Canterwood Golf & Country Club: Social Edition
As a mom of three and half of a non-golfing couple (for now, anyway) I get a lot of questions about whether the Canterwood Golf and Country Club Social Membership is worth the cost. I mean, the pool is AH-MAZING—but it’s only open for about 75 days out of the year, and while we do use it every single summer day, the membership is year-round, and has quarterly food minimums.
There is also a year-round kids’ club that includes activities and/or a movie night, plus dinner (an unbeatable value at $3/hr!). Kids’ club hours are 5:30-8:30 every Friday evening. Send your (potty-trained) kiddos downstairs to play, while you join your friends for a meal upstairs in the dining room or bar.
The family events are another great benefit of the Social Membership. There’s usually an event to correspond with every major holiday, and if you make a night of it with a group of other families, it makes it even more memorable and fun. There are myriad summer activities for kids—golf camps, tennis lessons, swim team, swim lessons. These do involve an additional cost, but it’s worth the convenience of having everything centrally located, and you can always pop upstairs for a quiet drink or bite to eat while the kids are occupied. The weekly kids’ golf clinics, every Sunday at 1 p.m., are included in the Social Membership. These typically start in spring and last through the summer or until the weather turns.
Here’s my take. If you love to connect with people, then this membership is 100% worth having, whether you live in Canterwood or not. The membership options do allow you to pay the food minimum in advance, which then allows you to use that credit whenever you use the club most (for us, the summer). This is also a great option for retirees, who travel during the rainy winter and can’t spend their minimums while they’re in places like sunny Arizona or Palm Springs.
Because it can get expensive feeding my family of 5, we also take advantage of seasonal family days when kids eat free (Sundays in the winter, and Tuesdays in the summer). In the summer, this deal usually also includes a free drink for the adults (winning!) Summer evenings, especially Thursday-Saturday, typically draw large crowds, so if you decide to head to the club for dinner, plan to arrive early snag a seat on the patio, where you can enjoy the gorgeous view along with your meal. Sitting fireside with the golf course in the background is about as Instagram-worthy a setting as you can get.
I also love the quiet Canterwood gym. It’s nothing big or fancy, but it’s functional, and often so empty that it feels like my own personal gym. As my kids get older, I can see it being convenient to hit the gym while they’re in summer swim lessons, but for now I hang by the pool and watch them play.
On those evenings when you need a place to stop in Gig Harbor North for a family meal after sports practices or games, the Club is an easy spot to grab a bite. It’s also a great place to stop for a few moments of quiet while the kids are at practice nearby, and you don’t have enough time to squeeze in an errand or head home.
Then there’s the pool. Did I mention that the pool is super fun? This photos is from one of the swim meets against Tacoma Swim Club- its not usually this crazy crowded.
If you’d like more information, please call 253-313-4093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be happy to answer any of your questions, or set you up with a tour of the club. There’s nothing in it for me if you join; we just like to give our clients a variety of perspectives on great ways to create relationships in our community. Friendly faces everywhere you go: that’s what our small town is all about!
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