Membership

 

Thank you for your interest in the Lake Charles Country Club. 

The Lake Charles Country Club ranks in the top five percent of all clubs nationwide for the number of amenities offered. Golf, tennis, marina, swimming, pier, dining and banquet facilities all combine to offer more to the membership than is usually found in a club. 

Many families in the Lake Charles community enjoy the activities offered at the Lake Charles Country Club. Steeped in tradition and history the Club looks forward to welcoming new members into the group of those already enjoying a true jewel of a Club. 

With the completion of our current Clubhouse renovations, the Lake Charles Country Club has far exceeded the expectations of a typical country club. Our newly renovated Clubhouse hosts a formal dining room suited for any special occasion, family grill for dinner with the kids, club lounge to catch the game in, beautiful ladies locker room, men’s only 19th hole and a practical men’s locker room. 

Our Golf Course renovation project completed in 2003 brought the golf course up to date with state-of-the-art TifEagle grass on the greens and TifSport grass on the fairways. It has been a beautiful addition to our already fantastic golf course. 

Some general information about the Club accompanies this letter as well as an application for club membership. If there are any details not covered in this material, please contact me and I will be happy to discuss amenities or the membership application process with you. Generally, the membership approval process takes 15 days from the date an application is received. Membership becomes effective immediately upon approval and you will be notified by telephone. 

Thank you again for your interest in Lake Charles’ only exclusive Private Country Club. 

Sincerely,
Stuart Kramer
Club Manager/Head Golf Professional 


Lake Charles Country Club General Facilities 

– Club House 

The first clubhouse was built in 1919, with a new clubhouse being built in 1963, offering one of the most attractive views of Prien Lake. The clubhouse was completely renovated in 2007-2008. 

A spacious 123’ X 44’ ballroom, complete with fireplace, provides the perfect setting for any function, large or small. Our chef and catering director together with our general manager will work with you in planning your function. Our staff is experienced in handling events of all sizes. 

The formal dining room, with a view of the green, can seat 60-70 comfortably. The grill is also available for informal dining. Both dining facilities are open for lunch weekdays (except Monday) with lunch specials, as well as offering excellent cuisine Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. 

– Ladies’ Lounge and Locker Room 

Recently renovated, the ladies’ lounge has been made convenient and attractive for our lady golfers and their guests. A locker room attendant is on duty periodically throughout the week. Ladies can relax here and enjoy the many amenities. 

– Men’s Locker Room and 19th Hole 

An attendant is on duty Wednesday-Sunday in the men’s locker room. Showers, lockers, shoe service and full attention are but a few of the many amenities offered. The informal 19th Hole offers food and beverage service, cards, and a great atmosphere for enjoying your favorite sporting event on a wide-screen television 

– Swimming Pool 

The swimming pool is open during summer months with certified lifeguards on duty during posted hours of operation. Swimming lessons can be arranged. Food and beverage services are offered at the pool snack bar. The pool and pool house were completely renovated in 2008. 

– Tennis Courts 

Three lighted tennis courts are located on the property, adjoining the pool house. Private or group lessons can be arranged with the tennis pro. 

– Marina 

The marina is open year-round with an attendant available on request, for assistance during seasonal hours. Our boat stalls accommodates boats 16 feet to 45 feet in length. Both covered and uncovered stalls can be leased to members 

– Golf Course 

The golf course of the LCCC has a history of top quality conditioning. With the 1992 renovations by golf course architect Ron Prichard, and most recent renovations directed by golf course architect Jeff Blume, we now offer beautiful Tifeagle greens and rolling Tifsport fairways that provide a challenging course for golfers of all skill levels. 

The pro shop facilities boast many amenities, such as a well-stocked pro shop with top of the line golf equipment, a beautiful golf cart fleet, a great practice facility, club cleaning, bag storage, video golf lessons and a full tournament schedule for all golfers. 

Membership Categories 

– Individual Stockholder 

  •  Initiation fee of $750, to be paid with application 
  • Purchase of one share of stock, $5000 from Club Treasury, one vote per share
  • Dues of $346.25/month
  • Food & beverage minimum of $50/month (excluding alcoholic beverages)
  • Debt reduction fee of $110/month
  • Full use of ALL Club facilities

– Corporate Stockholder (Up to 6 Designees) 

  • Initiation fee of $750 per designee, to be paid with application 
  • Purchase of one share of corporate stock, $5000 from Club Treasury, one vote per share
  • Dues of $346.25/month per designee
  • Food & beverage minimum of $50/month per designee (excluding alcoholic beverages)
  • Debt reduction fee of $110/month per designee
  • Full use of ALL Club facilities

– Associate Member (Age 36-45) 

  • Initiation fee of $500, to be paid with application* 
  • Dues of $297.55/month
  • Stock escrow fee of $25/month*
  • Food & beverage minimum of $50/month (excluding alcoholic beverages)
  • NO debt reduction fee
  • Full use of ALL Club facilities

*Upon turning the age of 46, applicants must join as Stockholding members and purchase a stock within 30 days of his 46th birthday to remain a member. The initiation fee to become a Stockholding member is the difference between the Stockholding initiation fee and Associate initiation fee. 

*An escrow account, owned by the club, will be opened for each Associate member. From the above fee, the Club will deposit $25/month into this account. The Club is responsible for administration of the account. Monies paid into the account will be made available to the member for the sole purpose of purchase of a share of Lake Charles Country Club stock, upon request by the Associate member. Escrow money is forfeited to the club if the Associate member declines to purchase a share of stock as a full Stockholding member upon reaching age 46 or leaves the Club through resignation. An Associate member electing to become a full Stockholding member may purchase stock from the Club Treasury. The Associate member will pay the difference between the current treasury stock selling price and the balance in his escrow account. 

– Junior Member (Age 21-36) 

  • Initiation fee of $500, to be paid with application* 
  • Dues of $189.40/month
  • Food and beverage minimum of $50/month (excluding alcoholic beverages)
  • NO debt reduction fee
  • Full use of ALL Club facilities

*Upon turning the age of 36, applicants must join as an Associate member or full Stockholding member to remain a member. A Junior member must elect to upgrade to an Associate member or purchase a share of stock as a full Stockholding member within 30 days of his 36th birthday. No initiation fee to upgrade to Associate membership. The initiation fee to become a Stockholding member is the difference between the Stockholding initiation fee and Junior initiation fee. 

*An escrow account, owned by the club, will be opened for each Junior member. From the above dues, the Club will deposit $25/month into this account. The Club is responsible for administration of the account. Monies paid into the account will be made available to the member for the sole purpose of purchase of a share of LCCC stock, upon request by the Junior member. Escrow money is forfeited to the Club if the Junior member declines to upgrade to an Associate or purchase stock as a full Stockholding member upon reaching age 36 or leaves the Club through resignation. A Junior member electing to become a full Stockholding member may purchase stock from the Club Treasury. The Junior member will pay the difference between the current treasury stock selling price and the balance in his escrow account. 

– Corporate Social 

  • Initiation fee of $300 & $100 per each additional designee, to be paid with application. After membership is established, each additional designee will have initiation fee of $150. 
  • Dues of $129.85/month per designee
  • Food & beverage minimum of $50/month per designee (excluding alcoholic beverages)
  • NO stock purchase or debt reduction fee required (no voting privileges)
  • Use of all Club facilities; limited to 1 round of golf each month with payment of guest fee

– Individual Social 

  • Initiation fee of $300, to be paid with application 
  • Dues of $129.85/month
  • Food & beverage minimum of $50/month (excluding alcoholic beverages)
  • NO stock purchase or debt reduction fee required (no voting privileges)
  • Use of all Club facilities; limited to 1 round of golf each month with payment of guest fee

– Non-Resident Member 

  • Initiation fee of $500, to be paid with application 
  • Monthly dues of $189.40
  • Food & beverage minimum of $50/month (excluding alcoholic beverages)
  • NO debt reduction fee
  • Full use of ALL Club facilities

*This membership category is limited to those applicants whose residence is located a minimum of 50 miles from the LCCC. Members using this category may not have their permanent residence inside the restricted radius. 

Individual and Corporate Stockholders Dues include full use of driving range. Social Members have access to driving range at $5.00 per use with unlimited balls. 

Debt reduction fee is charged to all Individual Stockholder members and Corporate Stockholder members and Designees. 

All Member Categories are subject to Dues Surcharges as ordered by the Board of Directors and outlined in the Club by-laws. 

Club members must notify the General Manager in writing of requested changes in categories. 

**INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS MATERIAL IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE** 

337-477-5511  |  3350 Country Club Drive  |  Lake Charles, LA 70605