LogicalOne Less the getting there portion, what is the average expense for this little get together? 😏
We just pass on the tee time costs, which like others have said - have gone up since Covid. I used to leverage the size of the group to get better pricing, but lately the courses don't care - the rate is the rate.
We try to stay reasonable, but also want to play a few nice courses so there is a variance day to day. 36 hole days are also optional, with replay rates available if we know how many are in. Here is an example from last year (which was the most expensive year yet - will try not to repeat, but it may be out of our hands)...
Thursday, Quintero - $159 for 18 holes, cannot recall the 36 hole rate. Its considered a 'bucket list course' by many and the rates have skyrocketed.
Friday, Grayhawk - $125/18, $205/36. A great facility for a 36 hole day.
Saturday, Raven Phoenix, $75/18, $59/replay.
Other than Quintero and TCP Scottsdale (usually Wednesday) we try not to repeat year over year.