Our area offers the finest in luxury country club living. Each community has its own unique advantages, and each has it's own membership requirements. Many communities require the purchase of an equity share, a membership initiation and then will have annual dues. Depending on what membership you purchase and the rules of the club, you may also be responsible for a food minimum, one or more assessments, and golfers may have additional golf or trail fees. As professionals, part of our job is to help our clients navigate these important features, and find the best match for your needs.
Equity Share: Sometimes called an equity membership, this is a purchase of a part of the club, similar to a purchase of corporate stock. The purchasing member owns their membership, and may assign or sell it according to the rules of the club, which may include a transfer fee or equity retention (a percentage of the price). Many communities require mandatory membership, so a new homeowner would be required to purchase at least the minimum equity membership as a condition of living in the community.
Membership Initiation: Typically, an additional charge included along with the first annual dues payment. Depending on the club structure, this payment may take the place of a transfer fee or equity retention.
Annual Dues: The base amount due for each year's membership. This amount may vary according to the type of equity membership owned.
Food Minimum: The amount that each membership is expected to spend at the club facility annually, typically for food and beverage services at the dining room(s). Shortfalls in this amount are usually billed to the member at the end of the fiscal year. Members who are concerned about meeting this minimum often extend invitations to entertain family and other members towards the end of the season rather than pay the difference directly to the club. This is known as "eating the minimum".
Assessments: The club board may elect to charge back or assess each member for capital improvements to the club, financial shortfalls, or emergency repairs. There may also be assesments from the property owners' association for similar improvements to the common areas. These charges can be annual, monthly, or a single payment depending on the community's bylaws or the result of a vote by the membership. Homebuyers need to understand the financial status of the club and community before making their homebuying decision.
Trail Fees: An amount charged to the member for use of a personal golf cart on the course. Typically this fee is not charged to members who use the club's carts, these members are typically charged for the rental of the cart instead. This amount is intended to offset some of the daily maintainence of the course required due to wear and tear by use.
Membership Information By Club
Some of the most recent membership information by club. This information was supplied by the membership offices of the club's named below, and may not reflect changes or recent corrections. The websites and/or membership offices of the various communities will have the most accurate and up-to-date information. (PDF Downloads)
Stonebridge Golf & Country Club Membership Information
Addison Reserve Membership Information
Addison Reserve Assessment Information
Broken Sound Country Club Membership Information
St. Andrews Country Club Membership Information
St. Andrews Country Club Dues and Fees
Delaire Country Club
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