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Rendevoustavern
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CC's in BR
I've read through some previous threads on BRCC vs UClub vs CCLA. I recently moved to BR and looking for a solid facility to play and practice. UClub and BRCC are both equidistant from me. Corp is paying my initiation and dues but from what I have read BRCC seems to have its nose up a bit. I drove around UClub this weekend and enjoyed what I saw. The course looks challenging and the practice facility looks pretty incredible. The entry point to UClub is drastically lower than BRCC and I don't have roots (nor does wife) here in BR so it seems a bit silly to punt on 30-40k (Under 30 so qualify for junior rates) for a club that I will have to work hard to gain traction in.

CCLA seems to be the "I am a member because my neighbor is a member but I've never seen the first tee" vibe. It is also a bit out of the way / not convenient as the others.

The previous threads are a few years old and sounds like UClub underwent a change in its greens?

What say the TDGB?


CoachChappy
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BRCC and I don't have roots (nor does wife) here in BR


You ain;t getting in BRCC.

Go with UCLUB.


reauxl tigers
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BRCC is old old money. It's like a non legacy from out of state applying to Yale.
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theBeard
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I will help with a few of your questions. Both BRCC and CCLA you will need a current member to sponsor you in order to be considered for membership. With no ties that could be difficult.

Next point UC is not a country club, its a golf club. Members play golf, then go home. Club house facilities are not on the level of BRCC or CCLA.


snatchola
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Completely accurate assessment.


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Golfer
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Corp is paying my initiation and dues


You hiring?


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Golfer
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You ain;t getting in BRCC.


Eh. It's not like that anymore. They've been pushing for junior members for a few years.

Yes, you still need a sponsor but if OP is reasonably connected and doesn't wear flat bills and cargo shorts...he'd likely be fine. His company is willing to pay for membership, so I'm guessing he checks the boxes on the above.


Rendevoustavern
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re: CC's in BR
You are correct. I do have connections and they have both offered to introduce me to the clubs but seems to be half hearted because they don't want "new blood". Could be completely wrong but that is my feeling when discussing the possibilities.

Really comes down to the quality of the golf course and its golf facilities. Everything else is noise.

Still UClub?


tigerfan019
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My dad was a member of U-Club back when it reopened after the redesign. I was in college so I was able to run out there and play quite a bit. The course is always in good shape, but they over did the reno. It is very difficult. Also, he got sick of the club due to how crowded it was. Him and I played a Sunday afternoon round and quit after nine because it was going to be a six hour round, and he immediately canceled his membership and started the process of CCLA.

He joined CCLA 2 or 3 years ago and he couldn't be more thrilled. He found a game he plays with every weekend and really enjoys the group. CCLA to me also has a much better layout.

Have never played BRCC so I can't comment on that.

Based on what I know, I would join CCLA over U-Club. Obviously convenience for you may be different. Just my opinion.


snatchola
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BRCC and CCL are well ahead of UC for many reasons. If you’re looking for a good golf club to join with a great practice area, UC is for you. But the course is the hardest and sometimes most unfair course in the state. But, it has great members and staff and it’s very affordable.


Now if you’re company will pay the $20k to 40k to join CCL or BRCC, you’d be a fool not to go that route. BRCC has a very good practice area as well and probably has a third of the play that UC has. Hard to really even compare BRCC to UC in my opinion.



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CBandits82
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re: CC's in BR
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facility to play


quote:

BRCC




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The Johnny Lawrence
Member since Sep 2016
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I was going to come post about how crowded UCLUB is and relay a story about my buddy's dad who quit and joined CCL, but it seems as he already beat me to the thread.

I will say that I worked at Carter Plantation during UCLUB's renovation and they got privileges at CP. That allowed me access to the membership list, which had almost 800 members. While I'm sure some of that was non-golfers or out of state members, I can't imagine the membership has shrunk.



Also, UClub is the hardest of the three. I've yet to have an enjoyable round out there, tbh. It's a slog from 1 to 18. While I could be killing myself by not having local knowledge or knowing the exact lines, which you could figure out as a member, it hasn't been easy for me. It's the first and only course I've ever walked off of and been happy to be done playing. It's always in good shape, though.


You need to play them all, if possible, as they are all very different styles.



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GWfool
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I don’t understand how CCLA is out of the way but not Uclub.

It’s been a long time from when I use to play at CCL but the membership for golf was similar to MCC, which I think you said you were a member of. They have a lot of non-golf members unlike MCC because they have social and non-golf membership options. But, I was in college but the older guys that played regularly very much remind of the crowd at MCC.


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Front9Bandit
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You ain;t getting in BRCC.


It isn’t hard, both BRCC and CCL need younger members and if you know someone it isn’t hard to get in, 10-20K upfront depending on age and one sponsor turns into 3 and you are good. UClub is the toughest layout yet the hardest one to get a tee time at, they fulfill a lot of TAF stuff and a lot of tournaments. I agree with Beard on the golf club versus CC aspect. If I had my choice and lived in the area I’d be at CCL, but I know a large group of good guys there who I get the pleasure of playing with quite often and it’s always a good game and good time, which is what it all comes down to IMO.


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Bartsniffa
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re: CC's in BR
I've played both the UClub and CCL and it's a little like comparing apples to oranges. I think you'll be happy with either decision if you're a decent golfer. They both present challenges. I prefer the layout of CCL but the practice facilities are top notch at UClub.

Biggest drawback from CCL would be traffic on that end of town in the afternoons during the week. Gets pretty congested. UClub will probably be busier con the course though. They offer pretty good membership rates.

I think BRCC is over-rated from a cost perspective.


socks and sandals
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I was a member at U Club for 7 years and moved to CCL in 2017. They are really not comparable. U Club is a golf course. CCL is a country club. Meaning it has family activities, wine pairing dinners, holiday events, golf clinics, etc. at U Club you get a golf course and a grill. CCL just updrafts their practice facilities and short of the 4 practice holes, it’s just as good as U Club. None of this is a knock on U Club. It’s just not comparable.


zzemme
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re: CC's in BR
What is the initiation cost running at CCL these days?


Damseyrarrar
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Perspective of an outsider, so take it w a grain of salt. I have played all 3 a bunch.

BRCC is the best course of the 3 with a great layout, always in great shape, and a good range. Seems like finding a good game out there would be kind of hard and may take a while. Not sure if that's a problem for you, but it would play into my decision.

CCL is an awesome course, the best of the 3 off the tee (great driving course), and has a good range. Obviously a CC atmosphere. If you have kids, it seems like the best place of the 3. Seems like it gets a ton of play for a CC.

UClub is a challenging course and can be really difficult around the greens. If you're a range rat and love to practice or if you want to find a place with lots of good players, this might be your place. Seems like it's not that hard to find a game out there if you can play.


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MNCscripper
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re: CC's in BR
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What is the initiation cost running at CCL these days?


Depends on age


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AtlantaLSUfan
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re: CC's in BR
I’ve been to all 3 many times. CCL is what you’re looking for. You’re vibe I’ve never felt there. You may want to give it a second look.


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