10 Reasons To Join a Golf Membership


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Check out our 10 reasons to join a golf membership below

Here we are. It’s nearly Summer and the golf season’s in full swing for all of us here in Northeast Ohio.

As the season gets going and better weather is ahead, you may have found yourself wondering if joining a golf membership is a good idea for you.

From your golfing privileges to other membership benefits, the social aspects of joining to other factors you may not have considered, there is certainly a lot to consider when joining a membership. With that in mind, we compiled some reasons to join a golf membership and outlined them below for you.

A lot of decision making goes into joining a membership. Luckily for you, we’re here to help!

Read on for our 10 Reasons To Join a Golf Membership in 2018.

1. Golfers with a membership are statistically better golfers

If you want to be a better golfer (and who doesn’t?), then joining a golf membership may be one of the best ways for you to reach your goal. It sounds simple, but playing more golf is the number one way to improve your game.

Consider this:  Currently, Fairways Golf Members who keep an active USGA GHIN Handicap have an average handicap of 12.1. That is 2.2 strokes lower than the national average of 14.3. Those 2+ strokes are a big difference!


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2. Members enjoy access to other benefits

When it comes to joining a golf membership, the first priority is always golf. That said, the best golf memberships offer you benefits that go beyond your golfing benefits. Added value on top of an already great value is always good, right?

Within some memberships, you will find that there is the ability to participate in membership events, clinics or competitions. There may also be discounts for club repair / regripping and driving range privileges.


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3. Spend time with friends and make new ones

One of the best things about golf, whether you belong to a membership or not, is getting to spend some time socializing with your golfing friends and family.

And when you (and even a few friends) join a membership, you will surely find that you will get to experience more rounds with the people you enjoy playing with. Whether you golf with your friends, co-workers or family members, joining a membership allows you to experience more of those good times on the course.

And, there’s more to it than that.

Often overlooked is the potential of meeting new friends as a member. If you are a daily-fee player, the chances of finding new friends to play with are slim. But, as a member, you have a much better chance of meeting new people who have the same golfing privileges as you… making it all the easier to get out on the course even more.

Consider this:  This past year, members played 5x more rounds of golf than non-members.


The Fairways Golf Membership:

  • On average, Fairways Golf Members play 18.4 rounds annually.
    • Annual Member Savings: $487.00 on average
    • Two-Year Member Savings: $975.20 on average
    • The more you play, the more you save!
  • All Fairways Golf Members have access to absolutely Unlimited Golf for all of 2018 and 2019.
    • Memberships are good at Mallard Creek, Dragon Ranch, Briarwood and Pine Brook Golf Clubs.
    • There are no time restrictions – Memberships are good any day, any time.
    • Cart fees are just $7 per 9-holes or $14 per 18-holes.

4. Members have a more meaningful relationship with the course and its staff

It doesn’t matter where you are or what business you are choosing where to spend your hard-earned dollars, being treated well and building a report with the staff is important.

When you join any golf membership, this is an almost immediate benefit. As the staff and you get to know each other more and more with each visit, you will find that it makes all the difference.


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  • See what some of our members have had to say on Facebook and Google:
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5. Saving on golf is always a big plus

Golf can be expensive, but how much you decide to spend is completely up to you.

For some, joining a private club may make sense. Hey, if you have the funds, why not?

For others, joining a membership is ultimately about the value you receive and how often you can use the membership. When it comes to joining a value-based membership, be sure to look out for time restrictions, usage limits and other fine print.

For example, some memberships will not allow member discounts on weekend play. Or, there may be restrictions in regards to when memberships become valid on weekends and holidays. Other memberships may only allow a certain number of rounds during a time period. Memberships with these kind of restrictions can quickly become a bad investment with minimal value to you, the member.


The Fairways Golf Membership:

  • Fairways Golf Memberships are good any day, any time!
    • That includes both weekends and holidays without time restrictions.
    • Play as much golf as you want – we don’t limit how much you use your membership.
  • Members are never required to pay greens fees.
    • Only pay your cart fees of just $7 per 9-holes or $14 per 18-holes.
  • The only time a membership is not valid is during league and outing play.
    • This is done to protect members. Leagues and outings schedule much further than two weeks in advance, meaning those times are not able to be scheduled for the majority of members not taking part in that league or outing.
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6. Members have more chances to escape the daily grind and enjoy the outdoors

You have probably heard the saying “A bad day on the golf course beats a good day at the office” before.

Golf is great for a lot of reasons, but one of the best things about golf is undoubtedly the time you get to spend away from your daily grind. There are few things as enjoyable and relaxing as spending some down time outdoors and on the course.

Whether it’s after work, a weekend morning or a full-day at the course, there is never a bad time to be at the golf course. If you enjoy your time golfing, then joining a golf membership will allow you to do so even more.


The Fairways Golf Membership:

  • With memberships good any day, any time – using your membership when it works best for you is easy!
  • Mallard Creek, Dragon Ranch, Briarwood and Pine Brook combine for 90-holes of fantastic golf. That means there is always somewhere to tee it up along with great variety.
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7. Ability to participate in competitions and game improvement events

For a lot of players, one of the best parts about joining a membership is the ability to participate in events throughout the season. If you are interested in clinics, competitive tournaments or being a part of member events, then a golf membership is probably right for you.

A membership without these kind of offerings is less of a membership and more of an price-inflated season pass or discount card.


The Fairways Golf Membership:

  • Fairways Members have access to and receive significant discounts toward:
    • Free Tips from the Pros each Wednesday at Mallard Creek. (Begins Wednesday, May 23)
    • Mens Clinics
    • Ladies Clinics
    • Junior Clinic and Junior Camp discounts for family members
  • Members have the chance to compete in the Fairways Four Ball Championship all-season long.
  • Our first member event will be on Thursday, May 24th
    • Patio Party with live music by Hip To That
    • Gourmet Taco Bar by Greene Square Restaurant
    • Sponsored by Tito’s vodka
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8. Where you belong is more accountable in all aspects of your golf experience

Commitment is a two-way street. That means that when you commit to joining any golf membership, the course(s) or club(s) should also be committing to you and your experience with each and every visit.

Before joining a membership, you should be sure to have an idea of the level of accountability a course has. Check Google, Facebook or even online product reviews. See how others are rating their experiences with the membership. This should give you a good idea of just how accountable, helpful and professional the staff is and how well they deliver on promises.


The Fairways Golf Membership:

  • The Fairways Golf Membership has a 4.8★ rating on Google
  • The Fairways Golf Membership has a 4.9★ rating on Facebook
  • The Fairways Golf Membership has a 4.9★ rating on the product page of this site.
  • 125+ current members enjoy their experience and the value they receive as a Fairways Golf Member.
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9. Belonging to a membership takes the guess work out of the equation

Playing golf is great. Finding a tee time that fits everyone’s preferences, however, can be less than enjoyable.

From trying to agree on a location and time to scouring the internet for deals and discounts, simply agreeing on where to play can become cumbersome. That all changes when you and your friends have a golf membership. You know what course or group of courses you likely want to play and don’t need to worry about getting the best value.


The Fairways Golf Membership:

  • Online or over-the-phone tee times available make it easy to plan your rounds.
    • Members can make tee times up to two weeks in advance.
  • Members always receive the absolute best rate.
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10. Golf is great, but Unlimited Golf is better

You have read this far and that means that you are someone who is interested in joining a golf membership and more than likely want to play more golf.

So, why limit yourself when it comes to golf? Discover Ohio’s best golf value and join The Fairways Golf Membership. With memberships good any day, any time (including weekends and holidays) at Mallard Creek, Dragon Ranch, Briarwood and Pine Brook, there is no better way to play more golf while spending less.

Hurry though, spots are almost sold out. Time is running out for you to experience the best golf membership in Ohio… Join the 2018 & 2019 Fairways Golf Membership today!

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