Welcome to the ausgolf Membership site where we aim to provide up-to-date information on the various golf club memberships available around Australia.
Joining a Golf Club involves more than selecting a course on which to play golf. Private Clubs of all descriptions are institutions valued and jealously guarded by their members in much the same way as one protects the family home.
Members usually wish to preserve certain traditions and to enjoy the company of like-minded individuals both on the course and in the clubhouse. For these reasons, prospective members must usually be introduced by existing members of some standing, who need to assure their fellow members that the prospect will “fit in”.
(Above - The Vines, WA, has a new innovative membership structure, click here for details.)
Whilst this may seem quite daunting and even “unfair” to a non-member, it works both ways, in as much as a substantial investment is often required in both time and dollars to gain Club membership. The annual fee at many inner city Private Golf Clubs is around $2000 and the Joining Fee can be several times this amount. Waiting periods of many years may be encountered.An alternative or interim step to full Club Membership is to join an organisation that provides private course access along with handicap benefits.
Initially, many prospective Golf Club Members will be guided by social or business contacts who already belong to a desirable Club. For those new to golf or new to the area in which they wish to consider membership the selection process may be a little more basic.
Begin with the local street directory or the maps within The Golf Course Guide and identify Clubs within acceptable distance from home. Contact these Clubs and enquire about the process for gaining membership. Then ascertain if it is possible to play golf as a green fee player.
If green fee play is permitted, it is a simple matter to visit the course and assess its suitability. Access to the clubhouse will usually be provided. Try to strike up a conversation with members. Perhaps they will introduce you to others or offer to play golf with you.
Where unaccompanied visitors are not accepted, there may be circumstances whereby a “Manager Introduction” can be provided, particularly where memberships are available. In other cases it is necessary to find a member who is willing to invite you as his Guest.
Golf Club Memberships Available
For information on joining a golf club please email email@example.com
Below is a brief overview of some of the membership opportunities available around major Australian metropolitan centres. For further information on any of these clubs please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yering Meadows Golf Club
Yering Meadows (formerly Croydon GC) is now located in the stunning Yarra Valley. Designed by renowned architect Ross Watson, the 27 hole complex boasts superior playing surfaces, a challenging layout and first rate facilities. * Right now you can get a 12 months introductory golf membership for just $80 a month. This includes unlimited golf and the option to play all competitions. Click here to read more
Portarlington Golf Club
Situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, Portarlington is the complete member's Club. Great course and great facilities to match any metropolitan course. A terrific wet weather layout, new members can join May1 and get 14 months for the price of 12.
Click here to see more about this great course and great offer
Eastwood Golf Club
Situated in Kilsyth, the Club has long been regarded as the leading clay-belt course in the Melbourne's Eastern suburbs. Until June 30 2016, there's NO JOINING FEE, saving you up to $1200. Click here for details
Heidelberg Golf Club
One of the best in the in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, secluded and quiet, this undulating championship course has it all. There's a range of innovative memberships available starting at only $150.
Churchill Park - Waverley Golf and Bowls
Churchill Park (27 holes) and Waverley golf courses have joined forces offering tone great club, two great courses all for one great price. Members can enjoy a choice of 45 holes and 2 quality bowling greens. Social and Corporate groups are also welcome. Click here for details
Cranbourne Golf Club
Known as a market leader in Member services, Cranbourne are now offering flexible memberships to golfers under 40 years of age. 7 day access at this first class course from only $1350!
Box Hill Golf Club
Memberships in various catagories available.
Eastern Sward is a private nine hole course offering great variety with 18 tees. New tees and bunkers, new drainage and some added length have pushed out the par to 68. With NO JOINING FEE 7 memberships available for less than $20 per week, this could be the place for you!
Patterson River Golf Club
A beautiful bayside sandbelt course built around a 15-hectare lake system. Innovative membership catagories available now.
Eastern Golf Club
Greg Norman designed 27 hole + 9 hole par 3 private course. 18 holes are now open with the third 9 and 9 hole par three due to be complete April 2016.
Rosebud Country Club, Mornington Peninsula
Memberships are now available in all categories at the ever improving Rosebud Country Club
Spring Valley Golf Club, Melbourne
Join a Sandbelt club today, Spring Valley is one of the Sandbelt's true hidden gems and currently has great value memberships available. Join now and receive three months of your membership FREE!
New South Wales
Windsor Country Golf Club
Want to join a Sydney Golf Club for $99* Per Year? Well you have this great opportunity at Windsor - a championship 18 hole course, perfectly located on the outskirts of historic Windsor, an hour north-west of Sydney. The modern clubhouse enjoys panoramic views to the Blue Mountains. Click here for all the details
Bonville Golf Resort
Consistently voted as one of Australia’s most beautiful golf courses, Bonville Golf Resort is nestled at the foot of the Great Dividing Range on the beautiful Coffs Coast.
If you would like to find out more information about golf membership at Bonville Golf Resort please see our membership application. If you have any questions or queries please call us on 1300 722 444 or email email@example.com or visit the website – click here
With so many options available, a membership at one of NSW's premier resorts has never looked so inviting. Two championship courses, excellent facilities and catagories including; 7 day Pay as you Play, Platinum and 5 day memberships and more are available. Click here for full membership details
Bankstown Golf Club
The Club offers many flexible membership options - all with no Entrance Fees. Join as a 7 Day Playing Member 'Category 1B' for the remaining 4 months of this subscription period
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Merewether Golf CourseHere's a great membership special for anyone in the Newcastle Region. Merewether has a great deal - You can get 14 months membership for the price of 12 at the areas favourite member's course. Click here for full details.
Commercial Golf Albury Resort
2015/16 golf memberships are only $135 for 1 year (incl. Affiliation fees). Get in quick for this great membership offer at one of the Murray's nicest golf courses with facilities unsurpassed.
Regarded as one of Sydney's most spectacular golf courses with ocean views on every hole, The Coast is offering limited membership with savings of over 50%. There's never been a better time to join
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Queanbeyan Golf Club
Within walking distannce to the Queanbeyan CBD, this superbly presented course is the perfect member's option in the region. Join now (No joining fee) and play up until the end of July 2015 for just $295!
Northern Territory (NT)
Alice Springs Golf Club
The Alice Springs Golf Club is an oasis in the desert in the centre of Australia. The course has many unique and scenic views that makes playing a round here a memorable golfing experience.
Nudgee Golf Club
A superb members facility that boasts 36 holes, located just 11.5kms from the Brisbane CBD and only 10 mins from the airport.
Membership is currently available with NO JOINING FEES. If you are looking for a Club in the Sunshine State, Nudgee has everything the Club golfer would need. Click here for details
Palmer Colonial - Gold Coast
With its distinct Colonial design clubhouse, this beautifully groomed course is widely regarded as the best conditioned course on the Gold Coast. MEGA Memberships are designed for the keen golfer that can't justify full membership and start at only $99. Click here for details
Logan City Golf Club
This has to be Brisbane's best value golfing membership! $399 gets you 7 day unlimited casual golf access or pay just $599pa will get you 12 months 7 day unlimited golf, handicap and competition play and it comes with over $600 worth of bonuses. Click here to check out all the details.
Pelican Waters Golf Club
Located just one hour north of Brisbane in the stunning surrounds of Golden Beach, and is the first ever Greg Norman designed golf course on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast. Pelican waters offers a variety of memberships to suit any lifestyle. Click for details
North Lakes Resort Golf Club
Fantastic membership opportunities are now available starting at only $100 pm for individual silver membership. The all new premier players Club starts at only $99 per annum.
Palm Meadows, Gold Coast
For a limited time, pay $1795 for full membership to Palm Meadows and get full access to Gainsborough Greens. Join One, Play Two! Membership includes electric cart hire but availability is limited, so be quick!
Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, Bribie Island
Memberships are now available at Queensland's hottest new golf club, Pacific Harbour on the beautiful Bribie Island. Designed by Ross Watson and managed by Troon Golf, members at Pacific Harbour will also have access to outstanding country club facilities that include tennis courts, swimming pool, gym, steam room and spa.
Brookwater Golf Club, Brisbane
This Greg Norman designed golf club/residential development has a range of Resident, Non-Resident, Corporate and Social memberships available. Entrance fee and annual subscription.
Free golf membership for everyone in 2014! Pay $540 for a 12 month membership and receive vouchers for 5 nights' accommodation. Membership is open to everyone and members will have access to reciprocal membership clubs throughout Australia.
Secret Harbour Golf Links
Secret Harbour is a world renowned 18 hole championship golf course and was awarded the Western Australian golf facility of the year. Crafted into the spectacular ocean side landscape, Secret Harbour Golf Links boasts 18 superbly designed holes and lies breathtakingly against the panoramic setting of the Indian Ocean. Experience a traditional Scottish links course with small pot bunkers, rolling fairways amid the natural sand dunes and spectacular ocean views. For the first time, memberships are now available.
Vines Resort & Country Club
The Vines Golf and Country Club in Western Australia has introduced a new, modern and progressive Golf Membership structure, said to be one of the first in Australia, introducing a credit based Membership across all categories.It is designed to allow greater flexibility for players to suit their current lifestyle, commitments and financial ability, providing three tailor made options, utilizing the popular credit based system, already adopted by other industries. To launch this innovative Membership, for a limited time, the Club is offering 14 months membership for the price of 12 months with NO joining fee for a limited time. Click here for details
Joondalup Country Club, Perth
Joondalup offers several different Membership categories from Full Playing to Corporate, Debenture Share and Social for those non-golfers who wish to enjoy the resort setting and facilities of the private Clubhouse. Entrance fee and annual subscription.