New Era Golf Members:
I would like to begin by thanking each of you for a terrific 2013-2014 Golf Season. It seems like yesterday that we were discussing Memberships for this past year and the new addition of New Albany Links to our 3 Course Membership. As you know, we had our first price increase in 7 years last season to our Unlimited Membership Price from $1499 to $1699. The Unlimited Membership started in 2007 at The Glenross Golf Club for $1499.00. In June 2012 New Era acquired 2 new clubs, Royal American Links and Bent Tree GC. We maintained the same price of the Unlimited Membership with the addition of the new clubs forming the New Era Golf 3 Course Unlimited Membership for 2012-2013. The price increase for the Unlimited 3 Course Membership was assessed in 2014 and the Range Membership was added to the package along with the New Era Golf Men's Association Dues and a USGA Handicap. In January New Era Golf purchased New Albany Links. Our newest addition to the New Era family was incorporated into the 3 Course Unlimited Membership and formed the New Era Golf 4 Course Unlimited Membership Package. No additional price was assessed which made our Membership Package the best value in all of Central Ohio by a landslide. 4 Premier Courses - One great price!
In April 2014 New Era purchased The Golf Club of Dublin. The addition of GCD added yet another choice for membership - The New Era Golf 5 Course Membership. Exiting Members were offered a prorated price to join this magnificent package for the 2014 Golf Season. The price of the 5 Course Unlimited Membership was $2295.00
I am extremely pleased to announce that the price of both the 5 Course Unlimited Membership and the 4 Course Unlimited Membership Packages will remain unchanged for the 2014-2015 Golf Season! I am also pleased to share that we will once again offer our existing Members a 10% discount for early renewals for the 2014-2015 season. Members who renew online between October 21st and December 19th will receive a 10% discount to their one-time, annual membership price. An early renewal will add 12 months to the end of your existing term date. For example, a membership that expires August 3, 2015 renewed by December 19th of this year will have the membership extended through August 3, 2016.
These Membership Packages and Membership Rates can be found on our Membership Website at www.NewEraGolf.com. Simply select the appropriate category under the Membership Tab which is located on the navigation bar.
We have also added several new Membership Packages to your selection for the coming year such as the "Weekday Unlimited Membership" and the "Limited Plus One Membership"! The details of each of these packages are available on the Member Website as well. As always, I am available for questions regarding Membership Types and Membership Renewals by appointment, by phone, or by email. My office contact information can be found on this announcement as well as the New Era Membership Site or the individual course websites.
I have you all to thank for the variety of memberships we are offering for this year. Your voices have been heard. I especially thank those who took the time to complete the Membership Surveys that went out via email. Your New Era Management Team spent hours reading your ratings and comments. Not only were new Membership Types added but also a plan has been put into action. You will see some additional changes already in process. For instance, a $35.00 reduced green fee and cart to The Golf Club of Dublin for 4 Course Unlimited and New Era Limited Members alike.
I would also like to address some of the common comments and concerns that were turned sent in such as the following examples:
Bunkers, especially those at New Albany are being worked on. We have been working on drainage challenges all year long. 5 bunkers have been 100% redone with a new product called Klingstone (http://www.klingstone.com/). More will be done this winter. Many traps, the ones that were not touched this year, are slated to be filled in completely. New sand will be added to those not filled in this coming spring. This is an ongoing process that cannot be completed overnight. The purchase of this distressed property required a great deal of attention and repair such as brand new Toro mowing equipment and new pool heater. We are aware of the challenges with the bunkers and greatly appreciate your patience as we bring this course back up to the standard we hold at New Era. Look back to the deplorable condition of Royal American when it was purchased. The course is in absolutely wonderful condition. "The best I can remember in a long time" a Member of 9 years was quoted.
The heather grass has been cut back in playing areas and has been reduced. We will continue to cut back these areas next season but we will maintain the links style golf theme which heather grass is a part of. This too is an ongoing process for us.
Guest Passes have been and will continue to be available online at the Member Website (http://neweragolf.com/guests/). Members receive a 25% discount (off rack rates) for their Guests. We have offered this all year, although the process has changed, to better our efficiency for you.
We are also in the process of making changes at the Pubs in our facilities. This includes, but is not limited to, new menus, products, and beer selections. Some of you have taken the time to make some suggestions accompanied with your concerns. We thank you and value your impute. My email and the contact "box" on our website are open for additional suggestions. Please feel free to offer your ideas to us regarding menu ideas, etc.
Lastly, I am pleased to announce our Fall Membership Special. Any new membership purchased now through March 31st 2015 will be good through March 31st 2016. We value your referrals and would like to have your friends and family members as New Era Golf Members. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the membership or the addition of family members to your existing membership.
It has been my honor to serve you all as Director this year. I look forward to another great season in 2015. We strive to not only present the best membership value in Central Ohio, accompanied by quality golf courses, but also to provide our membership more than just a place to play with our Member Tournaments and Events.
Director of Membership
New Era Golf
740.965.1215 Ext 4