Bay Club Membership Cost: A Full Breakdown

5 minute read | Published: April 20, 2024 | Updated: May 24, 2024

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Around October last year, I decided to get a Bay Club Membership in Santa Monica. They’re not cheap – my plan costs $199 per month – but I can honestly say it’s worth every penny. I’ll let you in on the details in this post.

What is Bay Club?

Bay Club is an exclusive membership club that is dedicated to provide you with the ultimate sports and active lifestyle experience. Their Shared Membership model recognizes the broader definition of “family,” allowing members to choose memberships that reflect their diverse social networks. You can find Bay Club in Northern California locations like Marin, San Francisco, East Bay North and South, Peninsula, Santa Clara, and San Jose, as well as in Southern California, including here in Los Angeles and San Diego. They also have clubs in Oregon, Seattle and Washington.

Membership Options at Bay Club

While Bay Club generally has the same pricing across its locations, there may be variations from one club fitness to another.  Let me show you their pricing structure here in their Santa Monica “campus” in Los Angeles.

Club West Gold

One of the most popular membership options of Bay Club is the Club West Gold. It has full access to all Bay Club locations (excluding Manhattan Country Club).  You get 10% off golf with a 4-day advanced booking window for golf (2-day for visiting members at Crow Canyon). A complimentary racquet sports with a 4-day advanced booking window (does not include tennis access at PRO Club), 3 complimentary childcare hours per day per child on the membership, with a 7-day advanced booking window.

Clubs Access

  • San Francisco
  • Santa Clara
  • Redwood Shores
  • Gateway
  • Courtside
  • Carmel Valley
  • Marin
  • South San Francisco
  • Ross Valley
  • Stone Tree Golf Club
  • El Segundo
  • Redondo Beach
  • Portland
  • Boulder Ridge Golf Club
  • Fairbanks Ranch Country Club
  • Financial District
  • Broadway Tennis
  • Crow Canyon
  • Rolling Hills
  • Santa Monica
  • PRO Club Bellevue

Executive Club LA

This membership is perfect for someone with diverse interests. It provides access to a wide range of amenities and activities, including fitness, aquatics, basketball, and social events. It also includes the added convenience of 3 complimentary childcare hours per day at their Los Angeles clubs along the coast, spanning locations such as Santa Monica, El Segundo, and Redondo Beach.

Club Access

  • Santa Monica
  • El Segundo
  • Redondo Beach

Executive Club Southern California

Another popular membership package, this one offers a comprehensive range of offerings, including fitness facilities, aquatics, basketball courts, group fitness programs, vibrant social activities, and childcare privileges, among others. You can get a wide assortment of amenities tailored to enrich their active lifestyle. Also members can enjoy the convenience of 3 complimentary childcare hours per day, allowing you to take some well-deserved time for yourself while your children engage in fun and educational activities at our safe childcare centers.

Club Access

  • Carmel Valley
  • Santa Monica
  • El Segundo
  • Redondo Beach

Single Site

This membership is ideal for newcomers to the area or individuals starting on their journey with a Club membership. It provides complete access to one chosen Bay Club location and comes with a range of fitness and social amenities.

Club Access

Santa Monica

Bay Club Santa Monica

What are Bay Club’s Membership Costs?

Here are the membership rates for one individual under different plan types:

Club West Gold


Initiation Fee: $2500

Executive Club LA


Initiation Fee: $250

Executive Club Southern California


Initiation Fee: $300

Single Site


Initiation Fee: 150

The great thing about Bay Club is that you can bring more people to sign up under a single account. You can build your membership plan here.

Can I Cancel My Membership with Bay Club?

Yes you can. You need to submit your cancellation request in writing. Before your final day of access, be sure to settle any outstanding account balances and return any club property, such as locker keys, to ensure a smooth transition.

What Payment Methods are Available?

Bay Club does not accept cash payments for in-club services. Members can settle their monthly statement balance using a debit card or checking account with no transactional fees, or opt for payment via credit card, including Visa, Mastercard, or American Express, which incurs a 2.5% surcharge.

Are There Fitness Classes Available at Bay Club?

Yes Bay Club offers many group classes such as Yoga, Body Pump, Body plex, Cycling, Barre, Body Jam, Aqua Fit and others. The available bally fitness classes will depend on which club location you go to.

What are Bay Club’s Hours?

The operating hours vary depending on the location of the club and the day of the week. To give you an example, the Bay Club in Santa Monica Bay has the following hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 6AM to 9PM
  • Friday 6AM to 7PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 7AM to 3PM

The Bay Club in Redondo Beach has the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday 5:30AM to 9PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 7AM to 3PM

What are the Bay Club Amenities?

Bay Club has a wide range of amenities to cater to every aspect of your lifestyle such as:

  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Training
  • Group Exercise
  • Aquatics
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Pickleball
  • Racquetball
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • After School Programs for Kids
  • Childcare
  • Family Events
  • Kids Camps
  • Dining Areas
  • Hotel
  • Laundry Services
  • Locker Rooms
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steam Room
  • Events Rooms

Please note that some of these amenities may not be available in certain locations.

Bay Club Customer Reviews

Here are some of the things people are saying about Bay Club:

Matt M.

Los Angeles, CA

The trainers and staff that I interacted with were all knowledgeable, patient, and fun. I’ve only had positive experiences with them. Big shoutout to Micheal for helping my rehab my shoulder after I dislocated it. After about 6 sessions (1 per week), I was able to get back to 90% range of motion and usability. I started rock climbing shortly after we finished, so hopefully that gives you a good idea about how much he helped me.

I’m a young professional and it seems most of the members are either from the Water Gardens and/or in an older demographic… which is pretty great. I was able to regularly catch up with people closer to my parents’ age and develop a sense of community.

Eric has always been helpful when I had requests/questions and is a great person as well. I only saw him working with his team in a positive and professional manner.

Thanks for taking care of me!

Bob J.

Redondo Beach, CA

I’ve been a member for a while. Whenever I come late at nights there’s always an employee who’s extra friendly and goes out of his way to say hi. Whenever it’s closing time he cleans up well and leaves the gym tidy. I asked him his name and it’s Daniel G. It’s nice to see that’s there’s still good employees hard workers around this day and age!

Michael G.

Walnut Creek, CA

BC San Francisco Greenwich is a must see location! They have some of the best classes and instructors throughout! Specifically I want to callout Romina’s pilates class, David’s ignite, and my favorite yet, Israel’s fight class! Everyone has been a great support in my personal fitness journey.

Romina – Amazing personality, pace, and naturally balanced focus on bettering individual performance and pushes my LIMITS. Always feel lighter / centered after.

David – Amazing technique and experience, explained in beginner/intermediate friendly way so anyone at any age can join!

Israel – Has the BEST fight classes available M/W. His high energy and positive enthusiasm make the BEST workouts. Strength, Cardio, and laughs will be had. Music selection is TOP TIER and you will be tested. I will bring all newcomers to this one in particular. One can immediately notice he makes an effort with all newcomers and veterans alike. Do know know where I would be without him!

Thanks for keeping these classes / instructors – they are the best!!

Bay Club Spin Class

Is Bay Club Worth It?

Personally, I am very happy with my membership at Bay Club. It’s expensive yes, but definitely worth it. The “club” is beautiful and the amenities are impressive. It has that exclusive feel, similar to being in a high end golf club. Plus you get to socialize with other like-minded individuals, those who live active lifestyles.

Shared memberships are great for Bay Club because the price is cheaper compared to an individual plan so if you can find other people to join your “group” the price becomes less prohibitive.

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