Guest Information

General Club Rules

All persons using the Recreational Facilities shall abide by all rules and regulations of the Club as they may be amended from time to time.



Hours of Operation

The recreational facilities shall be open on the days and during the hours as may be established by Club Management and/or the Board.

Areas of the Club may be closed for scheduled maintenance and repairs.

Use of the recreational facilities may be restricted or reserved from time to time by Club Management and/or the Board.

Food and Beverage Services

Alcoholic beverages will be served, sold, and consumed at the Club only as permitted by law. The Club reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse service to any person who appears to be intoxicated.

All food and beverages consumed on the recreational facilities must be furnished by the Club unless otherwise permitted in writing.


Commercial advertisements shall not be posted or circulated in the recreational facilities nor shall solicitations of any kind be made on the recreational facilities or upon the Club's stationery without the prior written approval of Club Management. Other than as permitted in writing by Club Management, no petition shall be originated, solicited, circulated, or posted on Club property.

Club Property

No person shall remove from the room in which it is placed or from the recreational facilities any property or furniture belonging to the Club without proper written authorization.


Self-parking is permitted in areas identified as such. No parking will be allowed on grass areas, on the main driveway, or under the car port. All "No Parking" signs must be observed.


Smoking is not permitted in the Clubhouse in accordance with state law. While smoking is allowed in outdoor areas, the Board reserves the right to designate specific outdoor areas as non-smoking by posting appropriate signage.


Absolutely no fireworks are permitted anywhere on the recreational facilities unless part of a fireworks exhibit organized and conducted by the Club.


Firearms and all other weapons of any kind are not permitted on the recreational facilities at any time.

Rules Violations

Violation of any of these rules or conduct in a manner prejudicial to the best interests of the Club will subject the person in violation to disciplinary action by the Club in accordance with member bylaws.

Each person using the recreational facilities, as a condition of such use privileges, assumes sole responsibility for his or her property. The Club shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to any personal property brought onto, used, or stored on the recreational facilities, whether in lockers or elsewhere. Any personal property left in or on the recreational facilities for six months or more without the payment of storage fees may be sold by the Club, with or without notice, or may be otherwise discarded. Any proceeds from such sale may be retained by the Club.

Every person using the recreational facilities shall be liable for any property damage he or she causes. Each member shall be liable for any property damage or personal injury at the recreational facilities, or at any activity or function operated, organized, arranged, or sponsored by the Club, caused by the member, member's family members, or guests. If any member arranges or sponsors any activity or function at the recreational facilities, the member shall be responsible for any damage or injury, even if such damage or injury was not caused by the member. each member agrees that Club Management may charge the cost of any such damage to his or her Club account.

Club Services and Activities

Non-Member Use

Club Management and the Board shall have the right to permit the use of the recreational facilities by non-members, including members of the general public, under such circumstances, terms and conditions, and upon payment of such fees, as Club Management and the Board shall determine in their sole and absolute discretion. Such use may include, but shall not be limited to, private weddings, charity golf outings, and large business functions.

Special Events

The Club may provide a variety of social, cultural, educational, and recreational events, in which all members are encouraged to participate. Such events shall be designated "members-only", but members may bring guests if permitted.

Private Functions

Private functions may be held at the Recreational Facilities with the prior permission of Club Management and upon the payment of such fees or charges as Club Management may establish. The Club encourages the use of the Recreational Facilities for corporate or other private functions. Any person wishing to reserve the Recreational Facilities for a corporate or private event may contact the appropriate staff member for information regarding available facilities, dates, and times. When scheduling such functions, Club Management will consider the effect the function is likely to have upon the normal operation of the Club and may, in its sole and absolute discretion, refuse use of the Recreational Facilities. The function's sponsor shall assume full responsibility for the conduct of all attendees, any damage to the Recreational Facilities, and the payment of any charges accumulated but unpaid by individuals attending the private function.


For the convenience of all members, a gratuity percentage, as determined from time to time by the Board, will be added to all food and beverage sales. Currently, that amount is 20% for à la carte and 20% for banquets. A member may increase or decrease the gratuity percentage by signing the ticket invoice and changing the amount of the additional gratuity, as the member deems appropriate.


Children under the lawful drinking age are not permitted in any Club lounge while alcohol is being served unless they are being supervised by their parents or legal guardian (junior golf mornings excluded). Additionally, children under the age of 15 are not permitted to use the locker rooms unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Any person who brings a child onto the recreational facilities is responsible for the child's conduct and safety while on the premises.

Guest Policies

Accommodation of Guests

Use privileges may be extended under the rules established by Club Management from time to time to guests of members. Although it is the intention of the Club to accommodate guests without inconvenience to the members, the Club reserves the right to limit the number of guests that accompany a member on any given day. The Club shall establish the rate of the daily guest fees, which shall be charged in addition to any applicable use fees. The use rights and privileges delegated to a guest may be limited to a greater extent than the use rights and privileges of a member. Such limitations may be enacted in the sole discretion of Club Management and may include, without limitation, imposing additional or higher fees, restrictions regarding reservation of tee times, and periods of use being reserved or restricted.

Use of the Recreational Facilities by Guests

All guests shall be considered day guests. Day guest privileges may be limited at any time during each calendar year by Club Management and the Board in their sole and absolute discretion. Notice of any such limitations will be provided to the members. The sponsoring member shall be responsible for the conduct of his or her day guest while at the recreational facilities. If the manner or appearance of any day guest is deemed unsatisfactory by Club personnel, the sponsoring member shall, at the request of Club, cause such day guest to vacate the recreational facilities. Club Management reserves the right to require identification from each day guest.

Golf Guests: Currently non-golf members of any age will be allowed to play golf as guests a maximum of three (3) times a year between course opening and closing. All guests must be registered in the golf shop before beginning play as the golf shop will maintain a record of all guests’ names. Upon registration of the guest, the sponsoring member or guest shall pay the guest fee then in effect, as established by Club Management and the Board. Outside Monday golf outing rounds do not count towards the total number of times played per year.

Pool Guests: Members may bring a guest at any time, as long as they pay the guest fee of $7.00 (payable at the pool bar). The Club reserves the right to refuse entry to guests at times of heavy member usage. The Club also reserves the right to limit the number of times a pool guest may use the facilities each pool season if the number is deemed excessive.

Dress Code

It is expected that all persons using the recreational facilities will dress in a fashion befitting the surroundings and atmosphere of the facilities and appropriate for the activity in which one is participating or the event one is attending.


  • Shirts and proper shoes must be worn at all times.
  • All shirts must have sleeves, collars, and/or approved mock necks. No t-shirts, tank tops, or halter tops of any kind are permitted.
  • No shorts that are above mid-thigh length, cutoffs, or swimwear will be allowed.
  • Proper golf slacks or shorts are required.
  • No denim jeans may be worn on the golf course, driving, range, putting green, or short game facility at Wausau Country Club between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
  • No jogging shorts or sweatpants, nor ripped, frayed, or torn jeans will be allowed at any time.
  • The use of metal spikes is prohibited; only soft spikes may be used on the golf course, driving range, putting green, or short game facility.
  • Golf hats must be worn with the bill facing forward.
  • All shirts must be tucked in, and an appropriate belt must be worn.


  • Shirts and proper shoes must be worn at all times.
  • All shirts must have sleeves, collars, and/or approved mock necks. No t-shirts, tank tops, or halter tops of any kind are permitted.
  • No shorts that are above mid-thigh length, cutoffs, or swimwear will be allowed.
  • Denim jeans that are not ripped, frayed, or torn will be allowed on the deck and in the bar areas only.
  • Baggy jeans, worn in such a manner that undergarments are exposed, will not be allowed.
  • No denim jeans of any kind are allowed in the Main Dining Room.
  • Men are not allowed to wear hats in the Main Dining Room.

The Main Dining Room is the most formal area of the Club. Appropriate attire is required. Please respect all members by ensuring that you observe this dress code.


  • Children ages 12 and older must follow dress codes as listed above.
  • Children ages 11 and younger may wear t-shirts that are in good taste.

Practice Facilities

The practice facilities will open with the Golf Shop. The practice facilities will close one hour before sunset with the exception of Wednesday evenings when they will close two hours before sunset for mowing the next morning.

  • The practice facilities are open during normal operating hours. The practice facilities may be closed for general maintenance at Club Management's discretion and closes with the end of the golf season.
  • Range balls are for use on the practice facilities and may not be used on the golf course.
  • Balls must be hit from designated areas. No hitting is permitted from the rough or sides of the practice range.
  • Proper golf attire is required at all times on the practice facilities.
  • Lessons by unauthorized professionals are prohibited.
  • Any member, male or female, can use the practice facilities from range open to close daily with exception of Thursday mornings in the summer during junior golf lessons.
  • Guests are permitted to use the practice facilities while accompanied by a member.

Golf Cart Rules

  • All players shall be subject to applicable cart fees as established by Club Management and the Board. The use of privately owned golf carts is not permitted.
  • Each golf cart operator must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid automobile driver's license.
  • Only two persons and two sets of golf clubs are permitted per golf cart.
  • All golf cart traffic signs must be obeyed.
  • Golf cart operators shall avoid soft spots on fairways, especially after rainfall.
  • A golf cart should never be driven through a hazard.
  • Operation of a golf cart is at the risk of the operator. Cost of repair to a golf cart which is damaged by a member or a member's family member shall be the responsibility of the member or other individual who obtained use of the golf cart from Club Management. In the case of damage by a guest of a member, the sponsoring member may be held responsible. Each member shall be held fully responsible for any and all damages, including damages to the golf cart that are caused by the misuse of the golf cart by the member, his or her family members, or guests and shall reimburse Club Management for any and all damages the Club may sustain by reason of misuse.
  • Every person who operates a golf cart accepts and assumes all responsibility for liability connected with operation of the golf cart.
  • "Course closed" or "hole closed" signs are to be adhered to without exception.
  • Violations of golf cart rules may result in loss of cart and/or playing privileges.

General Golf Rules

  • The Rules of Golf as adopted by the USGA together with the Rules of Etiquette as adopted by the USGA shall be the rules of the Club, except when modified by local rules or by any of the rules herein.
  • “Cutting-in” is not permitted at any time. All players must check in with the golf shop. Under no circumstances are players permitted to start play from number 10 tee without checking in with the golf shop first.
  • Practice is not allowed on the golf course. The practice facilities should be used for all practice. Range balls may not be used on the golf course. All persons wishing to use the practice facilities shall check in with the golf shop prior to beginning practice.
  • Pace of play will be strictly enforced. Under normal circumstances nine holes of golf should be played in 2 hours and eighteen holes of golf should be played in 4 hours. If a foursome or other group of players fails to keep its place on the course and falls behind the preceding group, the staff will assist the group in speeding up the pace of play. Staff may instruct the group to allow the following group to play through, or to skip a hole. When a member of the group stops to search for a lost ball no more than five minutes should be used to search for lost balls.
  • All players who stop after playing nine holes for any reason must occupy the next tee before the following players arrive at the tee or they shall lose their position on the golf course and must get permission from the golf shop to resume play.
  • All tournament play must be approved in advance by Club Management.
  • All players shall enter and exit bunkers from the lowest side to prevent breaking down the sides of the traps. Rake all bunkers and remove all footprints before leaving the bunker. Do not pull your cart or drive a motorized cart through the traps.
  • Players shall repair their own ball mark plus one other on the green, if possible.
  • Players shall repair all divots.
  • Ball hawking is not allowed on the course at any time.
  • If a player is repeatedly warned for slow play, Club Management may take such action as it deems appropriate, including without limitation, restricting the person's use of the golf course during certain times of the day.
  • Each player must have his or her own set of golf clubs and golf bag.
  • Improperly dressed golfers shall be asked to change before playing. Any person in doubt of the appropriateness of his or her attire shall check with the golf shop before starting play.
  • If lightning is in the area, all play shall cease. Players shall be responsible for seeking shelter. The Club will not have a storm alert system or other warning device and is under no obligation to remove members and their guests from the golf course during severe weather.
  • No beverage coolers are permitted on the course unless provided by the Club. Club Management reserves the right to inspect and approve all cooler contents.
  • Twosomes should not expect to play through foursomes and should not exert any pressure on the groups ahead. Foursomes shall have the right of way.
  • Fivesomes are not permitted on the golf course at any time without the consent of the Head Golf Professional.
  • The last day of the golf season will be the first Monday in November of each year. After that date, play on the golf course will be with permission of the Golf Course Superintendent or his designee only.

Golf Course Etiquette

Persons using the golf course should do their part to make a round of golf a pleasant experience for everyone at the Club. Here are some suggestions:

  • Do not waste time. Anticipate the club or clubs you may need, and go directly to your ball. Always be near your ball to play promptly when it is your turn. If a player is delayed in making his shot, it would be courteous for such player to indicate to another player to play which should not be deemed playing out of turn.
  • The time required to "hole out" on and around the green is a chief cause of slow play. Study and clear the line of your putt while others are doing the same. Be ready to putt when it is your turn.
  • Be sociable, but reserve your extended conversations for the 19th hole.
  • When approaching a green, park your golf cart on the best direct line to the next tee. This can save significant time. Never leave your golf cart in front of the green where you will have to go back and get it while the following players wait for you to get out of the way.
  • Carefully rake bunkers after use.
  • When play of a hole is completed, leave the green promptly and proceed to the next tee without delay. Do the scoring for the completed hole while the others in your group are playing from the next tee.

Members of Other Private Golf Clubs

A person who is a full golf member of another private country club need not play with a member. Greens fees for such a guest will be the greater of $100.00 or the amount the guest’s home club would charge a Wausau Country Club member. Their club professional should arrange for these guests in advance. The golf professional may deny access to the course for guests subject to this paragraph whenever, in the judgment of the golf professional, course conditions require play limitations. The schedule of play for these guests is the same as adult full golf members. Playing hours for these guests also apply to all practice areas.

Outing Policies

An outside event is one in which a request for using the facilities (golf and clubhouse) of the Wausau Country Club does not include a member in each foursome. Any outing must be sponsored by a full golf member and include a meal. Any member participating in an outing may not establish tee times immediately before or after the time set for the outing’s tee times. Members who bring seven guests, as allowed by the guest policy, does not classify as an outing. Management reserves the right to determine the appropriate day and time for each requested outing.

Swimming Pool Rules

  • Hours of operation: 11:00am to 8:00pm (subject to change)
  • Lifeguards will be in attendance during all hours of operation.
  • Guest Fees - Vertical family members may accompany a member (at the pool) at no charge. This includes grandparents (if member isn’t present), children of members living at home or in school, grandchildren and nannies only. There will be a $3.50 charge for Adult Children of members.
  • The pool will close if the temperature drops below 60 degrees or if inclement weather is present.
  • All members using the pool should use the bathhouses to change before swimming.
  • The Club is not responsible for valuables; the best way of keeping your belongings safe is to take them into the pool area with you.
  • Toys in the pool will be monitored and allowed at the discretion of the lifeguards.
  • All swimmers must shower before entering the pool.
  • All food & drink must be in disposable containers around the pool. No glass is allowed (for safety purposes).
  • Please remove Band-Aids before entering the pool.
  • Anyone with open cuts and/or sores will not be permitted in the pool.
  • Lifeguards will be obeyed at all times. They have discretion over all rules and regulations.
  • If your children are twelve (12) years old or younger, we ask that they be supervised by a parent, older sibling, or baby-sitter you’ve brought with you.
  • Cloth diapers are not permitted in the pools unless covered by approved outwear (with elastic waist and leg openings). Diapers made specifically for swimming are recommended. Towels from the locker rooms are not to be used at the pool.
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