Golf Republic Forum - Singapore's most active golfing forum.
 
HomeFAQCalendarRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Views on getting club membership in JB

View previous topic View next topic Go down 

Poll: JB Memberships
Yes - It is worthwhile
40%
 40% [ 4 ]
No - Not worth it
60%
 60% [ 6 ]
Total Votes : 10
 

AuthorMessage
Khorkar
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2978
Join date : 2009-06-19
Age : 42
Location : Sinkapoh

PostSubject: Views on getting club membership in JB   Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:03 am

Folks,

I've been contemplating on getting memberships in JB. For now, looking at Poresia, Palm Resort and Legends. Played all 3 of them. I am still unsure if I will make it worth while. I do golf on alternate weeks in JB but never do shopping in JB.

Want to seek yr views if it is worth the money or I should just go on ala carte basis since there are frequent offers from agents which are also very competitive.

I was told that even with a membership, when member plays, they still have to pay for caddy and buggy fees. So, is there any savings on having a membership then?

Much appreciate your honest views.
Back to top Go down
blee67
Hall of Fame Golfer
Hall of Fame Golfer


Posts : 5410
Join date : 2009-12-05
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:11 am

Hi,

I think it is a matter of calculating how much you pay for the membership, the monthly fees as well as the cost of the game (i.e. buggy and caddy fees) vs a non member's fee when playing (including the promotional rates, if any).

The other thing you might want to considdr is that you will be tied down to the club that you chose, so you have to choose very carefully.

One last time to consider : if you want to let go, can you sell the membership easily? A friend of mine wanted to sell his membership at Kukup whilst another wanted to sell his at Pulai Spring. No takers. In the end, they just lapsed it.

Not too sure whether that helps.
Back to top Go down
lennylim
Junior Golfer
Junior Golfer


Posts : 224
Join date : 2009-06-23
Location : The Little Red Dot

PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:21 am

Khorkar,
Do you usually go play in JB on weekdays or weekends?
I am on a Palm Resort term membership, and i pay only buggy fees of 35RM for each round. No monthly subscriptions.

We did the math... its only worthwhile if
a) u usually golf in JB on weekends and end up paying weekend guest fees
b) u clock at least 18 rounds per year or 1 - 2 times per month.

as blee mentioned, it may be difficult to sell off a regular membership, but for term member, just pay for 1 year, after that if wanna stop just cancel.
Back to top Go down
Online
Lamts18
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2514
Join date : 2009-06-19
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:29 am

Palm Resort always have good offers for walk in right? free lunch etc .... may be cheaper to to do as what Lenny said ...
Back to top Go down
Duval_S
Hall of Fame Golfer
Hall of Fame Golfer


Posts : 8185
Join date : 2009-06-19

PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:06 pm

My 2cents:
#1 If one plays especially on weekend, then membership will definitely be cheaper..
#2 But also need to consider if you have kaki fm the same club...else, LPPL becos usually golfers (non-membership) will like to play other courses after awhile

Guess it is the same if you are considering in JB or SG or even Batam. But the plus for SG, is that you can use conveniently the other facilities for family.

Fm this forum, I think we have a few GR-ers fm Palm and also Poresia...so considration #2 is more or less mitigated

So in a nutshell, if have spare cash, sure...
Back to top Go down
Khorkar
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 2978
Join date : 2009-06-19
Age : 42
Location : Sinkapoh

PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:10 pm

Typically, I am play weekday but will likely need to play more on weekend, no more leave.

I wasn't aware that Palm Resort have a term membership for 2 yrs. I will have call up and find out a bit more, it is a good deal if it is 1.4k and no subscriptions. I am sliding towards Palm Resort for now as it has more reciprocals with other clubs. Nevertheless, I will need to think abt this again. Also, being relatively new to golf, I don't have many buddies to jio and play.
Back to top Go down
Wongster
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 91
Join date : 2009-11-18

PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:30 pm

You've got a potential kaki here, if the term membership is a good deal. =)
Back to top Go down
asahi
Course Marshal
Course Marshal


Posts : 10361
Join date : 2009-12-19
Age : 39

PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:00 am

Methinks more impt if you have a regular group of khakis to play with at the club that you join. :-)
Back to top Go down
nutty88
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1158
Join date : 2009-07-01
Age : 48
Location : Little Red Dot

PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:30 pm

hi there,

Allow me to share my personal experience.

I was once a member of Palm Spring in Batam and it was a costly affair. It wasn't that bad initially but the ferry price increased a few times, so ended up per weekend game came up to almost S$100 with food and drinks. Gave up my membership since no one wanted to buy over but no regrets as it was very relaxing playing there.

I was "clubless" for almost 1-2 years and didn't like the feeling of having to think which course to play, who to call, etc. I then purchased Poresia afternoon membership since 2+ years back because I found a group of kakis who play every Sunday. I have also trimmed my spending by hell a lot.

Bottomline, forget about selling your membership for Malaysia clubs. If you play 2-3 times a month on weekends, you will get back the money in less than a year as compared to club-hopping. Important thing is to find a group of kakis that belongs to a club and join them.
Back to top Go down
Roystonnn
Super Active Golfer
Super Active Golfer


Posts : 1324
Join date : 2009-07-05
Age : 35
Location : Sometimes Serangoon Sometimes India

PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:41 pm

Palm Resort can buy 2 years term member?
I am thinkin to buy term membership as well.

Palm Resort has 3 18hole courses, so I think it quite worth it neh.
But from the website, it says term member is only for foreigner (excl Singaporean)

We can buy ma?
If so, I will ask 1 of my kaki to buy Palm Resort ler.. Very Happy
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Views on getting club membership in JB   Today at 11:29 pm

Back to top Go down
 
Views on getting club membership in JB
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» If you hanker back to the old days of golf club membership . . .
» Changi Golf Club Membership
» SEMBAWANG COUNTRY CLUB MEMBERSHIP
» Re : Keppel Club or Seletar Country Club Membership
» Is SICC Club Membership worth buying??

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Singapore Golf Forum - Golf Republic :: The Clubhouse :: Golf Talk-
Jump to:  
Friends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf Republic
Copyright © 2009 Golf Republic. All Rights Reserved.