Club Access

The Bald Head Island Club is a private club that allows use of its facilities by members, their accompanied guests, unaccompanied guest members staying in a member’s home as a house guest or renter, special event guests, package play golfers, and commercial operations within the community.

Controlled access to the club is designed to provide members, guests and visitors with the highest degree of privacy and tranquility possible.


There are four categories of membership: Full, Lifestyle, Social and House. The member must present their membership card, or their membership status may be verified by locating their name in the membership roster.

Accompanied Guest of a Member

The Bald Head Island Club member must be present for admission. No identification is required when entering as an accompanied guest.

Extended Family Program

Members may pre-arrange a pass for their adult children, grandchildren, parents and friends. For more information on this program and guidelines, please login to the Club Member site.

Guest Pass Holder

All visitors who are not members, accompanied guests, or holders of Family and Friends passes must purchase a guest pass to gain access to the Club facilities. A pre-arranged guest membership will be confirmed by locating the renter’s name on the current guest membership list. Guest pass cards are issued to each guest staying in the rental home and are required to be presented upon entry to the Club.


Members must make arrangements for their unaccompanied guests through the Club offices. Guest pass holders who have been instructed to make their own arrangements will be directed to the Guest Pass Service Desk located in the lobby of the clubhouse. No guests/visitors will be admitted without prior approval of a member. (Every reasonable effort will be made by our staff to notify members of visitors at the Welcome Center if the member forgets to call in a pass.

Club Access Staff located at the Welcome Center are employees who serve under the direction of the Club. They are there to ensure the privacy of Club members, guests and visitors through the monitoring and control of club access. Additionally, they provide information, directions and assistance to members, residents and visitors as needed.