Purchasing a home in a private country club is an investment that should be carefully considered. When buying a membership, there are many important factors to discuss. Here are the top five considerations:
One the key reasons to buy a home in a country club is the amenities that come with the club. Finding out which country clubs are desirable is important, but for your own benefit it is important to figure out why. Whether it is the mountain views and the hiking trails, the quality and difficulty of the golf courses, the prestige of its restaurants, or the beauty of their clubhouses, consider what your top priorities are.
Financial Stability of the Club
When looking at a country club, ask about their financials. Possibly the worst thing you can do is buy into a club with financial instability only to regret it later. Most clubs in Scottsdale are very open and upfront about their financial reserves and debt obligations.
Review the Rules of Conduct and Contract Details
Becoming a member of a country club means obligating yourself a certain set of rules and standards. It is important to get a firm understanding of what will be required of you as a member. Monthly dues and annual food & beverage minimums should be considered.
Chat with Current Members
Getting opinions from actual members of a country club can be highly beneficial. Ask them for their feedback on the club and determine if it fits your expectations. Additionally, request a private tour and make an effort to speak to members of the community or ambassadors to the club.
Use a Knowledgeable Realtor
The real estate agent you choose to work with can make all the difference. Choosing one with both the experience to work with you from start to finish and a positive relationship with the country club you’re interested in is incredibly important. A real estate agent who is knowledgeable about the club, can get you a private tour of the club, and can provide thorough and detailed answers to your questions will be highly valuable when searching for clubs you’d like to invest in.
If you’re interested in learning more about private country clubs in Scottsdale, please call me anytime. I specialize in selling homes in the finer golf clubs of North Scottsdale including Desert Mountain, Desert Highlands, Mirabel, Estancia and Troon. I can explain the difference in the clubs to you and help you determine which is the right one for you.
Carmen Brodeur JD
Trillium Properties, LLC
9825 E Bell Road, Suite 120, Scottsdale AZ 85255
Cell (602) 791-0536