Seniors neglected in golf club memberships

Senior Golfers

More than 80% of golf clubs do not include seniors in their membership prices, a study has revealed.

The research, carried out by GolfSupport.com and involving 244 golf clubs in 15 towns and cities across the UK – including Glasgow and Edinburgh – focused specifically on each golf club’s membership structure.

The study found a mere 45 (18%) of the clubs had a reduced membership price and/or incentives available to seniors, despite that being one of the most prominent demographics in golf.

Senior Membership Table

In Glasgow, only four of the 30 clubs involved in the research (13.3%) offered discounts for seniors, while in Edinburgh it was just two out of 20 (10%).

The research noted that golf clubs had varying criteria as to what age qualified as being senior. For most of the reviewed golf clubs that offered senior membership discounts/incentives, it was determined as being 60 or 65 and over.

Other golf clubs were higher in their age classification for seniors, with 70 and above or 80 and above.

However, Campsie Golf Club in Glasgow had the best deal of the 45 clubs which offered reduced membership rates for seniors.

Seniors Playing Golf Riot

Senior men with no prior membership to the club can join for an annual fee of £361.05, 39.4% cheaper compared to the full male membership cost of £596.05.

Similarly, senior women with no previous membership to the club can join for a yearly payment of £178.25, 42.2% cheaper compared to the full female membership cost of £308.25.

GolfSupport.com also conducted a survey on if seniors should get a discount or incentive on their membership fees. Categorically, 92% of the 520 respondents said ‘yes’.

Share this Article

share-logo
twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
THE MOST DIFFICULT LIES IN GOLF | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
play button
AM I A GOOD ENOUGH GOLFER TO USE A SET OF BLADES???
blades
play button
PICKING OUR FAVOURITE UTILITY IRON - Callaway X Forged UT vs TaylorMade SIM UDI vs Titleist U•500
Utility Irons
play button
HOW TO GAIN 20 YARDS OFF THE TEE | GOLF EXPLAINED
Golf Lessons
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

Historic Scots golf club suffers ‘heartbreaking’ vandalism
Gordon Sherry shares pro regrets (and has advice for today's young players)
"It's infuriating!" - Scottish golf course hit by vandals
NEW! THE BUNKERED GOLF PODCAST
WATCH: This is why you don't work on your swing next to a busy road...

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Keep your height for more consistency
Watch
play button
Stop de-lofting your club
Watch
play button
Set up square to the target
Watch
play button
Stand closer to the golf ball at address
Callaway
See all videos right arrow