Fall River has what looks like a good promo going. 3000 for a single membership. 4350 for family. No fees, no minimums.
Now if you study things, this is actually just clever marketing. The old single price was $2940 plus a (high) $70/month minimum. Family was $4310 plus $95/month minimum. So they’re really just waiving the food minimum.
This is a smart move. Food minimums are tough for the infrequent player — even if you get 3 or 4 rounds per month in, you may not hit the minimum due to time of day, etc. And many of these clubs are not the type of dining that young families are looking for on meals unrelated to golf.
When I joined a club, I expected to pay some minimums as part of the cost of doing business. But it’s a poke in the eye on the months it hits.