If you wish to join the Club there are some things you need to know.
There are 4 stages to Membership in the Club:
- Waitlist Applicant
After your membership application has been submitted and accepted with your one-time, $50 application fee, 3 recent scores from regulation size courses, and you have met all membership criteria, your name will be placed on our Waiting List. The Waitlist is kept strictly in the order that applications and fees are received. When the numbers of applications exceed available spots on the Waitlist a lottery will be held. The lottery results will determine your place on the Waitlist.Your application fee provides you with an ID and password for our Club Portal. You cannot sign up for our weekly games on Wednesday, but you can use the Portal to sign up for any of our 6 Away Games or the 2 Invitationals we hold each season. You must use the Portal to load all scores from other regulation size courses to help build your handicap index. If space is available, Waitlist Applicants can also come to the golf course on Wednesday mornings during our season, and golf with the club as a walk-on. This is an opportunity to meet club members. There is no annual fee for Waitlist Applicants.
- Pace of Play
While on the Waitlist you are required to play at least one game with the Club to demonstrate your ability to play a regulation-sized golf course within 4.5 hours. Contact the Club Captain to arrange your Pace of Play game.
- Handicap Index
While on the Waitlist you are required to establish a Handicap Index of no more than 35. To maintain your place on the Waitlist you are required to enter all scores from games played elsewhere; at least 5 scores each season from regulation size courses. Failure to do so will require re-application for Membership. If your application is successful, you will be placed at the bottom of the Waitlist.
- Prospective New Member
Each year membership spots become available. Applicants at the top of the waitlist are invited to join as Prospective New Members (PNMs). PNMs are required to pay a reduced annual membership fee and to play at least 12 regular, Wednesday games each season. PNMs can sign up to play on any Wednesday but cannot compete for prizes in any of the Club Tournaments. PNM membership is probationary. In their first year, Propective New Members are assigned a “Buddy” from the Board of Directors. This ensures that PNMs are welcomed to the club and that any questions they might have are answered. As regular member positions become available PNMs may be invited to join as Regular Members.
- Regular Member
Regular Members are required to pay a one-time $35 initiation fee and to pay their annual membership fee each year. Regular Members are expected to:
- play at least 12 Wednesday morning games at Burnaby Mountain each season,
- take on some volunteer duties,
- attend the Spring Luncheon
- attend the Annual General Meeting as a voting member
- optionally compete in all competitions including the Club Championship.
There are two other special membership designations:
- Associate Member
Regular Members who no longer wish to play golf regularly can choose to maintain their affiliation with the Club through an Associate Membership. If they wish, an Associate Member can play golf any Wednesday when space allows.
- Life Membership
A Life member is a Regular or Associate member who has reached the age of eighty (80) years and has ten (10) or more consecutive years of membership in the Club.
Membership applications are accepted once a year when space is available on the Waitlist.
You must be 60 years or older to be a member. You can apply as early as age 57.
You must have an established handicap index to join the Club. You must use the Club Portal to maintain your handicap index.
You must be able to play a round of golf on a regulation 18-hole golf course within 4 hours and 30 minutes.
You must be able to play on Wednesday mornings at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course at least 12 times during the season
You must adhere to the principles under which the club operates.
You must be willing to take on a volunteer role periodically.
Our Waitlist is capped at 60 applicants and we typically accept new applications once each year.
The application form is opened for 24 hours (or until all spaces on the Waitlist are filled) on a specific date as indicated on the Public Website.
When the application form becomes available, complete the online application form.
You must enter 3 recent scores from regulation-sized courses.
Pay the one-time application fee of $50 as soon as possible so that it’s received within 7 working days.
Please Note: When applications exceed the number of available spots we will use a lottery to identify successful applicants. If successful, your position on the Waitlist will also be determined by the lottery. Unsuccessful applicants will have their application fees refunded.
Your name will be added to the Waitlist if:
- Your application form is completed in full (with the 3 required scores)
- Your fee is received within 7 working days
- Space remains on the Waitlist (Capped at 60)
While on the Waitlist you will be invited to join us at Away Games and some special events.
While on the Waitlist you must demonstrate your ability to play a round of golf within 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Important! While on the Waitlist you must enter all scores played elsewhere; at least 5 scores from regular sized golf courses each year to maintain a current Handicap. Failure to do so will result in removal from the Waitlist. Those who choose to re-apply and whose application is successful, will be placed at the bottom of the Waitlist.
Each year a certain number of membership positions become available. You may be invited to join as a Prospective New Member (PNM).
After some time as a Prospective New Member, you may be invited to join as a Regular Member.
Currently, our waitlist is approximately three to five years.