1.How do I become a member?
By becoming an Ordinary, Intermediate (less than 35 years of age) or Corporate Member or being a family member of an Ordinary or Intermediate Member. You fill out an adhesion form submitted to the Membership committee. Your candidacy must be supported by Members of the Club and approved by the Board of Directors following a balloting with the Members. You then pay your entrance fees and annual dues. The Club is a non-profit corporation formed by its Members. Each Ordinary Member is entitled to one vote.
2. Why is the Club a non-profit corporation?
Contrary to sole ownership private golf clubs, operating surpluses are not distributed to the sole owner as dividends but rather reinvested into course, services and installation-improvements for your sole benefit.
3. How is the club managed?
Every year the General Assembly of Members elects a Board of Directors formed of 11 Members. They elect an Executive Committee formed of the President, Vice-President, Honorary Treasurer and Secretary and the Captain. It appoints Match & Handicap, House, Building, Greens and Membership Committees. They are headed by members of the Board to oversee these sectors of the Club working hand in hand with the Club’s managing staff. The General Manager reporting to the Club President is in charge of all Club operations. The Board convenes once a month to receive the committee reports and take decisions.
4. Can I still become a member if I don’t know any Kanawaki members?
Yes. Friendly members of the Membership committee will be happy to meet with you and discuss your interest in joining Kanawaki Golf Club. After a review of your candidacy, the committee will be happy to support you in your membership request.
5.What are the entrance fees?
Entrance fees represent the fees allowing you to become a Member of certain specific categories. It’s a one time fee that is not refundable. It is fixed by the Board of Directors and varies according to the type of membership. It can be payed upfront or in instalments over a certain number of years.
6. What are the different categories of membership?
They are Ordinary, Intermediate, Corporate, Social, Out of town, Spousal and Junior. The last 2 categories are accorded privileges because they are attached to an Ordinary member who is responsible for their financial obligations.
7.Do privileges vary according to membership categories?
Yes but only for access to the course. Except for very short periods, Ordinary, Intermediate and Corporate Members have access to the course at all times. The first tee is reserved for them from Tuesday to Thursday between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and the course is reserved for them on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays before 11:30 a.m.
8. What are annual dues?
They are the annual fees a Member must pay to enjoy the Club’s services. They allow you to benefit from playing privileges, access to practice installations, locker room services (locker, showers) and Pro Shop services (club storage and cleaning, pull carts, preferential prices for golf merchandise). Specific charges apply for certain services such as electric carts.
9. Will I have other fees to pay?
You do have a minimum amount to spend in food & beverage annually. It varies according to your type of membership. Your consumption will be billed monthly and if you haven’t spent your minimum at the end of the year, the Club will bill you for the difference. The minimum does not include gratuities and taxes. Preferential pricing at the Pro Shop entails a fee of approximately $15/month for 5 months.
10. As a member, is there a way I can invite guests?
Yes and so can your family members. You can play with up to 3 guests at all times except only 1 on Friday afternoons and weekend mornings. Guest fees apply.
11. Can companies become members?
Yes they can. Corporations, partnerships or other business entities can designate an employee that enjoys the same playing privileges as those accorded to an Ordinary Member except that they shall not have any nominating or voting privileges, and will not be eligible to hold office in the Club. A Corporate Member who leaves the Club can be replaced by another employee of the corporation. The new candidate is subject to his election as a Corporate member as per Bylaw # 25, and when elected will have a $500 transfer Fee to pay. A corporation may have more than one membership.
12. I am not a great golfer – will I enjoy myself anyway?
Definitely. The course is set up so that golfers of all calibres can enjoy themselves. There are fun competitions for all levels, for men, women, couples, juniors, seniors; a great way to get to meet other Members and take part in the Club’s golf and social life.
13. I am a low handicap golfer – will I find Kanawaki sufficiently challenging?
Kanawaki is one of the premier golf clubs to become a better golfer for several reasons: its championship course favours the use of all your clubs and its practice installations are some of the best in the province. You will become a better golfer by playing and competing with its better players who are ranked amongst the best amateurs in the province. Out of more than 20 divisions, our intersectional teams have belonged to divisions 1 and 2 for decades.
14. Will I easily integrate at Kanawaki if I don’t know members?
Our wish is for you to feel right at home at Kanawaki. After all it’s your club. To that end we’ll go through the following steps. We will first assess your needs. We will then provide you with proper orientation and have you meet some of our staff so that you get the most out of our services. Though no obligation on your part, you’ll be invited to participate in events to meet fellow Members and enjoy everything great Kanawaki has to offer.
15. I am a woman. What are the benefits of belonging to Kanawaki?
Our Club is gender neutral. The entrance fees and annual dues paid determine your privileges, not your gender. The ladies of Kanawaki are an active and well organized group under the Ladies section. Tuesday mornings and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. are reserved for ladies. Competitions and social events amongst ladies lead to new friendships.
16. I have young children. Can they become Kanawaki members?
Provided that they are 8 years old or more, they can become junior Members. Children between 8 and 12 must be accompanied by their parents on the course. Junior clinics are set up by the Pros each year to teach them golf.