Croquet Lawn Rules
- Only soft soled shoes may be worn on the lawn. No street shoes to be worn.
- Do not apply bug spray on the lawn. Severe damage to the lawn can occur.
- Please, no alcohol on the lawn. Alcohol will cause damage to the lawn if spilled.
- Absolutely NO PETS allowed on the lawn.
- White attire is required for members and house guests at all times.
- Members need to make their Court reservation with the Pro Shop prior to play.
- All of us have a major investment in our Croquet Lawn. It is each member’s responsibility to not only follow these rules, but also to say something should you observe others not doing so. If you are hesitant to approach someone regarding rules, please call the Pro Shop and they will send someone out.
- A member may reserve one court only for guest play.
- There can be no more than three guests for each member present. For example, a single member can have up to three guests playing with the member. A member couple or two single members may have up to six guests playing. The maximum number of guests cannot exceed six and play will be on one court per (1) above.
- Members must be on the court at any time a guest is on the court playing or practicing.
- All guests must wear appropriate white croquet attire.
- While we encourage guests to learn croquet, guest privileges are not to be used in lieu of SVC croquet membership. Therefore, a guest can only be a guest two times during the season.
- All other member rules (below) must be followed by all guests.
Winter Play Rules
Steve Mason, our greens superintendent has asked that we observe a few extra precautions to protect the lawn:
- There will be Absolutely No Play on Any Court Until After 12:00 PM from October 15 through April 30.
- Please follow our normal rules, especially the rule requiring a reservation with the Pro Shop prior to play. This becomes most important during the colder months. Steve Mason will leave instructions with the Pro Shop if altering the normal schedule is necessary.
We want everyone to enjoy croquet throughout the year, but we must be able to control play based on weather and grass conditions to protect the Croquet Lawn!