Club Access


This is a private club that allows use of its facilities to and from by members, member’s guests, temporary guest members, special event guests, package play golfers, and commercial operations within the community.


It is not our goal to restrict access to the Club as much as to control access for the benefit and security of our members and temporary guest members within the Club. This includes the golf course, restaurants, fitness center, tennis courts, pool, croquet greenswards and all other operations within the Club.

Members must make arrangements for their guests through the Club offices. Guest members who have been instructed to make their own arrangements will be directed to the Guest Member 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 they forget to call in a pass.)

Access Requirements

Member -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 new program and guidelines, please visit the Extended Family Annual Pass Program on the member side of the website.
Guest Member
- All visitors who are not members, accompanied guests, or holders of Family and Friends passes, must purchase a guest membership to gain access to the Club facilities. A pre-arranged guest membership will be confirmed by locating the renters name on the current guest membership list.  Four guest membership cards are issued per home. Our list will contain the name of the person who made the rental home reservations.
The purpose of this controlled access is to provide members, guests and visitors with the highest degree of privacy and tranquility possible.


Club Access Staff are employees who serve under the direction of the Club. They are there to ensure the privacy of BHIC members, guests and visitors through the monitoring/control of club accesses. Additionally they provide information, directions and assistance to members, residents and visitors when appropriate.