Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, near Palm Springs, is often touted at the top “traditional” country club in Palm Springs. If you are looking for a member-owned, equity country club, Thunderbird might be your only option in the Palm Springs, California area. The Thunderbird vehicle was named after the club and they have hosted a Ryder Cup. They are so successful you are not going to have a membership director reaching out to you. You call them, they don’t call you.

Below are the Thunderbird Country Club Membership Initiation Fees and Monthly Dues:

  • Young Professional One Season Membership (Under Age 45) – $17,500 Initiation Fee
  • Professional One Season Membership – $30,500 Initiation Fee
  • Full Professional Membership – $50,000 Initiation Fee

There is no prorated fee and the “season” starts on April 1st, 2021. If you join in October 2021, you will pay the same amount and the season ends in May 2022.

After the season the full membership initiation fee is $50,000 and a one lump sum yearly dues amount of $13,238 is due. The yearly dues are not paid out monthly and will change from year to year, but not by more than a couple hundred dollars.

There is the opportunity to get a full year golf cart fee for $650. This is a trail fee for your own golf cart or the usage of the golf carts at the clubhouse for $650.