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Old 10-14-2014, 07:19 AM
 
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Seems like a easy decision for the average Joe. 11 miles each way a piece of cheese as you won't have any traffic. When i lived in Charlotte it took 75 minutes to go 8 miles with all the traffic of 485.

Suprised at the $10.00 for driving range balls too. Most clubs under 5 bucks, especially if you are a member as well. SJP getting somewhat greedy lately.

Wonder if they communicated this info to all the people who were down there last weekend for the preview.




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As a comparison the Dinah Gore Aquatic Center charges $484 a year for a couple to join. The Clubs at $180 a month is $2160 a year plus $20,000, soon $25,000, to join. That's about 50 years worth of Dinah Gore Aquatic Center membership. Yes, it is a 22 mile round trip.

I dunno.We like the idea of belonging to the clubs and having access to amenities that are close and sharing them with family and friends that visit. I have seldom been reluctant to pay a premium price for quality. It usually pays off in the long run. At the same time, that's a lot of "cheddar" as they say.

Since SJP is going to be "home" in about 30 days, I am pressed to make a choice. Worse case, if we don't join now and change our minds later on, it cost and additional 5k. If we join Dinah Gore and are happy with it, a lot of "cheddar" is left for the mice to cruise and travel. We can always take the relatives to the beach.

Decisions, Decisions
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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Just looking for clarity. Is that $10.00 per "DAY" as in all day? Or is that $10.00 per bucket or bag of Driving range balls??

Just wondering....




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Becky did get back to me in response to my question on use of the practice facilities (driving range) in the 2015 membership plans. I asked whether the $10 per day fee for users without a tee time same day (Social Member) was for all clubs or for the Members Club specifically. She confirmed that it was for the Members Club specifically. I interpret that to mean that I can still use the driving range at the Founders Club regardless of membership status (and regardless of whether I have a tee time for that day or not).

Of course, the obvious next step is to charge for that as well. But hopefully not for 2015 at least...
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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Just looking for clarity. Is that $10.00 per "DAY" as in all day? Or is that $10.00 per bucket or bag of Driving range balls??

Just wondering....
For Social Members, I understand it as $10 per DAY (and only required on days you don't already have a tee time). The rule is for the Members Club only based on Becky's response. I find it odd that it would be exclusive to only one of the Clubs, but I won't complain or I may just make it worse
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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This is a joke, right?

30 Years??????????????????

If you sell your property and the new owner does not
activate the membership or any future owners do not
activate the membership, you will get 100% of the upfront
cost back after thirty (30) years from the date you acquired
your property.

For the vast majority of "us", this is how it should read ....

If you sell your property and the new owner does not
activate the membership or any future owners do not
activate the membership, your heirs will get 100% of the upfront
cost back after thirty (30) years from the date you acquired
your property.

Gatorbyter
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Thanks Robio, let sleeping dogs lie as the saying goes!!!!





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For Social Members, I understand it as $10 per DAY (and only required on days you don't already have a tee time). The rule is for the Members Club only based on Becky's response. I find it odd that it would be exclusive to only one of the Clubs, but I won't complain or I may just make it worse
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:06 AM
 
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Very Good Gator......

Was showing that to some guys in my office who belong to some snooty country clubs and they were shocked and couldn't stop laughing at the same time......

Very cynical group but some have had experience with Troon and than they were not too shocked.....Although they did mention that they felt these decisions are not Troon's alone......

Who knows.......




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For the vast majority of "us", this is how it should read ....

If you sell your property and the new owner does not
activate the membership or any future owners do not
activate the membership, your heirs will get 100% of the upfront
cost back after thirty (30) years from the date you acquired
your property.

Gatorbyter
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:30 PM
 
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Disappointed to hear about the increase in fees, although not surprised. As many others have said, looks like its time to take a serious look at cost/benefit of membership. Not having been a member of a country club in the past (property taxes, tuition, etc.) I have a question regarding the clubs at SJP. If I elect not to purchase any membership I understand that we may not use the club pools, fitness, and tennis, but does that mean that we are also restricted from dining at the clubs?
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:39 PM
 
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Only restricted from the Reserve Club restaurant.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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@LakeEffect

And a Membership is not required to use the pool at the Beach Club ..... <presumably that won't change>

Gatorbyter
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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For Social Members, I understand it as $10 per DAY (and only required on days you don't already have a tee time). The rule is for the Members Club only based on Becky's response. I find it odd iit would be exclusive to only one of the Clubs, but I won't complain or I may just make it worse
I believe if you are Social the only club where you can pay to play on the practice range is going to be Members. They will not offer this option at the other clubs. It will only be offered at Members. you may want to verify this with Becky.
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