Yes, that is true. As of this year only Surf Club owners can use the pool. The problem was that TONS of OC people were using the SC pool and SC owners were upset that they was not enough space. As you can appreciate, the SC was a more expensive complex to purchase as they were marketing it as having all these new amenities which was the reason for the higher prices. Very upsetting when you aren't able to use your own facility because it was being used by the sister building. I think you get the picture. Upon check in you are given an arm band and believe me, they check you when you are in the lazy river!!