Most of us have at one time thought of joining a country club, or some of us are members of a country club within our localities. A country club is a privately owned entity that provides members with various recreational facilities such as dining, entertainment and different sports such as tennis and golf. Some of these entities bill themselves as golf clubs while others are referred to as country clubs in general. The difference is that country clubs offer a range of facilities and programs, while golf clubs mainly focus on golfing activities.
With country clubs being privately owned, one is required to pay a membership fee to enjoy the privileges associated with the country club. This fee is meant to cater to the club’s maintenance cost, including payment of staff salaries and upgrades to ensure that members get top-notch services when at the club. Most country clubs require one to pay a one-off initial fee to become a member which may be refundable for some clubs if they decide to leave. In addition to the initial fee, members are required to regularly pay an annual fee for them to continue enjoying the club’s services. Below are activities one can enjoy within a country club.
Country clubs provide facilities for individuals looking to spend time at the club unwinding and professionals who want a place where they can network or talk business. Country clubs also organize events where members can interact and build networks for both individuals and families. Most country clubs provide dining and accommodation facilities to members who wish to spend a night or two at the facility.
Most country clubs have various sporting facilities including tennis courts, golf courses and swimming pools where members can enjoy playing their game of interest with friends and family. These clubs also host competitive club competitions and tournaments where members can challenge themselves with winners walking away with different prizes depending on the nature of the tournament. During the holidays some country clubs host entertainment events such as music shows, dances, film and cinema. This is intended to keep members busy and entertained during the festive and holiday seasons.
The above are activities one can enjoy by being a member of a country club. Before joining one, ensure that you are aware of other requirements such as the rules and regulations of the country club you intend to join.