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I Guess I'll Never Play Pebble Beach


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#31 Rob McHugh

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:30 PM

View PostBad9, on 19 May 2017 - 01:38 PM, said:

View Postraynorfan1, on 19 May 2017 - 01:36 PM, said:

View PostBad9, on 19 May 2017 - 12:56 PM, said:

In Canadian pesos that's a $3100 special at today's exchange rate. Yikes!

Just wait for the price of oil to come back around and it will be a bargain...

We're so broke here it doesn't matter-it's just a matter of our degree of brokeness. :swoon:
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I am lucky, living on the coast here in Sydney, there are several courses with comparable views to Pebble. If I were ever to go to the area, it would be Cyprus Point that I would most wish to play anyway. Save your money, have a trip OS and play Royal County Down - a beautiful course and a true test. If I had my pick of courses Stateside without taking into account the views or the history of Cypress and 'that match' it would be Merion.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 11:48 PM

I played last year and didn't stay at the resort.  Just called the pro shop 2-3 weeks in advance (January) and got a tee time for what I thought was a very reasonable rate without having to stay in the hotel.   Don't be afraid to call the pro shop and see what you you can work out.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:42 AM

Jeez. Pebble is priced the way it is because of the demand that exists. It's the most basic economic principle there is. The vast majority of those who pay it say it's worth it. If you don't like it then pacific grove is right down the street. Saying that you won't pay the fee to play pebble bc "of the principle" is absolutely ridiculous. I get there are many out there who simply can't afford it, but don't be a tough guy and say you won't ever play it bc it's overpriced. it's a top 5 golf experience IN THE WORLD. Expect to pay top dollar, and just wear it

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:51 AM

had an opportunity to play Pebble when i worked for a Silicon Valley company. Took a trip to the HQ, drove to Pebble on the weekend and what a gorgeous place. Thought 350$ was fffing outrageous...didn't play...the next year it was 550$ lol...So i guess i never will play Pebble. It's outrageous pricing, but hey,  i am sure they are not struggling with finding takers.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:51 AM

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View Postjerebear21, on 19 May 2017 - 06:33 PM, said:

I been to Scotland. It's not as cheap as people think it is. And the weather really is a hit or miss.

It's not cheap, but from the East Coast, it's on par with any resort destination. I did a hell of a trip for like $3,000 a couple of years ago. With the exchange rate where it is right now, it should be at the top of everyone's list.

Man you must have worked the budget really well. I spent about 7-8k in 11 days in Scotland. >_<

Of course my wife was with me but as far as I'm concerned all these places are once in a lifetime. You can't take money to the grave. I love Scotland. I also love pebble. I'm hoping to love Cabot come next year. =)


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:53 AM

There are a lot of courses I'll never play due to the cost. I don't really care. We usually stop at Pinehurst on our way home from the beach to eat lunch. I really enjoy the atmosphere, but the price to play is too high. #2 seems very crowded, and the guys walking off 18 looked shell shocked. The course has great history, the greens and chipping areas are very challenging, but the course is not scenic. I am a member at a semi private course, and a long weekend at Pinehurst for my son and I would come close to our annual dues.























































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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:30 AM

View Postjerebear21, on 20 May 2017 - 05:51 AM, said:

View Postraynorfan1, on 19 May 2017 - 07:29 PM, said:

View Postjerebear21, on 19 May 2017 - 06:33 PM, said:

I been to Scotland. It's not as cheap as people think it is. And the weather really is a hit or miss.

It's not cheap, but from the East Coast, it's on par with any resort destination. I did a hell of a trip for like $3,000 a couple of years ago. With the exchange rate where it is right now, it should be at the top of everyone's list.

Man you must have worked the budget really well. I spent about 7-8k in 11 days in Scotland. >_<

Of course my wife was with me but as far as I'm concerned all these places are once in a lifetime. You can't take money to the grave. I love Scotland. I also love pebble. I'm hoping to love Cabot come next year. =)

I loved Cabot Links when I played there a few years ago. It was the second year it was open and Cabot Cliffs hadn't been started. Hoping to get back this year.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:52 AM

View Postcaniac6, on 20 May 2017 - 05:53 AM, said:

There are a lot of courses I'll never play due to the cost. I don't really care. We usually stop at Pinehurst on our way home from the beach to eat lunch. I really enjoy the atmosphere, but the price to play is too high. #2 seems very crowded, and the guys walking off 18 looked shell shocked. The course has great history, the greens and chipping areas are very challenging, but the course is not scenic. I am a member at a semi private course, and a long weekend at Pinehurst for my son and I would come close to our annual dues.
Courses 1, 3-6 are worth playing. #2 does nothing for me however.

It isn't worth the 250$ "upcharge" to play it IMO

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:53 AM

View PostSean2, on 19 May 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

I think their going rate for a dozen ProV's is $90 a dozen.

Not true at all.  Try again.

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Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it. It's the principle of the thing. I am all for the capitalist system, but I find gouging people to be an odious practice. I am sure PB could still make plenty of money with green fees at half the cost. Just because they can get the money doesn't mean they have to. People go to loan sharks, but that doesn't make what the loan sharks do right.

I mean c'mon, $500 for a round of golf?

So who should set their green fee price?  The government?

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:01 AM

I have played it 2 times. You can walk on for $500 and I have never had trouble getting a tee time. It is great area to vacation and I always enjoy my visit there.

Typically on vacation I play 4 or 5 rounds, when I vacationed around pebble I just played 1 or 2 (pebble and one other). Same golf budget but pebble will be remember and re-lived many times.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:30 PM

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View Posttjblue, on 19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM, said:

Played in Jan. 2015 when they didn't require you to stay at the resort. Took a cart and my wife rode for 45$..I think.  Probably would never have played if it wasn't for the hotel exemption. I'd gladly go back and play it again...the key is to stay in the area for a few days and really soak up the Monterey Peninsula. Pebble will be the icing on the cake of a great vacation
Did you play Spyglass Hill?

No...wanted to play at twilight and save a few bucks, but so close to the tourney they didn't offer it. My wife and I played pacific grove for about 30$ (golfnow) and had a great time.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 01:39 PM

I had a friend tell me he played a few times at Pebble on business...so he did not pay.  Said rangers were particularly rude and pushy all day.  At least Pebble has the lore and history behind it....what's Bandon's excuse?  Pasatiempo is on my bucket list out that way for sure.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:29 PM

View Posttjblue, on 20 May 2017 - 01:30 PM, said:

View Postgolfer07840, on 19 May 2017 - 10:15 PM, said:

View Posttjblue, on 19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM, said:

Played in Jan. 2015 when they didn't require you to stay at the resort. Took a cart and my wife rode for 45$..I think.  Probably would never have played if it wasn't for the hotel exemption. I'd gladly go back and play it again...the key is to stay in the area for a few days and really soak up the Monterey Peninsula. Pebble will be the icing on the cake of a great vacation
Did you play Spyglass Hill?

No...wanted to play at twilight and save a few bucks, but so close to the tourney they didn't offer it. My wife and I played pacific grove for about 30$ (golfnow) and had a great time.
If I had only one choice of courses to play out there, Spyglass Hill would be it. Not sure why, but that course interests me more. Something about going from the ocean to up into the forest that intrigues me.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:02 PM

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View PostSean2, on 19 May 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

I think their going rate for a dozen ProV's is $90 a dozen.

Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it. It's the principle of the thing. I am all for the capitalist system, but I find gouging people to be an odious practice. I am sure PB could still make plenty of money with green fees at half the cost. Just because they can get the money doesn't mean they have to. People go to loan sharks, but that doesn't make what the loan sharks do right.

I mean c'mon, $500 for a round of golf?
I totally respect that line of thinking, but it is a once in a lifetime experience for some people.  But what's worse playing $500 for PB or paying $200 for some resort course most people have never heard of on vacation?  I would rather pay for PB, not that I could justify it all the time.....

I understand it's a lifetime experience, and PB has a storied history there is no denying that, but if I were to play I'd feel I got ripped off.

If people don't mind paying $500 for a round of golf that is there business. Personally, I think it's too much. I am not telling people not to play it, only that I would never pay that much for a round of golf no matter where it was...including Augusta National.

I think the most I ever paid for a round of golf was $75.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:06 PM

Well, at least the price keeps most of you riff raff at the muni where you belong.  ;)

Kidding!  I'll pay someday simply because it's an iconic course.  You are literally walking and playing where golf magic has happened.  It's living history.

Will you ever get to shoot hoops in Chicago, throw touchdowns at jerry land or hit one out at Yankee Stadium?  Probably not.  But for $100 an hour, you get to walk and play the game in the same place legends have.

It may be a lot of $$ for golf, but In the greater scheme of things, it's cheap.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:15 PM

View PostRoadking2003, on 20 May 2017 - 10:53 AM, said:

View PostSean2, on 19 May 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

I think their going rate for a dozen ProV's is $90 a dozen.

Not true at all.  Try again.

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Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it. It's the principle of the thing. I am all for the capitalist system, but I find gouging people to be an odious practice. I am sure PB could still make plenty of money with green fees at half the cost. Just because they can get the money doesn't mean they have to. People go to loan sharks, but that doesn't make what the loan sharks do right.

I mean c'mon, $500 for a round of golf?

So who should set their green fee price?  The government?

I never suggested that people not play PB, only that I wouldn't.

I also said: I am sure PB could still make plenty of money with green fees at half the cost.

Where did you come up with this government thing?

Here is a link for you: https://secure.pebbl...ment/golf-balls

$24.00 for a sleeve of Pro V1's.

Please read what people actually say instead of making assumptions and drawing erroneous conclusions...

and please, do not try again.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 03:26 PM

View Postmoonshine, on 20 May 2017 - 01:39 PM, said:

I had a friend tell me he played a few times at Pebble on business...so he did not pay.  Said rangers were particularly rude and pushy all day.  At least Pebble has the lore and history behind it....what's Bandon's excuse?  Pasatiempo is on my bucket list out that way for sure.

Yep there are rangers all over the place pushing and they are kind of jerks.

My buddy and I played last December. Went out as a twosome and caught a foursome walking off the 2ND tee while we were walking up to 1 green. They said we all suck so don't worry we will let you through when it makes sense.

Got to 5 and they waved us to hit up since its a par 3 and we passed them. As we were walking up 6 after hitting tee shots the ranger pulled up and started yelling at us, what the hell are we doing playing through without consulting the staff first, we are screwing up the spacing and some other Bs. Just told him the other group waved us up and whatever dude. Then he drove off to 5 to go yell at them.

Was really weird because we never caught another group the rest of the day and played in 4:15ish. Not sure why he flipped. But he and his buddies were still stalking us all day even on pace with no one ahead of us or within 2 holes behind us for like the last 11 holes.



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Posted 20 May 2017 - 05:31 PM

Whinge post about something you're not genuinely interested in? Awesome!

If you really wanted to play the Pebble Beach Resort courses, you would have found after the most rudimentary of searches in the California sub-forum how easy it is to play there without staying and for below the rack rate. Significantly below.

Some things cost more than others and different people value different things. Shocking isn't it?

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:37 PM

Everyone's perception of value is different!... This is business 101 and the folks at PB know this. I was supposed to go the weekend before July 4th. Unfortunately, I have to have a knee surgery this coming week and I would be ready to play by then. At least my game would be at mid-season form. So I'm pushing it to next season. I shouldn't be spending $3k for a golf vacation but like it has been mention, it's a once in a lifetime thing.
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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:36 PM

View Postduffer987, on 20 May 2017 - 05:31 PM, said:

Whinge post about something you're not genuinely interested in? Awesome!

If you really wanted to play the Pebble Beach Resort courses, you would have found after the most rudimentary of searches in the California sub-forum how easy it is to play there without staying and for below the rack rate. Significantly below.

Some things cost more than others and different people value different things. Shocking isn't it?

Why the hate for those of us who don't view PB as the pinnacle of golf courses? I didn't slam the course, just said its not appealing to me. Nor did I make any negative comments about anyone who has gone or views it as a bucket list trip. I merely commented on an email offer I received from PB and that it was expensive. Whatever your view of PB it is expensive.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:42 PM

My opinion...

Worth
Every
Penny.


YMMV.


PS... I just played there in April without staying at the resort, and I had a tee time.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:15 AM

there's only 3 places in the world that I consider, and not just by course design, but a historic perspective in which every golfer should make it their goal to journey to

1. st andrews
2. augusta national
3. pebble

and if we're not just talking about the strength of the course; and it's tiring to argue with people who don't "get it"

these course are accessible(of course you can't play augusta but you can still go there); not like the pine valley and cypress of the world;
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:25 AM

I'd also argued there's worst vices you can spend with 500 on...  I tell my wife all the time that she's lucky I rather spend my money on golf

same people who won't pay 500 at PB  may spend 500 on drugs, alcohol or tramps; Give me pebble for 500; I've spent more on putters.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:52 AM

View Postjerebear21, on 21 May 2017 - 07:25 AM, said:

I'd also argued there's worst vices you can spend with 500 on...  I tell my wife all the time that she's lucky I rather spend my money on golf

same people who won't pay 500 at PB  may spend 500 on drugs, alcohol or tramps; Give me pebble for 500; I've spent more on putters.

Good point. When a new driver is $500 now, the green fee doesn't sound quite so outlandish.
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 07:54 AM

View PostSean2, on 20 May 2017 - 03:02 PM, said:

View Postdlygrisse, on 19 May 2017 - 03:39 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 19 May 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

I think their going rate for a dozen ProV's is $90 a dozen.

Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it. It's the principle of the thing. I am all for the capitalist system, but I find gouging people to be an odious practice. I am sure PB could still make plenty of money with green fees at half the cost. Just because they can get the money doesn't mean they have to. People go to loan sharks, but that doesn't make what the loan sharks do right.

I mean c'mon, $500 for a round of golf?
I totally respect that line of thinking, but it is a once in a lifetime experience for some people.  But what's worse playing $500 for PB or paying $200 for some resort course most people have never heard of on vacation?  I would rather pay for PB, not that I could justify it all the time.....

I understand it's a lifetime experience, and PB has a storied history there is no denying that, but if I were to play I'd feel I got ripped off.

If people don't mind paying $500 for a round of golf that is there business. Personally, I think it's too much. I am not telling people not to play it, only that I would never pay that much for a round of golf no matter where it was...including Augusta National.

I think the most I ever paid for a round of golf was $75.

Got to admire your principle.

I have no idea of your net worth.

IMHO as you get wealthier and older, your sense of value / costs changes.

You begin to realize that this is an one way trip in this life of ours.

So I am going to take you are at your word when you say "Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it." to mean that to you $500 per round is a relatively large of money and in your current financial position.

To many others though $500 is not a lot of money and that perhaps in the future when you have acquired more wealth you may see it differently.  Of course I also know of a few very rich people who think as you do now and that is just part of their DNA and probably why they got so wealthy.

Do you even have a golf bucket list? Would Pebble Beach or Augusta National even be on your golf bucket list?

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:12 AM

View PostSean2, on 20 May 2017 - 03:02 PM, said:

View Postdlygrisse, on 19 May 2017 - 03:39 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 19 May 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

I think their going rate for a dozen ProV's is $90 a dozen.

Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it. It's the principle of the thing. I am all for the capitalist system, but I find gouging people to be an odious practice. I am sure PB could still make plenty of money with green fees at half the cost. Just because they can get the money doesn't mean they have to. People go to loan sharks, but that doesn't make what the loan sharks do right.

I mean c'mon, $500 for a round of golf?
I totally respect that line of thinking, but it is a once in a lifetime experience for some people.  But what's worse playing $500 for PB or paying $200 for some resort course most people have never heard of on vacation?  I would rather pay for PB, not that I could justify it all the time.....

I understand it's a lifetime experience, and PB has a storied history there is no denying that, but if I were to play I'd feel I got ripped off.

If people don't mind paying $500 for a round of golf that is there business. Personally, I think it's too much. I am not telling people not to play it, only that I would never pay that much for a round of golf no matter where it was...including Augusta National.

I think the most I ever paid for a round of golf was $75.

I don't even know how you've never paid more than $75 Sean. I know you haven't been playing for as long as a lot of other people. But $75 isn't even an abnormally high green fee anymore. Do you not play at many different courses?
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 08:26 AM

View Postjerebear21, on 21 May 2017 - 07:15 AM, said:

there's only 3 places in the world that I consider, and not just by course design, but a historic perspective in which every golfer should make it their goal to journey to

1. st andrews
2. augusta national
3. pebble

and if we're not just talking about the strength of the course; and it's tiring to argue with people who don't "get it"

these course are accessible(of course you can't play augusta but you can still go there); not like the pine valley and cypress of the world;

Good list.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:03 PM

View Postgolfer07840, on 20 May 2017 - 02:29 PM, said:

View Posttjblue, on 20 May 2017 - 01:30 PM, said:

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View Posttjblue, on 19 May 2017 - 10:00 PM, said:

Played in Jan. 2015 when they didn't require you to stay at the resort. Took a cart and my wife rode for 45$..I think.  Probably would never have played if it wasn't for the hotel exemption. I'd gladly go back and play it again...the key is to stay in the area for a few days and really soak up the Monterey Peninsula. Pebble will be the icing on the cake of a great vacation
Did you play Spyglass Hill?

No...wanted to play at twilight and save a few bucks, but so close to the tourney they didn't offer it. My wife and I played pacific grove for about 30$ (golfnow) and had a great time.
If I had only one choice of courses to play out there, Spyglass Hill would be it. Not sure why, but that course interests me more. Something about going from the ocean to up into the forest that intrigues me.

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That and I honestly enjoyed Spanish Bay quite a bit.

And to piggy back, I remember nearly every shot I hit at Pebble, some of the houses and stories, even the caddies name.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:06 PM

View PostGolfnuck, on 21 May 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

View PostSean2, on 20 May 2017 - 03:02 PM, said:

View Postdlygrisse, on 19 May 2017 - 03:39 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 19 May 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

I think their going rate for a dozen ProV's is $90 a dozen.

Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it. It's the principle of the thing. I am all for the capitalist system, but I find gouging people to be an odious practice. I am sure PB could still make plenty of money with green fees at half the cost. Just because they can get the money doesn't mean they have to. People go to loan sharks, but that doesn't make what the loan sharks do right.

I mean c'mon, $500 for a round of golf?
I totally respect that line of thinking, but it is a once in a lifetime experience for some people.  But what's worse playing $500 for PB or paying $200 for some resort course most people have never heard of on vacation?  I would rather pay for PB, not that I could justify it all the time.....

I understand it's a lifetime experience, and PB has a storied history there is no denying that, but if I were to play I'd feel I got ripped off.

If people don't mind paying $500 for a round of golf that is there business. Personally, I think it's too much. I am not telling people not to play it, only that I would never pay that much for a round of golf no matter where it was...including Augusta National.

I think the most I ever paid for a round of golf was $75.

Got to admire your principle.

I have no idea of your net worth.

IMHO as you get wealthier and older, your sense of value / costs changes.

You begin to realize that this is an one way trip in this life of ours.

So I am going to take you are at your word when you say "Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it." to mean that to you $500 per round is a relatively large of money and in your current financial position.

To many others though $500 is not a lot of money and that perhaps in the future when you have acquired more wealth you may see it differently.  Of course I also know of a few very rich people who think as you do now and that is just part of their DNA and probably why they got so wealthy.

Do you even have a golf bucket list? Would Pebble Beach or Augusta National even be on your golf bucket list?

Good post. Thank you.

I can afford to play PB, I just think $500 for a round of golf is over the top. It's not like I am suggesting that PB not make a profit. I am suggesting they could remain very profitable and charge a lot less. I started working when I was 7 years old (assistant paper boy, and shoe shine boy at a couple of local bars). I worked all through grade school, high school, college and graduate school so I appreciate the value of a dollar since if I wanted one I had to earn it. I may be wrong, but I just feel PB management is taking advantage of people by charging so much. Of course everyone who has played it is going to rave about it...heck, they just spent $500...not to mention lodging, food, etc.

There are other examples: a beer at a ball game (as well as parking), a glass of orange juice at a hotel, etc.

Yes, I am aware of supply and demand, along with Adam Smith's "invisible hand". I would never overcharge people for a product. I simply would not feel comfortable doing so. To me, those that overcharge are no different than the sandbagger and people of that ilk.

I am not telling anyone what to do, what to buy, or what to charge, I am simply putting forth how I feel about it. If someone agrees, that's fine. If not, that's fine too. :-)
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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:19 PM

View Postdeadsolid...shank, on 21 May 2017 - 08:12 AM, said:

View PostSean2, on 20 May 2017 - 03:02 PM, said:

View Postdlygrisse, on 19 May 2017 - 03:39 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 19 May 2017 - 03:21 PM, said:

I think their going rate for a dozen ProV's is $90 a dozen.

Even if I had the money I wouldn't play it. It's the principle of the thing. I am all for the capitalist system, but I find gouging people to be an odious practice. I am sure PB could still make plenty of money with green fees at half the cost. Just because they can get the money doesn't mean they have to. People go to loan sharks, but that doesn't make what the loan sharks do right.

I mean c'mon, $500 for a round of golf?
I totally respect that line of thinking, but it is a once in a lifetime experience for some people.  But what's worse playing $500 for PB or paying $200 for some resort course most people have never heard of on vacation?  I would rather pay for PB, not that I could justify it all the time.....

I understand it's a lifetime experience, and PB has a storied history there is no denying that, but if I were to play I'd feel I got ripped off.

If people don't mind paying $500 for a round of golf that is there business. Personally, I think it's too much. I am not telling people not to play it, only that I would never pay that much for a round of golf no matter where it was...including Augusta National.

I think the most I ever paid for a round of golf was $75.

I don't even know how you've never paid more than $75 Sean. I know you haven't been playing for as long as a lot of other people. But $75 isn't even an abnormally high green fee anymore. Do you not play at many different courses?

Not really D/S. I play about 99% of my golf at the practice facility I belong to. There is a municipal golf course a couple of towns over that charges seniors $25 to walk, so I will go there a few times a month. Once in a while I will get a Groupon for one of our area's pricier courses.  

If I had to pay $75 for most of my rounds of golf I would probably call it a day. I did an approximate calculation and last year the average round of golf at my practice facility cost me about $9.36. That price included unlimited range ball (grass tees), a bunker complex, a pitching range, two practice putting greens, a short-short 9-hole par 3 course, the use of the gym, and no food/drink minimums. Of course, I played a lot of rounds of golf. :-)

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