Frequently Asked Questions

I am renting a vacation home on Bald Head Island.
How do I gain access to the Shoals Club?

In order to gain access to the Shoals Club, you must present a Temporary Membership pass.
Resort guests renting most homes through Bald Head Island Limited Property Management receive temporary membership at the Shoals Club during their stay for a fee, allowing access to the Shoals Club's amenities, dining and activities. To learn more about vacation rentals through Bald Head Island Limited Property Management, call 1-800-432-RENT or visit

If you are not renting through Bald Head Island Limited Property Management, please contact your rental company or the owner of the property to confirm that a Shoals Club temporary membership is available for the property you have selected.

For more information regarding temporary membership, call the Shoals Club administrative office at 910-454-4888.

I am coming to the island in the off season.
Will the Shoals Club be open?

The Shoals Club is open seasonally, typically late March through early December. The Shoals Club pool is typically open from April 1 through October 31. Please refer to our Hours of Operation for the most current and up to date information.

I am a member of the Shoals Club.
How do I arrange temporary memberships for guests staying in my home?

Please fill out the Shoals Club Temporary Membership Registration form at your convenience and mark either that you will be charging the membership to your Member Account or that your guests will be paying us directly, and we will be happy to take care of the rest! As the Full Member, you will need to submit your authorization for your guests temporary access to the club. Please send us the signed form directly with all of the information completed for your guests-including dates of temporary membership.

Shoals Club Temporary Membership Registration Form

Your guests will be able to pick up their member cards here in the office when they arrive. If you have any additional questions, feel free to call or email our administrative office at 910-454-4888.

How much does it cost to purchase a full membership in the Shoals Club?

The Shoals Club membership initiation fee is $12,000.

What are the annual dues for the Shoals Club?

The Shoals Club annual dues rate for 2017-2018 is $190 per month ($95 per month for lot owners who do not own a home or shelter property). Shoals Club membership dues are billed on a twelve-month fiscal year of May 1–April 30. Members who choose to pay annual dues, in advance, on or before April 25, 2017 (date changes every year), will receive a discounted dues rate. For 2017-2018 fiscal year dues, a 5% discount will be given to members who elect to pay their annual dues in advance.

What special privileges do full Shoals Club members receive?

Full members receive a 25% discount on food purchases at the Shoals Club, not including special dining events. They also enjoy exclusive access to members' socials, special members' dinners and the annual Labor Day Members Party. Shoals Club site fees are waived for wedding receptions or other private functions held by members. Please remember to bring your membership card with you when you are at the Shoals Club. This is especially helpful to the staff when charging to the Shoals Club member account and should help us ensure accurate billing to all accounts. If you need a replacement card, please contact the Membership Sales Office at 910-457-7334 or

Are there any pre-requisites for Shoals Club membership?

A credit and criminal background check may be required.

I am buying a property on Bald Head Island. How do I know if there is already a Shoals Club membership attached to it?

Your real estate agent should be able to verify if a Shoals Club membership is already attached to a property. New membership inquiries should be directed to the Clubs of Bald Head Island Membership Sales Office.

How do I contact the Clubs of Bald Head Island Membership Sales Office?

For more information or to request a membership application, stop by the Clubs of Bald Head Island Membership Sales Office located harborside at 88 Keelson Row or call 1-800-722-6450 or 910-457-7334. You may also contact a Membership Sales Executive at the following email addresses:

Holly Bullard
Membership Sales Manager

Lauren O'Shaughnessy
Communication & Temporary Membership

Where do I learn more about purchasing property on Bald Head Island?

To learn more about Bald Head Island, including homes and homesites for sale, call Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales at 1-800-888-3707 or visit to view a comprehensive online database of properties for sale.