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26 weekday(cart) 35 weekend (500 dollar yearly membership allows free walking or 12 dollars to use a cart)
39 weekday(cart) 49 weekend
20 weekday(cart) 25 weekend
10 for 9 19 for 18 (cart)
42 weekday, 47 weekend(cart)


thats the 5 courses in my town that I can play.

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The munis I play are in great shape, not crowded and range from $20 to $35 with cart. Walking is cheaper. We are in Summer season, so if you don't mind the heat you play cheap. I like the heat and I think playing in it regularly will make me a better player when the weather cools off.

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It also seems like something fishy is going on at my home course. we have an automated tee time system. so you can call up to 6 days in advance. so you'd call on monday to make a tee time for sunday. and only so many people can call at once. So i usually try to call at 12 am on monday so i have a good selection of tee times.

the past few months i call at 12:05 am and every tee time is taken but the 4pm times.... how is that possible? that means 128 people had to have reserved a time in 5 minutes. or if they all made times for a foursome thats still 32 calls in 5 minutes... impossible...
What could be going on?

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Munis around here that I've played: Oak-level courses (like the local pitch-putt) are $7 for 9 holes, or 18 in the case of Lake GC, $14.75 for the Silver-level course that's only 9-holes (the other silvers are around $17-25 I think). There's a discount card for bronze-level and up, which would knock off some of the cost, like instead of $14.75 I'd have to pay $10.50 with the card (about $44 for 3 years as a new cardholder and resident of the county, one year is $23 w/new card).

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I'm used to paying around $40 bucks for 18 holes and a cart, but I'm about 3.5 hours from ROC for a few months and I found a course which costs $23 for 18 and a cart and the course is pretty nice, but very hilly.

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It also seems like something fishy is going on at my home course. we have an automated tee time system. so you can call up to 6 days in advance. so you'd call on monday to make a tee time for sunday. and only so many people can call at once. So i usually try to call at 12 am on monday so i have a good selection of tee times.

Maybe the course is blocking off the other times so that people that wake up at 7-9 am have a shot at getting the good times.

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I'll classify our area as having low-end, mid-level and upscale public access courses (some are semi-private), and country clubs. Prices I give are for 18-hold green fees + cart. Some courses will knock off $$ if you walk; other courses too scattered in layout to walk.

Low-end I avoid, as courses are poorly maintained and not worth playing.

Mid-level: Around $42-45 for Weekends and Holidays, around $32-37 for weekdays, senior rate about $25, twilight sliding scale down to around $25.

Upscale: $62-72 for Weekends and Holidays, around $45-52 for weekdays. Senior rates about $25-28, twilight sliding scale to around $30.

Country clubs: These come into play because Walters Golf Management runs a portfolio of mainly upscale public access, and some country clubs. If you pay a yearly membership fee of about $2,000 to join one of their semi-privates, you can play other Walters courses on a space-available basis for a cart fee.

Wild card: Last-Minute golfer and a local website offer good deals if you can block off a day to play and just see what opens up. On occasion, a tee time at a mid-level or upscale will go on special for $19.50. The occasion usually is when I'm up to my eyeballs in work, and can't spare a half hour for lunch... much less time to tee it up.

I suspect urban New Jersey would be pricier just because of ECoast cost of living. Go West, young man, and save on greens fees!

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In Metro Detroit, municipal courses generally run $25-30.00 to walk and another $10-15 or a cart. I prefer to walk. The higher end courses run from $45-$80.00 and this includes a cart.

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http://www.elkdalecc.com/course-photos.htm

This course is $55 with cart on weekends but you can get a membership for the season which comes to $1000 I believe..but here is the great deal, it's only $250 for students. We have a cottage by this course and we try to go every Saturday and Sunday, $250 is such a ridiculously good deal!

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Hmm... My greens fees are 5 dollars, but i have a membership card that makes all 9 and 18 holes 5 bucks. I played enough now that i am saving money ;)

But, if i had to guess, typically 30-55 dollars with or with out a cart is typical for many places. Most places i play are 45-55 dollars with a cart. If its the golf trip i do yearly, its 45-55 with out a cart...

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Here in Minneapolis, most muni courses average about $50 for 18 with a cart.

That really seems to be about right. In my experience, a course which charges less tends to be not as well maintained, or they try to cram more golfers out to make up the difference, and that just leads to slow play and traffic jams on the course. There are certain steps which have to be taken to keep a course in good shape, and that takes a certain amount of money. Some muni courses can get by with charging less because they make up the shortfall in taxes (usually a levy on your property taxes). If the course is in any sort of decent shape,

somebody has to be footing the bill to pay for that upkeep. If it's not in the green fees, then it has to come from somewhere else.

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In LA everything is expensive, but most courses range around $50. You can find good deals if you look for specials a couple days in advance though, just watch out for the booking fees, some sites charge up to $5.

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In LA everything is expensive, but most courses range around $50. You can find good deals if you look for specials a couple days in advance though, just watch out for the booking fees, some sites charge up to $5.

Where do you get specials? And are there sites that aggregate specials you look at, or do the course sites themselves just announce them? I play pretty much only the LA city courses cause the fees were so low, but with the recent price hike they're pretty much the same price as the cheaper public courses, so I'm interested in finding new (to me) courses with deals!

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Where do you get specials? And are there sites that aggregate specials you look at, or do the course sites themselves just announce them? I play pretty much only the LA city courses cause the fees were so low, but with the recent price hike they're pretty much the same price as the cheaper public courses, so I'm interested in finding new (to me) courses with deals!

I heard of this new website golfzing.com that has specials for a lot of LA public courses. You can book your tee times with no booking fee and the prices are the cheapest I've found. There are some cool features like fantasy golf (top 10 each week get a free 4some) and course groups that you can join. It's free too you just have to sign up. Hope this helps!

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