The Cost of Country Club Membership

The biggest thing to consider before becoming a member of a country club is the cost. This is because apart from the social status, it also determines the benefits a member gets.

The main payment that guarantees access to any country club membership is the initiation fee. This fee varies considerably between clubs depending on the history, location, opportunities that membership brings, and purpose of the club. This fee can be from $1,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Most clubs levy some amount of money as monthly dues or quarterly dues on their members. This money is used to run the day-to-day activities of the club. Again, the amount for monthly dues varies from club to club.

Apart from the monthly or quarterly dues, some clubs also levy some amount of money on members in the case of an emergency or special project. Each member is required to contribute to the cost of the emergency or special project.

Other times, a club might mandate that a member pays a certain amount of money before he or she can cancel their membership of the club.

Also, other expenses might come with country club membership. These are expenses expected of a regular member. Members might be expected to spend a certain amount on food and drinks at the clubhouse, pro shop, golf lessons, and lockers.

These expenses might be included in the payment for membership or not, but certainly, being a member of a country club doesn’t come cheap. Some private clubs even require that an intending member maintain a certain level of steady income before admission. This is to have members that can cover the costs of membership without worrying.

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