TNGolfGeek, on 09 November 2017 - 12:26 PM, said:
At the risk of being "that guy", the OP inquired about the monthly cost for country club membership; many of the responses to his inquiry are for rounds of golf only ... although such costs are low, it's an apples to oranges comparison IMO.
In any case, I pay $259/month for a country club membership (unlimited golf, range balls, pool, no food minimum).
I get your point, and yes the OP was probably trying to compare his costs to other CCs. I agree there can be a world of difference between a true "country club" experience and a round at a resort or public course. However, there's even apples and oranges among country clubs and sometimes there are grey areas between "country clubs", private clubs and semi-private.
Case in point: Some CCs force you to pay for a pool even if you never use it and give you a minimum food bill. Some give you free range balls; others offer a cart "trail fee" annual plan. Some force you to rent a cart, some let you bring your own cart. Some let you bring your cart but MAKE you keep your cart there and charge you a storage fee. With all these combinations of ammenities (or lack of), it's somtimes hard to tell the difference between a golf club, country club, private club, semi-private club and a nice public course with annual passes.
I've played at "country clubs" where members complained you could never find a game, and I've played at semi-private and public courses where it was super easy to find a game. "Game" meaning a group of people who regulary played for money (side-bets).
Hopefully these responses are all helpful to the OP and gives an overall outlook on how much golf costs in different parts of the country (or world in some cases lol).