Please note:
The Chester Golf Club membership is currently at full capacity, all new membership applications will be reviewed and if approved, will be placed on our waitlist in the order in which they are approved. Please refer the waitlist section of the website (see Course/Membership Waitlist).

Membership Downloadable Forms

Members – You can download and print the Member Renewal form below, this document is PDF fillable which allows you to enter your information on your electronic device (PC, laptop, IPAD etc.), which you can save, print and mail traditionally or email back to us for processing.

Membership Categories

Membership in the Club shall be divided into the following categories.

(A) Senior

i) Resident of the “Chester Area”. This area includes the Village of Chester and westward to the east bank of the Gold River and eastward to Highway 329, thence southward to the Little East River and Rous Cove, including lands to the west of Highway 329 and those lands to the east directly abutting Highway 329, bounded to the north by Highway 103 and to the south by the Atlantic Ocean. Islands connected to the mainland are included.

ii) Any person living in the described geographical area, ordinarily or seasonally, may apply for membership.

iii) Qualified persons whose residency is less than 5 years will be subject to a $1,500.00 initiation fee plus applicable taxes.

(iv) New Senior Members have 30 days from the date of their Senior Membership application approval by the Club Membership Committee to pay their Senior membership Fees in Full, including Club iniation fee if applicable. If full Senior Membership Fees are not paid within this 30 day period the applicant will be added to the Club Membership Wait List and a new Senior Membership Application will be required including a new $100.00 non refundable Senior Membership deposit fee.

(B) Senior Spouse

Spouse of a Chester Golf Club Senior member resides outside the existing Club Membership boundaries as defined above (i)) “Spouse” includes a common-law spouse or registered domestic partner as defined by the Vital Statistics Act.  Applicants are subject to a $1500.00 plus applicable taxes one-time initiation fee.

(C) Intermediate

i) These persons are between the ages of 19 and 25 as of April 1 and are full-time students in a post secondary institution. Proof of student status must be provided.

ii) Dues are one-half of the Senior rate.

iii) This is a courtesy extended by the Club to students continuing their education and who would otherwise qualify as a Senior member at Senior rate.

(D) Junior (ages 6-18) during the year the junior membership application is submitted.

i) Must be a child or a grandchild of a member or

ii) A resident of the Municipality of the District of Chester.

iii) Any Junior who maintains his/her membership, in good standing, for the three (3) year period prior to turning 19 will be eligible for Intermediate or Senior membership upon reaching the age of 19.

(E) Social Membership

This membership category is for those who wish to maintain a social connection with the Chester Golf Club. An annual fee of $55.65 (plus applicable taxes)  provides dining room privileges as well as participation in the opening and closing non-golf functions of the club.

 (F) Medical Leave

i) A member may apply to the Membership Committee for Medical Leave for the upcoming

season. The application must be made in writing to the Membership Committee

Chairperson prior to April 1. The member’s account from the previous year must have been

fully paid by December 31. A doctor’s certificate supporting the application must be

included. The member will receive written notification from the Membership Committee

Chairperson when their request is either approved or denied.

ii) In the case of an unforeseen medical emergency, an application can be made as shown

above. Membership dues must have been paid by April 1. If approved by the Membership

Committee a refund will be provided based on the date of the application as follows:

  • Before 1 May – 100%
  • Before 1 June – 50%
  • Before 1 July – 25%

After 1 July – no refund will be provided.

iii) Grace period – In the event of a medical emergency, a up to a 2-week grace period

following the injury/illness will be acceptable for submitting the application.

iv) Rejoining during Medical Leave – In the event that the member’s medical circumstances

change, following the approval of their Medical Leave request, the member may rejoin the

Club during that year by paying the refunded amount.

v)Members cannot be granted medical leave in consecutive years.

vi) A Senior Member who has paid their full Membership Fees and any Member Account

balance on or prior to April 1 of any season may apply for an emergency Medical Leave prior

to May 1 of any season. The member must apply for the Emergency Medical Leave in writing

addressed to the Membership Committee Chairperson. Letter shall contain a Doctors

Certificate supporting the member’s application. If approved by the Membership Committee,

the member will receive a 50% refund of their Membership Fees for that season. Member(s)

approved for an Emergency Medical Leave are eligible to re-join the Club during that season

by paying the previously approved membership fees refunded.

(G) Leave-of- Absence

i) A member may be granted a leave of absence for 1 year to a maximum of 2 years upon application to the Membership Committee Chairperson.

ii) Payment of a $100.00 fee plus any applicable taxes for each year is required.

iii) The Deadline for a Leave of Absence request is April 1 of the year the request is submitted.

iv) The member will receive written notification from the Membership Committee Chairperson if their Leave of Absence request is approved or denied.


(H) Senior to Social Membership

The deadline for a Member moving from Senior Member to Social Member is April 1 of the year this membership category change is requested. This request is to be made in writing to the Membership Committee Chairperson.

The Senior (including Intermediate) membership category shall have a maximum of 775 members. The Junior category will have a maximum of 180 members. These cap numbers are subject to review by the Chester Golf Club Board of Directors.

Payment of Fees:

(a) Membership fees and any Member Account balance are due on April 1st. From April 2nd to May 1st, unpaid fees are subject to a late payment penalty of $150.00 plus applicable taxes or such other amount as determined from time to time by the Board.  Any Senior or Intermediate member who had not paid their Membership Fees and or any outstanding Member Account balance as of close of business day May 1st will have their membership suspended for that entire season. Suspended Members may apply for available Membership opening(s) for the next season and a $100.00 plus applicable taxes re-application fee will be applied. There is no membership reinstatement appeal process for suspended members. 

Upon receipt and processing of a Member’s annual membership fee, it is the position of the Chester Golf Club that there are no refunds of membership fees available unless related to an approved medical leave (see conditions below).

Additional Information:

Only Senior members of the Club shall be entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at meetings of the Club. All other members shall be entitled to attend, but not to vote at such meetings.

The Board shall recommend a fee and assessment schedule to the Annual General Meeting which shall set membership fees and assessments for the Club.

Applications for membership shall be made in writing to the Membership Committee Chairperson and reviewed by the Membership Committee, which shall have the authority to accept or reject such applications. Any person whose application for membership has been rejected may appeal to the Board.

Membership in the Club shall cease upon:

(a) The death of a member;

(b) The resignation of a member;

(c) A member being suuspended from membership by resolution of the Board for non-payment of Membership Fees and or outstanding Member Account balances as of May 1st;

(d) For other good and sufficient cause at the discretion of the Board