Can I suspend my membership or put it “on hold”?
The Club By-Laws provide “Inactive” status for reasons of financial hardship or a health crisis. The benefit of Inactive status is that the membership resumes without any interruption or cost to rejoin. It is designed to help members through a tough time when they might normally consider resignation as an option; and is granted for six months. As it is considered a “recovery” period from this hardship there is no access to the Club for Inactive members or their associate family members – not even as the guest of another member – until the Inactive period has ended. Inactive status may end in less than six months; if conditions change and full membership is requested. Extensions may be granted by the Board upon written request. There is a monthly maintenance fee plus Capital dues.
What is Reciprocal membership?
Maui Country Club has a list of clubs throughout Hawaii, the U.S. Mainland and around the world that may extend reciprocal or guest privileges. This can be a nice destination activity whether you are traveling on business or for vacation. The Office Manager handles arrangements, sending a letter of introduction and confirming the details with you. Please allow a minimum of one week for processing. If you would like to visit a club that is not listed, we are happy to inquire about guest privileges on your behalf. The list is posted in the Membership section of this site.
What is Maui Country Club’s Reciprocal policy for visiting members from other clubs?
Country Club members may use the Club for up to two weeks per quarter, and a maximum of eight weeks each calendar year. A letter of introduction from the home club should be sent to Maui Country Club in advance. Use of the recreational facilities and social events is based on availability, and guests are allowed only for dining in the clubhouse restaurant. Current Reciprocal Member pricing is found in the membership section of the website.
Are there different levels of membership?
The Club offers a variety of membership classifications from Young Professional (18-39 years of age), Social, Tennis, and Full to suit a family’s use of the facilities. A 60-day trial membership is offered without an entrance fee; and there are opportunities for non-Residents to enjoy part-time membership. See the Membership section for full details.
What is the entrance fee for formal membership?
The entrance fee is subject to change; please see the Membership Rates section of this site for current pricing.
Is there a Single membership?
All the memberships offered are based on one person being the sole owner of the membership. That person controls the membership and when applicable, has the right to vote on Club matters and serve on the Board of Directors. Club memberships include the spouse/significant other and the couple’s dependent age children (through age 22) at no additional charge.
I’ve heard the Club is “family friendly.” What does that mean?
The Club offers a casual, Maui-style atmosphere and a friendly family feeling among members and staff that is attractive to people of every age from all over the world. The Club is like a family to its members, a special community of diverse people. Families with children enjoy Junior Golf and Tennis programs, swimming at the pool and beach, keiki menus, and special events designed for families to enjoy togetherness on holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, 4th of July and more.
Are my grandchildren included in my membership?
Grandchildren under age 13 may come with their member grandparents to the Club and guest fees are waived. They may not come to the Club unaccompanied; and once they are 13 years of age guest fees apply.
Does the Club allow dogs or other pets on the premises?
The Club adheres to Maui County’s leash law and only dogs are allowed at the Club. They may be in a vehicle, safely parked in the lot and taken on a leash to the beach. Service animals, certified and wearing their official jacket or other identification may be used throughout the Club as needed to assist a member or guest.
What is the Club’s guest policy?
Non-members may visit Maui Country Club only when accompanied by a member. Members must be with their guests at all times during their visit. Member’s children who reach the age of 23 are no longer associate members on their parents’ membership. They may visit the Club when accompanied by a member and guest limits and applicable prices apply. Social Members follow the guest policies and pricing for use of the golf course and tennis courts. See the golf and tennis pages for limits and pricing for guests in these areas. There is no limit for guests dining at the Club; use of the pool and fitness center is unlimited and a $5 fee applies.
I am not a member; may I use the Club facilities?
No, Maui Country Club is a non-profit 501(c)7 social club for the benefit of its members. Non-members may visit only when accompanied by a member.
Does the Club assess a Food & Beverage minimum charge?
No, Maui Country Club Members do not have to spend a set minimum on Clubhouse dining.
What are Capital Dues?
Along with monthly membership dues, all members pay a monthly fee for capital improvements around the property. The Board of Directors plans and budgets for approved projects funded by Capital Dues.
Does the Club accept credit cards for payment?
The Club accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover Card for payment. Members have an account established which reflects all purchases, whether paid by credit card or charged on their member account. Cash is not accepted for payment.
May I pay my bill online?
Although you can view current detail and past statements online, the Club does not accept payment via its website. Monthly statements are sent out in the first week of every month and are payable by the last day of the month. Automatic payment options are available. There is auto-pay by debit to your checking account (free service); or credit card statement payments which incur a 3% convenience fee. Contact the business office to set up automatic bill payment.
What if I need to resign?
Call the business office and speak with Luana regarding resignation from membership. To confirm resignation there is a form to sign, or you may mail a letter. Members who joined the Club from January 2010 through April of 2016, or existing members who upgraded their membership to the Refundable Equity Membership (REM) have the option to receive a refund of the entrance fee or transfer their membership to an heir.
What is the Refundable Equity Membership (REM)?
Initiated in January of 2010, the REM offers the flexibility of a partially refundable membership that is also transferable. Refunds are based on the entrance fee at the time of resignation, so there is an opportunity to receive back a higher amount as the entrance fee increases in the future. A REM transfer allows for a legacy of family membership in the Club, and entrance fees are waived for the incoming applicant who retains the REM membership.
Can I change my membership class any time I need to?
Throughout the life of a membership usage changes occur and may warrant a change in membership class. Understanding the differences in classes is important to consider. One change is allowed in the Club By-Laws; and subsequent changes require a written request and Board approval.
Do you offer a temporary membership?
The Club has a Trial Membership, which is a one-time opportunity to become a member for two months for a specified fee without paying the entrance fee. The same application is used for Trial and Formal membership. A trial membership may be initiated at any time.
Do you have any opportunities for visitors to Maui?
The golf course is open to the public for play on Mondays, year round. Other than golf, a member in good standing may request a Visitor’s Pass. This pass allows your visitor to come to the Club unaccompanied for a period up to three weeks. The cost for a pass is 50% of a month’s dues in the Full class. Visitor fees for golf, tennis, pool & fitness center use apply. Member pricing applies for dining. Visitors may not bring guests to the Club except for dining. The Visitor’s Pass is a sub-account to the member account and the member is responsible for all charges incurred by the Visitor; however Visitors may pay directly with the member’s permission. Visitor’s Passes are issued by the Office Manager and advance notice is recommended.
What if I don’t know a current member; how can I get sponsored to join the Club?
The Trial Membership is a good way to start, and sponsorship may be secured during the trial period.
Ethan Hansen says
I found it interesting how you mentioned how country clubs offer a suspended membership option for those going through a tough time where the resignation of membership is an option. My wife and I are building our new home and I have quickly realized that it has been a larger expense than I have originally imagined. I will keep this in mind as we search for the suspension policy of our country club so we won’t have to leave altogether!