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How much does golf cost you per week/month/year??

As for myself and where I live, it is extremely expensive to even think about golf. As few as the clubs are in the capital, memberships are VERY expensive, green fees are ridiculous, lessons, balls and other equipment are still very very overpriced that's if they are found.

 

Actually, in normal circumstances, I don't think I would've afforded to play golf or even think about it. Luckily though, I am a member of a sporting social club that includes a more than 100 years old golf course. The membership is for life, is transferred to your sons and daughters and the annual fees are almost nothing.

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I can get weekday afternoon rates for as low as $15 at a good public course ($20 on the weekends).

 

If I wait until near the end of the calendar year, I can buy at another facility a 3 lesson package (30 min. each) for $99 with a Golf Digest "top" instructor.

 

Good golf deals are plentiful in my area (San Francisco / Bay Area) ... just gotta do the research!

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Walking during the week is about $25 for 18 around here with another $15 to ride.

Country Clubs are deep dollars to join with high dues and food. There are some great courses in the area though, nearly all under $100 riding on weekends.

Great deals are available with Golfnow.com too, but I have yet to use that site.

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Forgot to mention my rates.

Range session: $2

18 holes: free. Will cost $2 once my membership becomes separate in a year or so.

Lesson with pro: $10

 

That's why I told you I was lucky being a member of that club.

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Forgot to mention my rates.

Range session: $2

18 holes: free. Will cost $2 once my membership becomes separate in a year or so.

Lesson with pro: $10

 

That's why I told you I was lucky being a member of that club.

That is great.

 

The other gripe I have is with walkable courses that force you to ride. That extra $15 is annoying. I guess more people get on if they all ride. Maybe?

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Golf in my area is decent price wise, even the higher end courses offer great twilight rates in the afternoon, say after a 1/2 day of work..;> I think it's 45.00 with cart after 1pm in the summer at the Arnold Palmer Signature at West Neck. The best maintained semi-public course in my area.

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Forgot to mention my rates.

Range session: $2

18 holes: free. Will cost $2 once my membership becomes separate in a year or so.

Lesson with pro: $10

 

That's why I told you I was lucky being a member of that club.

 

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The $2 range session go me thinking.

Most local ranges are about 10¢ a ball ($4 for 45, $9 for 95). How does this compare to where you are?

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The $2 range session go me thinking.

Most local ranges are about 10¢ a ball ($4 for 45, $9 for 95). How does this compare to where you are?

 

The balls are not supplied by the range. You have to bring your own balls and hire a caddy to stand down the range and collect them for you. Any lost balls are on you. I usually loose 2 or 3 balls each time. Of course I use old beaten up balls that are basically worthless.

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most courses around here I can walk for right around $20, and ride for less than $30... I think they are pretty reasonable...

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The balls are not supplied by the range. You have to bring your own balls and hire a caddy to stand down the range and collect them for you. Any lost balls are on you. I usually loose 2 or 3 balls each time. Of course I use old beaten up balls that are basically worthless.

 

The way I swing, I don't know that I have enough money to pay a caddy to stand down range. Sounds very cool though. I like the implied quiet. No ball machines or collecting tractors, all you hear is the crack of ball on club and the lamentations of the caddy.

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There's a ton of golf in my area, but the prices vary tremendously. Walking starts at around $18 for 18. Most of the courses I play frequently are in the $25-$30 range to walk. Of course, I also have both Saratoga National and the Sagamore less than an hour away. Both of those are over $100. Same with the Turning Stone courses (which are all beautiful - and in my estimation worth the money).

 

Country Club Memberships start at about $2200 on the low end, and upwards of $10,000 on the high end. It's not the membership that kills you though, it's always the food & beverage - and of course, the assessments.

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The balls are not supplied by the range. You have to bring your own balls and hire a caddy to stand down the range and collect them for you. Any lost balls are on you. I usually loose 2 or 3 balls each time. Of course I use old beaten up balls that are basically worthless.

 

That's cool, like in the old days. I've heard a lot of Hogan stories where he would have his caddy hold out his hat or something and Hogan would hit it.

 

Junior prices are great. Mu Little Linker son gets $1 small range buckets and $5 rounds with Dad...

 

Yes, junior prices are great. Unfortunately, I have only one more year of them.

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There's a ton of golf in my area, but the prices vary tremendously. Walking starts at around $18 for 18. Most of the courses I play frequently are in the $25-$30 range to walk. Of course, I also have both Saratoga National and the Sagamore less than an hour away. Both of those are over $100. Same with the Turning Stone courses (which are all beautiful - and in my estimation worth the money).

 

Country Club Memberships start at about $2200 on the low end, and upwards of $10,000 on the high end. It's not the membership that kills you though, it's always the food & beverage - and of course, the assessments.

I would join in a second if I could get in for $2200. Ours are more like 22000 to 100000 with the one closest to my house being even more expensive. Every time I drive by, it is empty too. I have the perfect schedule for CC golf, but no funds for the admission.

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