Q1. What are the times I’m allowed to play?
A1. The $55/month dues allow members to play unlimited golf* anytime except during course leagues, course events (eg. a charity events) and between 7:00-11:00am on Saturdays & Sundays. If a riding cart is taken, the set PCC member cart fee at ALL participating courses is $20 for 18 holes or $10 for 9 holes which is paid to the course at time of check-in. The blackout times & cart fees will be printed on the front of your Member card as a reminder. See Q8 for our club limitation on rounds PER COURSE per month members can play.
Q2. Do I have to pay in the winter if the courses aren’t open?
A2. Yes. Like a private country club, the monthly unlimited golf dues are spread out across all 12 months so members may budget for their golf and enjoy a tremendous annual value for unlimited greens fees. We will also be hosting winter events and have member perks available all 12 months of the year. The best way to view PCC is as a $660/year membership where you can play at 40+ different courses. This price is HALF of many course memberships so a very affordable way to play more golf and a great variety of courses.
Q3. Can I cancel my membership?
A3. Of course (this isn’t Russia). We just need a 30 days notice but remember 2 things. #1 – If you drop out, you go to the bottom of the Waiting List (and it may be months or longer before you can get back in). #2 – You would have to pay the $75 registration fee again and any missed months dues if re-joining within 8 months.
Q4. How do I make tee times?
A4. Members make tee times directly through the course you are playing just like a normal public player. When you login to the Member page on www.ThePublicCC.com, there are links to online tee times and phone numbers for courses. Please make tee times ONLINE as often as possible as that is easiest on the course.
Q5. Is there a restriction to how many PCC members can play in the same group?
A5. No. Every member of a foursome can be a PCC member and members may coordinate with each other (use the member Facebook group page). Just be sure to reserve the tee times and make sure everyone shows up. We do encourage PCC members to bring non-PCC guests as often as possible, though, as that drives PCC courses additional revenue and keeps them happy.
Q6. Are you planning on letting in more members?
A6. Yes. We initially limited membership to 500 in 2016 but have added more courses and expanding membership here in 2017. Hop on the Waiting List and when additional member spots open in your area, we will email you an invite with a link to join.
Q7. Are you planning on adding any more courses?
A7. Yes. We now have 40+ courses available for play in 2017. View 2017 courses HERE
Q8. How many times can I play during the month?
A8. *You can play EACH of the 40 courses 12 times per month without any additional fees. So technically the max would be 480 rounds a month (or 16 rounds per day) but since there’s not enough daylight for 16 rounds a day we say it’s unlimited*. If more than 12 eighteen hole rounds are played at ONE course, members are billed $10 per 9 holes additionally played (eg. if you played twenty 18-hole rounds in a month AT THE SAME COURSE, you’d be billed an extra $160 as 8 full rounds = sixteen 9-hole rounds). Note that PCC is not intended to be a replacement for a course season pass. If you live close to a course and play more than 3 times a week you are better off (it’s cheaper) getting a single course membership directly from the course.
Q9. What happens if I have 2 course complaints reported against me?
A9. When you check in, courses will be able to notify us if a member causes any issues (eg. Rude to course staff, sneaks on a pint of whiskey & drives into a pond, jumps a sandtrap with a riding cart, throws mashed potatoes in the restaurant, etc.). Members will be notified EACH time a complaint is reported. If 2 complaints are reported, member will be notified and their membership cancelled. Please remember our #1 rule – Be Nice. If members upset courses, they will drop out of this program and ruin it for everyone and we don’t want that to happen.
Q10. When will I be billed?
A10. When you join, you will be billed the $75 registration fee (+tax) at time of signup AND the current months $55(+tx) golfing membership fee so you can golf the same month you join. Thereafter, members are billed the monthly $55(+tx) fee on the 1st of each month.
Q11. How can we connect and communicate with other PCC members?
A11. We have a Facebook group page open just to PCC members for member-to-member and club communications. Use this to invite other members to play with you and share your joy of the game. You will NEVER be without a golfing buddy again.
Q12. Will we have events for Members and Member-Guests?
A12. Absolutely. We will have weekly organized events and activities all throughout the winter like simulator practice time, bowling and simulator team events. We have fun ALL YEAR round. Want to see how much fun we have? CLICK HERE to view the TwinCitiesGolf facebook page.
Q13. What if I play with a non-member?
A13. Non-members need to check in and pay like a normal public golfer would. Guests do not receive member pricing so please do not expect (or ask) courses for special exceptions for guests. Ideally, invite your family and friends to join PCC with you!
Q14. Can I walk or ride?
A14. The only time a riding cart is required is SATURDAY & SUNDAY for tee times BEFORE 7:00AM. Why? These are prime times that can normally be filled/ sold at full rack rate for courses and it helps with pace of play. Play AFTER 11AM on weekends (or anytime Mon-Fri) do not require a riding cart. Any other time PCC members may walk or ride.
Q15. Is the $75 just a one-time initial fee or annual recurring?
A15. The $75 joining fee is a ONE TIME fee. It is NOT billed annually.
Additional questions? CLICK HERE for the Contact Us page.