There is the Santo Domingo Country Club in the west of the city in Herrera. It's a great place but membership is closed. You would have to pay an extremely large amount to purchase a "share" and even then the annual fees are high. I don't remember how much we paid to join, but I know that it is much more expensive now.Does anyone know of any Country Clubs ( doesn't have to have golf ) in the capital? I have children and need to join a club for them to swim and maybe play sports - tennis etc.
everyone wants to be part of a selective and status conscious clique. You canstill have screening requirements to eliminate the flip-flop, hawaii 5-0 types. It could be like the Harvard Club in midtown or the Yale Club in the 50s. It doesnt have to be specifically catered to Americans, it could be just(somewhat as) exclusive as local country clubs, with an on site library for dudes who need help navigating the culture and certain areas, legal, medical, banking, social. It could be done, you just need to consider the options, hindrances and interest. At its not solely about money it about access to other brain trusts and the like. Here certainly but also abroad.From the looks of the posts on this board most expats are looking to decrease expenditures not increase them. And do you really want to be in a club full of expats? I would much rather be with locals for the most part. Dominicans seem relatively happy, I don't know if the expats are.?