The world’s seventh oldest golf club, Crail Golfing Society in Scotland, is now introducing overseas membership for life for a single subscription of less than US$4,000.
“Crail Golfing Society has always given a special welcome to overseas golfers,” said Society Captain Alick Kubrycht. “Life membership provides an opportunity for golfers from all over the globe to become members of this ancient club and to play one of the world’s greatest golfing gems for a modest one-off subscription.”
The single subscription is £2,500, which at an exchange rate of $1.50 to £1 is only $3,750. In return, the lifetime membership fee will entitle overseas members to eight rounds of golf every year in perpetuity.
Members will be able to book these rounds up to one year in advance – and bring along golfing partners to take advantage of the eight guest rounds at nominal rates, which are included in the package. In an innovative move, the Society will link overseas members to local members, who will act as guides and ‘buddies‘. Further features of this unique offer are a concierge service for last minute golf bookings on other courses in Scotland and some exclusive merchandise gifts.
Located only 12 miles from St Andrews, Crail Golfing Society was founded over two centuries ago in 1786, and is a traditional Scottish golf club, owned and run by its members. The Society has two courses, Balcomie Links and Craighead Links.
Demonstrating its confidence in the future, the Society started work in September on a new clubhouse to replace the current ageing structure. Recently listed in ‘Golf World’ as having one of the best five views in Scotland, the reconstructed clubhouse will be in the same stunning location as the existing building, with its spectacular, panoramic views of the rocky shoreline and the courses.
“We have taken advantage of the recent change in the value of the dollar to launch this attractive life membership offer,” said Mr Kubrycht. “Additional revenue raised will contribute to the clubhouse re-modelling costs, improving the facilities still further.”
“As we are so close to St Andrews, overseas members planning to make a trip to Scotland will have a clubhouse base available and rounds of golf for themselves and their friends, around which they can build their trip,” he added. “With the Open Championship being at St Andrews in 2010 and the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, only an hour away, four years later, this is a good time to become a member at Crail.”
Crail Golfing Society www.crailgolfingsociety.co.uk