When one normally thinks about life at a country club such as Lakewood, located on Glen Mill Road in Rockville, it usually centers around the recreational,
dining and social aspects of the club. While golf
remains at the forefront, for many members the country
club environment revolves around family events and
activities, with clinics, dining, recreation, a variety
of club events and the welcoming atmosphere that
encourages a wide range of family-oriented activities. It
also revolves around the many life-long friendships that
evolve through the years. It is this aspect of club life,
o;en referred to as social capital, that continues to draw
members young and old, and from all social-strata, to
look for club membership as a way of improving not
just their family lifestyle but also their careers.
In today’s business environment, the real value that comes with a country club membership is o;en understated. However, while joining a club will always be looked at as a luxury for many, there is an aspect of this when weighed against
a family’s discretionary spending, that illustrates the
signi;cant value that a club membership brings with it.
While membership at Lakewood, like most area private
clubs, is by invitation, the chances are you already know
someone who is a member who would be happy to
A VALUE-ADD ENVIRONMENT
BY JAMES HEALEY
Members enjoy unlimited golf on the Rees Jones Championship golf course, along with a wide variety of club events throughout the season.