Q: What is the Golf Membership?
A: All memberships except Social & Banquet are considered "Golf Memberships". This permits those covered in the specific category of membership (Single, Individual, Family) with unlimited golf benefits. This is in addition to all the benefits associated with Social Membership such as, unlimited use of the tennis facilities and swimming pool and provides access to the Clubhouse (dining areas, member bar, and locker rooms) and all social events.
Q: What is the Social Membership?
A: A Social Membership entitles the member and (if applicable) his/her immediate family to enjoy all the amenities the Club has to offer. The base price of Social Membership includes unlimited use of the tennis facilities and swimming pool and provides access to the Clubhouse (dining areas, member bar, and locker rooms) and all social events. Social Members also have the ability to play golf at standard guest fees and can purchase golf-related services (e.g. range pass, golf lessons, lockers, handicap service, etc.) Social memberships are limited to playing 216 holes of golf (equivalent to twelve 18-hole rounds or twenty-four 9-hole rounds) per membership number per membership year. A limited number of designated Club events do not count against the 216 hole limit.
Q: What is an initiation fee?
A: The Club reserves the right to charge an initiation fee on new member applicants. These fees serve to limit the growth of the Club and protect the interest of current members. These fees are non-refundable, non-transferable, and may change without notice. Once you are approved for membership, you will not be charged an initiation fee again, as long as you maintain an active membership. All non-current members are subject to the prevailing initiation fee upon application, including previous members.
Q: What if I’m a former Club member?
A: We welcome all former Club members to come back and enjoy membership at the Club. In addition to the option to join under all available standard dues categories, former Club members (membership inactive for one member cycle or more) are eligible to rejoin the Club under the currently available membership category.
Q: If I join as a Social Member, can I upgrade to full golf membership at a later date?
A: Yes. You can upgrade at any point. If you join as a Social Member and wish to upgrade to Golf Membership, you can do so at any point. Your previously paid initiation will not be credited towards the current golf initiation fee.
Q: I only golf April-October, is there a seasonal membership?
A: There is not a “seasonal membership." All membership categories are annual memberships (July-June).
Q: What privileges are extended to my family members? Grandchildren?
A: Family privileges are extended to those with family memberships for unmarried children under 27 and grandchildren under 18 years of age.
Q: How long am I committed to the Club?
A: Membership commitments are for the membership year. Your commitment is from the date you join the club through the conclusion of the next full membership cycle as is indicated on your membership application (June 30). You can resign at any time and you will only owe dues through that membership year. The final month of every membership year you will have the option to decline your membership renewal and leave with no further obligation. All resignation requests must be submitted in writing to the business office prior to the June Board of Governor’s meeting for Board consideration and approval.
Q: How do I resign?
A: Resignation requests outside of the open enrollment period (currently June) are considered by the Board of Governors on a case by case basis. All requests must be submitted in writing.
Q: What are my guest privileges and at what rate?
A: As a member, you are entitled to sponsor guests to the club an unlimited number of times. However, a single individual is limited to a specific number of times they are allowed to use tennis courts, swimming pool and golf course. A single guest may only play golf 4 times in a calendar year. Guests may dine with members an unlimited number of times. Guests will be charged standard rates to play golf.
Q: What is the nominations process? Do I have to be interviewed?
A: We welcome everyone to apply for membership. Anyone with questions on the nomination process should first contact the Club. Each nominee for membership should have two sponsors who are current members in good standing. If a nominee does not know two current members, the membership committee will present the nominee as a club-sponsored member after conducting an interview with the nominee.
Q: Can I take a leave of absence? What happens if I lose my job?
A: Members requesting leave of absence for job relocation may be transferred to a non-resident membership with the residency requirements waived or to social membership. All other requests for leave of absence will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Governors.
Q: Are there any additional fees?
A: Optional additional fees could be incurred based on membership category for cart rentals, swim & tennis usage, driving range usage, guest fees and handicap system fees. These are examples of possible fees. Other fees may exist. All first-year members are exempt from any potential assessments in their first membership cycle.
Q: What about assessments?
A: Since 2011, with the successful completion of the CCC Friends ownership arrangement and significant cost restructuring, the Club has produced a positive operating budget without the need for assessments. Though unforeseen events are possible, no need for assessment is expected in the coming membership year. However, in order to address this concern for those interested in joining the Club, all new members that join are waived from any potential assessments during their first membership year. All other current members, regardless of membership class, are eligible.
Q: Where can I find more details about the specific rates and fees?
A: More details can be found online at www.chambersburgcountryclub.org & by clicking the Membership tab. You may also call or stop by the Club for further information.