Canterbury Golf Club in Kent has relaunched its Second Club Membership, an innovative form of club membership that provides provide similar playing rights to the club’s full membership for just £360 a year.
The new membership category was originally introduced in February shortly before lockdown, but with golf now firmly back on agenda and golf club memberships booming, Canterbury decided that now is an opportune time to give golfers a chance to join this firmly established club, founded in 1927, that is home to one of Harry Colt’s classic courses.
To be eligible for Second Club Membership, applicants must have full playing membership of another golf club and not have been a member of Canterbury for the previous two years.
In addition, the combined subscription of the home club and Second Club Membership will need to equate to at least the value of a 5-day membership at Canterbury. The management of the individual’s handicap will remain with the home club.
Canterbury Golf Club general manager Roger Hyder commented: “There was a great deal of interest when we launched our Second Club Membership, but then the closure of golf clubs that came with lockdown put a bit of a damper on things to say the least. Hence we are relaunching this new category as we know that many golfers who are members of other clubs also want to be members of Canterbury without having to give up membership of their home club.
“And with golf participation booming, Second Club Membership will give golfers greater flexibility and option whilst at the same time not undermining our current membership programme. It will also allow golfers considering a change of clubs to ‘try before they buy’ so to speak and give incoming full members a feel for what a club like Canterbury offers before making a full commitment.”