Membership Plans & Pricing

A Stout’s Island Club membership will cost an estimated $4,500 per year with a one-time investment of $90,000.

  • $60,000 for the first 20 Members

Your investment and annual dues will cover the cost of upgrading and maintaining existing facilities, new lodging, and providing first class service.

Founding members will be invited to be on the initial Board of Directors.

Note that financing of initiation fees may be possible under certain, limited circumstances. Financing for prospective members will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Membership Options

Individual/Family

Individual membership benefits extend to the member’s legally married spouse and unmarried children 25 years of age and under who are either living at home, attending school on a full-time basis or are in the armed forces.

Business/Professional

This membership provides a discount on the initiation fee when three or more individual memberships are purchased by one entity. Corporate members receive complimentary use of the boardroom. Also, Corporate members are welcome to send unaccompanied guests.

Associate Membership

This membership does not include the use of overnight accommodation. Perfect for members who own/rent homes on the lakes nearby, and as a condition for this membership make them available to the Club’s rental pool.

North American

This category has been created for members with a primary residence outside of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and North & South Dakota. North American members pay 60 percent of the initiation fee and 80 percent of the annual dues. All other rights and privileges apply.

International

This category has been created for those members with a primary residence outside of the 48 continental United States, Canada and Mexico. International members pay 40 percent of the initiation fee and annual dues. All other rights and privileges apply.

Common Questions

How many members will the Club have?

The current plan is for the club to have 300 Family Memberships with lodging, and 25 Associate Memberships that will not include lodging (for property owners/renters on the adjacent lakes).  In the event Club ownership/management elects to expand the Club properties it may also expand membership somewhat to keep members annual costs reasonable.

How are annual dues established?

A club of the quality of the Stouts Island Club is very expensive to operate in order to both provide first class service to its members and maintain the facilities; the club will not work unless it operate at the top of the luxury resort/retreat market. Dues are currently estimated to be $4,500 for the first year of club operations.

How are members selected?

A detailed application is required, along with reference letters. The process will include a personal interview and an extensive background check. The least important characteristic of a prospective member is the ability to pay - character matters more.

How was the Membership Investment determined?

The Membership Investment is $90,000 ($60,000 for the first 20 Members). The investment is comparable to high quality non-equity private country clubs/wilderness camps/ski areas, and less than many. Stout’s Island Club is a much bigger idea than many of these golf clubs, but with comparable capital and operating costs. Upgrades to existing facilities will exceed well over $3,000,000. Additional new rooms, suites, and houses will substantially exceed that number. Pricing is subject to change.

Am I allowed to have guests?

Yes. Guests must be accompanied by a member. In low season, members may send their guests unaccompanied for a maximum of two three-day visits per season based on availability.

Can membership be canceled for violation of Club Rules?

Yes. The Club management is committed to the maintenance of the highest standards of member behavior. Any member who violates its rules risks membership cancelation – with no refund of membership fees or annual dues paid or owed. The club demands courteous and civil behavior towards all members and staff - no exceptions.

What is the process to apply for membership?

Submit a membership application. If accepted, we will request your initiation fee (pricing is outlined on the Pricing page), and your fee will be held in an escrow account until enough memberships have been sold to establish the club, and it can begin improvements & new construction.

Are there options for financing memberships?

Financing of initiation fees may be possible under certain, limited circumstances. Financing for prospective members will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Will my spouse or family be entitled to my membership upon my death?

Yes. Your spouse or designated child may continue as members without payment of any additional initiation fee.

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