detailed Guest Rules on our website, by logging into and clicking on MY CLUB/CLUB RULES


We have all noticed in the past couple of years that dinner dining in the Grille has become super popular. In order to accommodate as many members as possible with continued great service, superb cuisine, and timeliness of your service we need your assistance.

The Grille and Patio have a finite amount of seating so reservations are a must, the earlier the better. Dinner reservation times start at 5:30 p.m. and in half-hour increments until 8:30 p.m. When making your reservations, please tell us the time your party will be seated at your table. So keep an eye on the clock, we will honor your reservation with a 15-minute grace period, then relinquish it to a member on the wait list.

Your participation in this process is appreciated and will help make yours and fellow members dining experience all that more enjoyable.


PRIOR TO 6:00 P.M.

Golf and Tennis attire, shorts, and Club appropriate denim are permitted. Club denim is defined as tasteful, tailored, single-tone jeans without holes, tears, or frayed hems. Workout attire is not permissible.

AFTER 6:00 P.M.

MEN: Country Club Casual, which is defined as golf shirt or dress shirt with collar, knit shirts, turtleneck, or mock turtleneck with appropriate pants, including club-appropriate denim. Tailored dress/sports shirts are not required to be tucked in. Golf or other polo shirts must be tucked in. Golf, tennis, and non-denim shorts are allowed in specific areas at certain times for certain events. Sandals and flip flops are not permissible.

WOMEN: Country Club Casual such as pants, appropriate length skirts and shorts, dresses, collared shirts, blouses, and sweaters are permissible. Exceptions to the Dress Code Policy may be made for special or private events, as determined and announced from time to time by club management.

COURTYARD: After 6:00 pm, Golf Attire for both men and women is acceptable only in the Courtyard.

Proper Attire On The Golf Course

The dress code for Thunderbird golf calls on all players—members and guests alike-- to dress in a way that demonstrates respect for the history and reputation of Thunderbird, for other players, and for the game of golf. When you have a tee time at Thunderbird, or use the driving range, putting greens, or practice facilities, it is your personal responsibility to follow the dress code policy. Thunderbird operates with a quiet confidence that reflects pride in our rich history and timeless but modern approach to life—and golf, and our dress code reflects those qualities.

We expect all golfers to use good judgment and to wear clothing that is meant for golf. Men’s golf shirts are to have collars and should be tucked into neat looking pants or shorts. Women golfers are expected to wear golf attire that is manufactured as golf wear, with a collared or mock-neck golf shirt. No denim. Billed caps and visors are to be worn with bills forward. Shoes with soft spikes are required to prevent damage to the golf course.