Human beings crave connection and shared experiences, and with hectic work and home schedules, it can be difficult to find those opportunities organically. That’s why third places are so important to establish. Sociologist Ray Oldenburg coined the term third place to point to the locations where we spend our time when we’re not at home (the first place) or in the workplace (the second place).
Third places are where we go to do our deep talking – to build relationships. They’re where we unpack the books we’ve read and the movies we’ve watched recently, where we break bread together or catch up over a coffee. Cafes, parks, churches, even hair salons make for common third places. Sometimes, people find their third place at the gym or on the golf course.
One such third place for many members is Sand Creek Country Club. With opportunities for golfers to play a round on an award-winning course, for families and friends to dine in a relaxed setting, or for acquaintances to bask in the services offered through Sand Creek’s Home Club membership.
For many people, activity creates that quintessential outlet for connection. At Sand Creek Country Club, members have opportunities to work out in a state-of-the-art fitness facility, play tennis, go swimming, and, of course, golf. Fitness enthusiasts and beginners alike can partake in a variety of free group fitness classes that cover everything from spinning, yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and water aerobics. Whether they’re enjoying a common interest or enhancing their friendship through a new activity, participants often find that sense of shared connection that a third place provides.
Some parents find a third place when they’re connecting with other parents. Sand Creek Country Club offers an array of classes to younger athletes, giving their parents the perfect opportunity to spend time together in the interim. During trips to Sand Creek’s pool, parents, families, and friends often establish their warm weather third place.
Sand Creek Country Club features three different dining options for third placers to commune over—the Grill Room, the Pub, and the Cafe. Many find themselves drawn to regular meals with fellow members and friends at Sand Creek, with no need for a special occasion to attract them. The sense of third place is often stronger when a bite to eat or beverage come in to play.
For those seeking to wind down after harrowing weeks, Sand Creek also offers spa services and massages. Meeting up for regular self-care treatments flourishes into some of the best conversations. Spa services are also a great way to unwind with close friends or siblings, for the heck of it, or to commemorate a special occasion like a bachelorette party or birthday.
Regardless of one’s preferred activity in their third place, Sand Creek Country Club itself is an idyllic spot for those seeking one. There’s a reason the club considers itself a “home away from home” to members—it has everything one needs to build relationships outside of work and home.
For more information on the amenities, services, and levels of membership offered through Sand Creek Country Club, visit their website.