Greenward Rule

Historically, croquet has been a genteel sport associated with Victorian England and subsequently exported to the English speaking colonies. Rules became codified and equipment standardized in the mid 1850’s. Croquet playing rules and dress codes have evolved over the years, equipment changing far faster than etiquette and practice.

  • Dress code for Bald Head Island Croquet is Smart Casual all white attire is not mandatory.

  • All players must reserve a court and play time through the Turtle's Den. (910-477-5015). Courts are reserved in 90 minute intervals starting at 9:00 AM. (9:00-10:30, 10:30-12:00 etc.) Recreation staff will assist those interested in Croquet with a short tutorial of Golf Croquet . Recreation will also provide a sheet of Golf Croquet Rules for anyone who wants them. 

  • Bald Head Island Temporary Club members who want to play but do not have croquet mallets, may borrow mallets and balls from the Turtle's Den when they check-in. 

  • All minors must be accompanied by responsible adults.

  • At check in with the Turtle's Den poolside players must pay any applicable court fees before playing. Greensward Fees
    The following rates are valid for 1.5 hour play time.


    Temporary Members: $30