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Yeah, Headingley is probably up there but not so long ago it was £50

Since they put the big board at the entrance saying "Host of the English Amatuer Open" - green fees have risen very steeply.

I know they have introduced a joining fee and membership is full, so maybe a strategy to discourage visitors?
Yes, those Clubs who are moving their courses to another level are also doing so with Membership fees and Green fees.
!0 years ago I was a Country member at Seaton Carew for just £310.... it's now £700. However I'm playing there tomorrow in thier Senior Salver for just £35 (was £30 last year & £25 & £20 the years before that)
Other than Close House & Rockcliffe it must be the most pricey golf in the NE...... & membership is Full.
 

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Practice round there yesterday, very pleasant course. Flat. 15th par 3 is nice. Most greens have a decent amount of movement which I like. Played decent until the last 3 holes....+8 on just those 3. Absolute meltdown. Think I was probably +5 or +6 at that point. Younger guys in front of us (all constantly waiting on a 4 ball in front of them) were having a practice round since there is a round of the 1st teams from whatever division earlier in the day before our senior comp. Nice location though...along the river with the hills on both sides of the valley.
 

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Yeah, Headingley is probably up there but not so long ago it was £50

Since they put the big board at the entrance saying "Host of the English Amatuer Open" - green fees have risen very steeply.

I know they have introduced a joining fee and membership is full, so maybe a strategy to discourage visitors?

Slightly embarrassing that they misspelled their sign. Maybe the increase in fees is to pay the signwriter to make the correction.
 

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Yes, those Clubs who are moving their courses to another level are also doing so with Membership fees and Green fees.
!0 years ago I was a Country member at Seaton Carew for just £310.... it's now £700. However I'm playing there tomorrow in thier Senior Salver for just £35 (was £30 last year & £25 & £20 the years before that)
Other than Close House & Rockcliffe it must be the most pricey golf in the NE...... & membership is Full.
Seaton is only £1055 for full adult membership (although full). If you want extortionate in the NE try Wynyard, £1350. They really are trying to become top tier.
 

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Seaton is only £1055 for full adult membership (although full). If you want extortionate in the NE try Wynyard, £1350. They really are trying to become top tier.
Must say I didn't expect that. It's the cost of 'gated-village' exclusiveness I guess rather than quality golf, when the county's best parkland course is £950. If you can afford it Seaton is outstanding value though you will lose a fair bit of golf due to wind rather than ground conditions which are very, very good already in the season.
 

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Must say I didn't expect that. It's the cost of 'gated-village' exclusiveness I guess rather than quality golf, when the county's best parkland course is £950. If you can afford it Seaton is outstanding value though you will lose a fair bit of golf due to wind rather than ground conditions which are very, very good already in the season.
I've mentioned this on here before, but it's worth a repeat.

Two or three years ago, Seaton offered a winter membership for £200, half the members of all the parkland courses around here took up the offer and inundated the course. There was hell on, with a very disgruntled permanent membership barely able to get on their course. The offer was never repeated 😁
 

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@Mandofred forgot to ask, how did you find it?
I like the course. I didn't know C. Montgomerie played there. They have an AWESOME practice area.....rather large and I would sell a few body parts to have something similar. Fairly flat course and was in good shape although the greens were pretty slow. As some had stated....I wouldn't pay £75? to play there though. The old Pro from Knaresborough is there now, so had a quick chat with him. Unfortunately played "Fred" golf....started horribly (2 in the river in the first 4 holes), played pretty well for a while....and then back to horrible. I am getting a little mentally screwed up now with my consistently inconsistent play every bloody round. I don't usually get around to playing other courses, so it was nice to get 2 free rounds on a nice course in a great location.
 
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