Guest Information

Dear Guest,

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

Mobile Device 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.

Attire at Wissahickon and Militia Hill:

Country Club Casual and colored denim pants (non-torn, non-blue jean)

Attire at St. Martins

The Heights:

Lunch (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Country Club Casual, neatly tailored jeans, and tennis whites permitted in all dining spaces.

Dinner (5:00 pm and later)

Country Club Casual and neatly tailored jeans permitted in all dining spaces. Tennis whites permitted on the Bluestone Patio, Tennis Patio, and a designated section of the Porch

Squash 1854 Café and Racquets Patio:

Country Club Casual, Fitness Attire, and neatly tailored jeans


Country Club Casual, Swimwear and Fitness Attire

Country Club Casual is defined as:

Gentlemen: Slacks, including neatly tailored, non-torn colored denim (non-blue jean) or tailored golf shorts. A collared shirt neatly tucked in or appropriately tailored shirt (such as “Tommy Bahama" style) designed to be worn untucked.

Ladies: Slacks, capris, neatly tailored, non-torn colored denim (non-blue jean), skirts, golf-length shorts, blouses, sweaters, and sundresses. Shirts must have sleeves and/or a collar.

Inappropriate Attire:

  • Exposed undergarments or see-through fabric
  • Bare midriffs
  • Overtly revealing shorts or skirts
  • Halter tops, tank tops, low-neck shirts
  • Any torn, soiled, or unkempt clothing including pool shoes and flip flops. 
  • Basketball shorts, cargo shorts, cargo pants, sweatpants, yoga pants.
  • Hooded sweatshirts or non-dress code compliant tee shirts.

Fitness Attire is defined as:

Workout-appropriate clothing; sleeveless tees or tank tops must be in good taste – no bare midriffs. Appropriate athletic shoes are required and no open-toed shoes are permissible; black-soled or marking shoes are not allowed on squash courts. Hats are allowed in the Fitness Center. Hats must be worn facing forward once members leave the Fitness Center. Members are encouraged to use discretion regarding their attire when entering the Clubhouse and dining areas in Fitness Attire, especially post-activity.


Swimwear is to be worn in the pool area only and members should dress modestly. No bathing attire is permitted when entering or exiting the main Clubhouse.



Smoking is prohibited on the Club’s campuses except for in the parking lots and on the golf courses. If smoking in the parking lot or on the golf course, it must be done at least 15 feet away from any clubhouse entrance or eating area; the only exceptions to this rule are the grassy area with the Adirondack chairs located adjacent to the Wissahickon dining patio and the Adirondack sitting area below the Militia Hill patio. Where smoking is permitted, members and their guests should use the provided receptacles to discard butts. If smoking on the golf course, lit cigars and cigarettes may never be rested on, nor their ashes left on, tees or putting greens; further, cigars and cigarettes should never be placed on any grass surface and butts must be properly discarded in a receptacle at the Clubhouse. The General Manager may grant exceptions to this rule for events with advance written request.



Tipping is permitted for the locker room, valet parking and coat room attendants only.