Only $195 per year for first year, then $125 per year.
Up to 15 months for the price of 12 when your application is approved between 1 April and 30 June.
Membership includes insurance covering person and equipment during Club events.

About D.G.C Membership

The Club provides golfing activities for members (Men, Women and Juniors) regardless of age, skill level or physical ability.
The Club plays competition and social golf all year-round and includes a number of mixed events in a busy calendar. Apart from several major events, regular 18-hole competitions are played on Tuesday (Men & Ladies), Friday (Seniors & Ladies), Saturday (Men & Ladies) and Sunday (Open).

Regular 9-hole (Open) competitions are conducted on Tuesdays and Fridays. Social golf activities are generally arranged for Public Holidays. During the summer months the Club runs an ‘Open’ mixed 9-hole twilight event on Wednesdays.
Competition Fees apply for entry into all Club competitions.

Club teams participate in the V.G.L. (Scratch, Handicap and Seniors) and V.W.G.L. Pennant competitions.

The Club has a Restricted Club Liquor License with the facilities open to Members on a limited basis.

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MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The following are the steps, and approximate time taken, required to be completed before an Applicant becomes a member of the Dorset Golf Club Inc.

  1. Membership Application and the appropriate Fees are received by the Membership Officer.  (The Application is not processed until the joining Fees are paid)
  2. The Membership Officer forwards the Fees to the Treasurer and places a notice on the notice board in the club rooms that a new membership application has been received giving the name(s) of the applicant(s).  This notice must be displayed for at least 14 days to allow for any objections to the application to be submitted to the Management Committee.  (14 – 16 days).
  3. A 1st Letter is sent to the Applicant, with a receipt, as acknowledgement.
  4. The Membership Application is sent to the Club Secretary who submits it before the Management Committee for approval.  The Applicant is not a member until the Management Committee has voted on and approved their application.
  5. When the 14 – 16 day display period has lapsed, the Management Committee will convene a special meeting to consider the new application(s).  Under normal circumstances Applications are processed within the 14 to 16 days of the Application having been received by the Membership Officer.
  6. Where unforseen delays effect the processing of an Application, the Management Committee may choose to make the Applicant an “Honorary Member”.  This will allow the Applicant to submit the 3 cards necessary to achieve a handicap in readiness of their Application for full membership being approved by the Management Committee.
  7. If the Application(s) are approved the Membership Officer will create a Membership Number for the new Member(s).  A 2nd Letter is then sent to the Applicant advising of the Management Committee’s decision and their Membership Number.
  8. The Applicant(s), who do not already have a Golflink number, will not be allocated a handicap or a Golflink number until they are approved as a member by the Management Committee.  From the 1st of December 2007, players will not be allowed to submit cards for handicapping purposes until they have been approved as either an Honorary Member or a full Member by a meeting of the Management Committee.  This is a requirement of the VGL.  An Applicant who has membership of another club and a valid handicap may play in Competitions as a Visitor up to 4 times before their membership is approved.
  9. Golf LINK cards are allocated by the AGU.  The AGU do not know about the application until it has been approved by the Management Committee and the initial handicap allocated.  When the membership application has been approved and the member has provided the required number (three) of cards for a handicap, their details are submitted to the AGU and the AGU will send their Golflink card to the home address provided on your application (Timing unknown.)
  10. Any queries that a membership applicant might have should be directed to the Membership Officer, or the appropriate Club Captain (Men’s or Ladies).
  11. Cards Submitted for the purposes of obtaining a handicap must be played during an official DGC Inc. competition or be marked by a member of the Men’s or Ladies (as appropriate) committee.  Cards will not be accepted if scored outside these conditions.

COMPLAINTS & GRIEVANCES

All Membership related complaints and grievances shall be made in writing to the Board of Management. If the Board of Management is unable to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the aggrieved party/parties, the board of Management shall submit the written grievance to the General committee. If the grievance is still not able to be resolved then an independent conciliator may be appointed.

Annual Subscriptions

Annual subscriptions are due and payable on or before June 30th each year.  Invoices are generally issued in April/May.

Payments may be made via Cash; Cheque; Funds Transfer into the Club’s bank account; BPay; or by using Points from winnings. Payment via Monthly Instalments (Direct Debit) is also offered.   Note:  Payments via BPay will incur an additional $5.50 service fee.

Late payment of Annual Subscriptions will result in a member being excluded from all club activities, including competitions.  Our Booking system, MiClub, will enforce the Club’s “No Pay…. No Play” policy.

In cases where the payment is excessively late (2 months) a person will cease to be a member of the club and will need to apply for membership as if joining for the first time, including payment of administration costs and joining fee.

Members seeking special consideration for the Annual Subscription timelines should apply to the Club Secretary prior to 30 June.