Weddings & Events

Known as one of the best wedding venues in Northern California

Baywood Golf and Country Club offers a beautiful and unique setting that will leave you breathless, no matter what kind of event you are planning. Located in the heart of Humboldt County’s Redwood Forest, our forest wedding venue is immersed in the natural beauty of the countryside, but conveniently located just miles from town.

Our lovely event room (designed with elegance and versatility in mind) is set against the lush greenery of our immaculate 18-hole golf course and surrounded by exquisite redwoods and sequoias, providing a true taste of the romantic Northwest! We offer both indoor and outdoor settings to accommodate all types of events, including weddings, business functions, award banquets, fundraisers, private parties, and more.

Weddings & Receptions

Our one-of-a-kind Forest Wedding Venue is surrounded by towering trees and sprawling meadows, making it the perfect place to say “I do.” Say your vows indoors or outdoors, and celebrate your union in our skylit dining room which features exquisite wood-slatted vaulted ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling view of the woodland forest. The dining room accommodates up to 200 guests, and our clubhouse can accommodate even more. Desiring a more intimate affair? We can take care of that, too, with our cozy fireplace room centered around an impressive stacked-stone fireplace and seating for up to 40 guests. With Baywood Country Club, your forest wedding experience is customizable — we offer an elegant selection of settings, menus, décor, and services for you to choose from for your personalized wedding aesthetic.

My goal is to make your dream wedding a reality, and my team and I will work with you throughout the entire process to ensure your redwood forest wedding and reception are seamless and amazing. I would love to meet you in person and provide a personal tour of our beautiful forest wedding venue. Please call me today to set up an appointment, and congratulations on your engagement!

Sincerely,
Wendy Smith, Wedding & Event Specialist

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Private Events

The setting of Baywood Country Club is considered one of the hidden gems of Northern California, providing the perfect venue for any memorable, special event. Our experienced professional staff will help make the private event one that you and your guests will treasure forever.

Below are a few forms that provide more information about our events and wedding packages, catering menu, and amenities. If you don’t see exactly what you have in mind, simply contact Wendy to discuss custom options.

Contact Wendy Smith by email events@baywoodgcc.com or by phone (707) 822-3686 ext 108

Contact Us

3600 Buttermilk Ln

Arcata, CA 95521

Clubhouse: (707) 822-3686

Golf Shop: (707) 822-3688

Course is closed on Mondays

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Baywood Information

Members Only

Membership

INDIVIDUAL GOLF MEMBERSHIP

• Designated individual has full use of all club facilities.

• Spouse/significant other/children may be guests once per month.

• New member initiation fee: $500

• Acquisition of three shares of Baywood stock is required within one year of Board approval of membership application.  The office will provide a list of stock for sale.

• Dues: $250.00 per month

• Minimum charge: $150 per quarter.  Food and beverage expenditures only.

• Applications to be approved by the Board of Directors.

 

FAMILY GOLF MEMBERSHIP

• Either the member, spouse or significant other is 37 years of age or older.

• Spouse or significant other and all unmarried children living at home, 24 years of age or younger, shall have full use of all club facilities.

• New member initiation fee: $500

• Acquisition of six shares of Baywood stock is required within one year of Board approval of membership application.  The office will provide a list of stock for sale.

• Dues: $320.00 per month

• Minimum charge: $600 per year.  Food and beverage expenditures only.

• Applications to be approved by the Board of Directors.

GOLD GOLF MEMBERSHIP

 

• Either the member, spouse or significant other is 21 years of age or older.

• Spouse or significant other and all unmarried children living at home, 24 years of age or younger, shall have full use of all club facilities.

• New member initiation fee: $500

• Acquisition of six shares of Baywood stock is required within one year of Board approval of membership application.  The office will provide a list of stock for sale.

• Dues: $420 per month

▪ Transfer from any other Golf Membership to Gold Golf Membership: the amount difference between the original initiation fee paid for your previous Golf Membership and the current initiation fee of a Gold Golf member is due upon submittal of transfer application.

• Minimum charge: $600 per year.  Food and beverage expenditures only.

• Applications to be approved by the Board of Directors.

ASSOCIATE GOLF MEMBERSHIP

• Neither member, nor spouse or significant other is 37 years of    age or older.

• Spouse or significant other and all dependent children shall have full use of all club facilities.

• New member initiation fee: $250

• Stock:  Optional until 37th Birthday

• Dues: $250 per month

• Minimum charge:  $150 per quarter.  Food and beverage expenditures only.

NOTE: Upon conversion to Full Golf membership at age 37, the following stipulations apply:

▪ Transfer fee: the difference between the current initiation fee for Full Golf membership and the initiation fee paid when originally joining as an Associate Golf member.

▪ Acquisition of six shares of Baywood stock within one year.  The office will provide a list of stock for sale.

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP

• The member, spouse or significant other is 21 years of age or older.

• Spouse or significant other and unmarried children living at home, 24 years of age or younger, shall have full use of all club facilities except golf course.

• Initiation fee: $250

• Acquisition of six shares of Baywood stock is required within one year of Board approval of membership application.  The office will provide a list of stock for sale.

• Dues: $135 per month

• Minimum charge: $150 per quarter.  Food and beverage expenditures only

• Social member, spouse or significant other and immediate family may play golf once a month without paying a green fee. Social members may not golf more than once a month.

JUNIOR GOLF MEMBERSHIP

• The member is 18 years of age or younger.

• Dues: Monthly $75 or Yearly $750

• Member does not have the ability to charge any purchases to their account.

All transactions must be made with cash or accepted credit cards (Visa/MasterCard) at the time of purchase.

NON-RESIDENT GOLF MEMBERSHIP

(For current members only who move more than 100 miles from Baywood)

• Must hold a Golf membership in good standing

• Currently own six shares of stock

• Dues: $60 per month

• No quarterly food & beverage minimum

• Dues include two free rounds of golf per month, $50 for each additional round.

TYPE A NON-RESIDENT GOLF MEMBERSHIP

(For new members who live more than 100 miles from Baywood)

• No initiation fee

• Dues: $100 per month

• No quarterly food & beverage minimum

• Dues include two free rounds of golf per month, $50 for each additional round.

• Transfer from Type A Non-Resident Golf membership to a Golf membership:

Member must pay the current initiation fee for the Golf membership

BUSINESS GOLF MEMBERSHIP

• Must consist of a minimum of 3 members.

• One-time initiation fee: $3,000

▪ This entitles the corporation to designate employees as Secondary Members to join with zero initiation fees.

Corporate Secondary Members may choose from the following membership categories, paying the dues applicable to the category chosen: Gold Golf, Family Golf, Individual Golf, or Social

• Dues structure:

▪ For businesses enrolling 3-19 members

▪ Individual Golf Membership $225 per month

▪ Family Golf Membership $275 per month

▪ Gold Golf Membership $420 per month

▪ Social Membership $135 per month

▪ For business enrolling 20-100 members

▪ Individual Golf Membership $200 per month

▪ Family Golf Membership $250 per month

▪ Gold Golf Membership $420 per month

▪ Social Membership $135 per month

• Minimum charge:  $150 per quarter for each business/secondary member.  Food and beverage expenditures only.

• Acquisition of six shares of Baywood stock is required within one year of Board approval of membership application. The office will provide a list of stock for sale. The business will own the stock.

• Annual verification of employment for each member (defined as W-2 or 1099 issued by business). Members no longer employed by the business may convert their membership with the payment of the then current initiation fee plus the purchase of six shares of stock.

• A one-year contract is required and only new business members are eligible for this rate structure.

Privileges of the Full Golf Membership

Privileges of the Full Golf Membership include: 

18 Hole Premiere Golf Course for Individual 

 Access to Driving Range & Practice Facilities for Individual

Access to Golf Shop & Locker Rooms for Individual

Access to the Swimming Pool & Snack

Shack for Individual Casual & Upscale Dining for Individual