How Much Does an Army Navy Country Club Membership Cost?

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Sprawled out on more than 500 acres, the Army Navy Country Club, with two locations in both Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia, offers golf, tennis, swimming, fitness and dining amenities.

How much does an Army Navy Country Club membership cost?

On average, the cost of a membership will depend on the membership you choose and oftentimes, the member’s rank if they are in the military.  For instance, the social membership, which allows members to enjoy everything but tennis and golf, can cost $5,000 to join and $300 per month to remain active.  Again, depending on the rank, the initiation fees can range anywhere from $1,000 to more than $35,000 and most monthly dues average out to $300 to $500 per month.  If you’re a civilian member, the costs are much higher, often around $55,000 to $70,000 to join and about $290 to $500+ per month depending on the age.

On this forum thread at, a member said they contacted the club as a civilian and was quoted $55,000 for the initiation fee and either $290 per month if under 35 or $520 if older than 35.  This didn’t include the $60 per month capital infusion fee.

This Washington Post article claimed the initiation fee is $75,000.

The membership options

Resident Member – offered to residents of Virginia counties, Maryland Counties, the District of Columbia or an individual who declares their intention to become a resident in the regions stated. They offer discounted rates for members under 35 years of age.

Social Member – this category allows a member to enjoy all of the amenities offered at ANCC, with the exception of tennis and golf. In addition, the subscriber may attend club meetings but cannot exercise the right to vote.

Inactive Resident Member – a membership option designed for a resident who lives within the listed regions earlier but does not have any club benefits or privileges. These members may take tennis and golf lessons from pros utilizing the club facilities during such lessons only.

Absent Members – this category is for individuals who reside outside the region limits set by the club. With this status, the subscriber may only use the club facilities for up to 15 days annually with an exception of using dining facilities, pro shop purchases and taking lessons from tennis and golf pros.

Junior Member package a package designed for children under 16 to 23 years of age, with a precursor of their parents or grandparents being a Life, Resident, Honorary, Temporary or Social Member.

Army Navy Country Club membership overview

The club sprawls more than 500 acres with two locations in Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia.

As for golf amenities, the club offers 54 holes, two locations, pro shop services, programs and a professional staff.

Offering one of the largest tennis facilities in the area, the club offers 14 outdoor Har-Tru HydroCourt lighted tennis courts, two outdoor Deco Turf II hard courts, eight outdoor USTA approved courts, a year-round indoor tennis center with six Deco Turf II hard courts, a full service pro shop, on-site locker rooms and practice court/walls.  The club also offers programs, clinics, tournaments and a professional staff.

The Army Navy Fitness Center, offering 4,000 square feet of cardiovascular and strength training equipment, offers a full-service locker room, free weights, personal training, fitness assessments, group fitness classes, massage therapy and more.

Both the Arlington and Fairfax campus offers aquatic options.  The Arlington campus offers an ‘L’ shaped 50-meter Olympic pool, youth pool, beachfront to wading pool and heated adult-only pool.  The Fairfax campus offers a ‘Z’ shaped pool with diving well, lap lanes, play area and a beachfront to the wading pool.  The Aquatics department also offers a variety of competitive and instructional programs.

Dining options depend on the location.  in Arlington, the club offers five options:  the Sun Room, Grille, 1924, Stars and Stripes Cafe and the Dive Inn.  At the Fairfax location, they offer three options:  the Grille, Patio and the Pavilion.  You can read more about their course offering and a description here.  Both Clubhouses offer year-round social events, ranging from Sunday Brunches to various holiday parties.

Other amenities and services include locker rooms, shower facilities, saunas, steam rooms, conference room services, a shoe shine service and complimentary WiFi.

What are the extra costs?

Programs, clinics and private lessons are an additional cost to budget for.

Private personal training sessions are an additional cost to budget for.

Tips to know

The club abides by a strict dress code and cell phone policy.

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