Extortionate green fees!

Voyager EMH

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I remember being in a chippy a a young lad with my grandad, when chips were 25p. He said, "Blimey. That's 5 shillings, when I was your age, you could carry 5 shillings worth of chips!"

I'm now about the age my grandad was then!

I hosted some folk have my age at Saunton yesterday. I was annoying them with now much a three dayer in Southport at Open venues cost in the 1990s. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Played at Bude with my dad and I think the green fee was half-a-crown for my dad (12.5p) and 1 shilling and thruppence (6p) for me.
Bit of a holiday treat as green fees were generally cheaper than that around Barnsley and Wakefield.
 

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Do you think they price them high because if they're cheap the Americans will think they're not worth playing?
I think it depends where in the country you are. The Americans have a circuit over here and if you are on that then your suggestion definitely comes into play. If you are not in one of those areas / regions then the Americans will not be coming no matter how inflated the price is.
 

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I remember being in a chippy a a young lad with my grandad, when chips were 25p. He said, "Blimey. That's 5 shillings, when I was your age, you could carry 5 shillings worth of chips!"
When I was a nipper (60 years ago) the family had fish and chips most saturdays. Fish was 1 shilling, chips were 6d. Fed the family of four for 30p.
I seem to recall that back in those days, fish was cheap and chicken was a luxury. Entirely the opposite of nowadays.
 

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Another good alternative is to look at GolfParis, NCG etc etc.

I played their Fife 4-day in May for £299 - Dumbarnie, Leven Links, Ladybank, Scotscraig. Some really really great courses and yes this was a super early-bird offer but there are ways and means if you're desperate to play certain courses.

Dumbarnie alone the green fee is £300
 

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I have been lucky and played quite a number of "top" courses for a lot less than the normal green fees, by playing in county and England Golf events and in opens, just as well as otherwise I ever have been able to play them, I am playing Walton Heath New in a 4BBB open next month (green fees £260) for £90 which also includes a bacon sandwich before the round and a meal after.

The prices for women's or mixed opens are usually incredibly cheap. A great incentive. Someone will be along in a minute to say it's sexist and he will start identifying as a woman to enjoy the absolute bargains.
 

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If not those high green fees actual members wouldn't be able to play their own course.
I'm a member of the course where visitors paying 175 for a round. Summer time we are so busy you are struggling to play in the afternoon unless you don't mind 5/6 hours round.
Thanks to those green rates my membership only cost 800 pounds but personally rather pay 1500 /1800 and have bigger flexibility with the tee times.
 

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If not those high green fees actual members wouldn't be able to play their own course.
I'm a member of the course where visitors paying 175 for a round. Summer time we are so busy you are struggling to play in the afternoon unless you don't mind 5/6 hours round.
Thanks to those green rates my membership only cost 800 pounds but personally rather pay 1500 /1800 and have bigger flexibility with the tee times.

A bit arrogant to suggest increasing the fees to benefit yourself, no?
 

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A bit arrogant to suggest increasing the fees to benefit yourself, no?
I didn't suggest increasing fees, all I wrote was rather pay more for membership and have bigger flexibility with my tee times.
Just had a quick look on the brs and today we had 30 tee times with visitors tomorrow we have 33.
I've joined the club post covid when travelling wasn't allowed and it was milioners golf.
Last 2 summers were horrible to play 5h rounds on the course that shouldn't take longer than 3/3.5.
Because of that I will be joining Trump Aberdeen as a 2nd course, it's not so busy.
When you play 4/5 times a week you don't want to wait 5 minutes between your every shot
 

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Strange question. Why does anyone go to a pub or restaurant when they can eat and drink at home.
Exactly. I don't go to the pub and only rarely to the restaurant. I can basically get 4 pints in the store for the cost of 1 pint when dining out. I've never understood people who complain about not having any money, but they eat out all the time.....or stop for an expensive coffee on the way to work.
 

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Exactly. I don't go to the pub and only rarely to the restaurant. I can basically get 4 pints in the store for the cost of 1 pint when dining out. I've never understood people who complain about not having any money, but they eat out all the time.....or stop for an expensive coffee on the way to work.

Do you not socialise with others 🤷‍♂️

We go to the pub to have a meal out, a few drinks with friends , a party , etc
 
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