Membership of Cooden Beach Golf Club implies with it compliance with the Rules of the Club as laid down in the Constitution, a copy of which is supplied to all members.
THE APPLICATION FORM
Whilst the Club Rules require that a candidate should ideally be proposed and seconded in writing by two members of the Club, it is understood that many applicants who may either be moving into the area or simply not have played here before, may not know any members. In such instances, the Committee is very happy to propose and second candidates.
If possible it helps the application process enormously if applicants are able to let the Club have a letter of reference from their previous club together with a current handicap certificate.
All applications for membership are considered by the General Committee of the Club as part of the monthly General Committee meeting. After consideration candidates are invited to attend a short informal interview which is in reality more an information giving and receiving process. This is held with a small Interview Committee at which, as a courtesy to the Committee, men are respectfully requested to wear a jacket and tie.
Following the interview process successful applicants' names are posted onto the notice board in the Clubhouse for 21 days after which time (subject to no objections) they will then be admitted to the Club as members on payment of the appropriate subscription amount as advised by the Administration Office.
A copy of the Club's Constitution is available in the Administration Office for inspection by candidates prior to applying for membership if required.
All applications for membership are subject to availability and from time to time a waiting list for individual categories may be brought into operation. In the event of a waiting list being in place election to membership will be in strict chronological order of acceptance to the appropriate waiting list.
The Club's subscription year runs from 1 December to 30 November and for members elected during the Club year subscription payments are calculated as a proportion of the appropriate annual subscription by reference to the period of the year unexpired at election.
Annual subscription payments are due on 1 December each year and must be paid in full or alternatively by a 12-month instalment scheme payable to the Club by Standing Order, details of which are available from the Administration Office.
Currently the Club is encouraging membership applications and as part of this initiative has accordingly suspended its entrance fee.
In addition, all members are required to make an annual Clubcard payment (together with the subscription payment) which affords a 15% discount on bar prices and a 10% discount on bar food purchases. This card also acts as a security swipe card affording entry to the locker and changing rooms and access to the Player Score Input system for competition play.
Any Clubcard balance at the year end is not lost providing the member remains a member of the Club. Departing members are given until the year end of their departing year to extinguish any balance.
THE APPLICATION FORM
Please click here to download an application form. The completed application form with supporting documentation should be returned to :
The General Manager
Cooden Beach Golf Club, Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN39 4TR