I am thinking of leaving Oxley Golf Club here in Brisbane in mid-2014 to join Carbrook. I am at that stage of my life where my wife and kids prevent me from playing as much golf as I would like. Consequently, the $1400/yr that I am presently paying is quite hard to justify spending on a cost/round based argument.
I love playing at Oxley, but the Intermediate 2 membership for up to 26-45yr olds (I think that's the right bracket) gets me up to 20 Saturday rounds per year and full access on other days for $550/yr and seemingly no nomination fee.
Seems like it is no contest. I like playing Carbrook, but never thought I would be calling it my home club. That is a massive whack of money that I can save with out detracting from the amount of golf I will be playing. Sure, if I play Oxley, it will cost me a little more each time, but I will still be wayyyy out in front.
I am sure I am not Robinson Crusoe here. I wish my playing schedule was more hectic, but alas it is not.
Keen to hear everyone's thoughts...