What's your thought on this ?
Several local golf courses started about a decade ago up the Friday green fee same as the weekend rate with no discount to senior, junior golfer, veterans .....And soon copy cats prevail, many of the local golf courses all started charging the weekend rate to Friday golfers.
It's no joke that a few Municipal owned golf courses starting the same practice. why..... are we all on a 4 day work week ? Especially the Municipal golf courses should not squeeze every dome out of the citizens for green fees. I also question the shifting of profit made from the golf courses to other department of the city's instead of reinvesting back into the golf courses.
So I was looking at the forecast last week... pretty bad except for the Friday still showing 70° F. and dry. So I packed my golf gears and rushed to a local daily fee public golf course hoping to get an 18 before the raining week start. I thought they just aerified the green that Friday because the parking lot was half full for a normally busy golf course.
Changed shoes, took out the golf push cart and the golf bag, to the club house.... no line in front of both the cash registers. Walked up and ready to pay the green fee, just so happen asked about the green fee that day. Reply was $50 for walking the lower priced 18 ( they have 36 holes and one is slightly higher in green fees than the other ). I said no thanks, packed up the gears and went home.
This is the same golf course which I could get on for $24.50 during the weekdays ( their definition of Monday through Thursday ).
I was not upset because I did not get to play golf , but kind of chuckled over no one was on the tee box and a few golfers on the practice green. Many holes on the tee sheet I'd bet not even half the tee times were filled up.
Why , was the question ! Tee time is a commodity which expired with each passing hour. In the local sense of tee time, it's every 8 minutes the empty tee time will be gone - FOREVER. Why wouldn't anyone want to fill the tee sheets to be at least 80% of the capacity is beyond me.
This is not Pebble Beach which has a reputation to uphold, and even they'll give discount under certain circumstances.
I hat weekend green fee on FRIDAYS.