Country clubs fighting for younger members

Country club memberships could soon become an obsolete aspiration, their charm waning among the under-35s.

This set is fragmented in their interests, and less enamoured by country clubs – networking havens where an exclusive who’s who socialised over golf.

Club brokers and pundits say that compared with their heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, many of these memberships are worth only a fraction of their original prices.

The Straits Times polled 30 Singaporeans aged 19 to 60 about their attitudes towards club memberships. Most found them unsexy or, if they had them, said they are under-used or kept as heirlooms.


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