Mountain View Country Club welcomes new members!
We have been described as the “gem of the Northeast Kingdom.” With our quality golf course, clay tennis courts, state-of-the-art pickleball courts, and social activities, we provide an unparalleled experience for families, couples, and single members. We are lucky to have a facility of this quality and beauty so close and accessible!
Member Dues for 2022 (plus 6% Vermont sales tax)
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FAMILY includes unmarried children under age 25:
DUAL includes a married couple or unmarried parent with one unmarried child under 25.
JUNIOR memberships begin in the year when the individual turns age 25:
Regular Membership (age ≥ 35) $1,000
Junior Membership (age 25 – 34) $500
Junior Membership (age 21 – 24) $250
New Members may elect to pay their initiation fee in one payment or in five annual installments of $220 (Regular Members), $110 (Junior Members, age 25-24), or $60 (Junior Members, age 21-24).
All Regular Members of the Mountain View Country Club also must subscribe to $100 of Club common stock. A Junior Member may not subscribe to stock but must do so when he/she becomes a Regular Member. No additional initiation fee is payable when a Junior Member becomes a Regular Member.
Policies and Procedures
The following policies and procedures have been adopted by the MVCC Board of Directors and are published here on the web for everyone’s information. These statements may change from time to time. Exceptions to these policies and procedures must be approved by the Board. The hope is that this is a way to establish and maintain some institutional memory in a largely volunteer and seasonal club.
- Birthdays. The longstanding MVCC membership policy on birthdays is that everyone’s birthday is January 1 of the year they were born. Without some such policy, all sorts of membership questions become very difficult, particularly when someone has a mid-summer birthday. Junior memberships are also age-dependent. Since January 1 is never in mid-season, this policy simplifies decisions for all involved.
- Domestic Partners. The MVCC Board affirms the Club’s long-standing policy in support of Dual and Family Memberships for domestic partners of the same or opposite genders. The Board has considered some strict definitions of just what domestic partners are and has instead decided in favor of a broad policy of trust and expectation. The Board presumes that all members seeking a Dual or Family membership with a partner who is not a spouse will only do so when they live with their partners and have an established commitment to a long-term relationship. The Board presumes that members do not want to take advantage of the Club’s policies and prefers a policy of trust to a policing role.
About our Dues and Initiation Structure
People often ask about the dues and initiation structure of the Club and suggest interesting alternatives that invariably result in revenue loss and unsustainability for the Club. The basic idea is simple: If you belong to a club, that means you value that membership and what it gives you; it is not the number of times you use the club. MVCC has Regular Memberships for Singles, Duals, and Families, as well as Junior Memberships and Social memberships for those who no longer play golf and tennis.
Membership is vital to the sustainability of the club, and we are particularly appreciative of those many members who support the Club each year even though they do not play as much as they once did. This sense of community is a critical part of Mountain View’s appeal.
Part of membership is a level of commitment, and while any member is free to come and go, the modest initiation fee helps avoid the volatility that comes with individual members deciding to leave and re-join on an annual basis.
Mountain View’s board are all-volunteer members, and staff is limited. Part of our commitment is to maintain an affordable club experience for all members. The policies that the board implements are designed for this purpose.