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Difference Between a Golf Club and Country Club
Unless explicitly told, most people probably assume they are the same thing or fairly similar. The biggest difference between the two is their club cultures and purposes. Members of country clubs enjoy numerous events that don't involve golf. Golf clubs have a member base that is more focused on playing golf and developing their game. A second big difference between the two is their price. At most golf clubs, you don't need to be a member. You just need to pay for your game and then you’re welcome to enjoy the facility. Country clubs, on the other hand, usually require you to be a member which can come at a hefty price.
How Country Clubs Work
Country clubs are run on a membership basis. Depending on the country club initiation, annual fees/dues, and various charges may differ. These memberships are most commonly categorized as family, individual, social, out-of-state, and corporate. The higher-end or more your package includes the more expensive it will be to join and the more access you’ll have to all of their benefits. Some of these privileges include golf lessons, lockers, and other golf-related activities, dining facilities, clubhouses, and/or pool access.
How Many Country Clubs in the US
Country clubs are a long-standing tradition in the United States for people to become part of and feel welcomed by a specific community. Of the 34,011 golf courses in the world, 45% of them are accounted for in the United States. There are roughly 15,500 country clubs in the U.S., however, this number is not completely accurate. This statistic is constantly changing, as many clubs undergo renovations, closings, and new golf courses that are being built. In addition to this, many clubs like to remain under the radar and go unnoticed in order to boost member privacy and exclusivity.
What to Look For In a Country Club Wedding Venue
When looking for the perfect wedding venue, a lot of couples tend to overlook country clubs as being a realistic option for the location. However, contrary to popular belief, country clubs can make for a great wedding location. When looking for a country club, you first want to educate yourself on the country clubs in your area as well as their policies. Looking at the limitations that the venue could potentially create for you. Be sure to check membership requirements and whether your wedding party will be allowed to use specific locations. You also want to inspect the grounds, scenery, and decor to make sure the ambiance fits what you are envisioning for your wedding. Some country clubs are strict on their rules so make sure you talk with a representative.