Country Club offering discounts for membership
Published 1:13 am Friday, March 29, 2019
The Andalusia Country Club is pushing to add more members this spring by offering a discounted membership fee and several events during the spring.
John Wells, who is president of the ACC board, said that there has not been a decrease in membership, but they are trying to increase their membership to get more people involved.
“Andalusia is a great small town,” Wells said. “I was raised here and remember fondly the sense of community which still persists today. However, like many small towns, there is a limited amount of activities to socialize, enjoy time with friends, meet new people and get out of the house with your spouse to have a little fun.”
When most people think about the country club, Wells said, they think about the golf course first.
“Andalusia truly is fortunate to have such a unique and beautiful course,” Wells said. “Our staff does an incredible job keeping the course in great shape. Whether you are an avid golfer or just looking to pick up the sport you can enjoy a great day on the course and there are several golf tournaments throughout the spring and summer.”
Another benefit of being a part of the Andalusia Country Club is the pool, which Wells said is a popular gathering spot during the summer.
“A new diving board was installed last summer, which has been a huge hit with the kids, and some parents alike,” Wells said. “You will routinely find ten families enjoying each other’s company while the kids swim. Given how large the pool is, you never get a sense of it being crowded.”
Wells said that the country club restaurant might be the best-kept secret in Andalusia.
“There was a point, several years ago, in which we could not find a reliable chef and the food represented that,” Wells said. “Thankfully, that has changed. Reasonably priced, the fare has been excellent the last few years. There are weekly specials, fresh fish brought in before each weekend and we are looking at updating the menu again based on the feedback of members.”
The club has made a huge push at the request of members to offer more social events.
“We have monthly trivia night and typically another social most months,” Wells said. “We have done corn hole tournaments, night golf, crawfish boils, Master’s viewing parties and couples golf to name a few. We are always looking for new events and are looking at a comedy night, oyster shucker, poolside movie night and wine/craft beer tasting. We have an annual Easter Egg Hunt which is a wonderful time and we typically have a school’s out for summer and back to school pool parties which have been big hits.”
For the parents of young women, Wells said that the Sub-Club is a great way to introduce their daughters into social clubs.
“The winter and spring dances have been events in our community for years,” Wells said. “Sub-Deb also helps prepare your girls for college social clubs and beyond. As a father of two beautiful young girls, I am trying to prepare myself already.”
Wells said that the country club is trying to make several improvements, and more members would help.
“We have got several capital projects around the club,” Wells said. “Greater membership would provide for that. We are going to make improvements by the pool, improvements to the house area, like some renovation work, we are also going to put a canopy by the first tee.”
The membership drive will last through April.
If anyone has any questions, contact the club manager Laura Howard at 334-222-3881, or e-mail Wells at firstname.lastname@example.org.