A typical individual membership for a private golf club includes unlimited access to the golf course, dining room and practice facilities while charging a monthly food and beverage minimum. A typical semi-private golf club offers individual members unlimited access to the golf course coinciding with a preferred schedule.
Private and semi-private golf clubs serve clients according to widely varying standards. For instance, private clubs often offer a social membership that includes access to the shop, restaurant and social events with limited golfing privileges. Semi-private clubs rarely offer social memberships and typically do not offer any members the use of club storage facilities or locker rentals.
Private golf clubs typically assess a monthly food or beverage minimum to members, often in the range of $50 to $150 per month. Members who do not consume at least this amount find the minimum assessed at the end of the month. Private clubs also often offer greater member amenities such as access to a private pool or invitations to regular golf events such as tournaments and weekly matches between members. In general, semi-private clubs are less expensive than private ones. Semi-private clubs typically offer a daily fee schedule for non-members, while private clubs are exclusive and only allow access to non-members who are invited by a current member.