How Much Does the Big Canyon Country Club Cost?
The Big Canyon Country Club is a private member-owned club located near Newport Beach, California. The club was built by The Irvine Company and was open for play on May 5, 1971. The golf course was designed by architect Robert Muir Graves. The original golf course was 6800 yards, with a par 72 and a course rating of 72.4.
The course had several minor renovations throughout a few year and in 1998 the current yardage is more than 7100 yards with a par of 72 and a course rating of 74.1. Final renovations in 2008 added a new practice green consisting of a 3,500 square foot chipping green, a 14,000 square-foot putting green and an expanded driving range.
How much is it?
- Sources note initiation fees are in the $200,000 range and monthly fees surpass the $500 range. Since members are able to sell their memberships, the costs will depend on the current market value. According to the LA Times, a membership was sold in 1971 for $7,5000, and in 1989, a membership was sold for about $145,000.
- An article printed in 1990 in the Seattle Times noted the initiation fee at that time as $150,000.
What is going to be included?
- In keeping with the rich traditions of a truly private club, membership to the Big Canyon Country Club is by invitation only. A candidate for membership must be sponsored by two members of the Club and the sponsors will serve as the liaisons between the Club and a potential member. It is through the sponsoring members that a candidate learns about the Club’s amenities, traditions, available memberships and fees.
- Amenities at the club include the golf course main clubhouse, fitness center, snack bar, pool house and swimming pool.
What are the extra costs?
- Special events may incur additional costs.