Gemma’s parents are building a house on a lot in one of the most prestigious housing developments in Hawaii. Everyone who owns a lot in that development is part of the development club. Apparently, 10 of the club members are billionaires. There are lots of private jets and helicopters around.
Club member’s children and spouses (that’s us!) are automatic members. Members have FREE access to the club’s facilities, including:
– 18 hole golf course
– 10 hole par 3 golf course
– driving range
– beach/ocean toys (snorkeling, kayaking, etc)
– etc, etc
Today, I worked out at the gym and played golf. All I had to bring with me was underwear. They provided everything else: socks, shirt, shorts, golf clubs, towels, etc. They even have shoes, but I brought my own pair.
While you are working out or golfing, it’s all you can eat and drink. The gym is stocked with health drinks, snack bars, and fruit. Every third hole on the golf course has it’s own little stand stocked with every kind of food or drink you could want (ice cream sandwiches, frozen bananas, powerade, beer, champagne, etc). Did I mention that all of this is free??!!
The only thing better than the facilities is the customer service.
For example, we ate at the club restaurant for dinner last night. We pulled up to the club house and just left the car at the door – keys in, doors open. We ate (no prices on the menu; the restaurant isn’t free; you get a bill at the end of each month) and then walked around the property. When we got back to the front of the club, our car was waiting for us, doors open, and cold bottles of water in all the cup holders.
After our morning workout and shower, it was time for golf. As we exited the shower, our golf carts were waiting for us, all loaded up with our clubs. I had never seen golf carts with Armor Alled tires before.
There are no member cards or numbers; everyone on the staff knows all the members by name and face.
There are so many more examples of how unbelievably awesome this place is, but I’ll stop now. I don’t think you can really understand it until you experience it.
I think Gemma and I are reeeaaaaallllly going to enjoy our time in Hawaii :)