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Benefits of Semi-Private Golf Courses (Including Membership)

Friday, Jun 29, 2018  |  admin  |  Golf


There are three kinds of golf courses in this world — public, private, and semi-private. Choosing the right one for you depends on the particular type of experience you want to have. Since Harbor Club’s award-winning, Weiskopf/Morrish-design course is semi-private, it exemplifies a hybrid of all the good things that come with both public and private courses.

Consider these benefits, including the advantages a golf membership can provide:

Easy access

At Harbor Club, members gain access to high-end amenities like tennis and pickleball courts, a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, The Grove campus, a full schedule of fun social events, and more. Harbor Club’s golf course is semi-private, so there are no restrictions — anyone can book a tee time and play. Our course is open to the public, but we also offers memberships for those who want access to things like priority tee times, waived green fees, and other enviable perks.

A better pace of play

With open access at the cheapest price point, public courses can quickly get overrun and overbooked. These municipal courses are also where beginning golfers often get their start. Add these factors together, and you’ll often find a very busy, backed-up course. Alternatively, a semi-private course will be much less crowded, resulting in a better pace of play — and more enjoyable experience for all.

Affordable value

A semi-private course often requires non-members to pay more expensive green fees than what a public course charges. However, you also get a lot more value for your money. Unlike most public courses, a semi-private course (like ours) has fairways, greens, and tees that are maintained to the same standards as higher-end, private courses. You’ll also find better facilities for dining, practicing, and more. This makes it attractive for golfers who crave a private golf club experience but want it at a more reasonable price point. Harbor Club members gain even more value the more they use their exclusive club benefits.

And what are those benefits? Whether you are a resident of Harbor Club or not, there are many. All levels of Harbor Club membership include access to The Grove fitness and recreation facility, pickleball courts, tennis courts, junior Olympic-size swimming pool, Victory Garden, a full calendar of fun social events, discounts on fuel purchases at The Boathouse Marina, and more.

For those that live nearby or pass by our community entrance often (on a daily commute, for example) a golf membership is certainly worth considering. We offer Full, Weekday, Junior, and Corporate memberships, all of which provide unlimited golf options — making it easy for you to get in at least a few hours of play on our fun, challenging course. It certainly makes for a relaxing stop on the way home from work. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, you can play a short game, hit balls on the driving range, or practice your swing on the putting green. Alternatively, you could get in a great workout at the fitness center, or take a refreshing dip in the pool instead. No matter what amenity you indulge in, you’ll find the experience (and the exercise) worthwhile. Finish off with a delicious meal at The Clubhouse (or get it to go), and you’ll wonder how you and your family ever lived without all these gratifying conveniences.

Many have wisely invested in Harbor Club membership. Are you next? Contact us at or 706-454-7047.