Thank you for considering joining Eaton Golf club. Everyone associated with the club are rightly proud of it and hopefully if your application is successful you will become part of one of the premier golf courses in the region.
At the heart of Eaton Golf Club is its members – it is a club owned by members and run by members. The club has a vibrant, social and diverse membership which covers a broad range of golfing abilities. Eaton has a very competitive and social element in all of its categories and is especially proud of our growing Junior and Ladies sections.
The club has a very bright future and is very proactive in development of its course and facilities and is always looking at methods to improve and evolve, whilst retaining the standards and traditions of the club. In order to protect Eaton’s reputation as a premier golf club its members are key – this application form begins a process to ensure that new members maintain these standards.
There are a number of different membership categories. Each category has different costs and a Link to these are provided below:
The Board of Directors have set the following subscription rates for 2020
Annual Fee (£)
Full Member (aged 40 and over)
Intermediate D (aged 35-39)
Intermediate C (aged 30-34)
Intermediate B (aged 26-29)
Intermediate A (aged 21-25)
Categories available to existing members
Restricted C (12 x 9 holes per annum)
Category closed since 2011
Restricted B (6 x 18 holes per annum)
*Associate membership is available to spouses/partners or existing adult members and parents/grandparents of Youth and Junior members
Please note that the above figures do not include the Golf Union Dues
Eaton GC is owned and run by its members. There is no joining fee but shares must be purchased by members over 30 years of age. The cost of the shares is currently valued at £300 each and allow you to vote in AGM meetings and election of board and committee members. The share price is independently valued by an independent assessor and has remained at this price for a number of years which shows the stability of the club. The share process is:
Member over 30 years of age – must purchase 1 share at £300
Member aged 35 to 39 years of age – must purchase 2 shares at £600
Member over 40 years of age – must purchase 3 shares at £900
The share purchasing process will be further explained during the later stages of your application including payment options for both share and membership fees. On resignation, the share (s) held would be added to the share transfer register held by the office and sold once a new purchaser/member becomes available.
We are all rightly proud of the club and its course and the history and in order to preserve this we have a membership application process that reflects what the club expects of its members.
The first part of this is process is this application form and the link to this is attached below. The application form is your first opportunity to tell the club why you are suitable to be a member and please take the time to consider the questions posed within it. Listed below is clarification of certain sections of the form.
Proposer and Seconder
Within the application form we ask for details of any existing member of the golf club who will act as a proposer, in short someone who will act as a reference for the club to verify your credentials. This member should be an established member of the golf course for at least 12 months and you should provide details of this person on this application from. There is also a section should you have additional members who can fulfil this role – known as a seconder. The proposer and seconder should be known to you and they should be aware that you have provided their details as they will be contacted as part of this process.
If you do not have any proposer or seconder Eaton GC will still welcome your application and ask that you provide two references who we can speak to as character references. However, an additional part of your application process will require you to meet and play golf (at least 9 holes) with a member of a committee from the golf club. This will be an informal game and is not to assess your golf game but to assess your credentials as a future member. This will allow you to speak to the member and see if the golf club is right for you as well.
Previous Golf club history/handicap
There is a section for you to list previous golf clubs of which you have been a member. This may assist with your application. Eaton golf club has a wide and varied golfing handicap standard and all levels of golfers are welcome to join the club. There is also a section for you to provide your CDH number (central database of handicaps) if applicable.
Social Media profiles
Eaton Golf club has wide varied methods of communicating with its members, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Should applicants have such accounts if these details could be provided to allow the club to communicate in the most effective manner.
We ask that you consider writing a covering statement to give additional details to support your application. This part of the application is your first opportunity to tell the club why you are suitable to be a member of the Eaton.
Each application is reviewed for suitability to progress to the next stage.
If your form is accepted your application will progress to the next stage. All applicants will be invited for an interview (and golf game for applicants without a proposer) with a member of the Membership committee. You will be contacted and a mutually convenient time for this will be agreed.
All new members should be aware that a 12 months probationary period is in force during which time any issues identified may result in immediate termination of membership
I hope the above information shows that Eaton Golf club thrives because of its members and that processes are in place to protect the standards and traditions of the golf club.