Why join an exclusive golf club? Is golfing in East Cape a dream vacation? It, and its nearby neighbor Cabo San Lucas, are home to several world-class golf courses that offer competitive play surrounded by natural beauty.
The Costa Palmas Golf Club is one of the area’s newest courses, and it offers an exclusive golf club membership. The 18-hole course, described as an emerald symphony, attracts affluent enthusiasts and golf pros alike.
If you’re considering a membership to an exclusive golf club, take some time to explore the benefits and the questions you should ask as you research membership.
Benefits of joining an exclusive golf club
Access the amenities of a member
When you join an exclusive golf club, you get access to a host of amenities. Aside from playing on a members-only course, you likely have access to a practice facility and coaches to improve your game. You get access to preferred tee times, are invited to tournaments, and have access to all the equipment you need at a pro shop. Plus, you can enjoy the on-site restaurants or grab a drink at the bar with friends at the end of a round.
Share the greens with like-minded people
As a member of the Costa Palmas Golf Club, you’ll play the links with people who share a similar lifestyle. Members often share a love of travel and affluent accommodations.
The people you see on the course are likely residents, ones you’ve seen on the beach, in the pools, or grabbing a bite to eat at Casa de Brasa. They’re likely members of the Beach and Yacht Club too.
Simply put, the members on the golf course aren’t strangers, they’re your neighbors. When you join the club, you join a community.
Access to an expertly-designed, pristinely-maintained course
When you join an exclusive golf club, you get to play on a course of your choice. If you select the Costa Palmas Golf Club, you’ll enjoy an 18-hole championship course designed by links legend Robert Trent Jones Jr.
You’ll start your game on the Dunescape, featuring six holes with unguarded entrances from the fairways, and then proceed into the Uplands. Here, you’ll find wide landing areas off the tees and strategically placed bunkers. You’ll finish on the Marina, where you’ll overlook the shimmering Sea of Cortez and a line of yachts docked below.
At a private course like this, there’s a higher standard of care given to greens. A lower volume of players helps the maintenance team tend to daily needs, but the investment made by each member ensures the course is always looking its best – no matter when you visit.
Get some exercise
Golf is a great source of leisurely exercise. If you’re looking to put some steps in, look for a course that has a walkable loop. At the Costa Palmas Golf Club, for example, the first six holes are a walkable loop with challenging holes and impressive views as you walk from one tee to the next.
Improve your game
If you’re really looking to improve your game, belonging to an exclusive golf club can help tremendously. Not only will membership encourage you to play more, but you can access the on-site pros. Ask the pro shop to sign up for lessons. With an expert identifying your game’s strengths and weaknesses, you can work on the fundamentals, tweak your downswing, or improve your carry.
Take advantage of the practice facilities too. At Costa Palmas, members can utilize the 30,000-square-foot practice putting course at their leisure.
Stay where you play
If you’re golfing in East Cape at an exclusive club, you’ll likely own a home nearby. For example, if you bought a property inside the luxurious Casa Blake, near the iconic Costa Palmas Marina Village, you’re just steps away from the exclusive golf club on site.
To ensure you utilize your golf membership, it’s helpful to live near the course. Playing a round of golf shouldn’t be an inconvenience, it should fit into your lifestyle and routine.
Questions to ask before you join a golf club
Before you join a club, do your homework. Ask your friends for referrals, read reviews online, and take a tour of the course, if you’re unfamiliar with it. When you join a golf club, you want to make sure it’s a good fit.
As you research your options, here are questions to ask yourself and to pose to those at the course that you’re thinking of joining.
Personal questions to ask yourself
- Q: Why do you want to join a club?
- Q: What’s the goal of your membership?
- Q: Will you use the membership?
- Q: How far are you willing to travel to utilize your membership?
- Q: What cost are you willing to pay for exclusivity?
- Q: What perks are you looking for?
Questions to ask during the course tour
- Q: What are the long-term goals for the club?
- Q: What are the demographics of your current membership?
- Q: How is the course maintained?
- Q: What are the perks of this membership?
- Q: What are the eligibility requirements for membership?
- Q: Is there a waitlist to join?
- Q: Can members invite guests? If so, what are the rules?
- Q: Do members get preferred tee times?
- Q: What kind of access to practice facilities and coaching is available?
- Q: What dining options are available on the course?
- Q: What are the rules for members and what happens to those who don’t follow them?
- Q: What are the membership fees?
- Q: Are there additional fees outside of the membership fee? If so, what are they?
- Q: How does the club use the fees?
- Q: What’s the main reason people join this club?
Joining an exclusive golf club is exciting, especially if you’re joining one that’s located in a sunny paradise like East Cape. Remember, not all golf clubs are the same. You should explore your options while golfing in East Cape and make sure the club you’re considering fits your lifestyle.
On this website you can learn more about the Costa Palmas Golf Club. And explore luxurious residences on opulent East Cape property, like Casa Blake.