Interesting…. I haven’t gotten feedback yet on how this community golf club is doing today. The HOA still exists. There is no mention of the golf club in the HOA on-line information: Balcones Village/Spicewood HOA. The Balcones Country Club still exists: balconescountryclub.com . It is an Arnold Palmer Management run club. By golly! It is listed indeed on the Arnold Palmer slides (the one showing locations in the United States) that were presented to ArrowCreek on Dec 9, 2014. Look at the same benefits that APG was touting at our ArrowCreek Annual Meeting in December: Palmer Advantage Platinum!
So, it appears that this community has been successful in collecting voluntary membership into the golfing/country club concept.
Back in 2011, the Balcones Village/Spicewood (BVS) HOA sent out this letter that has several points that will resonate with many ArrowCreek HOA readers – with the distinction of a very different solution: 2011 BVS HOA Appeal on behalf of BCC.
It was not forcing everyone to fund the country club. As a matter of fact, even the HOA membership is voluntary!!
“The BCC [Balcones Country Club] offers both full golf memberships and social memberships. The social memberships cost $100 per month. The full golf membership costs $265 per month. These are small costs to pay to preserve the beauty of our neighborhood and our property values. In fact, several of the HOA board members have recently joined the BCC to help solve this problem. We encourage you to consider joining the BCC too in the next few weeks.”
If it is so sure that so many ArrowCreek owners are in favor of retaining the ArrowCreek Golf Courses, let’s see them put their voluntary dollars into a membership to maintain it so that the rest of the non-golfing residents can maintain status quo and not subsidize the golfer/clubbers. … And leave our Residents Center to the HOA and residents!