Golf Membership

As seasoned golfers and newcomers alike contemplate the prospect of joining a golf club, the timing of this decision holds significant weight. At West Essex Golf Club, we understand the importance of aligning membership with individual needs and preferences.

In this article, we explore the optimal timing for joining a golf club, highlighting key considerations such as frequency of play, cost analysis, access to facilities, social engagement opportunities, and personal commitment.

But first, can non-members play golf at a golf club?

When are Golf Clubs Open to Non-Members?

Golf clubs are often open to non-members as guests of members and via green fees. However, it depends on the rules of the golf club and non-members will have to book a slot with the club to play a round of golf.

This is why, if you regularly play golf at a club you may save money and have greater flexibility if you get a golf membership.

Assessing Frequency of Play

Whether you find yourself on the greens weekly or prefer monthly excursions, most golf clubs accommodate diverse playing styles and schedules.

As much as we would love to play golf every day, we know that professionals might only play at the weekends. If you have a family, it might be once a month, however, if you are retired a few times a week might be possible.

Start your analysis of whether getting a golf membership is worth it by marking on your calendar how often you play.

Cost Analysis

The next stage of your analysis is an examination of the current financial implications of playing golf.

While green fees offer immediate access to the meticulously manicured course, annual membership opens doors to a world of exclusive benefits and savings. By juxtaposing the cost of green fees with the unparalleled value of membership, individuals can uncover the long-term advantages of joining a golf club.

For example, at West Essex Golf Club our green fees vary by:

  • Time of day
  • Day of the week
  • Time of the year
  • Guests of a member

So, the value that you receive from entering a membership needs to consider these factors.

Access to Facilities

West Essex Golf Club boasts unparalleled access to premier facilities. These include:

From securing coveted tee times to honing your skills at our state-of-the-art practice areas, our club prioritises providing members with unparalleled opportunities for growth and enjoyment. All members enjoy additional access to facilities included in the fee or at a reduced cost.

Social and Networking Opportunities

Golfing societies perform a critical role at golf clubs. Joining a society helps develop personal and professional relationships at your golf club. Golf is the perfect sport for networking, whether you are a novice or an expert they are a fun way to meet people to become an integral part of your club.

West Essex Golf Club regularly host golf societies all year round. Our calendar brims with an array of club events, tournaments, and social gatherings, serving as catalysts for forging lasting connections and friendships. Whether you seek spirited competition or camaraderie, our club is a place where golf enthusiasts thrive. Access to these events is made much easier by becoming a member and can be easily missed if you are only a visitor.

Evaluating Personal Commitment

Investing in a golf membership may appear to be a huge personal commitment. If you are an avid golfer and live in the area then you may find that it is excellent value for money. By aligning personal aspirations with the myriad benefits of membership, individuals can embark on a journey of golfing experiences.

When Should You Get A Golf Membership?

If you regularly enjoy a round of golf as a visitor or guest you should always consider becoming a member of your golf club. A weekly visit at peak times will cost you £75 per session at West Essex Golf Club which is the equivalent of of £3,600 per year. At this point, it is worth investing in a yearly membership, especially with the myriad of benefits members receive.

Check out our golf membership page to learn more about the benefits of joining WEGC.