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post #19 of 30
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Originally Posted by Mattplusness View Post

Nice to know this forum is still plagued with smart asses and uppity elitists.


Wow, man, try to get a little sense of humor.    This isn't the Brain Surgery Forum.  


none to the stuff posted was funny - so can understand OP's response---that crap would just get a shake of the head from my golf group - you're going to have to come up with better material than that

post #20 of 30
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Also, my iPhone tried to autocorrect golfnow to 'gilfnow' ... DON'T RECOMMEND THAT ONE!! haha.

 

Gilfnow? Ewww. 

 

I have noticed less charity type cards these days and more individual course deals. Lately though, I have been using golfnow. 

post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post

none to the stuff posted was funny - so can understand OP's response---that crap would just get a shake of the head from my golf group - you're going to have to come up with better material than that

Disagree.  Considering the dude asked for "Secret" websites, Clambake's response was very funny.

 

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Gilfnow? Ewww. 

Keep an open mind though ... you know they have experience, right???

 

Also, don't forget Catherine Keener's character "Trish" on 40-Year Old Virgin! a2_wink.gif

post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by Clambake View Post


 This isn't the Brain Surgery Forum.  

 

That's one of my favorite forums, by the way.  I especially love it when a surgeon asks a stupid question and all of the "rocket science" and "astrophysics" remarks start flying around.

post #23 of 30

honestly the best "deal" on golf is to play evenings and play during the week.  the course closest to my home is $55 without a cart during the week till 2pm, but if you walk after 2pm it is $30 or if you walk after 4pm it is $22.  cart is always $15, but if you can play after work and walk fast (i can finish in under 3 hours), you can play 18 for under half the price of an earlier tee time.  if you live in an urban area, drive 30 minutes outside of town to save even more $$, as a course i play that's nicer than the aforementioned course only costs me $35 with a cart on saturdays past 2pm.

 

golfnow is absolute crap in my neck of the woods with hardly any discounts and very few clubs that respect golfnow's policy (and therefore treat you disrespectfully if you purchased through golfnow).  however, when i visit a buddy a few hours away there are a lot of good deals to be found on that site. 

 

i also find the more golf courses in a small area, the fewer deals golfnow can offer since supply is much higher than demand in that region.

post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by Mattplusness View Post

Nice to know this forum is still plagued with smart asses and uppity elitists.

 

Matt:

 

I'm sure that was intended as humor and not 'elitist.'  We'll revoke his key to the executive washroom if it makes you feel better.

 

Onto cheap golf:  Golfnow.com something I've been using for a couple of seasons.  Group Golfer is another.  It's kind of like a 'groupon' deal that you can tailor to your general area.

 

I looked into a coupon book for this year, but was kind of turned off by the, 'cart fee applies' and you can only use many of them during 'off-times' like M-TH (uh, I'm working then) or weekend days after 3pm or some such crap.  Some were buy one get one free PLUS cart fee on both!  Just didn't see much deal or value in the coupon books I've seen.  Too restrictive.

 

Best for me is the Golfnow.com.  I'm usually looking for weekend afternoon deals for the wife and me.  We don't care when we play.  Golfnow will sandwich a 'hot' tee time between all other normal rate times at 30-50% discount sometimes.  We take those every time.  We usually get paired with 2 other players, but no big deal.

 

Keep searching.  There are a lot of discount green fees to be had out there anymore.

 

dave  

post #25 of 30

if booking on golfnow.com, if you don't show up, you will be charged the full green fee.  also, most of the really cheap tee times are prepay only.

post #26 of 30

There is no better deal than to join a golf course you like and wear the grass out. Seriously, if you have a course you like playing and it's a challenge...preferably more difficult than you're used to, you'll be shocked as to how your game will improve. As your game improves, you enjoy it more.

post #27 of 30
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if booking on golfnow.com, if you don't show up, you will be charged the full green fee.  also, most of the really cheap tee times are prepay only.

 

I think that changes with more frequent use and depending on the golf course.

 

I'm at the point now where my "service fee" or whatever it's called, is waived with each booking.  So I don't have to pay that.  And then sometimes (maybe it varies by course or maybe it varies by time slot) I don't have to pay the green fee until I actually show up to the course.  

 

I don't think I've ever missed a tee time before, so maybe that is factored in as well.

post #28 of 30
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There is no better deal than to join a golf course you like and wear the grass out. Seriously, if you have a course you like playing and it's a challenge...preferably more difficult than you're used to, you'll be shocked as to how your game will improve. As your game improves, you enjoy it more.

guess i'm one of the few...i get tired of the same course. after a while...like 3-4 rounds in a row, it gets extremely boring. i like to play the field, so to speak a3_biggrin.gif
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by sofingaw View Post

Also,

whatuknowaboutdatcheepazzgolfson?.com

Can play for as little as free.99!

Shhhhhhhhhh, that's a secret. a1_smile.gif

post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by Rick Martin View Post

as been posted, Golfnow.com is the my favorite tee-time site. I can get some great deals down here in FLA provided I don't mind playing when it's 95+ degrees and the sun is blistering. Personally I like the heat and having courses all to myself - quick rounds that way.  I should be getting some good deals soon as the temps are getting up there - and the tourists/snowbirders are leaving.  My favorite course Waterlefe goes for about $50-75/round now.  I play it sometimes for about $17.

 

http://www.waterlefegolfandriverclub.com/sites/courses/custom.asp?id=1022&page=58921

 

Our area also has some regional/local golf pass cards - where you get major discounts to area courses along w/ free green free deals.

 

http://www.paradise-golf.com/sites/courses/custom.asp?id=919&page=78139

 

Used to be able to buy pass books from American Lung Association and area Junior Golf Achievement -  you might be able to find some in the Detroit area.

Waterlefe is great, i played it 2 weeks ago with a golf now discount for 39.00 That course was a lot of fun. I cant wait to get back down to sarasota and play it again.

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