Usually during the winter I join the Davison Athletic Club to use their 3 hitting bays but because of Covid-19, they aren't taking any new members. I had the opportunity to play Sugarbush 10/23. (Very nice and very challenging course) They are putting some big bucks into their club house, renovating the menu and adding 3 simulators. Since I didn't have a winter plan to stay active, I decided to ask about their winter membership.
They have a winter membership from November 1st thru March 31st. Their winter membership cost $600 ($500 if paid by 10/31). At $30/hr it doesn't take long to recoup the cost. I decided this was a great deal to keep active and purchased the membership. I was/am looking forward to using the simulator to play the many courses but also the "range" to work on my swing.
Yesterday they had their "renovations open house". I left a long hike with our Meet-up group early to make the open house and when I walked in they asked if I wanted to sign up to use the simulators and enter the give away drawing. Within minutes I was the proud winner of a "winter membership"!
I now have two memberships. My golf partners live about 30 minutes away and decided they wouldn't use it enough to justify their drive. With my membership they can play whenever I play at no cost anyway.
Go figure! I'm going to enjoy the winter using the simulators.