There are millions of country clubs around the United States. Known mostly for their beautiful golf courses or pools, there isn’t a large interest in them when it comes to younger generations. However, country clubs can offer you some unexpected benefits if you choose to get a membership with them.
The first benefit is that it allows you a way to get out and exercise, especially on the public golf course. While it’s true that this may not seem like a particularly strenuous activity, it is estimated that a man weighing 175 pounds can burn more than 460 calories if he chooses to carry his clubs for an hour. And on a course with only nine holes, most players can end up walking between two and three miles every game. That’s not even including clubs that have tennis courts or pools. These all provide wonderful opportunities to get out there and make sure you’re getting some exercise in the great outdoors.
Another feature of these clubs is their beautiful grounds. This makes them one of the best places to have a wedding or reception. And if you’re already a member of the club, it only makes the process easier as a whole. Weddings are also becoming more of an outdoor affair, with Hudson Valley Weddings estimating that almost 35% of weddings today fall into that category. So regardless of whether you’re planning to have it on the grounds or you just want a nice place to hold a reception, these clubs are a solid choice.
And finally, another benefit of getting a membership is that you now have a fantastic place to meet your friends for Sunday brunches. This may seem like an odd choice but think about the other benefits that the club can offer you that have already been mentioned. The grounds are beautiful and provide many luxurious activities on-site. This means that you can meet your friends for a fantastic Sunday brunch and lounge by the pool, or work off some of that meal on a nice walk on the grounds.
It might seem a bit early to start thinking about country clubs given their usual demographic of older, rich business types. However, you can get a lot of good out of them. And if you’re not ready to commit quite yet, here’s to hoping you’ll keep these ideas in mind in the future when you decide you are. Even if it is just as a place to meet up for Sunday brunch, you might enjoy it a lot more than you think.