Membership Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in membership at Bala Golf Club. Our diverse and friendly membership welcomes you to experience everything our thriving club has to offer. There has never been a better time to join Bala!

JOIN NOW AND GET 3+ MONTHS OF FREE GOLF! New Members: Commit now to a golf membership for the 2019 season and get full and immediate access for the rest of 2018 for no additional dues or food minimum requirements! Click here for more info!

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Why Bala?  
  • All Initiation Fees are currently being waived!
  • The closest private golf club to Center City (from Center City to the 1st Tee in 12 minutes!). Just minutes from Bala Cynwyd and the Main Line.
  • Join now and get immediate course access...no waiting period, sponsors or invasive interviews are required!
  • A fun and challenging course designed by legendary Golf Course Architect William S. Flynn (architect of Shinnecock Hills!).
  • Over 115 years of golfing history, including host of the 1952 U.S. Women's Open, won by Hall of Famer Louise Suggs!
  • The golf course is open 7 days per week.
  • No hidden fees! All golf category dues include your locker, bag storage, USGA handicap, driving range and hole-in-one insurance.
  • A great walking course with a tremendous pace of play, allowing you to easily fit golf into your busy lifestyle.
  • Amenities that include a fully stocked Golf Shop, Practice Range, Grill Room, Member’s Dining Room and Ballroom with seating for up to 220 guests.
  • No member assessments for the last 5 years! No future assessments currently planned.
  • Discounted access to a portfolio of private clubs (offering tennis, squash, swimming, fitness) and fitness clubs in the area.


Membership Categories

Bala Golf Club is proud to offer a variety of membership categories to best meet the needs and lifestyle of all golfers. Click on a category below for a full description and eligibility.  Please contact our Membership Director, Mike Viscusi, at membership@balagolfclub.com or (215)220-0746 for current membership promotions and to discuss the best membership that suits your needs.

  • Full Playing Privilege Stockholder
    • This is a full golf membership with unlimited access for those 40 years and older. You can join individually or add a spouse and/or child dependents (21 & Under) to the account. This category requires the purchase of a stock certificate, which would give you an ownership stake in the club. In addition to ownership, the benefit of owning stock includes voting rights, the ability to run for the Board of Directors and an annual dues discount that is currently $850 compared to Non-Stockholders. 

      For those who do not wish to purchase stock, you can join in the Full Playing Privilege Non-Stockholder category. You can also buy stock at a later date and switch in to the Stockholder category.
  • Full Playing Privilege Non-Stockholder
    • This is a full golf membership with unlimited access for those 40 and older. You can join individually or add a spouse and/or child dependents (21 & Under) to the account. This is a non ownership category without voting rights.

      Those who join as non-Stockholders can choose to buy stock at a later date and switch in to the Full Stockholder category.
  • Corporate
    • Bala Golf Club offers a limited number of Corporate golf accounts. This is one of the best values in golf in the Philadelphia area as it provides a significant discount compared to an individual membership.  Offering unlimited golf without restriction, Bala's Corporate membership allows for 4 golfers from the same company. 

      Just 12 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, this is the most convenient private golf option for entertaining clients or for a quick office escape. 
  • Second Club
    • The Second Club category at Bala Golf Club is designed specifically for those who are already full members at another Golf Association of Philadelphia club. You can join individually or add a spouse and/or child dependents (21 & Under) to the account.

      This category enjoys unlimited golf without restriction, but enjoys the benefit of reduced dues with no initiation fee and no food minimum!  With Bala's incredible location with easy access to the city, this is a great option to add the convenience of a second club - at a great discount. 
  • Weekday
    • The Weekday option is a great alternative for those who spend most of their weekends down the shore, or for those who are retired and don't have a need for weekend play. Full and unlimited access is provided for dining and social events (including weekends), but there is no golf course access allowed on weekends for this category.  You can join individually or add a spouse and/or child dependents (21 & Under) to the account.
  • Junior (30-39)
    • This is a full golf membership with unlimited access for those 30-39 years old. This category enjoys a significant dues and food minimum discount compared to the 40+ full category.   You can join individually or add a spouse and/or child dependents (21 & Under) to the account. This is a non ownership category without voting rights.
  • Junior (23-29)
    • This is a full golf membership with unlimited access for those Under 30 years old. This category enjoys a significant dues and food minimum discount compared to the 40+ and 30-39 membership categories.  You can join individually or add a spouse and/or child dependents (21 & Under) to the account. This is a non ownership category without voting rights.
  • House Stockholder
    • Bala's House (Social) Stockholder membership provides unlimited access to dining and social functions. There is no food minimum for House members. Access to the golf course is also provided for House members up to 2x per month with the payment of the standard golf guest fee. House member dues do not include a locker, club storage, handicap or hole in one insurance. These items may be purchased on a space available basis. 

      This category requires the purchase of a stock certificate, which would give you an ownership stake in the club. In addition to ownership, the benefit of owning stock includes voting rights, the ability to run for the Board of Directors and an annual dues discount that is currently $225 compared to House Non-Stockholders. For those who do not wish to purchase stock, you can join in the House Non-Stockholder category.
  • House Non-Stockholder
    • Bala's House (Social) Non-Stockholder membership provides unlimited access to dining and social functions. There is no food minimum for House members. Access to the golf course is also provided for House members up to 2x per month with the payment of the standard golf guest fee. House member dues do not include a locker, club storage, handicap or hole in one insurance. These items may be purchased on a space available basis. 

      This is a non ownership category without voting rights. Those who join as non-Stockholders, can choose to buy stock at a later date and switch in to the Full Stockholder or House Stockholder categories.
  • Student
    • Bala's Student membership provides unlimited access to the golf course, member tournaments, dining and social functions Monday-Friday and after 2pm on weekends and holidays. To be eligible for this category you must be a full time high school, college or graduate student under the age of 30. There is no initiation fee or food minimum for Student members.

      This is a non ownership category without voting rights.

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