Be a Billionaire ... For a Week

Part-time luxury lets consumers sample the (very) high life

FOR UPSCALE CONSUMERS WHO WANT TO sample the good life on a budget, part-time luxury is in. Time-shares have long been a popular way to vacation in Florida or the Caribbean. Now a host of new ventures offers shared use of elite playthings at a fraction of their usual cost.

ABOVE PAR Tour GCX members pay $6,250 for 10 four-player rounds at any of 14 exclusive U.S. golf courses--far less than the $50,000 initiation fee some clubs charge.

CARPOOLING Who needs to spend $200,000 on a fancy sports car? Exotic Car Share members pay $15,000 plus fees to drive a Ferrari...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!