The University Club of Milwaukee and Merrill Hills Country Club, in Waukesha, Wisc., have entered into an exclusive reciprocal arrangement that allows members of one club access to the services of the other, officials from both clubs announced earlier this month.
The agreement, which took effect Tuesday, June 1, presents the members of both clubs the options of combining the “lifestyle characteristics of a country club membership and a downtown club membership in one package,” reports The Business Journal of Milwaukee.
Members of each organization will have use of both clubs with nearly no restrictions.
Neither club is absorbing the operational nor financial obligations of the other, but is instead entering into a joint operating agreement that focuses on member benefits.
“In the continuously evolving world of private clubs, the leadership of both organizations has sought options that enhance member value, maintain the highest levels of service and ensure the long term viability of each organization,” said Michael Goller, president of the University Club.
Greg Ksicinski, president of Merrill Hills Country Club, said the arrangement “significantly enhances the value to the members of both clubs.”
Each club will be hosting a joint social gathering in the near future to get to know the other club’s facilities and club benefits.