Thousand Greens is a private, confidential and free community of golfers who belong to highly regarded and top rated private clubs. Our members like meeting other passionate golfers, share thoughts and ideas on all things golf, and enjoy playing with other private club members as their accompanied guests.
It is a free peer to peer golfer network. It does not require any upfront buy-in, annual membership, etc. It relies on like-minded golfers to host fellow club members as accompanied guests upon mutual convenience. To join the Thousand Greens network, individuals must be members of a private golf club.
The system thrives with member willingness to host fellow members from other network clubs. There is no obligation on part of a host; they accept requests only if convenient. In addition to being able to share rounds of golf at other member clubs as their guests, members also build a community of like-minded highly successful people who become lifelong friends.
How It Works
Who can join? To join, members must belong to a private golf club. Semi-private clubs do not fit well in our model. Members are placed in one of four tiers (best in world, best in country, best in state/province, and other private clubs) depending on the reputation of their best club as determined by the various golf rating and ranking publications.
Will my information be public? No. Upon joining, a member is only able to see the names of the clubs which have members in the network. No member identity or any other personal information is visible to other members or non-members.
What functionality does the application offer? Members can share their experiences in social media feeds, ask questions to other members for all things golf related in the forum, track their clubs played against “top” lists, request and host other members for an accompanied round, and join events posted on the site.
What are my hosting obligations once I join? Members have full control on how many times and when they are willing to host. No member is ever "on the hook" to accept any connection request that is not convenient for them.
How often can I request? A member's ability to request is driven by their own willingness to host. Each time a member hosts, they earn a request credit. The more a member hosts, the more credits they earn. There is no limit to how many times a member may host. To maintain their membership, members are expected to be willing to host even if occasionally.
Can I take a friend along? Golf is a social game and is much more fun when played with friends. While not required, we encourage you to take a friend along. We only ask that the accompanying friend also be a member of a private club.
What happens if there is a last minute schedule change? Unforeseen circumstances cannot be avoided. It is the host's and guest's responsibility to coordinate in such an event.
Matters of money? The network is intended to be financially neutral to the host. Where permitted by club's policies, it is the guest’s responsibility to cover all guest fees, caddy fees, tipping, pro shop expenses, etc. Many clubs have strict rules on guest fees reimbursement. For such clubs, the guest should clarify with the host on expectations.
What if I didn’t have a good experience? Our sincere hope is that we will attract genuinely nice, fun to be with members who like to play golf with others. At the end of each game coordinated through the network, we ask both the guest and host to rate their experiences to ensure that the connections made through Thousand Greens Network deliver a high quality experience.
How do events work? In this section we will create a network of affiliate partners who offer events (such as a trip to Augusta for the Masters or a golfing destination like Scotland). All events will be offered and executed by specific third-party operators who are experienced in the golf hospitality industry. In addition, any member can also create their own event and make it open to other members. That could be useful for running charity events or other "days at the club" kind of formats.