Among the many questions that new golfers have, one of them includes asking experts whether they should join a local golf club or not.
For the most part, the answer is a resounding “yes” for more reasons than none. Of course, these reasons serve to benefit the player, whether in the beginner, the intermediate or the advanced stage.
Although there are many daily-fee or municipal clubs where it isn’t that expensive to play golf, the truth is that these courses, that have grown in number in the 1990s, are in competition with private clubs where you can join for a yearly fee and play as much golf as you’d like.
Since the objective of these private golf clubs has always been to generate more revenue, most of them are now offering attractive opportunities for golfers to become members – no doubt working in the avid golfer’s favor who isn’t a member yet.
Apart from reduced fees, private golf clubs are better than other types of courses for the simple reason being that you begin to improve your golf almost immediately.
First, playing at these courses regularly ensure that you are familiar with what lies ahead, and this tends to help people not only prepare a game plan before they play but will also ensure that their club selection is spot on, depending on where you are on the golf course.
Private golf clubs helps you socialize with a lot of golfers with whom you can play and learn a lot from, especially if they’re better than you are. Most of all, it is fun to play with people who share the same interests as you, and probably develop friendships along the way.
Also, if you’re a member of a private golf club, you don’t really have to book well in advance especially if the pro knows that you belong to the club, making last minute tee times easier to get if you are that busy or just really forgetful.
Now if you are a bit too familiar with the course that you’ve been playing on at your golf club, then you can utilize the trade off system that is in place for which you get to play at other courses while members from other clubs will play at yours.
Yet most of all, you’ll get to play in golf tournaments, thanks to member bulletin boards that will keep you updated about upcoming events.
Ironically, there’s one advantage that destroys the myth about private golf clubs being expensive and that is because you end up saving a lot of money in the long run while also enjoying the aforementioned benefits as well.