Guest Information


We look forward to your upcoming visit to Echo Lake Country Club and expect that you will have an enjoyable time while at the Club. If you have any special needs or require special assistance for any reason, we ask that you call the Clubhouse at (908) 232-4141 prior to your visit in order for proper arrangements to be made. We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of some of the Club’s policies and regulations in preparation for your visit to the Club.
  
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Cellular Policy

Cellular telephones, smartphones, texting and e-mail electronics may not be used on the premises of the Club. This includes the Clubhouse and Patio, the Golf Course and Practice Facilities, the Pool and the Paddle Tennis Facilities with the following exceptions:

  • Medical doctors may use cell phones for emergency calls. Please keep these devices in silent mode.
  • Members and guests may use their electronic media devices in the parking lot, preferably in a car, and in the Men’s and Women’s Golf and Pool Locker Rooms.
  • Members and guests may use recreational media devices, such as a Kindle, iPad, etc. at the Pool. Holding a verbal conversation on a cell phone is not permissible within the pool area. Texting, playing games or reading on an electronic device, with the volume turned off, is allowed.
  • Verbal cell phone conversations may be conducted outside in front of the Pool House, in the Parking Lot or in the Locker Rooms.

Dress Code

The purpose of our dress code is to provide Members and their guests with a guide to appropriate dress when visiting Echo Lake Country Club. Our Staff has been asked by the Board of Trustees to advise Members or their guests that if their dress is not in compliance with the dress code, they will be restricted from Club access or service until they comply with the code.

The dress code applies to all areas of the Club grounds including the Clubhouse, the Golf Course, the Practice Areas, the Paddle Facilities, the Pool and Parking Lots. Members are asked to use good judgment to help enforce the Clubhouse dress code. Ultimately, Members are responsible for their attire, and that of their children and guests.

Men’s Dress Policy

  • Slacks, golf shorts and collared shirts, turtleneck and mock neck shirts are standard required dress on Club grounds. Sweaters and pullovers may be worn over standard underneath clothing. They must be of appropriate size, length, neckline and fit. We ask that shirts be tucked into slacks or golf shorts at all times. Denim and camouflage fabric of any color, T-shirts, short shorts, cut-offs, jeans, cargo style shorts or pants, sweat pants, warm-up suits and exposed undergarments are not acceptable dress at the Club. Pants and shorts must be worn with a belt.
  • Warm-up suits and customary paddle clothing are acceptable at the Paddle Tennis Facility.
  • Bathing suits and pool footwear are acceptable only at the Pool Facility.
  • Baseball caps may only be worn with the bill of the cap facing forward at all times. Men and boys must remove hats and visors in the Clubhouse.
  • Golf shoes, dress and casual shoes such as loafers and leather sandals are standard footwear on Club grounds. Athletic style logo sneakers are not acceptable dress on Club grounds. Sneakers, flip-flops, rubber athletic logo sandals and other such casual footwear are acceptable only at the Pool and Paddle Facilities. Paddle clothing specifically tennis/paddle style sneakers will be permitted in the Donald Ross Room and on the Patio for Lunch Service only during the primary paddle season between October 1 and March 31 only.
Ladies’ Dress Policy
  • Slacks, golf shorts, capris, skirts or skorts longer than fingertips, golf shirts, sleeveless blouses of proper length, turtleneck and mock neck shirts are standard required dress on Club grounds. Sweaters and pullovers may be worn over the standard underneath clothing. They must be of appropriate size, length, neckline and fit. Denim fabric of any color, tube tops, tank tops, midriff tops, T-shirts, short shorts, cutoffs, jeans, cargo style shorts or pants, sweat pants, warm-up suits, yoga pants and exposed undergarments are not acceptable dress at the Club..
  • Sleeveless dresses and sun back dresses are permitted only in the Clubhouse Facility.
  • Warm-up suits and customary Paddle clothing are permitted at the Paddle Tennis Facility.
  • Bathing suits and pool footwear are acceptable at the Pool Facility.
  • Baseball caps may only be worn with the bill of the cap facing forward.
  • Golf shoes, dress and casual shoes such as leather sandals and loafers are standard footwear on Club grounds. Athletic style logo sneakers are not acceptable dress on Club grounds. Flip-flops, rubber shower shoes, rubber athletic logo sandals and other such casual footwear are acceptable only at the Pool and Paddle Tennis Facilities. Customary paddle tennis dress, that would acceptable for golf, and tennis/paddle style sneakers are permitted in the Donald Ross Room and on the Patio for Lunch Service during the primary paddle season between October 1 and March 31.

Children’s Dress Policy

  • Teens 13 years of age or older are expected to comply with all adult dress code policies. For children under the age of 13, we ask parents to encourage dress in compliance with our standard of acceptable traditional golf/casual dress.  Collared shirts, turtleneck and mock neck shirts are standard dress on Club grounds. We ask that shirts be tucked into their slacks or golf shorts at all times. Athletic footwear and sneakers are acceptable for children under 13.
  • Athletic style logo sneakers are not acceptable dress on Club grounds. Flip-flops, rubber shower shoes, rubber athletic logo sandals and other such casual footwear are acceptable only at the Pool and Paddle Facilities.
  • Baseball caps may only be worn with the bill of the cap facing forward at all times. Men and boys must remove hats and visors in the Clubhouse. We ask the parents to comply with this request.
Hats & Caps Policy
  • Golf caps and hats are not permitted in the Clubhouse.
  • Golf caps are permitted on the Patio for lunch and cocktail service. However, they are not permitted in the dining areas of the Patio after 6:00 p.m.
  • Golf caps and hats may only be worn with the bill facing forward. Men and boys must remove hats and visors in the Clubhouse.
  • Dressy hats, religious or health related head coverings are allowed for appropriate occasions.

Dress Code by Club Area

  • Donald Ross Room: Traditional golf/casual clothing is permitted at all times.
  • Fairway Room: Traditional golf/casual clothing during the day. After 6:00 p.m., smart casual is appropriate.
  • Wine Grill Room: Traditional golf/casual clothing during the day. After 6:00 p.m., smart casual is appropriate. On Saturday evenings, a jacket (tie optional) is required.
  • Lobby Lounge: Traditional golf/casual clothing is permitted at all times.
  • Patio: Traditional golf/casual clothing is permitted at all times.
  • Golf Course: The dress code for all golfers should adhere to traditional golf clothing. Traditional meaning slacks, capris, knickers, and Bermuda shorts, skirts or skorts longer than fingertips with a tucked-in shirt or top. Collared shirts including mocks and turtlenecks are appropriate. Denim or camouflage fabric of any color, tube tops, tank tops, midriff tops, T-shirts, bathing suits, short shorts, cut-offs, jeans, cargo style shorts or pants and warm-up suits are not acceptable golf dress.
  • Pool Dress Code: Denim or camouflage fabric of any color is not permitted at the Pool, or in any area of the Echo Lake Country Club, at any time. Men are not permitted to wear tank tops in the Pool area.
  • Please remember that while in front of the Pool House and in the Parking Lot, women and children are required to wear bathing cover-ups and men in bathing trunks must wear a shirt as well. Wrapping oneself in a towel is not sufficient. Baseball caps can only be worn with the bill of the cap facing forward.
  • Bathing suits, flip flop, and all other swim clothing are not permitted in the Clubhouse, or on the Patio, at any time. This includes the rear veranda area. Please use the lower parking lot to access the Pool and only enter the Pool area through the Pool House if you are wearing swim clothing.
  • Paddle Tennis Facility: The dress code for all adult and junior paddle tennis players should adhere to customary paddle clothing that would also be acceptable for golf. Paddle/tennis style sneakers must be worn at all times. Slacks, khakis or corduroys with straight or flared pant leg, shorts, ladies golf/tennis skirts, collared shirts, turtleneck and mock neck shirts as well as any customary paddle tennis attire are acceptable standard dress at the Paddle Facility. Sweaters and pullovers may be worn over standard underneath clothing. They must be of appropriate size, length, neckline and fit. Denim or camouflage of any color, tube tops, tank tops, T-shirts, short shorts, cut-offs, jeans, cargo style shorts or pants, sweat pants, warm-up suits, yoga pants and exposed undergarments are not acceptable dress at the Club. Customary paddle tennis dress, that would also be acceptable for golf (not warm-up suits or sweat pants), and paddle/tennis style sneakers are permitted at the Paddle Tennis Facility and at the Clubhouse in the Donald Ross Room and on the Patio for Lunch Service only during the primary paddle season between October 1 and March 31.
The dress codes apply during the entire 12-month Club season, with the exception of special theme affairs where the appropriate attire/costume will be specified in the event announcement. The dress code will be strictly enforced at all times.
  

Smoking Policy

In accordance with the current New Jersey State Law, smoking is not allowed inside any building on the Echo Lake property. Smoking is prohibited on the Side Patio (over-looking the 18th green) on evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. when dinner is being served on the Patio. Smoking is allowed on the Back Patio (overlooking the Pool) during these times as long as food is not being served or unless specifically allowed. Smoking is permitted on the Golf Course.