For avid golfers, it often makes sense to buy an individual membership at a local club and meet up with friends or business colleagues to play one or more times a week. While many people take this approach to buying a membership, it's not the only option that is available. Golf clubs typically have a variety of membership options, so it's advantageous to evaluate your local club's website to learn more. One type of membership that you'll frequently find is a family membership. The exact parameters vary from club to club, but this membership typically provides access to the club for the immediate members of one family — for example, two parents and two children. Here are some reasons to buy a family golf club membership.
It Can Be A Better Value
When you price out the cost of a family membership, you may find that it provides better value than purchasing multiple memberships separately. For example, if you and your spouse were to obtain adult memberships and buy a membership for your eldest child, you might find that the family membership is just a little more money than these three separate memberships. Provided that your youngest child is keen on playing golf as much as the other family members throughout the year, a family membership that includes all of you will make more financial sense.
It Provides A Convenient Family Activity
Many families are always looking for activities that they can enjoy together. If each member of your family golfs, buying a family membership makes for an easy and convenient family activity one or more times a week. Instead of feeling stressed about trying to come up with unique activities that you'll all enjoy, you can simply make a point of playing a round of golf around a set schedule as a family. As parents, you'll appreciate this family time in the years ahead, and your children will likely appreciate it as they grow, too.
It Makes Sense Logistically
Dealing with the social activities of children, particularly before they're able to drive themselves, can be a daunting process for many families. A big benefit of having a family membership at your local golf club is that it makes sense logistically. Namely, you can all travel to the club to play a round, perhaps enjoy a post-round meal, and then return home. This is far simpler than driving each of your children to different recreational activities — gymnastics and basketball, for example — while trying to fit in an opportunity for you and your spouse to play golf.