You are invited to apply for membership in the Mountain View Country Club. Please click on the link to open a PDF version of the membership application. ( Membership Form ) If you have questions, call the ProShop at 533-7477 or, when it is closed, try Nat Smith at 533-2357 or at email@example.com.
The Mountain View Country Club welcomes new members. For 2013, a Full Season Individual Permit is $775. And, someone can become a Regular Member immediately by paying the whole Initiation Fee of $1,500 up front. Any new Regular or Junior member who pays their entire Initiation Fee up front (rather than in installments) has their playing dues for the first year waived. A Membership Application Form is available at the Pro Shop or can be downloaded here.
Member Dues for 2013 (NOT including 6% Vermont sales tax)
FAMILY includes unmarried children under age 25:
- Regular $895
- Junior $540
DUAL married couple OR unmarried parent with one unmarried child under 25:
- Regular $795
- Junior $465
- Regular $575
- Junior Single $350
- $150 per person and $290 per couple
- Regular Membership (age ≥ 35) $1500
- Junior Membership (age 21 – 24) $500
- Junior Membership (age 25 – 34) $750
For membership purposes, your age is determined as if your birthday was January 1 of the year you were born. All Regular members of the Mountain View Country Club must purchase $100 of club stock. A Junior Member may purchase the stock and must do so when he/she becomes a Regular member. Those new members who pay their initiation fees in their entirety up front have their first year’s playing dues waived.
Policies and Procedures
The following policies and procedures have been voted by the MVCC Board of Directors and are published here on the web for everyone’s information. These statements may change from time to time and we certainly expect to add to them over time. Exceptions to these policies and procedures must be approved by the board. The hope is that this is a way to establish and maintain some institutional memory in a largely volunteer and seasonal club.
The longstanding MVCC membership policy on birthdays is that everyone’s birthday is January 1 of the year they were born. Without some such policy all sorts of membership questions become very difficult, particularly when someone has a mid-summer birthday. For example, children in a Family Membership fall off the family membership at the age of 25, but there are no half-season memberships available if that happens on July 25. Junior memberships are also age dependent. Since January 1 is never in mid-season, this policy simplifies decisions for all involved.
The MVCC Board affirms the club’s long-standing policy in support of Dual and Family Memberships for domestic partners of the same or opposite genders. The Board has considered some strict definitions of just what domestic partners are and has instead decided in favor of a broad policy of trust and expectation. The Board presumes that all members seeking a Dual or Family membership with a partner who is not a spouse will only do so when they live with their partners and have an established commitment to a long-term relationship. The Board presumes that members really do not want to take advantage of the club’s policies; the Board prefers a policy of trust to a policing role. (voted October, 2011)
People often ask about the dues structure of the club and suggest interesting alternatives that invariably result in a revenue loss for the club. The basic idea is simple: If you belong to a club, that means you value that membership and what it gives you; it is not the number of times you use the club. MVCC has Regular and Junior playing memberships for Singles, Duals and Families as well as Social memberships for those who no longer play golf and tennis. For visitors and friends there are a few other short term playing arrangements designed to attract memberships. We have not seen a revenue neutral way to offer other forms of membership to those who are here for short periods, only on weekends, every other year and so forth. Member dues represent about 70% of the club’s yearly revenues. The relatively high initiation fees for membership have been set to discourage people from joining, resigning and then rejoining when it is convenient for them. Joining is an important commitment to a club we all love. To make paying that initiation fee more palatable, those who pay it entirely up front have their playing dues waived for the first year of membership. The club is particularly appreciative of those many members who support the club each year even though they do not play as much as they once did. This sense of community is a critical part of Greensboro’s appeal.