I spend about 2,000-2,500 on golf every year! Green fees, range buckets, new balls, new glove, new spikes. Too much?
Obviously not clubs or anything I didn't listed.
This is not a question anyone here can answer because we don't know your financial situation. If you were making $15,000 a year to live on and were spending that much money on golf, then maybe I would say yes.
But if you are making $250,000 a year then I would probably say no.
Just ask yourself a few questions:
Am I saving for retirement (unless you are already retired)?
Do my expenses on Golf cause me to live paycheck to paycheck?
Is the money I spend on golf straining my personal life/marriage/children?
I spend my money on "wants" based on these questions and a few others.
These threads come up periodically. Here's the most recent that I remember. You can compare your costs to some of the others on here.
As others have said, affordability and value are very personal and subjective.
really depends on your net income, if you're in severe debt, your emergency fund finances, etc etc etc....Here in FLA, it's about on par for green fees for the year or membership/cart fee costs at non-exclusive clubs in my area.
If you're getting 30 rounds a year or anything more than that, with all the ancillary costs adding up to the amount, I'd say it's a great value no matter what, aside from your family suffering financially because of it. I am not a rich man, but I do OK and cost of living is average to maybe below average where I'm at, so I have no problem spending what I do, which is probably in the $6-8k range annually, counting membership dues (which cover more than golf, but if it weren't for golf I wouldn't be paying), occasionally riding in a cart, golfing on vacation or other travel, equipment, etc. Golf is more than a hobby or something to do to stay active, or a way to be social for me. It's a passion, a way of life, and I wouldn't do without it except in very severe situations. Put it this way, if my wife ever (and she never would, but if she did) said I needed to cut back on or quit golfing for any other reason other than financial hardship, we would have a serious problem.