Golf Club Membership Fees: Are You Entitled to A Refund?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PC and Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr.Class Action

America is home to 15,372 golf courses – 45 percent of the world’s total. From Pete Dye and Old Tom Morris to Tom Doak and Jack Nicklaus, there is no shortage of professionally-designed courses, complemented by posh clubs packed with amenities. There is no limitation to what these clubs can charge prospective members, but it is customary to require “initiation” golf membership fees to …

Are Golf Club Initiation Fees Refundable?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PC and Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr.Class Action

If you paid an initiation fee to join a golf club, you may be eligible for a refund depending on the club’s documents and the conduct of the club. Even when refunds are due, golf clubs sometimes try to find ways not to pay them, especially when the club is owned by investors rather than the members.  When this happens, …