Golf is a game at the end of the day which is why avid golfers are going to look for like-minded people to share their hobby with and engage in a little friendly competition for rewards. Some people end up joining a golf club to enhance the gaming experience and enjoy the perks that come with being a member, while others decide to take matters into their own hands and create their own indoor golf course to be able to play whenever and wherever they want and have the players they like to come to them. If you’re torn between becoming a golf club member or making your own dream golf course for your pleasure and comfort, you’ve come to the right place.
Here we help you determine whether you should invest in your own indoor golf course or become a member of a golf club.
If you play golf at least 3 times a week, you’ll definitely be saving money whether you opt for a golf membership or build your own course. By creating your own indoor course, you won’t have to spend money to play golf, except to purchase the setup. You can also consider turning it into a business and would then be able to charge a decent amount of money to your visitors, create your own memberships, and host competitions. Overall, there’s quite a profit to be made if you turn your indoor golf course into a business. Although, you may need to look into hiring a professional golfer as an employee if you’re not a pro yourself.
On the other hand, with a membership, you can ensure you get the value for your fees in other ways. However, there’s no point in joining a club unless you’re going to play golf at least 3 to 4 times a month; otherwise, you’re spending a lot more than you need to be. Keep in mind, though, that there are other advantages to being a golf club member such as signing up for their affiliate program to earn a little cash and perhaps winning cash prizes in competitions.
While golf clubs are a great place to be and are an extraordinary way to spend your day surrounded by beautiful greenery, if you’re happy to play on the same course each time, golf weather isn’t all year round. Therefore, with your indoor golf course, you can play from the comfort of your home and you can even mix it up and set it up in different locations each time. You will be able to move your course around to different areas easily; this is especially helpful on days where you can’t play golf outside due to bad weather conditions. By investing in an indoor golf simulator, you can practice and play a full round without leaving your house or take it with you wherever you want to go. Luckily, there are different models to fit every size, every location, and every budget. So, you can start with a more affordable one and upgrade it if you decide to turn your indoor golf course into a business.
A golf club membership offers many perks when you come to play and you also get the most out of the membership in the social aspect. You will constantly meet new people and make great friendships with the other golfers. You can bond over drinks at the bar and even hang out there on lazy days when you don’t intend to play. On the other hand, having our own indoor golf course means your experience is not limited to members only and you can have all your friends over. If you do decide to branch out and include customers, you’ll meet new people and expand your golf crew. Furthermore, with your own course, you can get more creative with playing options which may attract players with different skill levels that would feel overwhelmed when joining a prestigious golf club if you turn yours into a business. Keep in mind that you set the tone of your club whether you want it to feel homely or fancy to make your members feel comfortable and special.
Overall, it’s down to preference if you play golf often enough to make it worth it to spend money on either option. Many people enjoy the luxury and social status that comes with being a member of a golf club, but you don’t need to spend that type of money if you can create the luxury yourself. Luckily, with an indoor golf setup, you can have more flexibility and versatility when playing without having to adhere to the limitations of a club, and it may also be a wise investment if you decide to make your own members’ club.