Rules and Regulations

The Eagles Mere Country Club is a private club operated  for the enjoyment of its members and guests. All members and  their guests shall be governed by the Club’s rules and regulations.

I. Membership – Laura Besecker, Committee Chair

There are eight different memberships available at Eagles Mere Country Club. With the exception of the Off-Season Membershp, all memberships are considered “Family Memberships” with privileges extended to the member’s spouse/significant other and unmarried children through the age of 25 years.  Grandchildren and great grandchildren under the age of 18 are permitted and welcome to participate in the junior golf program. Only Golf (full members) and Next Gen Golf Members (full members) shall be entitled to purchase Club stock and vote in Club matters.

Under the EMCC current promotional programs, an individual or family may apply for a “Provisional Social” or “Provisional Golf” Membership, whereby the member initiation fee is waived for the current fiscal year. This classification entitles the bearer to experience full membership privileges of their choice for this one chosen time period. Likewise, all other standard dues, fees, and food minimus associated with the chosen membership will be applied and charged to the provisional member during each billing period.

Should the provisional member choose to continue their membership, and upon expiration of the current fiscal year, the applicable initiation fee will be charged.  Please inquire in the Business Office for more detailed information on promotional programs.

Golf Membership: A full-service membership for the avid or recreational golfer

 Family/Single Membership

    • Includes spouse/significant other plus unmarried children through age 25 (Significant other of members’ children are considered )
    • Grandchildren and great grandchildren under the age of 18 are welcome to participate in the Junior Golf Program
  • The Golf Membership package includes:
    • Golf
    • Golf Practice Facilities
    • All Racket Sports
    • Fitness Center
    • Clubhouse dining, events, and other recreational activities
    • Guest access:
      • Members may sponsor accompanied and unaccompanied guests to golf, dine, and enjoy racket sports and other recreational
      • Please refer to our Guest Usage Policy and
    • Extended Family Privileges:
      • Unmarried adult children between the ages of 26-30 may be added to a family membership for a minimal fee; (significant others of member’s children are considered guests).
      • A $100 annual credit can be accrued toward an adult child’s future individual member initiation fee.
    • Voting rights (once initiation and stock are paid)
    • Legacy option for 15+ year members in good standing: Membership can be passed on to a legacy recipient upon a member’s resignation, drop to Social/Off-Season or death leaving the recipient to pay only dues but no initiation

Preferred Golf Membership:

Voting Members who were in good standing prior to November 1978 have different terms and conditions of membership. Please contact the Business Office for details.

Business Membership: For business owners wanting to share the Club’s benefits

  •  Single initiation fee
  • Sponsor up to 4 employee members
    • Each employee member must be responsible for their individual annual dues at Golf Member rate
    • Each employee member is subject to an individual dining minimum
    • A Business Membership includes the privileges of a Golf Membership with the exemption of voting rights (Refer to the Golf Membership section.)
    • Each employee member has a family membership
    • The primary business member is responsible for any unpaid employee charges
Social Membership: For the occasional golfer, the avid diner and the fitness or racket enthusiast
  •  Family/Single Membership
    • Includes spouse/significant other plus unmarried children through the age of 25 (Significant other of children are considered guests.)
    • Grandchildren and great grandchildren under age 18 are welcome to participate in our Junior Golf Program
  • The Social Membership includes:
    • Golf up to 4 times per calendar year (Green fees apply)
    • Golf Practice Facilities (Fees apply)
    • Racket Sports and other recreational activities
    • Clubhouse dining, events, and other recreational activities
    • Guest Access:
      • Members MUST accompany guests to golf, dine, and participate in racket sports and recreational
      • Please refer to the Guest Usage Policy and fees
    • Fitness Center may be added to the membership for an additional
  • Reduced dues for those under 40 plus the option to pay initiation in installments
Off-Season Membership: For those looking to enjoy the Club’s facilities in the Off-Season
  •  Labor Day Monday through the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend
  • Single Membership Only
  • The Off-Season Membership includes:
    • Golf in the off-season
    • Racket sports in the off-season
    • Clubhouse dining, events, and recreational activities in the off-season
    • Guest Access:
      • Members MUST accompany guests to golf, dine, and participate in racket sports and other recreational activities.
      • Please refer to the Guest Usage Policy and fees
    • Fitness Center (member only)

Significant other and children may be added at the Social Member Fitness Center rate. (Please call the Business Office for information.)

Next Gen Golfing Membership: For the next generation of golfers through the age of 40

  •  Family/Single Membership

Includes spouse/significant other and children

  • The Next Gen Golfing Membership includes:
    • Golf
    • Golf Practice Facilities
    • Racket Sports
    • Fitness Center
    • Clubhouse dining, events, and other recreational activities
    • Guest Access:
      • Members may sponsor accompanied and unaccompanied guests to golf, dine, and participate in racket sports and other recreational events.
      • Please review our Guest Usage Policy and
    • Voting rights (once initiation and stock are paid)

Next Gen Social Membership: A special offer for those through age 35

  •  Family/Single Membership

Includes spouse/significant other and children

  • The Next Gen Social Membership includes:
    • Golf up to 6 times per calendar year (Reduced green fees apply)
    • Golf practice facilities (Fees apply)
    • Racket Sports
    • Clubhouse dining, events, and other recreational activities
    • Guest Access
      • Members MUST accompany guests to golf, dine, and participate in racket sports and other recreational activities
      • Please review our Guest Usage Policy and
    • Fitness Center may be added to the membership for a nominal additional fee

A Next Gen “Step Up” fee program will be offered to those social members between ages 35-40 who wish to continue their membership to Social or Golf Membership by 40 years of age. Please call the Business Office for details and promotions.

Visitors’ Membership: A weekly membership for those visiting

  •  Available to renters in Sullivan County and houseguests of a Member
  • Family/Single Membership
    • Includes spouse/significant other and unmarried children through the age of 25
    • Significant other of members’ children are considered
  • The Visitors’ Membership includes the following:
    • Golf (fees apply/excludes tournament play)
    • Golf Practice Facilities (fees apply)
    • Racket Sports
    • Clubhouse dining, events, and other recreational activities
    • Guest Access
      • Members MUST accompany guests to golf, dine, and participate in racket sports and other recreational activities.
      • Please review the Guest Usage Policy and
    • Fitness Center may be added for an additional
  • Weekly dues for up to 30 days
  • No initiation fee is required
  • No food minimum

Introductory Membership: One Month, One Time, $100

  •  Thirty day membership
  • Family/Single Membership
    • Includes spouse/significant other and unmarried children through the age of 25
    • Significant other of members’ children are considered
  • The Introductory Membership includes the following:
    • 2 rounds of golf (Excludes tournament play)
    • 2 visits to the Fitness Center
    • Racket Sports
    • Clubhouse dining and events
    • Guests are permitted and MUST be accompanied. Please review the Guests Usage Policy and fees.

 

II. Guest Privileges

Guest Usage Policy:
Each guest’s usage of the Club’s facilities is limited as follows:

Appropriate fees apply.

4 days of golf per year

7 times dining In-Season

7 times dining Off-Season

7 days of racket sports In-Season

7 days of racket sports Off-Season

All charges are billed ot the member’s account.

General Purpose– The purpose of these guest privilege rules is to fairly allow our members to share their club with guests, while at the same time ensuring that regular users of the club should be or become members. All questions or issues concerning these guest privilege rules shall be addressed to the General Manager.  The Board shall have the final authority to interpret these rules.

Golf Course Guests:

1.  No person shall be entitled to use the golf course as a guest more than four days in any one calendar year except that a guest residing with a member can play up to seven consecutive days in a one week period.  This limitation shall not apply to Member Guest tournaments.

2. Subject to the limits in #1 above, Voting, Business and Full Junior Members may have accompanied or unaccompanied golf guests.  To arrange for an unaccompanied guest to use the golf course, the sponsoring member must notify the golf professional at least 24 hours in advance of the guest’s visit, preferably in writing and be responsible for any and all charges and fees incured by that guest.

3. Subject to the limits in #1 above, Social Members and Junior Social Members may have accompanied, but not unaccompanied, golf guests

4. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and all guest charges shall be billed to the Member’s account.

5. Members and their accompanied guests shall have preference over unaccompanied guests in the choice of starting times.  The Golf Professional may limit starting times for unaccompanied guests in order to accommodate members and their accompanied guests.

Clubhouse, Dining Room, Beverage Service and Tennis Courts Guests:

1.  No person shall be entitled to use the Clubhouse, Dining Room, Beverage Service or Tennis Courts as a guest, in any one calendar year:

• more  than  7  days  between  the  Memorial  Day  Weekend  and Labor
Day Weekend inclusive; and

• more than 7 days between the day after the Labor Day Weekend
and the day before Memorial Day Weekend inclusive.

2.  Only Voting, Business and  Full Junior members may have unaccompanied guests use the Clubhouse, Dining Room, Beverage Service and Tennis Courts. To arrange for an unaccompanied guest to use the Clubhouse, Dining Room or Beverage Service, the sponsoring Voting, Business or Full Junior member must notify the Club at least 24 hours in advance of the guest’s visit, preferably in writing.  To arrange for an unaccompanied guest to use the Tennis Courts, the sponsoring Voting, Business or Full Junior member must notify the golf professional at least 24 hours in advance of the guest’s visit, preferably in writing.    

3. Members are responsible for the conduct of their guests and all guest charges shall be billed to the Member’s account.

III. Dues and Fees

Annual dues and fees for all classes of Membership are set by the Board of Directors. Dues are billed quarterly on the November, February, May, and August statements. Discounted Annual Dues are provided for members over 85 years of age on November 1st and who have been members for at least 25 years. Also, Single Members who have been a member for 15 consecutive years will receive a $200 discount on annual dues and a $200 discount on the annual food minimum.
Members are billed at the start of every month. All invoices are due at the end of the month with 5%finance charges after 90 days.  Assessments are billed to those who are not Soaring Eagles on the December statement.

IV. By-Laws

Copies of the Club’s By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation are available for inspection on the Club’s website.  All members are expected to abide by their provisions.

V. Golf – Steve Ryan, Committee Chair

Eagles Mere Country Club’s 18-hole course is a William Flynn design, which welcomes members and their guests with a challenging track, filled with beautiful views, elevation changes and forest lined fairways.  Many EMCC members are seasonal visitors, and the period from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend is considered “in season”.  This should not be confused with active and inactive seasons as defined by USGA rulings.  EMCC active season begins the first Saturday in April and ends the last Sunday in October.

Course Rules:
Play is governed by USGA rules plus occasional local rules that appear on the score card or are posted in the Golf Shop area. Hard, metal spikes are prohibited. Please place bunker rakes outside bunkers, parallel to the fairway; White stakes mark out of bounds (OB). Balls in the flower bed area behind #1 hole are to be played from the designated drop area, with no penalty. The stone wall on #2 hole is OB. Balls hit through or over the fence on #3 hole are OB. Staked or white wrapped trees that interfere with a swing allow a free drop with no penalty according to USGA rules.

Cell Phone Usage:

Golfers are permitted to use cell phones on the Golf Course, but are strongly encouraged to limit their use on the Golf Course to genuinely urgent situations.  The Club recognizes that emergencies can arise on the Club Grounds including the Golf Course; cell phone use during a round of golf should be limited to emergencies.  Golfers should turn off the ringer while on the Course and answer the phone, if possible, only in emergency situations.  Except for these urgent situations, please use the VOICE FUNCTIONS on your mobile devices only in designated locations (The Flynn Room and in their automobiles).  Other than in designated locations and emergencies, Golfers are restricted from using VOICE FUNCTIONS on their mobile devices at all times while on the EMCC property, Golf Course and pickle ball/tennis court areas. Golfers may use mobile devices for golf applications, texting, or similar functions so as not to disturb or distract others on Club grounds, including the Golf Course.

Smoking Policy:

Golfers are permitted to smoke on the Golf Course during their round of play. Please be mindful of others on the Course who may be sensitive to tobacco.  Golfers are requested to carefully dispose of any smoking materials including cigarette/cigar butts and matches, especially in dry areas.  Smoking is not permitted on the Practice Putting Green, Practice Range area, nor within the Golf Shop structure, under the Golf Shop porch overhang or within ten (10) feet of the Golf Shop building.

Safety:

The Golf Course is armed with an electrical storm warning system, which operates only when the Golf Shop is open. When the horn sounds, stop play immediately and seek shelter. Obey cart movement posted signage. The hilly terrain is especially dangerous under wet conditions.

Arrival and Bag Drop:

Upon arrival at EMCC, Members and Guests are encouraged to use the designated Bag Drop area. When a Golf Professional Staff member is present, a player’s bag will be collected and taken to the Golf Shop for staging. If a Golf Shop staff member is not present, a player should leave their bag on the Bag Rack and a staff member will retrieve the bag and bring it to the Golf Shop. EMCC has Men’s and Ladies’ Locker Rooms, and all players are encouraged to use these Locker Rooms to change their shoes rather than in the parking lot.

Practice Range:

The Range is open during in-season months from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm daily except for maintenance purposes when the Range closes at 4:30 pm on Tuesday and opens 9:00 am Wednesday. During severe weather conditions the Practice Range may be marked closed.

Golf Facilities Dress Code:

All men’s golf shirts must have a collar or mock collar and be tucked in at all times.

Only proper golf pants or shorts are allowed.

Ladies’ golf shirts without collars must have sleeves.

Tank or halter tops are not permitted.

Golf shorts, skirts, and skorts are permitted.

Denim, t-shirts, cutoffs, tank tops, cargo pants or shorts, athletic shorts, and swimwear are not permitted on the Golf Course, Practice Range or Putting Green. Wind or rain pants are permitted.

Sweatpants are not permitted.

Hats must be worn facing forward.

Soft spikes are mandatory.

Player Rules:

All players must register with the Golf Shop before playing unless the Golf Shop has not yet opened. Those players are to report upon completion of the round.

Each player must have their own set of golf clubs and golf bag.

All charge fees must be billed to a member account.

All play begins on hole #1 unless otherwise designated by the Golf Shop.

Nine-hole players playing the “inside nine” are permitted to cut in alternately on hole #16 on weekdays, unless that weekday is a holiday or there is tournament play.

Starting times are required and may be made two weeks in  advance.

Member guest groups are restricted to two starting times in succession during in-season play.

A starting sheet is always posted in the Golf Shop and players must mark their names in the starting positions. When there is an open space on the starting sheet, any member may fill in their name and no other member has the right to remove it. Players wishing to cancel a tee time should advise the Golf Shop as early as possible to make room for other members. The Golf Shop may help to arrange tee groups if needed; however, the Golf Shop is not responsible for player signups for competition events. It is each player’s responsibility to adhere to signup deadlines, which are necessary to conduct tournaments professionally.

When shot-gun starts are designated, players must adhere to starting times and must be assigned a starting hole by the Golf Shop.

Scores must be posted to GHIN to establish handicaps acceptable for club competition.

Guest Golfing:

There are various offers available for guest play. Prices and rules are otherwise mentioned in this pamphlet and can be defined by the Golf Shop.  Contact the Golf Shop for any possible exceptions.

Pace of Play:

Four-hour rounds are our goal. The Golf Shop and Golf Committee will be monitoring pace of play, as directed by the Board of Directors. Pace of Play tips and information are posted at the Golf Shop.

Junior Players:

Junior play is highly encouraged, and the Golf Shop may assign starting times as available, with limited restrictions on junior qualifications. The Golf Shop will control junior play.

Contact:

Comments by members or guests about any aspect of the golfing program at EMCC can be submitted in writing to the Golf Chair, General Manager, Head Golf Professional or any Board member, for prompt response.

Conduct:

All member and guest players are to conduct themselves with proper behavior and etiquette. Violators will be contacted, and steps will be taken to correct the violations. Continued violations may result in suspension or revocation of membership with loss of all fees paid.

VI. Reciprocal Arrangements

Eagles Mere Country Club extends a reciprocal golf and dining relationship with the following regional clubs:

Berwick Golf Club – Berwick, PABucknell Golf Club – Lewisburg, PA

Clinton Country Club – Mill Hall, PAThe Club at Shepards Hill – Waverly, NY

Tyoga Country Club – Wellsboro, PAWilliamsport Country Club – Williamsport, PA

Wynding Brook Golf Club – Milton, PAWyoming Valley Country Club – Wilkes-Barre, PA

(Frosty Valley is a system course)

EMCC Members wishing to play at one of the above clubs should:

1. contact the EMCC Head Golf Professional in the Golf Shop. All tee times will be made through the
Golf Shop.

2. adhere to the guest policies of the above clubs.
When a member of one of these clubs comes to EMCC, the following policies and guidelines are in effect:

1. A starting time is required and must be booked in advance by their Club’s Golf Professional to assure
there is availability.

2. Reciprocal play is available for any open starting time from April 1st to October 31st except for:

a. Saturday and Sunday mornings prior to 11:00 am.

b. Any time an EMCC Club event, tournament or outing is scheduled.

3. A reciprocal club member:

a. may play the EMCC Course up to four (4) times per year. (Interclub matches are not included
in this count.)

b. can bring 2-3 additional players to play on a given day.

c. is asked to have lunch or dinner at EMCC on the day golf is played if the Clubhouse is open

The Clubhouse calendar is available at www.eaglesmerecc.com.

d. is required to adhere to the EMCC Guest Policy and Procedures.
e. pays a $50 EMCC Reciprocal rate for 18-holes of golf, cart, and Practice Range access prior to the round. Golf Shop items and food/drink at EMCC may be paid with a credit card.

VII. Golf Carts

Golf carts are available  at the Golf Shop at published rates.

Any player using a golf cart should respect the Golf Course and use the designated cart paths as much as possible. When the Golf Professional staff notifies players of excessive wet conditions, golf carts MUST be driven only on cart paths to preserve the condition of the Golf Course.

Golf Cart Rules:  Golf cart operation is limited to persons 16 years of age or older. Children 6 or older, accompanied by an adult member playing golf, are permitted on golf carts as a rider only. Children under 6 are not permitted on golf carts. Only two persons are permitted to ride on a golf cart. Golf carts must be driven on paths where indicated. Please obey all cart directional signs. Golf carts must not be driven any closer to greens than indicated by the green “golf cart” posts. Carts MUST be returned to the designated cart paths as they approach “green posts” on each side of the fairway approximately 30 yards in front of the greens and the top of the hill on the 6th fairway. Please do not drive golf carts in the woods or heavy rough. Please deposit trash in appropriate  receptacles to keep our Course beautiful. Please return golf carts to area designated by the sign at Golf Shop. Carts returned after hours of Golf Shop operation should be placed in the parking area at the entrance to the cart storage area. All carts must be returned by 8:00 p.m. or dusk, whichever occurs earlier.  Persons operating or occupying a cart with a blue flag are responsible for the safe and careful operation of the cart.  In no event should a cart be operated within 20 feet of a green.  Players wishing to utilize blue flags must request these privileges to the Golf Committee Chair each year in writing.

VIII. Fitness and Recreation – Sally Kahler, Committee Chair

The Club’s Pickleball/Tennis Courts are for the exclusive use of members and their guests. All players must check in at the Golf Shop before playing. Court times may be reserved up to two weeks in advance.  Rules for Court use are available at the Golf Shop.  Fees for guests are listed in the annual fee schedule.

Dress Code for Pickleball/Tennis:

Appropriate men’s pickleball and tennis attire includes tennis shorts, warm-ups, collared shirts, crew

neck or button shirts- all with club and sports logos only.

Appropriate women’s pickleball and tennis attire includes tennis shorts and skirts, dresses, warm-ups,

leggings, collared shirts, and athletic shirts- all with club and sports logos only. Sports bras without over-shirts are not permitted.

Shoes: Tennis or court shoes are required.

Players in EMCC racquet sport attire can access the Club grill room, porch, patios at the Pro Shop and

Clubhouse, lockers, restrooms, and the Pro Shop.

The Fitness Center is for the exclusive use of Voting Members and other members who elect to add an additional Fitness Center membership.   The dues structure is listed in the annual fee schedule. Anyone using the Fitness Center must sign a Liability Waiver prior to entering the facility. Waivers may be obtained by contacting the Business Office. The rules are posted on the bulletin board in the Fitness Center.

IX. Clubhouse – Jill Johnson, Committee Chair
The Clubhouse offers all the amenities associated with a private country club and facilities are restricted to members and their guests.  The Clubhouse is also available for private group dining, parties, and weddings.  Please contact the Clubhouse Manager for availability.
The Clubhouse schedule for dining and bar service can be found on our website www.eaglesmerecc.com, in our newsletter, and posted in the Clubhouse. Buffets, a la carte, casual dining, and special event menus are featured throughout the year.

Reservations are requested for all dinners and special events. Please specify the time you wish to be seated in the dining room. Allow sufficient time to greet friends and to enjoy a cocktail in
the bar and grill room. This will help assure that you have prompt, efficient service.

Minimum Clubhouse expenditures are required as set forth under the schedule of dues and fees. The dining minimum will apply to food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases in the Clubhouse and the Halfway House.

Clubhouse dress code:
While informality is the keynote for golfing activities, resort casual is the appropriate dress for most evening activities in the Clubhouse.

Men are required to remove all caps and visors in the clubhouse.

Appropriate golf attire is generally acceptable in the Clubhouse; however, on Saturday evenings after 6 pm., such attire is restricted to the grill room, rotunda, and porch areas only.

Cut-off’s, tee-shirts and halter tops are not acceptable on the course or in the Clubhouse at any time.

Denim blue jeans are not acceptable on the golf course, but tasteful denim that is not overly worn, baggy or torn is permitted in the Clubhouse.

Tennis and pickleball players coming off the courts, please see related dress code.

Clubhouse cell phone policy: No voice calls in the Clubhouse, porches, patio or firepit. All phones should be
silenced. We recognize the growing need and trend to use phones, tablets and other devices where Wi-Fi is available. The Clubhouse is Wi-Fi friendly, but we ask that you limit your use to the bar and patio areas where texting and quiet device usage  is permitted. Please no Wi-Fi or other device usage in the dining room.
This is a courtesy to fellow diners and our staff.

Smoking is not permitted in the Clubhouse including the porches, patio,  and firepit.  Smoking is permitted in the designated area located out the side door near the Tennis/Pickleball Court.   

The Halfway House is a courtesy amenity and its hours of operation are dependent on golf traffic and weather. 

We warmly welcome family and friends of all ages, but ask that children not be left unattended and are supervised at all times.  We also ask that children not be seated at the bar after 6:00 pm.

X. Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic beverages may only be purchased from the bar, Golf Shop or at the Halfway House by members or guests of members.