How Much Does a Granite Bay Golf Club Membership Cost?

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Among the natural lakes, mature oaks and granite outcroppings in the Sierra Foothills is one of Sacramento’s best golf facility  — the Granite Bay Golf Club.

The club is certified under Audubon International Signature and Sanctuary, and the club’s championship golf course was designed by Kyle Phillips and Robert Jones Jr.

Opened in 1914, the club is an efficient and a comfortable private golf club with an understated, simple amenities and elegance which are clearly planned with golfers in mind.

How much does a Granite Bay Golf Club membership cost?

On average, the cost of a membership depends on the type of membership you sign up for.  From our research, members pay an initiation fee that ranges anywhere from $2,500 to $48,000, and monthly fees range anywhere from $50 to $295. These rates are, however, subject to change as found appropriate by the club’s management.   Other fees include the annual $450 “golf package” fee and food and beverage minimums are set at $150.

Membership to the club, however, is open to any person who is sponsored and invited by an already established club member. For the newcomers, a membership committee member may sponsor a nominee who does not know any of the existing club members. The club’s membership office takes care of all the prospective member’s enrollment needs. All the club’s membership categories include dependent children (younger than 23 years old who have a primary residence at the member’s home and who are full-time college students) and spouses.

According to, the club offers a golf individual and corporate membership for $295 a month with a $48,000 initiation fee, and the junior membership is also $295 a month, but the initiation fee is half of the golf membership at $24,000.  The social membership has a $2,500 initiation fee and $50 in monthly dues. noted the club dropped its initiation fees to $24,000 in March of 2012.

What is going to be included in the membership?

18-hole golf course designed by Kyle Phillips and Robert Jones, Jr, and members may make stating times seven days in advance.

A traditionally styled clubhouse complete private event spaces, pub dining areas and a casual Member grille.

Golf practice facilities which include a putting green and a driving range.

A golf pro shop that operates on a full-service basis and that is fully stocked.

A state-of-the-art fitness facility fitted with locker rooms.

A wide variety of holiday-themed events and social events such as cooking classes and special dinners.

Unlimited tee times all year round.

A chance to compete in ladies’ and men’s golf club events and tournaments.

Unlimited and unrestricted use of the practices chipping and putting areas.

Complimentary range balls.

Dining options for all members include the Cobble Cafe, Tilly’s Pub and the Mackenzie Grill.

Network benefits, aside from benefits at the home club, includes access to more than 200 private clubs and resorts owned by ClubCorp, the opportunity to compete in the National ClubCorp golf and tennis tournaments, discounts and a subscription to the Private Clubs Magazine.

What are the extra costs?

Yoga classes and personal training classes are also available for an additional cost.

Members are expected to pay cart and guest fees.

An annual $450 fee, as mentioned prior, will be applied for the “golf package.”  This covers range balls, lockers, bag storage and cleaning.

Tournaments, clinics and private lessons can be an optional cost to consider/budget for.

Junior golf programs are available for an additional fee.  According to the official website, this can cost $295 per golfer.

Tips to know

The club offers the following types of memberships:  individual, corporate, junior and social.  All memberships, with the exception of the social membership, are entitled to all amenities.  The social membership members can only enjoy full clubhouse privileges and social events, no golf.  Junior memberships are available to those under 33 years old.

The club has a 475 member cap.

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