Southern Hills membership price: Monthly dues, initiation fee for Southern Hills Country Club

A view of the 9th and 18th holes at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

A view of the 9th and 18th holes at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

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Southern Hills Country Club is host to this week’s PGA Championship and the second major of 2022. The Tulsa, Okla., club first opened in 1936 and its golf course was built by Perry Maxwell.

It’s still one of the top clubs in the state and boasts one of the best golf courses in the world. Maxwell’s design, which was renovated by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner in 2019, ranks 46th on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses in the World ranking.

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As for what it costs to be members there, according to the site, which calculated estimates based off 2016 public tax records, the average price paid per member was $11,708 a year (or $975 a month). “As for the initiation fees to join the club, rumors are said to be close to six figures,” the site added.

This information checks out with GOLF’s own research, as we’ve been told monthly dues range from $800 to $1,000 with an initiation fee of $100,000.

The initiation fee is a steep one, but the monthly dues are on the modest side when compared to other high-end clubs.

Southern Hills has hosted three U.S. Opens and five (counting this year) PGA Championships, two U.S. Amateurs and will host its second U.S. Women’s Amateur in 2024.

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