Should You Buy A Membership This Year?

Should You Buy A Membership This Year?

Happy 2019 everyone!

As we enter the new year, I thought this would be a good topic to talk about for my first post of 2019, and that is whether to purchase a membership this season. I myself have only ever purchased a membership once, and that was because the course was really close to home.

Not that I see anything wrong with purchasing one, but you need to ask yourself whether it is even worth it. The biggest factor of course is how often you plan on playing this year. Do you plan on being away for a lot of the year? Well then, its obvious to just play as you play.

Let’s use me as an example, last year I knew that I just wouldn’t be able to play as much as I wanted to, therefore I decided not to purchase one and instead paid each time I played. I still ended up saving money that way but that was because I barely played all year.

This is an important question you need to ask yourself, the last thing you want is be forced to play golf for the sake of getting your moneys worth for the membership.

Another factor is whether you like to only play one course, some people (including me) like to play a lot of courses so it makes sense to not be stuck with a membership at a single course. If your lucky, your area may offer a membership for a few courses, this is something to definitely consider.

As I mentioned above, I am not against purchasing a membership…I myself have done it before. I just believe that you need to do the math and see if it’s worth it.

Anyways, I’m looking forward to this season and I hope you are too….no matter which course you play!


Will you be purchasing a membership this season? Would love to know why or why not in the comment section below!

2 thoughts on “Should You Buy A Membership This Year?

  1. Sebastien

    This is a fundamental topic that most golfers revisit yearly. Personally, I am membership player. With a goal of 80+ rounds each season, it is cost effective to way to play. I use the formula Membership price / green fee price = number of rounds. It usually works out to be about 30 to 35 rounds to break even if I pay green fees. I could stretch that to about 40 if I use coupons and play twilight golf. Anyway, it makes sense for players like me to grab a membership. Great topic.

    Cheers Jim

    1. Great way to look at it, just comes down to simple math. The more you intend to play the better the value will be.

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