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How Much, on Average, do You Spend on Golf Each Year?


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How much, on average, do you spend on golf each year? Approx breakdown (membership, greens fees, clubs, lessons, gadgets, etc)?  

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  1. 1. How much, on average, do you spend on golf each year? Approx breakdown (membership, greens fees, clubs, lessons, gadgets, etc)?

    • Less than $500
      1
    • $500-1k
      4
    • $1-2k
      7
    • $2-5k
      14
    • $5-10k
      8
    • Over $10k
      3


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I’d say I average $1200-1500 with almost all of it on greens fees and few boxes of balls

Obviously once in a blue moon, I’ll buy a club. This coming year will be an exception as I’m doing the Scotland thing, but that’s irregular.

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This year I was able to play 61 times for a total cost of just under $1800.   I also have a winter membership on the simulator which isn't included.    I voted in the $2k - $5k.   

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9 minutes ago, dennyjones said:

This year I was able to play 61 times for a total cost of just under $1800.   I also have a winter membership on the simulator which isn't included.    I voted in the $2k - $5k.   

That’s sounds like a super low number for 61 rounds - good on ya, man!

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1 hour ago, woodzie264 said:

That’s sounds like a super low number for 61 rounds - good on ya, man!

We utilize Group Golfer and TeeTime Golf Pass.   Several of those are free except for the cart fee.  

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I played 65-70 rounds this year, so that around $2600-$3000. My greens fees are between $33-45. I also bought a MEVO+, grips, balls and lessons including Evolvr, but sold some clubs and stuff too. So I’m guessing in the $4-5K range. But hey, I’m worth it!

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I pay about $2300 a year in tee times (~60 rounds), plus another ~$1500 for monthly lessons, maybe $200-300 for balls, so $2-5k is my answer. This year I also bought new irons and wedges, as well as a motorized pushcart, which was another $2800 so a bit over expected budget.

I’m counting the $1000 toward @iacas’s GEARS deal in next years costs. 

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3 minutes ago, Darkfrog said:

I pay about $2300 a year in tee times (~60 rounds), plus another ~$1500 for monthly lessons, maybe $200-300 for balls, so $2-5k is my answer. This year I also bought new irons and wedges, as well as a motorized pushcart, which was another $2800 so a bit over expected budget.

I’m counting the $1000 toward @iacas’s GEARS deal in next years costs. 

Maybe I can use you as justification to bump my budget :-)

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16 minutes ago, jsgolfer said:

Well Over 10K.  I pay 8600 just in Country Club dues.

😳  I figured there would be a fair number on here that would be in this category with memberships.  

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I play about 100 rounds a year. 

Roughly $2500 for greens fees.  

$1000 for practice... I practice a lot.

$1000 on average for new equipment.

$850 for balls, tees, gloves, clothing.

$1500 for a golf trip to a new destination with lodging, caddie/cart, cocktails.  This year I'm going here if they re-open the Wooly Toad Lounge.  newcastlegolf.com

 

So, in total, about $6850 per year.

(Though I have a friend I win about half a million bucks from per year, so the expenses even out)

(And regarding membership, to quote Groucho Marx, "I don't want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.")

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3 hours ago, woodzie264 said:

Maybe I can use you as justification to bump my budget :-)

Bumps in your golf budget are a good thing.  You can't take it with you.  In this world nothing is certain except: Death, taxes, golf budgets.  And the Mariners losing...

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Id  voted for 1-2k. I get unlimited play at my local 36 hole Muni for 950 walking but ride about 15 times a year when it's too hot. I usually get around 145 rounds in there. I spend maybe $300 playing other courses, play mostly found balls but do buy a few dozen on occasion. Most my clubs are second hand and are pennies on the dollar. I also sell used clubs and make anywhere from $1000-3000 a year on that depending on the year. This year I would say I'm closer to 2k cause I bought a used mivo, mint used driver head and new Hazardous shaft.

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I changed my vote to 2 to 5 K after actually reviewing my expenditures. I golf at my local course all I want for $750 a year but I recently bought new clubs and there was the electric cart plus I do golf other courses so there are additional fees. I can justify it, though. I tell my wife that I spend less per year golfing than Rory spends on one tournament.   😄

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1 minute ago, Double Mocha Man said:

What does Rory spend on golf shirt repair?

He gets free shirts. But I found some golf balls the other day so that's a wash - so to speak...

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