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    Private Course Dues

    I had the chance to play a very nice private course near me yesterday. I was really impressed with the course shape at the hardest time of the summer in my area, the pace of play and the practice areas. It really has sparked my interest in joining a private course. I asked for a dues sheet from them and it was a little bit more than I can afford right now. It is $255 a month for a Junior membership. It is about $275 for a full membership.

    I wanted to see if this was about the norm for most or higher?


    I really don't mind paying this kind of price for the conditions they had at a private course, but just can't afford it now. I really wish I could. This really makes me want to try and go private to get away from the crowds of public courses.
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    I really hope to join one myself sometime.

    Does that money get you any other perks? Pool tennis anything? Depending on the course that may be about standard especially if it is very nice
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    Grant, I'm not a member at a private course, but I can tell you that you're going to get answers that are all over the map in terms of pricing based on what area of the country people live in as well as how nice the course is. One thing that I can tell you to look into if you want to go the private route is whether there is a food/beverage minimum at a club on top of the monthly dues, because that adds to your budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantD View Post
    I had the chance to play a very nice private course near me yesterday. I was really impressed with the course shape at the hardest time of the summer in my area, the pace of play and the practice areas. It really has sparked my interest in joining a private course. I asked for a dues sheet from them and it was a little bit more than I can afford right now. It is $255 a month for a Junior membership. It is about $275 for a full membership.

    I wanted to see if this was about the norm for most or higher?


    I really don't mind paying this kind of price for the conditions they had at a private course, but just can't afford it now. I really wish I could. This really makes me want to try and go private to get away from the crowds of public courses.

    i would be all over a nice course at $275 if included everything .. most around here try to get you with cart fees being extra. also does it include access to like a gym or anything else or golf only?
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    That is about the norm for the fairly nice private clubs within 15 miles of me. Average about $300/month and most do not have any food/beverage minimums.
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    I bet if you look around you will find some that are lower. I pay a bit lowe r down here

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    Quote Originally Posted by arydolphin View Post
    Grant, I'm not a member at a private course, but I can tell you that you're going to get answers that are all over the map in terms of pricing based on what area of the country people live in as well as how nice the course is. One thing that I can tell you to look into if you want to go the private route is whether there is a food/beverage minimum at a club on top of the monthly dues, because that adds to your budget.
    There is a $40 minimum on the food budget.

    Quote Originally Posted by trae* View Post
    i would be all over a nice course at $275 if included everything .. most around here try to get you with cart fees being extra. also does it include access to like a gym or anything else or golf only?
    The cart fees are $16 for 18. I don't think there is a gym, but there is a pool. (I don't think my family would use it, since we have a neighborhood pool now)
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    Compared to my home course, those rates are pretty high... but I am in a pretty inexpensive area. I know on Long Island where I grew up, the rates tended to be much higher than what you've quoted. A junior membership here is only $700 per year all inclusive--$300 without the cart plan. Membership page linked for reference:

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    If I could join a private club in my area for $275 month I would of done so the minute I found out about it. Like some others have said I would see if there are any extra fees that would be added. However, if that is the flat price with no extra fees I think that's an amazing deal.
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    Mine are dirt cheap, but really more than I want to spend if I'm being honest.

    I got a first year discount:

    $1,350 dues, which comes out to 135/month because I'm paying it over the course of 10 months
    $75 minimum in food and beverage per month.
    $110 range fee (one time charge)
    $$$ for anything else that I happen to buy like a cart, balls, tournament fees, handicapping, etc

    The thing is, I figured it would be right at $200/month total (dues + food), but it's been anywhere from $40 to $175 more than that depending on the month. At this point, I don't enter any events, I don't get a cart, and I pay cash for everything to avoid a big bill, so a lot of the perks aren't really there for me.


    If I had to do it again in my current financial situation I wouldn't do it. After the kids are older or I'm making more money, maybe I'll feel differently, but it's a lot of money for me to pay with the amount of time I have available these days.
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    I think that's pretty cheap.
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    You will likely never actually pay $275 a month. My guess is you see bills close to the $400 range if you are riding very often.
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    Only a 20 dollar gap between junior and full? That seems weird..

    My course is a Palmer, private. It's 380 per month for full and 300 for junior members.

    They charging initiation?
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    Whoa............ you guys live around come cheap clubs. The one I live at (not a member) is $4500 a year dues (technically a ten grand activation fee but it's always waived cause nobody wants to pay that) with $250 per 3 months dining minimum, $7per 9 for a cart, outrageous prices in the pro shop.

    The other one by me is three clubs in one for $10,000 a year, not sure about dining, carts, anything else...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Mine are dirt cheap, but really more than I want to spend if I'm being honest.

    I got a first year discount:

    $1,350 dues, which comes out to 135/month because I'm paying it over the course of 10 months
    $75 minimum in food and beverage per month.
    $110 range fee (one time charge)
    $$$ for anything else that I happen to buy like a cart, balls, tournament fees, handicapping, etc

    The thing is, I figured it would be right at $200/month total (dues + food), but it's been anywhere from $40 to $175 more than that depending on the month. At this point, I don't enter any events, I don't get a cart, and I pay cash for everything to avoid a big bill, so a lot of the perks aren't really there for me.


    If I had to do it again in my current financial situation I wouldn't do it. After the kids are older or I'm making more money, maybe I'll feel differently, but it's a lot of money for me to pay with the amount of time I have available these days.
    This is sorta where I am at right now. I really want to join one, but it would be really tight for me to afford it. I think later in life it will be easier to afford and I will have more time to play. One thing I really want out of it is getting away from public courses and wait times. I think the private sector is the way to go for this.
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