You typically hear about people joining a golf club because of the golf course. They like the challenge of the course, perhaps the proximity of it to where they live, or maybe even the history and legacy of that course in the community. But there are plenty of others who acquire a golf club membership for reasons beyond the manicured golf course adorning the grounds.
Here are several reasons why a golf membership provides so much more than just a place to play golf.
Not all golf clubs are created the same, but we can safely assume they all include plenty of amenities for their members. Tennis courts are a staple of club life, but you can also find lawn sports, children’s programs, fine dining, and enough activities to pack your social calendar for the year. The amenities are available often, so it's easy to find a time within your schedule to utilize them.
Programs for the Whole Family
Many golf clubs offer programs to use their amenities, and your membership is your ticket. From junior golf leagues and tennis leagues to date night, family night and more, there is something to do or learn for everyone in your family.
Private Event Setting
A private golf club is a perfect place to host an event such as wedding ceremonies and receptions, business meetings, holiday parties, engagement and anniversary parties, birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, reunions and proms, school banquets, seminars, retirement parties and other gatherings. Not only is it a beautiful setting, but the staff can typically help you plan the event and offer top notch service at the event- and as a member rooms rental fees are often waived!
Dining seems like a given at any private golf club, but you might be surprised by the dining options available. From a bar and grill or restaurant catering to an exquisite wine bar and fine dining, you may find that your club offers all the above under one roof. Private clubs can provide a burger and beer after you come off the course with your friends or intimate fine dining for date night.
Meet New People
The social aspect of club life is one of its many great attributes. As a member, you will meet and mingle with all kinds of new people and have the opportunity to build great relationships. Those you meet through your membership may grow to be close friends you see outside of the club.
They say that many business deals are done on the golf course, which isn't surprising since networking opportunities at the club are vast. At a club social event, you can make many new acquaintanceships that can grow into business partnerships or even lifelong friendships. People with common interests meet in a comfortable atmosphere at private clubs and make deals that can change their lives.
Casual Golf Leagues
And, if after a while you decide you want to head outside to the course to “see what all the fuss is about,” private golf clubs offer casual couple golf leagues for those interested in checking out the game but not ready to take it on full force. You can join leagues that introduce the game at your pace (a few holes with other beginner golfers) or get instruction from accomplished teaching pros to help build your swing and your confidence. Playing golf is not necessary to enjoy club life, but it is always available for those that want to give it a try.