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Six Things You Shouldn't Assume About Membership At A Private Country Club

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Joining a country club could be a great opportunity for many individuals. Unfortunately, some individuals forego private country club membership because they're misinformed and making inaccurate assumptions about membership.

The following are six things you shouldn't assume about membership at a private country club

It's too expensive to join a private country club.

Joining a private country club doesn't have to cost a fortune. Country club membership costs vary widely. If you research your options, you should be able to find a private country club with membership costs that are not too high for your budget. 

All country clubs offer the same in terms of membership options.

Country clubs vary in terms of the types of membership they offer. One important distinction when it comes to membership options at country clubs is equity membership as opposed to non-equity membership.

At clubs offering equity membership, members are actually owners of the club. They have equity in the club, so they get to vote on important decisions regarding how the club is run. Equity membership tends to cost more but gives the individual member more control.

Non-equity membership doesn't involve any ownership or voting rights in the club. At a non-equity club, a member gets access to the facilities but can't make many decisions regarding how the club is managed. 

You won't be able to take guests to your private country club.

Some individuals don't want to join a private country club because they don't have any friends who are club members. They assume that they won't be able to invite their own friends to a club they join.

However, most private country clubs do offer some arrangements that allow members to bring guests to the club. Guest options are an important subject prospective country club members should research before joining a club. 

All private country clubs are the same.

Private country clubs tend to vary a lot in terms of what they offer and how much they cost. You shouldn't assume that every private country club membership offer is the same. Doing a lot of research before joining a country club will contribute to more satisfaction with the choice you eventually make. 

You will only be able to golf at one location when you're a member of a private country club.

Many private country clubs have reciprocal agreements with other country clubs that make it so that members get access to numerous golf courses and country club facilities.

While not all country clubs offer reciprocal agreements like this, many do. Reciprocals with other clubs is an important topic to investigate when you're deciding which country club you want to join. 

The only thing you can do at a private country club is go golfing.

One of the great things about private country clubs is that many offer a wide variety of activities. You don't have to be a golfer to benefit from membership at a private country club.

Fitness centers, tennis courts, swimming pools, restaurants, and special event venues for social events are just a few of the many activities and entertainment possibilities that private country clubs offer.