The Lakes Country Club Q&A
Please review some commonly asked questions concerning the lakes if you need more information fill out the form and we will be happy to contact and assist you.
The Lakes CC
All individuals and/or entities named on the Grant Deed of your condominium unit are considered Owners. Upon acquisition of a condominium, Homeowners’ Dues (monthly regular assessments) will be levied on the residential unit. These dues are for all common area maintenance, including but not limited to landscaping, roads, pool maintenance and security. Annual Homeowners’ Dues are currently $10,380.00, billed monthly at $865.00.
RESIDENTIAL SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP DUES
The Resident Social Membership entitles Members to use the Clubhouse, Tennis and Fitness Facilities; attend social events; and receive a member discount at the Pro Shops when using your Club Account.
Each Owner (up to a maximum of four Owners per condominium) must become a Resident Social Member by executing a Resident Social Membership Agreement and paying basic dues (except in the case of ownership by a husband and wife or an unmarried Owner and his/her Cohabitant, where the two persons are considered as a single Owner/Resident Social Member). Children and/or stepchildren under the age of 25 who live at home or attend college may also enjoy membership privileges.
When a partnership, limited partnership, trust, Limited Liability Company, corporation, or other form of business entity purchases a unit, that entity must designate at least one individual or couple to be the designated Resident Social Member.
Subject to existing fee schedules, as well as other limitations contained within the governing documents, guest cards may be issued to Immediate Family Members of an Owner (defined as parents, children, grandchildren and their spouses). Bona fide renters of a unit may obtain Tenant cards for food and beverage privileges. They may use the Tennis and Fitness Facilities according to the current fees. If the Member has a Golf Membership, the Guest or Tenant may play golf subject to existing fee schedules, as well as other limitations contained within the governing documents, and only if the Owner is in good standing. Annual Resident Social Membership Dues are currently $2,400.00, billed monthly at $200.00
FOOD AND BEVERAGE MINIMUM CHARGE
HOMEOWNERS’ DUES:RESIDENTIAL SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP DUES: FOOD AND BEVERAGE MINIMUM CHARGE: Each Resident Social Member shall have a Food and Beverage Minimum Charge as established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Directors. The Minimum Charge is applied to food and beverage charges made on Club accounts (excluding tax and gratuity) year round. Any unused portion of the Minimum Charge will be billed on your June 30th statement. For your convenience, the unused portion is shown on your statement each month. The annual Food and Beverage Minimum Charge is currently $1,000.00 to be used in any of the Food & Beverage venues between July 1st and June 30th.
RIGHTS, DUES AND PRIVLIGES:
The rights and duties of each Resident Social Member related to the Clubhouse, Tennis, and Fitness Facilities are detailed in the Resident Social Membership Agreement, the Restated Declaration of Establishment of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (“CC&Rs”), the Bylaws, the Rules and Regulations and other governing documents, which each Owner should receive upon acquisition of his/her unit.
With each Resident Social Membership, a Member is granted the right to use and enjoy the Country Club, Tennis, Fitness, and all Food & Beverage Facilities. Owners may elect to pay additional fees for golf playing privileges. The fees for a Golf Membership are based on our fiscal year of July 1st to June 30th. Fees are billed monthly and are prorated for new Members. Within thirty (30) days of the close of escrow on the purchase of a condominium, a new Member must elect whether or not to pay for golf playing privileges during that year. Each Resident Social Member must decide on or before the fifteenth day of July of each year thereafter whether or not to renew their golf membership.
Designated Golf Resident Social Members (“Designated Golf Members”) are allowed unlimited golf playing privileges, and are allowed to use the driving range and all practice areas at no charge. There are no additional green fees above the golf dues. Lessons from the Golf Pros are available, and the Designated Golf Members should contact the Pros directly for available times and rates. Golf Members may also join the Men’s or Ladies’ Golf Associations. The Assistant Pro is also available to help Designated Golf Members with their questions. Golf playing privileges are limited to *two (2) Resident Social Members per condominium; this includes children (under 25) of the Residential Social Members. *Measure A was approved (to increase from 1 to 2 on May 17, 2012 under the Seventh Amendment to the CC&Rs. In the case of ownership by a husband and wife or an unmarried Owner and his/her Cohabitant, the two persons are considered a single Owner/Resident Social Member. Annual Designated Golf Resident Membership Dues are currently $5,520.00, billed monthly at $480.00.
Each Resident Social Member is afforded unlimited tennis playing privileges for his/her annual dues. A tennis ball machine is available at no cost to Members for practicing. Lessons are available from the Professionals and the Member should contact them for available times and rates.
WHEN IS MY MEMBERSHIP EFFECTIVE?
Upon close of escrow, an Owner becomes a Resident Social Member. Each and every Resident Social Member must sign a Membership Agreement.
The Lakes Country Club is a private gated club situated on 380 acres in the heart of Palm Desert, CA. Built in 1983, a magnificent 50,000 square foot clubhouse including a Grill Room, fully equipped Pro Shop and a main Dining Room and Lounge overlooking the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains is at the center. A defining characteristic of the club is “The Lakes lifestyle” and a significant sense of community is expressed through a busy, diverse, year round dining, social and recreational calendar. A 5,000 square foot Fitness Center and Spa were constructed in 1997 and expanded in 2001. The grounds consist of flourishing green lawns, mature shade and ornamental trees accented with desert flowers and attractively landscaped street scenes all carefully integrated into the dominant landscape theme of golf course, lakes and waterfalls. Panoramic splendor best describes the spectacular 27-hole Championship golf course. Arguably the best maintained course in the desert, this Ted Robinson design incorporates mature shade trees, grand towering palms and Scottish-style bunkers. True to its name, The Lakes courses bring water into play on nearly every hole. Dramatic park-like grounds surround 15 Championship tennis courts, eight lighted for play in the desert’s balmy evenings. A spectacular tennis clubhouse overlooks a lavishly landscaped center court with stadium seating. The well stocked pro shops offer the latest in apparel and equipment. There are 902 condominium homes, each with a unique golf course or lake view. All of the property and facilities are jointly owned and managed by the homeowners through The Lakes Country Club Association, Inc. Management is vested in a nine member Board of Directors elected by the homeowners. The Board oversees all operations, which are conducted by a highly professional staff under the direction of the General Manager. Each home is convenient to one or more of the many swimming pools and spas located throughout the property.
The Lakes security staff provides protection twenty-four hours a day controlling the entrance gate and regularly patrolling the community. Security cameras are located throughout the club and alarm systems in each home are monitored by security personnel.