5 most expensive golf club memberships in the world

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Wed, 3 Aug 2016

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It is common to hear golfers moaning about membership costs at their local club. But let's face it, golf is expensive.

To make ourselves feel slightly better, we have found where some of the world's richest swing their wrenches and can reveal the five most expensive golf club memberships on the planet. 

We have taken into account the cost of joining the club and then playing over five years.

Take a deep breath, as we head to South Africa for number five. 

5. Fancourt – Western Cape, South Africa: £40,000

Billed as South Africa’s premier golf resort, with all three courses rank inside the top 20 in the country.

You have to own a house on the property to be able to gain membership, but the cheapest way in is to buy a six-week timeshare on one of the smaller homes, which will cost you £40,000. 

Designed by South African golfing legend Gary Player, the links course is ranked number one in the Rainbow Nation.

Stunningly beautiful, the club also boasts a state of the art academy and two club shops.