Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When was your club established?
A. Elmwood Country Club was founded in 1898.

Q. Is membership required to use the Elmwood facilities?
A. We are a member-owned, private club.  You must be a member, or a guest of a member, to enjoy the Club’s facilities.

Q. What are the benefits of membership at Elmwood?
A. Because we are member-owned, the Club is operated in accordance with the wishes of the membership. Our members have a controlling interest in the formation of the rules & regulations of the Club, which enhances the club experience through increased participation by the member-owners.

Q. What types of membership does Elmwood offer?
A. We offer family and single memberships providing a variety priviliges from Full to Clubhouse.  Special incentives make it easy for most prospective members to find a category that meets their participation and financial objectives.  All memberships include unlimited use of the clubhouse facilities and dining privileges.

Q.  What can you tell me about the golf courses?
A.   Serene natural views and a sparkling fountain-sprayed pond set the tone for an inspired day of golf at the beautiful Elmwood Country Club.  Our 18-hole layout is set on 115 acres of tree-covered rolling hills and provides challenging play and a rewarding golf experience for golfers of every skill level.  Impeccably maintained year-round, Elmwood's course continuously attracts those who demand the finest playing conditions.  The course typically opens in early April and closes at the first snowfall.  One of the biggest benefits of golf at Elmwood Country Club is that tee times are generally not required.  This makes fitting in a quick round of golf a breeze.  Finishing a round of golf in under four hours is common at Elmwood.

Q. Will I have a problem getting tee times?
A. Tee times are generally not required at Elmwood. 

Q. How many tennis courts does Elmwood have?
A. Elmwood currently has three lighted outdoor tennis courts.

Q. Is there a swimming pool?  
A. Elmwood has a pool that is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Q. Do you offer golf & tennis instructional programs?
A. Golf and Tennis instruction is available.  Individual and group instruction for all skill levels is available.

Q. What merchandise does the golf pro shop carry?
A. The fully stocked Jay Giannetto Pro Shop offer the latest equipment, apparel and accessories.

Q. How do you help new members make friends?
A. In addition to the many social functions new members can attend, we have a very warm and welcoming group of members who will make the new member feel right at home here.

Q. Are there any other activities besides golf, tennis & swimming?
A. There are plenty of activities and social events at Elmwood for you to enjoy.  Your calendar will be overflowing with things to do! 

Q. What is the procedure to become a member?
A. The membership application must be completed and submitted to the Elmwood office.  You can immediately begin enjoying all the benefits and privileges of your membership, however,  membership requires approval from our Board of Directors, which takes approximately 30 days.  You will be notified by the Membership Director of the Board’s decision. 

If you have any further questions or you would like to schedule a tour of our Club,  please contact us 641.753.6228 or via e-mail at