In order to play golf in America, you basically have two options to get out onto the course.
1.) Pay a lump sum of money and monthly dues to belong to a private club.
2.) Pay a daily fee to play public courses.
For the majority of my golfing career, I did not want to be tied down to just one course and If I spent my money on a private club, it would be difficult to justify the cost of paying a green fee elsewhere. So I have always opted for the 2nd option. The good news is that there is a 3rd way to go about things. It may not make sense for everyone but it is a viable option for the passionate golfer who likes to travel.
- $7k initiation fee $3,150 annual dues
- Access to a network of Private clubs
Imagine, every time you take a golf trip, being able to visit your own private golf club and not just any private club, but one of the state's best. I haven't visited Ballyhack yet, but if you click on Arbor Links or Briggs Ranch, you will get a taste for the high quality of these clubs.
If the $7k initiation fee is holding you back, it's not due for 2 years. The club operates under a spend off model so every time you spend money on cottages, guest fees, or even beers for your group, that total comes off of the $7000 fee. So if you manage to drink $7k worth of beer over two years, you owe nothing. Or, if you manage to eat $6500 worth of steaks, you would only owe $500. A pretty cool motivation to make sure you get the most out of your membership.
The best part about the whole deal is that It's a fairly new organization that is adding clubs at an aggressive rate. Even with 3 clubs, there is tremendous value here and there are ongoing negotiations with several other well known clubs as I type this. The goal is to have 20-22 courses in the network by 2022 all scattered across the US.
If you are a corporation reading this, there is also an option for you.
- $20K initiation fee
- $9,450 dues per year for 3 designees to use.
- Can add more designees at $1,000 a piece, up to 10 additional.
PJKoenig blog readers that sign up by December 31st 2017 at midnight will receive $1000 off the initiation fee for individual users and $2000 off of the corporate initiation fee. Just click here and send me a message if you are interested.