Hope Valley Country Club is one of the best clubs in North Carolina. Located just outside of Chapel Hill in Durham, North Carolina, this private country club is almost 100 years old. It is an old school Donald Ross design with many elevated greens. The greens are also crowned make the course play much more difficult than the yardage reads. If you are hoping to join this amazing private country club in Durham, North Carolina here is the information you will need to know. If you want to know more about the course or the area, email me at jwojdylo@gmail.com.

What is the Initiation Fee?

In July 2017, the initiation fee is $15,000. There is a young professional reduced rate but the young professional age cuts off at 30 years old. I have also heard they may be running a “special” in the fall of 2017 but we shall see.

How Much are the Monthly Dues?

In July 2017, new members are quoted monthly dues at $600 a month. I am not 100% certain if this includes food and beverage minimums.

What Type of Greens Does Hope Valley Have?

Hope Valley has Champion Bermuda greens which were planted in 2011 as a no-till renovation. They are some of the best Champion Bermuda greens I have ever played. They top dress them every Thursday and they run about a 13.5 or 14 on a consistent basis. If amazing greens are an attraction for your private country club membership, Hope Valley is the place to join.

How Long is the Course?

The Blue tee box reads 6706 and the white tees play 6220. Note there are several elevated greens which requite one to two clubs more. Most golfers will get all they can ask for from the white tees that play at 6220. If you are a senior that struggles with distance this course will likely be a challenge with so may forced carries into elevated greens. That said, there are no greens that are covered with bunkers on your approach shots.