Top 5 Country Clubs in South Bend

Ready for a day full of sunshine and fun in South Bend? Your local country club is an excellent source for networking, recreation, golf, dining, and more. The perfect Michiana country club for you depends on your goals, location, and budget. Let’s talk about your top options so you can choose the best one for your family.

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Country Club Course View With Clubs

Perks of Joining a Country Club

Your reasons for joining a country club are personal. Here are a few of the most common reasons we hear for belonging to an exclusive community such as a country club.

Community

The networking opportunities are endless when you hang out at your country club. Whether you’re looking for business connections, a jogging buddy, or a compatible family for playdates, joining an established community such as a country club is an excellent step to finding connections to enhance your life.

Event Space

Most South Bend country clubs include event space available for rent. Whether non-members can reserve this space varies. Your country club is often an elegant option for a wedding, family reunion, corporate gathering, or another large event.

Event Space at Country Club With Dining Tables Set Up for Guests

Personalized Perks

Some clubs offer on-site storage, such as personal lockers, bag and pushcart storage, and club cleaning, so you’re never lugging your stuff around. Many golf clubs have tiered memberships to guarantee their members both privacy and a tee time. Though you can often buy a round of golf at a private course, expect the top-tier perks to being reserved for members.

Recreation

Country clubs offer facilities for outdoor recreation that aren't often available in a single place. Create family memories and stay fit with each country club’s unique mix of facilities. Popular country club amenities include

  • Golf - Golf is often the common denominator between country clubs. Expecting your country clubs to have excellent golf courses is a relatively safe bet.
  • Pool - Many South Bend country clubs have at least one swimming pool. Some even have indoor facilities to splash away the winter blues!
  • Courts - Tennis, pickleball, and more! Many nearby country clubs offer options for a friendly match.

View of Country Club Pool Outdoors With Individual Lanes

How to Join a Country Club

You can usually join a country club by reaching out online. This is a great first step from afar if you’re planning a move to South Bend and you crave the country club lifestyle. Some country clubs charge an initiation fee, followed by yearly or monthly payments. Each club is the best source of information for current costs, sales, and incentives.

Highly-rated Country Clubs in South Bend

Morris Park Country Club

Head to the heart of South Bend for the beautiful Morris Park Country Club. This historic course was created by Bob Dustin from farmlands in the early 20th century and converted to a private course in 1939. The course was updated in the 90s and features top-rated practice space. Enjoy the ever-expanding menu of fun at Morris Park, like tennis, pickleball, pools, awesome dining, and a newly-renovated clubhouse.

South Bend Country Club

Home to one of the storied stops on the LPGA Epson tour, South Bend Country Club leads with spectacular golf.  There’s no tee time at SBCC, just show up and play! Attending an Open Member Scheduled Game is a fantastic way to network if you're new to town. When you’re done on the links, hit the pool or the snack bar with the kids, and enjoy the fantastic facilities.

Knollwood Country Club

Granger’s Knollwood Country Club offers a wide array of options to tempt everyone in your family out to play. Enjoy 36 holes of golf, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a kids’ splash pad, fitness facilities, tennis, and racquetball courts, in addition to excellent dining. Knollwood offers premium amenities such as on-site massage therapy and fantastic facilities for a wedding and other special events.

Blackthorn Golf Club

Though it used to be a municipal course, Blackthorn has been private since 2015. Offering unique Stay & Play packages in partnership with area hotels such as the Four Winds Casino, Blackthorn can be a great place to visit or belong. Besides the pristine course, Blackthorn provides fantastic skill development with Blackthorn Golf Academy, which offers options for kids, teens, and adults.

Bowlers Country Club

Bowlers Country Club is a unique nonprofit country club with a laid-back, pointedly unfussy vibe. Membership is extremely affordable, and the property, which includes a 9-hole golf course, banquet hall, and 14-lane indoor bowling alley, is maintained by volunteer members. You can partake in bowling or golf without a membership, and admission is comparable with a municipal course or private bowling alley.

View of Golf Course Landscape With Flag at Hole

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