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Private Golf Club Report

Private clubs are seeking ways to remain profitable in this challenging economic climate. When you see golf course memberships offered for pennies, it makes you wonder what the future holds for the private golf club sector. Our opinion is that private golf courses across the country will seek out ways to bring the public into their facility, and at the same time trying to minimize that outside influence on its’ membership.

Members, in the meantime, will be balancing a loss of the very privilege they paid for, with the thought of having to pay assessment fees if the club turns into the red, which many clubs are at this point in time.

Look for private facilities to offer creative ways to become members of their clubs, such as no equity fee arrangements, reduced or paid out over time arrangements, or a waiver of dues or reduction in dues over a period of time. It has never been a better time to consider a private membership at a golf club!