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Could do without the audible intervention of the M25 at one end of the Old Course...

..that said, it's a while since I last played there and its a great place to play.
Indeed! That's the 'concrete slab' section, so especially noisy! Detracts slightly from a couple of rather good holes. Does remind anyone with a bad score what the alternative might be though!
 

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I’ll post some prices tomorrow as
I’m currently waiting for my MIL to be discharged from st Thomas’ and then I’ve got the “joy” of driving home
 

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Come on chief work your skills, play the GM forum card and you’ll get a deal!

I rang them yesterday about winter golf and it’s not cheap. Despite doing course works, they’re asking for £125 a round (if I heard that right!). It was £95 with no works two years ago.

Green fees at so-called Top 100 clubs in the Covid era are like Trump Family members - always looking for a grift to milk more money out the fattened cow. It’s unedifying to watch.

For summer I think (but don’t quote me) I was advised it’ll be around £225 per round, or iirc £325 a day. Hopefully we’ll have contacts which might drive a much better deal than that though ?
 

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I was reading about the irrigation going in up till March, unless it's delayed by bad weather. Some holes will be closed and they'll be charging based on whats open.

I suspect the fairways will be a bit odd for a while after the work too.

I also suspect their propensity to "do a deal" will be low too. The cost of playing the top venues has gone barmy.

Soon it'll be cheaper to charter a helicopter to Silloth!:p
 

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The cost has indeed gone nuts…I absent-mindedly looked up the GF and society price of Sunningdale yesterday

It’s now £470 PP for a society day of 36…I’m sure it was £275 a few months ago when I last looked

St George’s Hill and the Berkshire however are relatively cheap in comparison — these are the three courses that I think will continue to balloon upwards more than anything
 

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hi all,

as promised here are the costs for this:

Tuesday 23rd August
Later breakfast / light lunch
18 holes of golf
£185 per person

Tuesday 23rd August
18 holes of golf
3 course dinner (minimum 30)
£205 per person

Wednesday 24th August
Coffee and bacon rolls
18 holes of golf
3 course carvery (minimum 20)
£200 per person

They cannot do 36 holes in a day as they don't have the space available but they can do

Tuesday 23rd August
18 holes of golf
Dinner
Wednesday 24th August
breakfast
18 holes of golf
2 course lunch
£395 per person - subject to a minimum of 20 people attending

let me know what you all think.
 

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I’ll be keen for ideally the first one - £185 -
But I’d go to the second and third options I would think (if that’s the majority choice)

Would not go to the £395 option
 
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