Bishops Bay offers regular, corporate, non-resident and junior golf memberships as well as social, pool and tennis memberships
 

 

 

  • The Process
  • Membership Categories
  • Dues, Fees & Charges
  • Facilities

Once you have decided that you would like to become a member, a Nomination Form for Membership should be completed and signed by your member sponsor. All Nomination forms must be accompanied by a Background Authorization Form. Completed forms can be sent to the Membership Director who shall refer the form to the Board of Directors.

After receipt of the nomination form, the Board of Directors will determine whether, in its sole judgment, a nominee satisfies its subjective criteria for membership. The Board shall vote upon each nominee for membership and will do so by confidential means. An affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Directors shall be required prior to a nominee receiving an invitation for membership.

Following approval and completion of an executed Member Purchase Agreement, payment of any Initiation Fees should be made upon acceptance.

If you have any questions or would like help in completing your application, our Membership Director, will be happy to assist you.

All memberships include the entire family. Children are eligible under the membership until reaching age 25,
or becoming married, or are not in school and are not living at home.

All Bishops Bay Members are welcome to use the club pier located
on our 800 feet of Lake Mendota shoreline.

Charter

Members enjoy full golf, swim, tennis & social privileges for the entire family. Unlimited use of all facilities. This category of membership has voting rights. This category is comprised of those members who purchased Equity Certificates prior to July 1st, 2002. This category is currently closed.

Regular

Members enjoy full golf, swim, tennis & social privileges for the entire family. Unlimited use of all facilities. This category of membership has voting rights.

Junior Intermediate

Members enjoy full golf, swim, tennis & social privileges for the entire family. Unlimited use of all facilities. These members are 30 thru 39 years of age. This category of membership has voting rights.

Junior

Members enjoy full golf, swim, tennis & social privileges for the entire family. Unlimited use of all facilities. Junior members are 18 thru 29 years of age. This category of membership has voting rights.

Social Pool & Tennis

Members enjoy swim, tennis & social privileges for the entire family. Includes 3 rounds of golf per membership for the green fee (per season). SP&T members are 40 years of age and over. This category of membership does not have voting rights.

Junior Social Pool & Tennis

Members enjoy swim, tennis & social privileges for the entire family. Includes 3 rounds of golf per membership for the green fee (per season). Junior members are 19 thru 39 years of age. This category of membership does not have voting rights.

Associate

Members enjoy full swim, tennis & social privileges for the entire family. Golf is limited to 12 rounds per family member (per season). Additional play is based on the Board’s approval on an annual basis. Associate members must reside outside 30 miles of the club. This category of membership does not have voting rights.

Non-Resident

Members enjoy full swim, tennis & social privileges for the entire family. Golf is limited to 12 rounds per family member (per season). Additional play is based on the Board’s approval on an annual basis. Non-Resident members must reside outside 100 miles of the club. This category of membership does not have voting rights.

Social Membership

This is a clubhouse membership. It is open to any person over the age of 21 years. The Social Membership grants full dining and clubhouse privileges. This category of membership does not have voting rights.

Corporate/Business Memberships

Corporate Regular Memberships may be issued upon Board approval to Wisconsin corporations or other business entities. Each Corporate Designee is entitled to full use of the golf course and all other Club Facilities on the same basis as Individual Regular Members.

Membership Type

Initiation Fee

Annual

Full Golf Membership
Regular (Individual or Corporate) $2,500 $9,410
Junior Regular Golf (Individual or Corporate)
Junior Intermediate - Age:30 thru 39 $2,500 $7,560
Junior - Age 18 thru 29 $2,500 $4,000
Other Golf Memberships
Associate $2,500 $4,980
Non-Resident $2,500 $2,800
Non-Golf Memberships
Social, Pool & Tennis $1,250 $3,180
Junior Social, Pool & Tennis - Age:19 thru 39 $1,250 $2,060
Social $500 $1,500

The Club is a private, by-invitation-only country club, located in the Town of Westport, Wisconsin, and exists solely for the pleasure and recreation of its Members.

The Club Facilities are located on approximately 235 acres, with more than 800 feet of Lake Mendota shoreline, and include:

  • questionAn 18-hole championship designed golf course;
  • questionA state of the art golf practice facility with 2 putting greens, 2 chipping and bunker practice greens and a 350 yard practice range with numerous target greens
  • questionThe Bishops Manor clubhouse, with golf shop and golf locker room facilities; golf cart and bag storage
  • question4 fabulous outdoor clay surface tennis courts, tennis house with ball machine, lockers and pro shop
  • Amazing ‚Äč4,000 square foot Lakeside Patio - 3 gas firepits & full bar 
  • questionA 25 meter swimming pool with zero-depth wade-in, bathhouse with lockers and snack bar;
  • questionA 200 foot boat dock on Lake Mendota with 18 slips for member use;
  • questionOther related amenities associated with a fine, private country club.

The Club utilizes the Bishops Manor, a renovated Tudor-style brick residence, as its clubhouse. This traditionally appointed facility includes a dining room and bar, three season porch, lakeside patio, private meeting rooms, restrooms, locker rooms, golf shop and club offices.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What makes Bishops Bay so special and why should I join?

If you are looking for an active and young club, Bishops Bay is the place to be. Bishops Bay’s unique property offers a golf course second to none, a beautiful pool & tennis facility with a casual poolside grill, a “top notch” full service restaurant and lake access. You are always welcome to visit us by boat which you can dock at our 18 boat pier. Many of our members have commented that being a member is almost like being at a resort…like a vacation without the flight!

What about your current members? Is Bishops Bay a family oriented club?

We have a very diverse and active membership consisting of corporate executives, business owners, professionals, etc. Children of all ages are an important part of the membership and we are glad that parents feel comfortable to bring them out to the club frequently. We encourage our members to bring their children for lunch, dinner, activities and most events.

How are your prices in comparison to the other private clubs?

We have done extensive price and service comparisons. Bishops Bay is price competitive with the other fine local clubs but we believe we offer so much more, not the least of which is 800 feet of frontage on beautiful Lake Mendota and the 18 slip pier. This is in addition to our beautiful championship golf course, fine dining restaurant, wonderful pool and our four state-of-the-art clay tennis courts.

What is included in your annual dues and why do they seem so high?

Our annual are all-inclusive. There are no hidden fees! They include unlimited amount of range balls, mill river fee, locker and golf club storage and care.

How do I pay my annual dues? Do I have to pre-pay?

You may pre-pay your annual dues in the beginning of the year. As a “Thank You” you will receive golf passes. However, you may also pay your dues monthly.

Do you require a minimum spending on food and beverage?

Yes, you will have a $1000.00 dining room minimum which you can spend in our dining room, our lounge and porch area, at the pool grill or at the turn house on the golf course.

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Bishops Bay Country Club

3500 Bishops Drive,
Middleton, WI 53562

Phone: (608) 232-4201
Fax: (608) 232-4210
Email: bishopsbay@bishopsbay.com
Web: bishopsbay.com