Sorry for the confusion. I am a member at the course with my dad, I'm just working there also over the summer between school semesters. We've been members for nearly 10 years, so we know the pro and most of the other members well. I know the guest rates on really high end private courses can be ridiculous, and I certainly wouldn't back out once I've asked to play. Do you think I could contact the clubs about their guest rates before I ask my pro to call for me?
Absolutely not, but It's not unreasonable for your Professional to ask what the cost would be. You can tell your Professional ahead of time what your level of comfort is. I'm a PGA member and I make sure to tell my fellow Professionals what it will cost their members to play our facility and I think nothing of it if they say it's more than their members want to pay. The only things that bother me is when they show up and complain about the rate or no show/no call. That club doesn't get another chance.
I asked my pro this afternoon about this. He said he has absolutely no problem asking about the rate.
Also, that's exactly what he said, if someone called him about his course he has no problem if they ask about the rate.
He's one of how many head pros?
That matters why?