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Floppy
03-30-2009, 11:41 PM
I want to know how much everyone's club membership costs...

Mine:

24/7 Membership: $1,500 initiation fee, $205/month ($160 for single players)
Weekday Membership: $600 initiation fee, $160/month ($110 for single players)

:beat-up: 'tis the reason I don't have one.

Callaway Girl
03-30-2009, 11:46 PM
My club membership is $1900 per year. This allows play on any RTJ course in the state of Alabama. Also have unlimited range balls for $350 per year. No monthly dues. Cart fees are $15 per round played. Walking is free.

Floppy
03-30-2009, 11:48 PM
My club membership is $1900 per year. This allows play on any RTJ course in the state of Alabama. Also have unlimited range balls for $350 per year. No monthly dues. Cart fees are $15 per round played. Walking is free.

That must be nice!

Callaway Girl
03-30-2009, 11:53 PM
That must be nice!

Yes it is. There are over 20 courses to play.

907golfer12
03-31-2009, 12:04 AM
My current home course here in Alaska doesn't offer memberships, but when I'm in Oregon the junior membership fee (unlimited golf, and range) is $750. Also they have a private range and short game practice area in the back on the range, and unlimited use of that is another $150, and another $75 and you get all the food you want at the restaurant. Needless to say I'm excited to get down there :D.

Floppy
03-31-2009, 12:05 AM
My current home course here in Alaska doesn't offer memberships, but when I'm in Oregon the junior membership fee (unlimited golf, and range) is $750. Also they have a private range and short game practice area in the back on the range, and unlimited use of that is another $150, and another $75 and you get all the food you want at the restaurant. Needless to say I'm excited to get down there :D.

And WHY exactly do you live in Alaska? :confused2:

907golfer12
03-31-2009, 12:08 AM
And WHY exactly do you live in Alaska? :confused2:

See when your born you generally don't have a choice of where you get to live. I'm just glad to get out of this sh*thole before I get to college.

HardcoreLooper
03-31-2009, 12:17 AM
Currently, $35/year for handicapping at a local public course. I used to belong to a private club. It was a great little course and a good price, but I just couldn't make the math work. It was $1700 initiation, $190/month dues and $30/month restaurant.

I'd generally play once a week while the weather was good, but November - January is iffy around here so that's about eight weeks where you won't get to play. Mix in my dad's annual member/guest, the annual buddies trip and some family vacations and you lose at least another four weeks.

Plus, I really like playing different courses.

provisional
03-31-2009, 12:23 AM
$48.00 a week for 54 holes if I play three rounds a week at my home course. .....:banana: LOL

johnr
03-31-2009, 12:38 AM
300 bucks a month 30 a quarter and 100 per year for balls, I quit for a month thinking it was too expensive, but after playing and waiting so long at other clubs I went back, no tee times no waiting ever, that is worth alot when I play when I can, usually not much planning

dynarider
03-31-2009, 12:46 AM
The only thing I get is a $100 community card at a local course. Enables me to play for half price with a cart & 20 buckets of range balls.

No way in hell would I pay $1700 & then add in another $200 a month for a membership. I would have to golf everyday & twice on weekends to recoup that cost.

jcuray
03-31-2009, 01:06 AM
The only thing I get is a $100 community card at a local course. Enables me to play for half price with a cart & 20 buckets of range balls.

No way in hell would I pay $1700 & then add in another $200 a month for a membership. I would have to golf everyday & twice on weekends to recoup that cost.

AMEN dynarider membership is 480.00 for the year at the "cow pasture" I play at and I like it just fine, no high cost I can play whenever I want and absolutely NO discussions about if jeans or cargo shorts are, or should be, appropriate dress.

worst_shot_ever
03-31-2009, 01:12 AM
The country clubs in my vicinity cost about the same as a new BMW M3, assuming they let you join once you've survived the wait list. It's utter insanity. The best golf-only deal I've found around here is at the University of MD course, which runs somewhere around $2000 a season. It's a great course, but a 30-minute drive depending on traffic, and not cost-effective as often as I'd be able to get out there for a round. That said, there is a driving range that has grass and mat tees about 25 mins away, and you can pay $300 to be a "green grass" member. That entitles you to year-round (weather permitting) access to the grass tees as long as you'd like, plus the cost of buckets of balls. Otherwise it's $15/hr, plus balls, and is only open April to Oct. to non-green-grass members. I'm considering doing that.

TheGasman
03-31-2009, 01:21 AM
Im in the same boat as WSE, the clubs around here usually want a huge initiation fee and rights to your first born child. The cheapest I found was 380 with no start up fee, but the place doesnt have a range. The average monthly fees around here are 500 a month with initiations ranging from 10,000 to 250k. Im sticking to the public courses now, but some day I will step up.

LBlack14
03-31-2009, 02:45 AM
See when your born you generally don't have a choice of where you get to live. I'm just glad to get out of this sh*thole before I get to college.

LMFAO!!!:rotfl:

LBlack14
03-31-2009, 02:48 AM
Mine was $1300 for acces to 2 18 hole courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, 1 Championship and 1 executive + 4 Championship holes they call the Lunch Special/ Academy. Then they jacked the price up on me to $1900 and I got out.
I miss that place, it was literally 5 minutes from my house.

askthejak
03-31-2009, 08:54 AM
another $75 and you get all the food you want at the restaurant.

This got my attention- big time

JB
03-31-2009, 08:55 AM
I pay $1400 a year for Westchase and then pay $21 each round.

MO_Hacker
03-31-2009, 11:44 AM
$500 unlimited green fees...
$13/round for a cart

Puttin4Bird
03-31-2009, 12:56 PM
My unlimited single membership at my course is $800. Cart fees additional but I walk.

scott_d
03-31-2009, 05:15 PM
Mine is at a public course that offers memberships. $225 per month for unlimited golf 24/7, unlimited carts, unlimited range balls, and includes GHIN handicap service.

907golfer12
03-31-2009, 05:23 PM
This got my attention- big time

That got my attention too :banana:

Sir Shanksalot
03-31-2009, 10:32 PM
A LOT.:beat-up:

D-Rock
03-31-2009, 11:27 PM
I don't know what the local clubs charge, but I know it's more than would be feasible for me to pay. Wichita has five city-owned municipal courses and there are numerous public courses within a half hour drive. Most are less than $30 per 18 holes if you walk or less than $50 with a cart. So, based on the amount of rounds I'm able to get in per year, it just works out better for me not to be a member of a club. I am jealous of people who have club memberships and can show up and play without a tee time.

TheGasman
04-02-2009, 05:42 PM
This is making me jealous. It just shows how over inflated the prices are on golf out here.

Geezer
04-02-2009, 05:53 PM
I think I get off lightly :D

Mine is a student membership, so it's an all-inclusive £113.50 per year. Which is about... $170 ish.

ClairefromClare
04-02-2009, 08:59 PM
This is making me jealous. It just shows how over inflated the prices are on golf out here.

Don't worry, Gasman. I'm not posting numbers here because they're so appalling.

Dent
04-02-2009, 09:02 PM
I beleive I payed $550 with Unlimited Range.

Canadian $ remember.

Badger_Golfer
04-02-2009, 11:26 PM
Mine is $350 a year, but its only a par 3 course. Even still, any time I can play as much as I want, be it on a par 3 course or a full size course, that is a good thing.

HardcoreLooper
04-03-2009, 12:29 AM
Don't worry, Gasman. I'm not posting numbers here because they're so appalling.

I can only imagine...

HardcoreLooper
04-03-2009, 12:32 AM
The country clubs in my vicinity cost about the same as a new BMW M3, assuming they let you join once you've survived the wait list. It's utter insanity. The best golf-only deal I've found around here is at the University of MD course, which runs somewhere around $2000 a season. It's a great course, but a 30-minute drive depending on traffic, and not cost-effective as often as I'd be able to get out there for a round. That said, there is a driving range that has grass and mat tees about 25 mins away, and you can pay $300 to be a "green grass" member. That entitles you to year-round (weather permitting) access to the grass tees as long as you'd like, plus the cost of buckets of balls. Otherwise it's $15/hr, plus balls, and is only open April to Oct. to non-green-grass members. I'm considering doing that.

I lived in Arlington, and I think I played once during that time. Of course, I was just out of college and didn't have two dimes to rub together.

HardcoreLooper
04-03-2009, 12:35 AM
The only thing I get is a $100 community card at a local course. Enables me to play for half price with a cart & 20 buckets of range balls.

No way in hell would I pay $1700 & then add in another $200 a month for a membership. I would have to golf everyday & twice on weekends to recoup that cost.

Yeah, I found that out the hard way. One of the things you pay for when you belong to a private club is a less crowded course. That's probably the thing I miss most. I never played in over 3.5 hours when I belonged there. A four hour round was almost unheard of.

ChristianGolfer
04-03-2009, 12:51 AM
I belong to one in Grandview, MO. $100 intiation fee $29/month. Access to gym,walking is free and $6 to ride 9/$12 to ride 18. Course isn't in that great a shape but it is golf!

Atticus
04-03-2009, 12:54 AM
$280 season unlimited play membership for my military course. :banana:

HardcoreLooper
04-04-2009, 12:04 AM
$280 season unlimited play membership for my military course. :banana:

Where do you play in Charleston? My parents live in Mt. Pleasant at Dunes West. Great course, and visiting them is like going on vacation.

SeeMoreGuy
04-05-2009, 09:26 PM
My home course cost $365 per year and that is for unlimited golf on two courses. Walking in free which I usually do and cart fee is $12. They are executive courses but good to play on to work on the irons. I usually play there two or three times a week and try to play on a longer course once a week.

Atticus
04-05-2009, 09:38 PM
Where do you play in Charleston? My parents live in Mt. Pleasant at Dunes West. Great course, and visiting them is like going on vacation.

I am at the moment still in Omaha Nebraska. I am moving to Charleston in Oct. I hope the base course has a cheap membership there as well. I have been looking around at the local courses and it seems I wont be able to afford to play very often with the price around there :act-up:

HardcoreLooper
04-19-2009, 11:14 PM
I am at the moment still in Omaha Nebraska. I am moving to Charleston in Oct. I hope the base course has a cheap membership there as well. I have been looking around at the local courses and it seems I wont be able to afford to play very often with the price around there :act-up:

Atticus -- Just got some info from my dad. A couple of things to check out. One is the Charleston Municipal golf course. No web site, but my dad says they are pretty reasonable.

Second is Westcott Plantation. The city of North Charleston owns it, and they give reduced rates for SC residents. They don't say what the reduced rates are on the web site, but the course is supposed to be pretty nice.
http://www.wescottgolf.com/RatesTimes.aspx

Third is Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club. They have some pretty aggressive specials. Looks like you can play there on weekends and holidays for $38 before 11am and $35 after 11am. You need to bring them an e-mail coupon, so if you PM me with your e-mail address, I'll send you a copy.

Fourth is actually my dad's club, Dunes West. They have some pretty strong twilight rates.
http://duneswestgolfclub.com/sites/courses/layout9.asp?id=654&page=36105

Fifth is a site called http://golf18charleston.com

Hope this helps!

hammer84
04-24-2009, 03:39 PM
Mine is $1795 per year. That includes green fee, cart and range balls. All unlimited.

I'm feel pretty lucky ti have something that is nice, close and affordable. The course was bought by the county last year and has been steadily improving.

Grogger31
04-24-2009, 04:01 PM
Just got the info from a local club I was considering (emphasis on 'was'). These rates are for an individual, not a family:

Initiation fee: $10,500
Yearly fee: $4,172
Monthly restaurant minimum: $95
Current wait: 4 years

Floppy
04-24-2009, 04:38 PM
Just got the info from a local club I was considering (emphasis on 'was'). These rates are for an individual, not a family:

Initiation fee: $10,500
Yearly fee: $4,172
Monthly restaurant minimum: $95
Current wait: 4 years

HOLY SH!T. I don't feel so bad about my home course anymore. You could buy a CAR with that money! MY GOD!

Harry Longshanks
04-24-2009, 04:43 PM
Just got the info from a local club I was considering (emphasis on 'was'). These rates are for an individual, not a family:

Initiation fee: $10,500
Yearly fee: $4,172
Monthly restaurant minimum: $95
Current wait: 4 years

That is low for a private club around here (assuming I could even get in, which I couldn't). And those amounts don't include green fees.

JB
04-24-2009, 04:44 PM
Around here, your yearly fees are your greens fees.

Grogger31
04-24-2009, 04:46 PM
That is low for a private club around here (assuming I could even get in, which I couldn't). And those amounts don't include green fees.

They are the cheapest club in the area by a significant margin. Still a nice club though.

Cobb Islander
04-24-2009, 05:01 PM
I feel lucky. My membership at a pretty dang nice challenging course in $2014.00 tax included for a FAMILY membership. It is 2 miles from my house. We play 3 to 4 times a week when the weather is nice and 1 or 2 when the weather is cold. AWESOME DEAL!!!! Carts and range balls included.

Sir Shanksalot
04-24-2009, 05:19 PM
I guess it's just more expensive on the coasts. Obviously, you can find different levels of clubs. I was looking at the high, but not highest, level. When I was looking around I saw one that was $75k initiation, 9500/yr dues and some kind of food minimum. No, I didn't join. Another was 60k initiation and I didn't even get the rest of the info.
I heard a rumor from a very reliable inside source that if you wanted to and had 90k burning a hole in your pocket you have a good chance of becoming a member at Baltusrol. Usually there is a sizable wait list but the economy cut that down quite a bit.

JB
04-24-2009, 05:24 PM
Old Memorial down the street from my house is 250k initiation.

Floppy
04-24-2009, 05:24 PM
Old Memorial down the street from my house is 250k initiation.

How can anyone afford that?

JB
04-24-2009, 05:25 PM
The membership is full.

Harry Longshanks
04-24-2009, 05:26 PM
Old Memorial down the street from my house is 250k initiation.

I don't even want to know the fees for Seattle Golf Club or Broadmoor Country Club. (Again, not that I could ever get an invite.)

Sir Shanksalot
04-24-2009, 05:27 PM
I know, like I said I didn't even look at the Highest level. Bayonne CC - $250k, Liberty National - $500k, Trump - was $250k but lowered to 150k til the economy improves, etc. Man, how much money do you have to be worth to toss $500k into an initiation fee.:shock:

TheGasman
04-24-2009, 11:08 PM
Old Memorial down the street from my house is 250k initiation.

I hear that number thrown around here a lot too. If I had that kind of money I wouldnt even hesitate, if they would have me of course.

ThatsOB
04-24-2009, 11:51 PM
The the club I think I'll be joining maybe next month is $300/yr, $8 cart fee, (I'm a walker) and it's a pretty nice course.

However, the course that I mostly play now is only $5.50 to walk 9...so either way, it's really cheap golf.

All this talk makes me grateful for the prices around here. As a student on a tight budget, I wouldn't be able to play if I had to pay even 15 or 20 bucks for 9 holes.

HardcoreLooper
04-29-2009, 02:45 AM
I know, like I said I didn't even look at the Highest level. Bayonne CC - $250k, Liberty National - $500k, Trump - was $250k but lowered to 150k til the economy improves, etc. Man, how much money do you have to be worth to toss $500k into an initiation fee.:shock:

Where you are, I'm sure there are plenty of Wall Street types that can swing it. Well, in a good year they can swing it.

Down here in Richmond, VA, Kinloch Golf Club (hosting the 2011 US Senior Open) has a $125,000 initiation fee. I know a few people who belong, but none have invited me to play yet.

ClairefromClare
04-29-2009, 02:36 PM
I heard a rumor from a very reliable inside source that if you wanted to and had 90k burning a hole in your pocket you have a good chance of becoming a member at Baltusrol. Usually there is a sizable wait list but the economy cut that down quite a bit.

I've heard there's no wait for a house membership. Much lower initiation, and 20 rounds a year. The other rumor is that a member there was a feeder for Madoff, and 27 members lost their shirts last year.

Sir Shanksalot
04-29-2009, 06:38 PM
I've heard there's no wait for a house membership. Much lower initiation, and 20 rounds a year. The other rumor is that a member there was a feeder for Madoff, and 27 members lost their shirts last year.
Yup. I heard of one that lost over $30 million.:eek:

ShortButCrooked
04-29-2009, 06:57 PM
You guys in the midwest and south are making me very envious.

Private clubs here aren't even a consideration. $200K plus $600/month for anything decent. We join the Northern CA Golf Association for $60/year, and that allows us to play the home courses (Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge) at a discount.