Join Early Retirement Today
View Poll Results: If you belong to a country club, does it have an Individual member dues option?
Yes, there is a lower dues rate individual option 3 15.79%
No, single members pay the same dues as couples/families 2 10.53%
There is some other option that doesn't quite have a yes/no answer (explain) 0 0%
I don't belong to a country club but felt a need to vote anyway 14 73.68%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Country Club dues question
Old 06-03-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
RunningBum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,180
Country Club dues question

Not exactly a LBYM topic, I know. And I don't exactly live in a country club area, but instead it is a semi-private club which you can join and pay dues to get free or reduced cost ski/golf/tennis depending on your plan, plus a few benefits that the public does not have access to.

For the last few years, the club has had a single membership option which I've used. For the coming year, they've dropped it, and if I want to continue I have to pay for a full membership, at least $1000 more.

I'm curious how many country clubs offer an individual membership. I know there are other options like social only or full with golf and tennis, and ours has those kind of options too, but I'm wondering about single vs. family. I have a feeling they're going to tell me that few country clubs offer an individual option.
__________________

__________________
RunningBum is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-03-2008, 12:55 PM   #2
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Posts: 664
Ive belonged to two golf clubs that offered single membership. I went ahead with the family membership at the first one as it was only $50 a month more and the wife liked to use the gym and locker room. This was a private club.

I now am a member at a semi-private club. Members only on weekend mornings and we get standing tee times that we want. It still cost $5000 (refundable) and around $300 a month for a single. I'm not sure what the family membership cost, but the wife dosn't golf and they don't have a pool or gym, just golf. The rate for non members is $95 per round.
__________________

__________________
dm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Posts: 664
And of coarse this is a LBYM topic. I play 5 times a week, its much cheaper for me to join a club than pay as I go.
__________________
dm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2008, 01:06 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
RunningBum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,180
Added a poll.

And dm, I agree, for some it is cheaper, and also makes for easy budgeting. It certainly was cheaper for me. There's certainly a convenience in being able to go out on a questionable ski or golf day and bag it early without fretting about barely using the day's lift ticket or greens fees. The resort does offer a mid-week ski pass, so really I just have to think about how much golf and weekend skiing I'll do, and what the other benefits are worth.
__________________
RunningBum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Dawg52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central MS/Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 7,435
No individual membership where I belong. In fact, I haven't heard of that in my area. My club does have a social membership which includes pool, tennis and club house privileges which is less expensive. But without golf, I might as well go back to work.
__________________
Retired 3/31/2007@52
Full time wuss.......
Dawg52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Century Club yakers Travel Information 29 03-10-2008 08:32 AM
Can't Join the ER Club Yet! Jane_Doe FIRE and Money 8 05-06-2007 03:31 PM
Question for those who are retired to another country FlyingNorth FIRE and Money 17 04-13-2007 12:17 PM
Have you joined this club yet? mickeyd Other topics 3 06-20-2006 09:07 PM
Is your union hiring your financial advisor with your dues? Nords Young Dreamers 3 05-03-2006 09:37 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:54 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.