During the “offseason” in Florida—officially May 1st to October 31st—it is the custom for country clubs to extend reciprocal privileges to members of other clubs. Personally, this means that as a Spanish Wells Country Club member I can golf and/or dine at more than 50 other clubs in the area. Other club members are also invited to come to Spanish Wells.
Since May 1st, our golf group has been busy. Already we’ve played The Colony at Pelican Landing, West Bay Club, The Quarry, and are scheduled for Quail Creek. It is a great benefit to being a member of a club. Some of our snowbird members stay well into May or return early in October to enjoy reciprocal golf privileges.
Of course, visiting other communities is also a part of my job as a Realtor. Playing the courses is really a research project which enhances my local knowledge of the area. (Jan, are you reading this?) I should probably be visiting at least 2 golf courses per week to soak in the information.
There are many good things about living in Florida in the offseason. Reciprocal golf is one of the “biggies” for me. It ranks right up there with endless sunshine and un-crowded roads and restaurants.