GreatLIFE Bylaws, Policies and Procedures
TERM OF MEMBERSHIP: Your membership will begin on the date that this Contract is signed and will run continuously until March 31 of the fiscal year. Upon expiration of your initial term of membership, your membership will automatically renew on April 1 and on April 1 for all subsequent years. To terminate your membership, you must give GreatLIFE KC written notice by February 28 (effective April 1) in the year in which you wish to terminate. Address all correspondence to GreatLife KC, 8200 Hillcrest Rd, Kansas City, MO 64138. If you do not notify us in writing by February 28, your membership will automatically renew for an additional year beginning on April 1. You shall not be relieved of your obligation to make any payment agreed to in this Contract and no deduction or allowance from any said payments shall be made by reason of your failure to attend or use the Club’s facilities, your renouncement of your membership or your failure to notify us our your termination as specified above.
WATER CHARGE: When necessary, GreatLife KC must purchase its water from the municipality. Membership dues are defined as the base membership amount for the level you have chosen, plus a Water Charge when necessary. Members can be assessed $75 per month. The maximum a member would be responsible for is $225 annually.
MEMBERSHIP DUES: Costs and payment terms for your Club Membership are specified in the Membership Application. Management reserves the right to increase your fees and dues for subsequent membership terms by notifying you in writing at your last known physical address or electronic mail address. Such notification shall be made by first class mail, or electronic mail and sent no later than January 31 of that given year. The notice will be deemed effective when deposited with the U.S. Post Office or electronically mailed.
UNPAID BALANCES: Statements are sent on the first business day of each month and payable on the 15th of the month. All Unpaid balances over 10 days past due are subject to finance charge of 1.5% per month. In no event will the finance charge exceed the maximum allowed by law. Any balance over 30 days past due will result in automatic suspension of membership privileges until the account is brought current, including payment of late and finance charges. Management shall have the right to turn over delinquent accounts to an attorney or collection agency. Member is obligated and hereby agrees to pay, as allowed by law, collection costs and/or attorney’s fees incurred by Management pursuant to enforcing the financial obligation of the member.
ACCELERATION: If you are in default on your payments to us by more than 10 days, we may send you a Notice of Default and Right to Cure. You will then have 20 days from the date the Notice is given to cure the default. If you do not cure the default in that 20-day period, we may accelerate your membership dues and declare the entire amount due and owing under this Contract to be payable in full, immediately. If you do cure the default in the 20-day period and default again, we do not have to send you an additional Notice of Default and Right to Cure and may accelerate your membership dues and declare the entire amount due and owing under this Contract to be due and payable in full immediately. Additionally, Management may suspend membership privileges with or without notice, until all past due amounts are paid.
RETURNED CHECKS OR BANK DRAFTS: If the bank dishonors any of your checks or bank drafts, Management shall have the right to assess a service charge of $30 for each check or draft that is dishonored. If your draft is dishonored, you hereby authorize us to debit your credit card you have on file on for any indebtedness. Management may suspend membership privileges, with or without notice, until all past due amounts are paid.
RULES AND REGULATIONS: Member agrees to abide by all membership rules and regulations, which may be posted at the Club, issued orally, published in a newsletter, posted to the Website or listed in your contract. These rules may be amended from time to time at Management’s discretion. A $20 charge will be assessed for riding 3 on a cart, starting play without paying appropriate green fees, rider’s fees, guest fees, etc., playing extra holes with a cart rental and bringing alcoholic beverages on the premises that were not purchased from the Club. In addition, a $20 charge will be assessed for any member who brings a child under the age of 14 into any of the fitness facilities. Management reserves the right to suspend membership privileges for violation of membership rules and regulations.
MEMBERSHIP: All members, spouses and children have, if in good standing, use of Club facilities during business hours published in the newsletter and/or posted at each Club. For the safety of our members and guests, each location has rules and regulations posted that are specific to that facility. These may involve but are not limited to age requirements for use of golf carts, exercise equipment, saunas and swimming pools. Members are encouraged to bring guests, and reserve golf starting times for weekend play up to two weeks in advance depending on type of membership. Call each Club location for information on weekday tee times. The only times not available to members are those times specifically reserved for outside groups. These times will be posted at each Club in advance.
A. Member: Those men and women over the age of 18 who have signed a membership agreement.
B. Spouse: A person legally married (binding and lawful if it was performed in Kansas or Missouri) to the member.
C. Child: Member’s natural or adopted child or stepchild/foster child. To be eligible, child must be under the age of 25 and the child must be living at home or attending school as a full-time student.
MEMBERSHIP CARDS: All members must scan their key fob where designated before using the Club’s facilities. A lost or damaged key fob must be replaced for a $5 fee by contacting any of our locations.
GUEST POLICY: Guests must be signed in at the Pro-Shop counter. Guest fees must be paid before using the facility at the established rate per visit as posted in the Pro-Shop of each Club. Members who fail to register their guests are subject to suspension of privileges.
SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION OF MEMBERSHIP PRIVILEGES BY MANAGEMENT: Management has the right to immediately suspend the privileges of any Member or expel any Member from the Club at any time for a) non-payment of dues, b) violation of this contract, c) for conduct prejudicial to the interests of the Club or d) for reasons of Management’s sole discretion. The Members shall be notified in writing via first class mail to the last address listed in the business office of the Club or by electronic message. This notice will be sent at least 10 days before the effective date of expulsion. If the member considers his/her expulsion for causes a), b), c) or d) to be unreasonable, he/she must contact Management within 10 days of receipt of notice of expulsion to:
1. Question the validity of the expulsion; or
2. Arrange a meeting with Club Management prior to the expiration of the 10-day notice period to discuss the reason for his/her expulsion; or
3. Make any presentation to avoid such intended expulsion.
In the event no contact is made with Club Management within the 10-day notice period, such expulsion shall take effect on the date specified. Management’s decision following such reconsideration shall be final and binding. A suspension of membership or expulsion for causes a), b), c) or d) does NOT relieve the Member of his/her obligation to pay dues as specified in the “MEMBERSHIP DUES” section of the Contract.
TEE AVAILABILITY: Tee availability is determined by location. Please refer to “Tee Time” rules posted at each location.
UNLIMITED GOLF PRIVILEGES: All golf members have unlimited golf privileges as modified only by booking of outside parties. These bookings are necessary in order to keep our dues reasonable and cause only temporary closings of tees to members. The Club may be closed to play as determined by Management and Member is encouraged to utilize other GreatLife KC clubs that Member has reciprocal privileges.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: In order to comply with liquor laws, no outside alcohol is permitted on any Club property. The entire Clubhouse and Golf Course are licensed as a Private Club; thus, only beer, wine and alcoholic beverages purchased from the Club will be allowed.
GOLF HANDICAP SERVICE: This service is provided at most GreatLife locations. There is a small annual charge. Members are required to post all scores, properly adjusted, on the computers provided in each location.
STARTING TIMES: A member may reserve a starting time up to two weeks in advance depending on type of membership. Members must indicate the names of all members and guests of their party when making tee times. Those regularly failing to arrive for a reserved tee time without calling to cancel will lose the privilege. Please visit www.greatlifekc.com for online tee time availability.
PRIVATE GOLF CARTS: Private carts are not permitted at GreatLife KC locations.
NEWSLETTER: Periodic Club events and updates are available on the website at www.greatlifekc.com. Each member will receive an annual newsletter by U.S. mail or electronic mail in January of each year to their last known physical address, or electronic address. This newsletter may announce membership specials, changes in membership dues, course improvements and other Club information.
CHARGE ACCOUNTS (where permitted): Members may charge goods and services to their account as long as their membership is in good standing and they have a credit card on file with GreatLife. Members expressly authorize GreatLife to charge their credit card for goods and services remaining unpaid after 60 days. If the credit card is rejected, the provisions in the UNPAID BALANCES section in Addendum A apply. Management must approve any Club charge over $500. Management has the right to deduct membership charges electronically. Electronic bank drafts apply to dues payments, membership charges, and other charges that Member has been given advance notification.
COURSE RULES: USGA rules will govern play and all posted rules on the tee boxes on the course and in the clubhouse will be observed. Failure to follow course rules may result in expulsion or suspension of your membership.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: The Club will not be responsible for any personal property that is left unattended on the Club premises by members or their guests. A lost and found box is maintained at each Club as a convenience to the members and their guests. Members and their guests are welcome to check the lost and found box if they wish. By supplying the lost and found box, the Club is in no way assuming responsibility or liability for any member or guest’s property. The Club is not a bailee and no Contract of bailment is established herein.
CLEAN GYM SHOES: Clean shoes are required in order to enter the fitness floor at all locations. All members wishing to use the fitness center need to bring a clean pair of shoes and change their shoes prior to using fitness center equipment. No street shoes (including golf shoes) will be allowed on any of the fitness center floors.
FITNESS CENTER AGE RESTRICTION: All members using the fitness center must be 14 years of age of older. No one under the age of 14 is allowed in the fitness center area, unless accompanied by a certified GreatLife personal trainer.
CODE OF CONDUCT: The intention of this document is to establish clear policies and procedures for all GreatLIFE Kansas City members and guests. GreatLIFE Kansas City deems that upon
payment of membership or guest green fees, all players have given their consent to be bound by this Code of Conduct. It will be the responsibility of all members to ensure that their guests abide by this Code of Conduct policy as well.
RESERVATIONS: GreatLIFE KC Members are accepted 14 days in advance and can be made online or by contacting the Pro Shop. Non-members can reserve tee times 7 days in advance and can only be made by contracting the Pro Shop.
CANCELATION POLICY: Non-members will be required to provide valid credit card information upon making a tee time. Any changes to tee times must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Non-Member “No-Shows” will be charged the full green-fee value. GLKC Member “No-Shows” will be billed the following fee to their member account.
$20 – Champion Plus Course
$30 – Classic Plus Public Course
$35 – Classic Plus Private Course
$40 – Legend Collection Course
INCLEMENT WEATHER: During inclement weather conditions, cancellations/changes will be accepted until the time of scheduled play. Rain check vouchers will be issued pending the number of holes played.
PAIRINGS: Singles and twosomes will be paired up whenever possible and at the course’s discretion.
FIVESOMES: Fivesomes can play at the discretion of the General Manager. Groups of five are not allowed on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, and Holidays.
DRESS CODE: Proper golf attire must be worn at all times. Cutoffs, tank tops and halter tops are now allowed.
GOLF CARTS: Golf Carts may only be operated by a licensed driver. Children under the age of 16 may not operate Golf Carts at any time. Carts are expected to stay on the cart path on all par 3’s, and around all tees and greens. GreatLIFE KC will not accept any responsibility for property damage, cart damage, or public liability, as a result of improper use by the golf cart operator.
ALCOHOL & LIQUOR: Outside alcoholic beverages and coolers are not allowed on GreatLIFE KC properties. All beverages must be purchased at the course. Any outside beverages will be confiscated.
GreatLIFE KC has the right to refuse the service for alcoholic beverages to any member or non-member who is or appears to be intoxicated. The judgement of management concerning the state of intoxication will be final.
CORPORATE OFFICE HOURS: The GreatLIFE KC Corporate Office (Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources and Sales) can be reached Monday-Friday, during regular business hours (9am-5pm).
If you have an urgent matter outside of business hours, pleases contact our courses directly. The Corporate Office will be closed for the following Holidays:
New Year’s Day
Fourth of July
New Year’s Eve
HOMES ON GOLF COURSE: Members and their guests are requested to be respectful of homes and property adjoining the GreatLIFE KC courses. Carts are not permitted on private property. Golfers should not enter private property seeking golf balls that are not easily identifiable or retrievable.
Any damages to homes or vehicles caused by errant golf balls shall be the responsibility of the golfer involved.
SUSPENSION POLICY: GreatLIFE KC Management has the right to suspend the privileges of any member or expel any member from GreatLIFE KC properties at any time for a) non-payment of dues, b) violation of contract, c) for conduct prejudicial to the interested of GreatLIFE KC or d) for reasons of Management’s sole discretion.
GreatLIFE KC Management reserves the right to modify Member Policies and Procedures at any time. Additions, changes and modifications will be made current online at GreatLIFEKC.com/policy