The Blairgowrie Golf Club have recently added new membership categories to encourage new members from the UK and overseas, in order that they are prepared for the challenging times that private members clubs face currently, and are likely to face in the future.
The boom years of waiting lists at golf clubs are clearly a thing of the past, and clubs must pro-act to ensure that they are offering something that meets modern demands. Time to play, availability of tee times, family commitments all impact on why clubs have difficulty in attracting new members, and those are all under the umbrella of the fact that times have changed where private golf club membership is often not economical. With 2 championship courses, a 9 hole course, 2 practice ranges and a wonderful clubhouse, the value on offer at The Blairgowrie Golf Club at £755 per annum is already very competitive.
New categories include 5 day Lansdowne membership with no joining fee and at 50% of the cost of Full membership, Overseas membership for those resident permanently overseas at 25% of the Full membership fee and for spouses/partners of existing full members, a nominal fee to be a non-playing member of the club who can use the club facilities. Added to this, intermediate membership, at 50% of the cost of Full, has been extended to 30 years of age.
The club continues to invest heavily in the golf courses to ensure that they meet the very best conditions possible, subject to seasonal demands, and with the Club having been awarded World Host recognition for Customer Service, it is clear that the effort being invested in the courses and club generally, are aimed at ensuring members, visitors to the club and members guests have the very best experience possible.
Membership applications are available from the club website www.theblairgowriegolfclub.co.uk but more importantly club staff will assist with any enquiries potential new members or visiting golfers might have. Golf club membership is facing challenging times, and this will impact on every club if not now, at some time in the future. Golf club membership is a valuable and enjoyable experience which The Blairgowrie Golf Club have made a little more flexible to meet these challenges head on.