You have worked hard to build your country club’s brand. Do your best to protect it by implementing thorough background checks on prospective members and staff.

Country clubs, yacht clubs, and other private clubs are venues where members go to socialize, make business connections, relax, and entertain. Being safe is a fundamental expectation and most members take it for granted that their safety is assured. Unfortunately, without performing thorough background checks on new members and staff, country clubs place their existing members, employees, and brand at great risk.

The best news is that you can protect your country club at no additional cost to you or your club. By adding the average cost to your membership fee or application fee, you can easily cover the expense of a “best practices” country club membership screening background check report. At Reliable Background Screening, our team is experienced in executing background checks designed specifically for private clubs and we are able to customize background screening reports to fit your unique needs.

The challenge for private clubs is to maintain the high caliber that makes membership exclusive and desirable.

  • Choose members for your club that best represent the elite high standards of your private club and its base
  • Increase the probability of approving members who embody your country club’s values
  • Evaluate the credit-worthiness of applicants
  • Ensure that individuals with a dangerous criminal past are not associated with your club
  • Avoid the consequences of bad publicity from having members or staff with legal histories that could tarnish your club’s image
  • Protect your members, employees, and private club brand
  • Canadian credit reports and international criminal searches are also available

Reliable Background Screening can help private clubs design a custom membership background screening program to best serve the needs of your specific golf club, yacht club, country club, or other.


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Reliable Background Screening has been the trusted source for all your member background screening needs, with unparalleled quality control and live-agent verified reports.

“We switched to Reliable a few years ago to handle background checks for prospective members and employees, we couldn’t be happier. Since they produce the necessary and requested reports faster, and at a much more competitive price than what we experienced before, it just makes sense to use their easy-to-navigate online services. Top it off with friendly and reliable customer support, you will have a win by partnering with Reliable.”



  • Unmatched Quality Control review of FCRA-compliant background screening reports will help ensure that any input errors do not result in invalid results
  • Partner with the major credit bureaus, with Canadian Credit Reports also available
  • Capabilities to research records from every county courthouse throughout the nation
  • Exclusive access to national and state data, including comprehensive motor vehicle records, eviction records, and criminal records for all 50 states
  • International criminal checks are also available
  • Personalized screening, with Customer Service Agents available weekdays
  • Secure online services tailored to your specific requirements available 24/7
  • A+ Accredited with the Better Business Bureau
  • Winner of the Sterling Award, honoring companies for quality service, integrity, and community stewardship


Country Clubs and other membership organizations that understand the need to protect their members, employees and their brand, will perform member background checks. Member Screening is truly a “no-brainer” as the average cost of a Member Background Check can be passed through to the member candidate, so it should cost the country club or other membership organization nothing. The membership organization can add the average cost of a Membership Background Check to their Membership Fee or have a separate Application or Background Check Fee. Country Clubs and other membership organizations should position the Background Check Fee as a benefit to all members, as it helps provide safety to everyone at the club. It is not only the affluent that have money for private clubs. Terrorists and many criminals have access to inordinate wealth, but they are not the types of members that country clubs or other membership organizations should have.
Although certain country clubs and other member organizations may have additional specific needs, most want minimum criminal records search and a Social Search/Social Trace product. Many private clubs and organizations will also obtain a “soft pull” credit report, Motor Vehicle Report (MVR), and also a Bankruptcy-Lien-Judgment Search. This is particularly important since tax liens and civil judgments have disappeared from all three credit bureaus ever since July 1, 2017. See
Reliable Background Screening, as a nationwide consumer reporting agency, enables country clubs and other membership organizations to obtain properly authorized Membership Background Checks, customized to the needs of the specific country club or membership organization, and their brand. Canadian credit reports and international Member Background Checks are also available.