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Pebble Beach Raising it’s Rates (again)

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https://www.golf.com/travel/2020/01/29/pebble-beach-greens-fees-increase-2020/

 

So $575 for greens fees, $95 for caddie and then tip the caddie for whatever you think that’s worth.

 

You haven’t even started discussing the cost of lodging either at the resort or somewhere else close by.

 

At the end of the article, the man sums it up perfectly when he says that it’s probably cheap when you consider they are at 100% occupancy year round.

 

So this begs the question; how high can they jack their rates before demand recedes from sold out year round?

 

I guess it’s kinda like Disney in that people will pay whatever they are charging because of where it is and what it is.

 

As for me, I would rather head to Bandon Dunes or Cabot Links and get a whole lot more golf for the money then I’d get at Pebble. Same deal with how much they charge for a round at Pinehurst #2. I’ll play Pine Needles and Mid Pines and pay for a hotel for less money then what I’d pay for the greens fees at #2 and get a better golf experience.

 

P.T. Barnum was spot on when he said, “there’s a sucker born every minute.”

 

 

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The only thing that sucks about Pebble is you will have a near 6 hour round....What is the right price? Economics 101 if every tee time is booked 100%....they are undercharging. I agree Bandon is a much better bang for your buck, so is Cabot. But Pebble is iconic and deserves an at bat occasionally.  

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On 1/29/2020 at 6:36 PM, Mr. 82 said:

 

https://www.golf.com/travel/2020/01/29/pebble-beach-greens-fees-increase-2020/

 

So $575 for greens fees, $95 for caddie and then tip the caddie for whatever you think that’s worth.

 

You haven’t even started discussing the cost of lodging either at the resort or somewhere else close by.

 

At the end of the article, the man sums it up perfectly when he says that it’s probably cheap when you consider they are at 100% occupancy year round.

 

So this begs the question; how high can they jack their rates before demand recedes from sold out year round?

 

I guess it’s kinda like Disney in that people will pay whatever they are charging because of where it is and what it is.

 

As for me, I would rather head to Bandon Dunes or Cabot Links and get a whole lot more golf for the money then I’d get at Pebble. Same deal with how much they charge for a round at Pinehurst #2. I’ll play Pine Needles and Mid Pines and pay for a hotel for less money then what I’d pay for the greens fees at #2 and get a better golf experience.

 

P.T. Barnum was spot on when he said, “there’s a sucker born every minute.”

 

 

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Much as I'd love to play PB, the value side of my DNA just can't get past such prices.  I'd rather play a handful of high end, but no so well known, courses for that coinage.

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They only raised the greens fee 5%.  That's not too bad.  

If you don't like $575, then you probably didn't like $550.  Some things were not meant for everyone... fact of life.  If you want it bad enough, there are ways to get it.  If you think it's a waste of money, then you don't want it bad enough.  I guess I fall into that category.  I have always wanted a Ferrari, but thought it was too much money.  At one point in my life I had the opportunity to buy one, but it would have taken all the money I had saved.  I didn't buy it because I learned that the required annual service fee was $1500 + parts and labor.

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Pacific Grove Golf Links.. 2/3 the course at 2/23 the price. 8c743402ee1aab986132cfc20c38fbd1.jpegPGGL-Aerial-99-5x7_05135d07-5056-a36a-0add0dcd2c1a3680.jpegdownload.jpeg

the more I practice, the luckier I seem to get..

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27 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

They only raised the greens fee 5%.  That's not too bad.  

If you don't like $575, then you probably didn't like $550.  Some things were not meant for everyone... fact of life.  If you want it bad enough, there are ways to get it.  If you think it's a waste of money, then you don't want it bad enough.  I guess I fall into that category.  I have always wanted a Ferrari, but thought it was too much money.  At one point in my life I had the opportunity to buy one, but it would have taken all the money I had saved.  I didn't buy it because I learned that the required annual service fee was $1500 + parts and labor.

Nailed it. 

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On ‎2‎/‎4‎/‎2020 at 8:26 PM, Kenny B said:

They only raised the greens fee 5%.  That's not too bad.  

If you don't like $575, then you probably didn't like $550.  Some things were not meant for everyone... fact of life.  If you want it bad enough, there are ways to get it.  If you think it's a waste of money, then you don't want it bad enough.  I guess I fall into that category.  I have always wanted a Ferrari, but thought it was too much money.  At one point in my life I had the opportunity to buy one, but it would have taken all the money I had saved.  I didn't buy it because I learned that the required annual service fee was $1500 + parts and labor.

You were mislead by the cost of a Ferrari....It's much more.

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15 hours ago, Flog4 said:

You were mislead by the cost of a Ferrari....It's much more.

LOL   That was in 1973 and it was a Dino 246GT with 13,000 miles on it.  Personal car of Ron Tonkin, the car dealer in Portland, OR.

I can't even imagine what it would be today.  If I have to ask, I can't afford it!!  

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Yet another reminder that my dad and I should have played it for $150 back in 1989.  But whatever.  Maybe I'll have enough money to play there one day.  Maybe not.  But just like the existence of PXG does not invalidate the existence of lower-cost clubs, this doesn't mean that there aren't cheaper golf courses to play.

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