Frequently Asked Questions
Will my family members be welcome at The Grove Club?
Yes. The ability to spend quality time with members of the family is of paramount importance these days. The Club is committed to providing a pleasant environment where this can be accomplished. Each membership in the Club is a family membership, which includes full privileges for Immediate Family Members (i.e., in the case of a Resident Member, the member’s spouse or “Designated Family Member,” and the children of the member or spouse or Designated Family Member who are under the age of 33 and in the case of a Non-Resident Member, the member’s spouse or Designated Family Member, and the children of the Member, spouse or Designated Family Member who are under the age of 24 and who are either living at home, attending school on a full-time basis or serving in the military), subject to the provisions of the Membership Plan, without the payment of additional dues. “Extended Family Members” (defined as children of the member, the member’s spouse or the Designated Family Member who do not qualify as Immediate Family Members, parents and grandchildren of the member and member’s spouse or Designated Family Member, and the spouses or Designated Family Members of such family members), are entitled to use the Club Facilities in accordance with the member’s privileges, so long as they are accompanied by the member or an Immediate Family Member. Applicable user fees for Extended Family Members will be at preferred rates. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case where a grandchild plays golf with a grandparent who has selected golf privileges, no greens fee will be required.
May I invite guests to the Club?
Yes. Having your friends enjoy the Club’s outstanding facilities with you is a wonderful attribute of membership. Therefore, members are entitled to have guests use the Club Facilities in accordance with the member’s dues category and the rules and regulations adopted by the Club to preserve the exclusivity of its facilities. Another attractive feature of membership in The Grove Club is the ability to have both accompanied and unaccompanied guests enjoy the Club Facilities, subject to the provisions of the Rules and Regulations.
Can I resign or transfer my membership to someone else?
A member may resign his or her membership and arrange for the Club to reissue the membership. Resignation of a membership is irrevocable, unless otherwise determined by the Club. A member owning a residence or homesite in the Community subject to a mandatory membership requirement is permitted to resign his or her membership only in connection with the sale or other transfer of his or her residence or homesite and the reissuance of the membership to the purchaser or transferee of the residence or homesite.
How do I become a member?
“Each person who desires to become a member must mail or deliver to the Club a fully completed and signed Membership Agreement. The required Membership Deposit or Transfer Fee must also be paid in conjunction with submission of the Membership Agreement.
The sole basis upon which the Club may deny admission to a purchaser of a residence or homesite in the Community subject to a mandatory membership requirement who applies for a membership shall be that the applicant, or in the case of title to the residence or homesite being held in the name of more than one person, any such person is a convicted felon. However, any Sports Member who desires to acquire the golf level of dues must submit a Membership Agreement for Golf Members and must be approved for such membership. In the event the agreement is not acted upon favorably, such member will be required to remain a Sports Member, as per the Master Property Declaration.”
What do I have to pay for a membership in The Grove?
In the case of an initial purchaser of a residence or homesite in the Community, a membership admission payment called a “Transfer Fee” will be paid by the seller of the property for the benefit of the purchaser of the property in connection with the issuance of a Resident Membership to the purchaser. A Transfer Fee must also be paid to the Club in connection with the re-issuance of a Resident Membership to a resale purchaser of a residence or homesite in the Community from an existing Resident Member. In this case, the Transfer Fee shall be paid by the selling member and the amount thereof shall be set forth in the selling member’s Membership Agreement. Each person who acquires a Non-Resident Membership will be required to pay a membership admission payment called a “Membership Deposit” in effect at the time.
Will there be any other types of membership available in the Club?
Yes. A limited number of Honorary Memberships and Grove Memberships will be available and will not count towards the membership cap. Up to 10 Corporate Memberships can be issued with each designee thereunder counting against the limit on the number of members who can have the golf dues option. There is also a provision for “members in waiting.” The Club may, in its sole discretion, enter into reciprocal use privileges and/or access agreements with other clubs and resorts, as the Club determines appropriate from time to time. Designees of the Club, including real estate and membership prospects, may use the facilities and the Club can sponsor tournaments and events at the Club Facilities.
What are the privileges associated with sports dues?
Members selecting sports privileges and dues (“Sports Members”) will be entitled to use all of the Club Facilities, excluding the golf facilities subject to the provision below. Sports Members will have access to the tennis facilities without the payment of court fees. Advance sign-up privileges for court times will be determined by the Club from time to time. The Club may from time to time allow Sports Members to play golf and use the practice facilities on terms and conditions determined by the Club.
What are the privileges associated with golf dues?
Members selecting golf privileges and dues (“Golf Members”) are entitled to use all of the Club Facilities. For use of the golf course, these members will pay a cart fee and/or caddie fee (if and when caddies are available at the Club), as applicable, but no greens fees. Golf Members will have access to the tennis facilities without the payment of court fees. Advance sign-up privileges for tee times and court times will be determined by the Club from time to time.
What are the primary types of memberships offered in the Club?
Resident Memberships and Non-Resident Memberships are the primary categories of membership offered in the Club. Resident Members and Non-Resident Members can choose between two dues options upon joining: golf dues option and sports dues option. A member can change his or her dues option one time during the life of the membership, unless specific approval is obtained from the Club. Resident Memberships are issued to property owners in the “Community”. Non-Resident Memberships are available to non-property owners in the Community.