Detroit Area Private Clubs

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68kicks68kicks Members  151WRX Points: 82Posts: 151 Fairways
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Hey guys,



I'm starting to look into joining a private club. I live close to Indianwood, and would be interested, but have NO CLUE on the cost. If anyone has any info that they could share it would be helpful.



I see they have info posted on their website about a class B membership, wondering if anyone has tried the class B route?



Really looking for any info on private clubs in Northern Oakland County, trying to understand if I can afford it or not.



If cost info like this is inappropriate to post in open forum, fee free to send me a PM.







thanks
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  • Bluefan75Bluefan75 Members  4089WRX Points: 358Posts: 4,089 Titanium Tees
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    Don't know about specific clubs, but if you're really asking if you can afford it, give it some real examination. Don't try to justify the cost on a "per round" basis, it'll never work.



    Having said that, there's also the question of what you want. All the bells and whistles, prestige, etc.? There are plenty of clubs that are golf clubs, and just because they are private, doens't mean taking out a second mortgage. You may not have a Michealangelo inspired clubhouse, but a decent course, good practice facilities and good conditioning are usually all you need.



    My guess though, is that indianwood will be among the higher priced clubs in that area.
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  • AlecEmersonGolfAlecEmersonGolf Members  587WRX Points: 34Handicap: 1.0Posts: 587 Golden Tee
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    I've heard indianwood is in somewhat of financial straits right now so you might be able to get a deal there
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  • knickerbockerknickerbocker Pipe Dreamer Members  3410WRX Points: 179Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,410 Titanium Tees
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    My advice is that whatever annual dues are at a club - double that number for total cost per year.
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  • Bluefan75Bluefan75 Members  4089WRX Points: 358Posts: 4,089 Titanium Tees
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    I've heard indianwood is in somewhat of financial straits right now so you might be able to get a deal there




    Which brings up a different point: you might be able to get a deal, but don't lock yourself in for long term until you know what is the story. If it's an equity club and it goes under, are you on the hook?
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  • smith851smith851 Members  375WRX Points: 37Handicap: 1Posts: 375 Greens
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    worth it to consider there are plenty of good public tracks in the north oakland area that offer memberships that are semi private. Oakland University, Boulder Pointe, Twin Lakes, Metamora all are solid tracks with sufficient practice facilities that offer memberships
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3570WRX Points: 245Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,570 Titanium Tees
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    I'm going on my 4th year at Oakland University. PM me if you have any questions.
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  • BlockfaderBlockfader MIMembers  30WRX Points: 12Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    Indianwood (old course) is a pretty sweet track but I do believe the monthly dues are hefty. My understanding is that the class B membership is only for the new course; which I would not enjoy playing on a frequent basis.



    I'm also itching to join somewhere, but this year will likely not be the year when I'm not sure on long-term living location. The OU annual membership seems like a pretty good deal for what you get.



    1PuttTut - is it typically busy out there on the weekend mornings/ are you able to get around in 4 hours?
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3570WRX Points: 245Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,570 Titanium Tees
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    Blockfader wrote:


    Indianwood (old course) is a pretty sweet track but I do believe the monthly dues are hefty. My understanding is that the class B membership is only for the new course; which I would not enjoy playing on a frequent basis.



    I'm also itching to join somewhere, but this year will likely not be the year when I'm not sure on long-term living location. The OU annual membership seems like a pretty good deal for what you get.



    1PuttTut - is it typically busy out there on the weekend mornings/ are you able to get around in 4 hours?




    In my experience pace of play there is really good. I don't normally play on weekends but I know a group that does and they've commented such. Sharf is generally less busy than Katke but it's riding only whereas you can walk Katke.



    Last I knew there were three membership options:



    Silver - access to Sharf and Katke for $1850 plus greens and cart fees

    Gold - access to Sharf and Katke for $4250 plus cart fees

    Platinum - unlimited access to both with no fees for $5750



    These numbers may have changed in the last year or two. I always do silver because I don't play there more than once or twice a week. I typically spend about $1500 in greens in cart fees so about $3250-3500 total for the year.



    They also have an awesome simulator you can use in the winter. It's not included in your membership fee, but it's nicer and cheaper than the public simulators.
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  • BlockfaderBlockfader MIMembers  30WRX Points: 12Posts: 30 Bunkers
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    Cool, thanks for the detail. Definitely something I will consider in the future. A couple of really solid layouts
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  • irishmpk67irishmpk67 ClubWRX  44WRX Points: 8Handicap: 7Posts: 44 Bunkers
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    I am in my 5th year at Warwick Hills and love it! We have a membership that is great for someone that lives more than 30 minutes from the club. We have quite a few members that drive from Oakland County. Let me know if you need some more info!
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  • backhillbackhill Members  118WRX Points: 70Posts: 118 Fairways
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    Your best bet will be to contact their offices directly. They will let you know if they are having a promotion on the joining fee, or can waive it altogether
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  • repernareperna Members  299WRX Points: 100Posts: 299 Greens
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    I have also been thinking about OU. do you guys recommend it?
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3570WRX Points: 245Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,570 Titanium Tees
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    I think I might be the only WRX'er with an OU membership right now. I'm happy to answer any questions.
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    Titleist 915H 24* w/Diamana 92Hy
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  • Go_Blue!Go_Blue! HAIL! Members  1640WRX Points: 170Posts: 1,640 Platinum Tees
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    1puttTUT wrote:


    I think I might be the only WRX'er with an OU membership right now. I'm happy to answer any questions.




    Played out there a ton when I was in school (undergrad and grad). Two incredible courses. Loved their range, too. Great all around facility.
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    Go_Blue! wrote:

    1puttTUT wrote:


    I think I might be the only WRX'er with an OU membership right now. I'm happy to answer any questions.




    Played out there a ton when I was in school (undergrad and grad). Two incredible courses. Loved there range, too. Great all around facility.




    It's an awesome place if all you care about pure unpretentious golf.
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    Cobra F8 16* w/ Aldila Blue 2KXVs
    Titleist 915H 18* w/Aldila Rogue 95MSI
    Titleist 913H 21* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Titleist 915H 24* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Mizuno 919F 66-GW w/Nippon Modus3 105s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 54*/58* w/ Nippon Modus3 125s
    TP Mills Trad II roundneck
  • repernareperna Members  299WRX Points: 100Posts: 299 Greens
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    Ive heard OU has an awesome practice facility. I dont think ill be able to join this summer, but do they offer a practice facility membership?
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3570WRX Points: 245Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,570 Titanium Tees
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    reperna wrote:


    Ive heard OU has an awesome practice facility. I dont think ill be able to join this summer, but do they offer a practice facility membership?




    No I don't think so. You might have some luck sneaking on though. I don't think they check very often.
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    Cobra F8 16* w/ Aldila Blue 2KXVs
    Titleist 915H 18* w/Aldila Rogue 95MSI
    Titleist 913H 21* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Titleist 915H 24* w/Diamana 92Hy
    Mizuno 919F 66-GW w/Nippon Modus3 105s
    Titleist Vokey SM6 54*/58* w/ Nippon Modus3 125s
    TP Mills Trad II roundneck
  • bnfrostbnfrost Members  11WRX Points: 47Posts: 11 Bunkers
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    Not to hijack this thread (happy to start a new one), but any recommendations out in the western or northern burbs? I just moved to the South Lyon area from Chicago. Live right across the street from Coyote. I'm looking for a laid back club where I can find a regular game, and meet a few people. A pool for the wife would be a plus. Have played a few of the high end courses in the area, but a little to strict/uptight for me - and probably out my ideal price point. Grew up in the Phoenix area, and am used to something a little more relaxed. Appreciate any recommendations.
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  • HackerDaveHackerDave Members  1440WRX Points: 139Handicap: 13.5Posts: 1,440 Platinum Tees
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    bnfrost wrote:


    Not to hijack this thread (happy to start a new one), but any recommendations out in the western or northern burbs? I just moved to the South Lyon area from Chicago. Live right across the street from Coyote. I'm looking for a laid back club where I can find a regular game, and meet a few people. A pool for the wife would be a plus. Have played a few of the high end courses in the area, but a little to strict/uptight for me - and probably out my ideal price point. Grew up in the Phoenix area, and am used to something a little more relaxed. Appreciate any recommendations.




    I would highly recommend Walnut Creek in South Lyon. It's located directly behind South Lyon East HS on Johns Road and 10 Mile
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  • bnfrostbnfrost Members  11WRX Points: 47Posts: 11 Bunkers
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    Thanks I’ll definitelt check Walnut Creek out!  Didn’t know it was so close to me. Enjoyed playing Coyote (and right across the street doesn’t hurt), but am looking to meet a few people and find a regular game. 
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  • Fried SliceFried Slice Golf Hack Extraordinaire Members  162WRX Points: 62Handicap: 8.3Posts: 162 Fairways
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    Oak Pointe and Lakelands are great clubs. I've played both in Pro-ams and hey were well maintained with courteous staff. 
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  • njspencenjspence ClubWRX  315WRX Points: 93Posts: 315 ClubWRX
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    Anyone here have any connections to get on a few of the following courses. We are members at Oak Pointe and have reciprocating with some courses but not the ones I’m trying to put together for a spring trip with some members.

    Meadowbrook, Walnut Creek, Franklin Hills, Orchard Lake CC, Red Run, Detroit Golf Club, indianwood

    If anyone has a connection to any of these and wants to help out we can work something out

    Thanks!

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  • JPXGJPXG Members  14WRX Points: 15Handicap: 3.0Posts: 14 Bunkers
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    Are there any Red Run GC members on here? I live in Berkley, and am considering becoming a member somewhere like RRGC or DGC. I have heard great things about Red Run, and I am curious how busy the course is during the year, and do they have a Trackman simulator in the clubhouse?

    I am a 3 HC and looking to play with some other young professionals that LOVE the game!

    Thanks!

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  • rybi728rybi728 Members  5WRX Points: 0Posts: 5 Starters
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    Hey JPXG,

    I am a member at Red Run and on the membership committee. I’d be happy to show you around the club and answer any questions you may have.

    Matt

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    Hey JPXG,

    I am a member at Red Run and on the membership committee. I’d be happy to answer any questions or set you up with the membership coordinator.

    Matt

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    Hey JPXG,

    I am a member at Red Run and on the membership committee. I’d be happy to answer any questions or set you up with the membership coordinator.

    Matt

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