Arlington Forest Club (AFC) is a self-owned swim and tennis club, situated on over three and one half acres, conveniently located off Carlin Springs Road between George Mason Drive and Arlington Boulevard. AFC is owned by the 675 families who have purchased membership certificates. The Arlington Forest Club is open to all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, handicap or political affiliation.

Becoming a Member

AFC has 675 permanent memberships. There is a waitlist for these memberships. At the present time, there are over 500 individuals/families on the waitlist. To be added to the waitlist, please complete the membership application.

The Bylaws provide for priority to applications from residents of Arlington Forest Community, Barcroft, Glen Carlyn, Bon Air, and other area within the priority area boundaries. (see Priority Area Map) For those in the priority area applying now, we estimate a wait of at least 4-6 years for a summer rental membership. For those outside the priority area, we estimate a wait of at least 10-12 years for a summer rental membership.

The waitlist works as follows. Once an individual/family has been added to the waitlist, they will remain on the waitlist until a summer rental membership becomes available. Once an individual/family has become a summer rental member, they will remain summer rental members until a permanent membership certificate becomes available for purchase. The number of rental or permanent memberships that the Club is able to offer each year depends on the number of current members that decide to rent or sell their memberships. The purpose of a summer rental membership is to provide potential members with an opportunity to experience the club prior to making the financial commitment to become an owner. Individuals/Families who have been offered a summer rental membership and who are interested in pursuing membership should start to budget/plan for the purchase of the membership certificate. Once a membership becomes available, you will be required to purchase such certificate in order to continue membership at AFC (see information on cost of membership, below); AFC does not have permanent rental memberships.

In addition to the summer rental memberships and permanent memberships, the Club also offers August/September memberships to 40 individuals/families on the waitlist. August/September memberships are usually offered a year or two before a summer rental membership becomes available.

Cost of Membership

The cost of a membership certificate is $2,895 (as of the fall of 2018), which is returned (less a $50 transfer fee) when the membership is sold. In addition, when you purchase the membership certificate, you must also pay a non-refundable $225 initiation fee. Finally, the membership has voted on 10 annual certificate fee increases and assessments, the ninth of which will be due in the fall of 2019, in order to pay for the construction of the new bath house facilities. The amount of the annual payments is $310, of which $240 is added to the value of the certificate. Thus, after the fall 2019 payment has been made, each certificate will be worth $3,135 and after the tenth and final payment is made in 2020, each certificate will be worth $3,375.

Annual Dues

Each year you are a member you will also be expected to pay annual dues, the amount of which is determined by the board of directors when the annual budget is approved. Dues for Certificate Holders are $600 in 2018. Summer rental members pay an additional $50 fee. Registration opens on April 1 and dues are due by May 1. Additional fees include those for guest passes, babysitter passes, lessons, teams, and tennis keys. These, plus registration for teams and classes, should be made by using the AFC eSoft Registration Portal.