A membership card to a private Naples, Florida golf club and a Big Summer Golf Card might seem quite different at first glance, but from May to October, they’re surprisingly similar.

The Big Summer Golf Card, now in its 22nd year, is the only South Florida golf pass that gives cardholders green fees and cart rentals up to 50 percent below those offered to the general public at more than 70 country clubs, golf clubs.

Sure, the first card gives its owner the privilege of playing unlimited golf at a premier Florida club. But for six months of the year, the Big Summer Golf Card allows its members the same access to high-end golf—at affordable rates.

And it’s not just Naples golf clubs. More than 40 top-notch golf clubs (as well as many country clubs and golf courses) across Central and South Florida provide Big Summer Golf Card members with unrestricted golf at privileged rates. Many of the clubs have exclusive deals with BSGC and extend a minimum 25 percent reduction in green fees and cart rentals to cardholders, with some offering up to 50 percent off the rates the general public pays—even at coveted tee times.

So spend the summer as a regular at your new favorite course without paying Florida golf club rates… or take the time to explore some of the region’s esteemed golf clubs.

If you’re already a member of a Florida golf club, the Big Summer Golf Club makes up for the biggest downside of golf club membership: boredom. Because after playing the same 18 holes day in and day out, even the most spectacular course eventually loses its luster without mixing it up once in a while.

With more than 70 country clubs, golf clubs and courses available to BSGC members, playing “away” games is a fun, affordable alternative to continually hitting the links at “home.” And after navigating the fairways, hazards and greens at a new course, most players return with a fresh perspective and perhaps a new approach to playing their home course.

The Big Summer Golf Card typically pays for itself in about three rounds of golf. And beyond the savings, the card offers many other advantages, as well. Members-only play dates at acclaimed clubs like The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Bradenton and TPC Prestancia in Sarasota are highlights of the summer golf calendar. Members-only amateur golf competitions and tournaments are fun, causal events complete with food and prizes. And the popular Big Money Tour rewards cardholders with monthly prizes including cash, top-of-the-line golf equipment and complimentary rounds of golf not for how well they play, but for how often.

Find out about these perks and more in the website’s benefits section. And for a complete list of participating clubs and their rates, see the annual Big Summer Golf Card Golf Guide or check out the latest additions to the growing list of participating courses. BSGC’s website is continually updated, and cardholders also receive email alerts with offers, promotions, news and events throughout the season. So whether you’re looking for golf club privileges without the commitment or want an affordable way to play away from your home club, the Big Summer Golf Card is your passport to the best that Florida golf has to offer.