WHAT IS CLUB WALDEN?
Walden is an Ohio club made up of members who enjoy superb facilities and uncompromising levels of service and cuisine. Located in Aurora, Ohio, the organization allows members and their guests the privilege of using Club facilities. The Club’s success is based on providing members with well-appointed Club facilities, exceptional golfing opportunities, and outstanding standards of service.
WHO OWNS CLUB WALDEN?
Walden Company LLC, an Ohio limited liability company, owns and offers memberships in the Club.
WHAT FACILITIES DOES WALDEN OFFER?
Club facilities include an 18-hole championship golf course redesigned in 2001 by Craig Schriener, driving range, putting green, pro shop, men’s and women’s locker rooms, outdoor pool, fitness center, Har-Tru® tennis courts, equestrian center, meeting rooms, Clubhouse dining, Barn dining, Cafe dining, spa, inn, theater, and outdoor grille.
WHO HAS INPUT REGARDING THE OPERATIONS OF CLUB FACILITIES?
The Club has established an advisory board to serve as a liaison between the members of the Club and its management. The advisory board is made up of elected men and women of the membership who meet from time to time with the Club management to discuss Club operations, rules and regulations, services, and member activities and programs.
WHAT TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP DOES CLUB WALDEN OFFER?
The Club currently offers three classifications of membership: Golf, Sport, and Dining.
WHAT ARE THE PRIVILEGES OF A GOLF MEMBERSHIP?
Our members and their immediate families are entitled to use all Club facilities without paying greens fees, but may pay other fees established by the Club. Golf members may have use of the Club facilities and other privileges including, but not limited to the fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, locker rooms, tennis courts, spa, inn, equestrian center, theatre, and all dining rooms.
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WHAT ARE THE PRIVILEGES OF A SPORT MEMBERSHIP?
Club members and their immediate families are permitted to use the fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, locker rooms, tennis courts, spa, inn, equestrian center, theatre, and all dining rooms.
WHAT ARE THE PRIVILEGES OF A DINING MEMBERSHIP?
Dining members and their immediate families are permitted to use the dining facilities at the Clubhouse, Barn dining room, Café, theatre, meeting rooms, inn, and spa.
WILL MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY BE ENTITLED TO USE THE CLUB FACILITIES?
The spouse and immediate family of a member are entitled to use the Club facilities. A member’s immediate family consists of a member’s unmarried children under the age of twenty-five living at the member’s home, attending school on a full-time basis, or serving in the military. An unmarried person residing with an unmarried member and who is designated as a significant other may have the same use privileges as a spouse.
HOW DO I DISCONTINUE MY MEMBERSHIP OR RESIGN?
A member may elect to discontinue his or her membership by providing a 30 day written notice to the Club.
WILL MY GUESTS BE ABLE TO USE THE CLUB FACILITIES?
Members in good standing are entitled to allow accompanied and unaccompanied guests to use the Club facilities in accordance with the Club’s rules and regulations and upon payment of the applicable guest fees and charges. Accompanied guests are entitled to use Club facilities only in accordance with the privileges of the sponsoring member.
IS THERE A DRESS CODE AT THE BARN & CLUB?
The Barn dining room requires jackets for gentlemen and appropriate corresponding clothing for women. The Clubhouse is more casual, but all dress must be neat and acceptable. If you have any questions prior to arrival regarding golf, tennis, dining attire, please call the Club, so no one feels uncomfortable.
AM I ABLE TO CHANGE MY MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFICATION?
All members are welcome to upgrade their membership classification by simply paying the appropriate difference in entrance fees and dues based on the desired membership classification. Should a member wish to downgrade his or her membership classification, he or she must do so in writing to the Club 30 days in advance of the change and must also continue in that classification for one full year before returning to the previous classification; otherwise, back charges in dues will be required.
MAY I TRANSFER MY MEMBERSHIP TO A FAMILY MEMBER OR ASSOCIATE?
The only memberships that may be transferred are Corporate memberships and must be done in accordance with the Corporate membership classifications and requirements. All other memberships are non-equity therefore non-transferable.
WHO WILL BE ENTITLED TO MY MEMBERSHIP UPON MY SEPARATION OR DIVORCE?
In the event of the separation of a married member, the individual whose name is on the membership will continue to have membership privileges of the Club. The spouse may become a member of the Club if the spouse, not previously designated as the member, elects to become a member. The spouse must complete a membership application and be approved for membership.
WHO WILL BE ENTITLED TO MY MEMBERSHIP WHEN I PASS AWAY?
Upon the death of a married member, the surviving spouse may become a member. In the event the spouse elects not to become a member, or the member is not survived by a spouse, the membership is considered resigned.
HOW ARE DUES ESTABLISHED?
On an annual basis, the Club, in its sole discretion, will determine the amount of, and the schedule for, the payment of dues for each category of membership.
AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE MINIMUMS FOR THE DINING FACILITIES?
It has always been the philosophy of the Club to offer an exceptional dining experience with memorable food and outstanding service in such a way that members want to dine at and support the Club. Therefore a minimum has never been established.
WILL THERE BE A SERVICE CHARGE ADDED TO MY FOOD AND BEVERAGE PURCHASES?
All food and beverage purchases are subject to a 20% service charge. Members may elect to add a gratuity for a particular Club employee who may have offered some special or extraordinary service worthy of additional service charge.
AM I REQUIRED TO TIP WHEN AT THE CLUB?
It is customary to tip Club employees for services such as valet parking and locker room services, but it is not a requirement of membership and may be done at the discretion of the member.
HOW DO I OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ACQUIRING A MEMBERSHIP?
If you would like further information about becoming a member of the Club please contact Heather Thoman by email at Heather@yourwalden.com or in the membership office at 330 995 3104.
WHAT IS THE WALDEN ADVISORY BOARD AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
Walden is a unique club that offers a liaison between the membership and the management of the club. Constructive ideas are always welcome to be brought to the board via email or a personal invitation during the monthly board meetings.
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