If you want to play more golf, have access to the best trainers and equipment, and feel part of your local community, you might want to consider joining a country club. Country clubs offer some of the most beautiful golf courses in the country. Additionally, they come with a variety of benefits for the whole family.

Country club membership is a big commitment, make sure you have found your favorite course before you take the plunge. Not all country clubs are created equal, and you need to decide what features are important to you. Here are our tips for what to look for when shopping for country club memberships. 

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One of the first decisions to make is what type of membership you want to buy. In addition to how long the membership lasts, you also have to choose whether you prefer an equity or non-equity membership. Equity memberships tend to be more exclusive and more expensive, but they allow members to operate as part owners of the club. They tend to be run by an elected board of directors. 

The fitness center is never crowded and my wife goes five days a week in what is a new facility with a dedicated staff.

— Mr. Potts

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A non-equity club is owned and run by a third party entity. Though memberships are less costly, they may offer fewer amenities in addition to the course. Depending on where your priorities lie, you might have a strong preference for one membership type or the other. 

We also recommend getting a sense of how many other players are on the course on any given day. You do not want to join a club where the course is too crowded to play. Furthermore, you’ll want to find out what the club’s plans for renovations and updates are. Country clubs that don’t keep up with the times are not worth the price tag.

Making your decision

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a golf course or country club membership. Whether strictly interested in the sport or also want to partake in club amenities, there is a country club out there to accommodate your needs. If you’re living in Southern California there are no shortage of clubs to choose from with different structures and styles. It’s all about finding the right one for you. 

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Calabasas Country Club is a Southern California country club that provides services for every member of your family to enjoy. Spend hours on the green or dine on our delicious menu options. We also offer qualified instructors, practice equipment, and gym space, so we can help you reach your full potential. If you were looking for reasons to move to Calabasas, add our country club to your list.