Frequently Asked Questions

Basically, there are two types of memberships at Baywood: Golf and Social.
Within each category there are several categories that determine the cost of initiation
fee including Social, Individual Golf, Family Golf, Junior Golf, Gold Golf, Business
(Corporate) and Non-Resident.

Our initiation fee and dues are extremely competitive in comparison to other
Northern California private clubs of our caliber.

Yes. There is a $150 per quarter (3 months) spending minimum for food and/or beverage, excluding tax and gratuity. At the end of each quarter, members are billed for any unused minimum. This does not apply to Junior and Non-Resident memberships.

Dues are billed monthly, in advance, and are due on the 20th, after that a finance charge will be applied.

Club privileges are extended to all members of the household who are unmarried and living in the household under the age of 24.

Candidates must complete a membership application and pay a new member initiation fee (fee is determined by type of membership applying for) and obtain shares of Baywood Stock. On approval by the Board of Directors, the member is accepted.

BAR AND DINING FACILITIES

Yes, the Club is open year-round with complete cocktail, luncheon, and dinner service. The Club is closed Mondays. Baywood Outdoor Grill is open during summer hours.

Baywood has a variety of social events such as the Easter and Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner, wine dinners, New Year’s Eve party, holiday barbecues, and other special functions.

Certainly. The Club is often reserved for private parties, banquets, weddings, business meetings, receptions, Christmas parties, and a host of other affairs.

GOLF ACTIVITIES

Baywood was originally formed in 1956 as the “Bayside Land and Investment company” as a for-profit corporation. This corporation bought the land now used for the golf course and leased it to another corporation which was formed in 1957 under the name “Baywood Golf and Country Club, a nonprofit entity. In 1972, the for-profit corporation (Bayside) acquired all of the assets of the nonprofit corporation (Baywood) and changed its name to Baywood Golf and Country Club. The front nine holes were constructed in 1933 and included a “clubhouse” located behind today’s 2nd tee. When the back nine was built and the two courses merged, the present day clubhouse was constructed

The challenging 18-hole golf course is open year-round and is always accessible with tee to green paved cart paths.

Yes, it does unless it is an Individual Membership. In fact, we have a complete tournament schedule for men, an organization of women golfers (BWGA), junior programs, and mixed couples’ golf events in the summer.

During the golf season there are organized events such as Men’s League, the Redwood Cup, Invitationals, Breakfast Tournaments, Couples Twilight, Junior Clinics, and Club Championships.

Yes. The Golf Professional maintains a fleet of rental carts and pull carts for your convenience. Carts are not mandatory, and many golfers prefer to walk.

Members can use their personal golf carts either by storing them at Baywood (limited storage available), or by driving them to the course for a monthly trail fee.

Our Golf Professional is a certified Class A PGA member. Individual instruction is always available.

The golf shop has a complete, up-to-date inventory of everything a golfer may need, including clubs, bags, ball, shoes, sportwear and other supplies. Special orders are also provided.

The course measures 6,149 from the white tees and plays a par of 70.1 with a 127 slope rating. The blue tees play 6,427 and a par of 71.2 with a 132 slope. The red tees measures 5,757 with a 73.3 par and 127 slope.

Baywood’s unmatched beauty lies in its variety and abundance of native and imported trees and plants including coast redwood, giant sequoia, dawn redwood, western red cedar, port orford cedar, vine maple, big leaf maple, Japanese maple, liquidambar, pacific dogwood, Oregon crab apple, Japanese crab apple, rhododendrons and azaleas.

Baywood offers men’s and ladies’ locker room facilities, two practice putting greens, driving range and club storage.

OTHER FACILITIES

Yes, the Redwood room is available at a reasonable fee for small group meetings.

A heated outdoor pool is open during the summer months with lifeguards on duty. Private swimming lessons are available.