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  1. 1. Baby sitting at golf courses. ( you have to pay extra)

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Has anyone ever gone to a course with in house babysitting? I had a thought the other day at my home course. I am standing there thinking, "the YMCA has babysitters when you work out, why not golf courses too?" That would just be awesome. :-D

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With the way a lot of courses are taken care of, do you really want them taking care of your children?

Well I was implying that they would have a CPR certified and some other history of babysitting history opposed to the daughter of the superintendent of the course or something. But yeah I would want to make sure that my cell phone was on at all times too just to be safe. :-)

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With all the bad behavior I see on golf courses I'd be most worried about what type of kids would be there. Not sure I want Jr. playing Candy Land with the children of the guy I am following around yelling f-bombs, throwing clubs and spitting tobacco all over the greens. Not to mention the amount of alcohol that flows on courses probably isn't a good mix for kids. Even the little rural courses I play can get pretty rowdy in the clubhouse.

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My club has a kids night every friday night through the summer in conjunction with couples night golf.  The kids take over the pool area and there is pizza and ice cream provided.  Lifeguards on duty and supervision to watch the kids.  They usually get a really nice turnout.

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Originally Posted by Dave2512

With all the bad behavior I see on golf courses I'd be most worried about what type of kids would be there. Not sure I want Jr. playing Candy Land with the children of the guy I am following around yelling f-bombs, throwing clubs and spitting tobacco all over the greens. Not to mention the amount of alcohol that flows on courses probably isn't a good mix for kids. Even the little rural courses I play can get pretty rowdy in the clubhouse.

What would the hourly rate be? $10 - $15 ?

If you're paying $80 odd to have your kids looked after while you play you'd expect that to eliminate some of the yahoos.

Or is the expectation that this service is offered free?

Why not just hire a babysitter like you normally would? You're going to be out longer than you would be if it weas just a night out.

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Originally Posted by Shorty

What would the hourly rate be? $10 - $15 ?

If you're paying $80 odd to have your kids looked after while you play you'd expect that to eliminate some of the yahoos.

Or is the expectation that this service is offered free?

Why not just hire a babysitter like you normally would? You're going to be out longer than you would be if it weas just a night out.

When the wife starts complaining that I've been playing too much and I really have the itch to go play I just tell her to call the sitter and go have a girls night with her friends. It works......sometimes.

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My children are at an age where they don't require someone to watch them but if they did, I wouldn't want them at the club with me.   Leave the kids home where they are in familiar surroundings with their favorite toys and videos.

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What would your "X-wife" have to say about this? Something tells me you're risking weekend visits. Would never happen.

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I don't think a golf course would have to spare funds to have free babysitting so I have to agree with shorty that cost would be higher as well as get rid of some bad attitudes at the course. When I initially thought of this thread idea, my main thought process was I work four days a week at 11 hours ( nights by the way :~( ) 5:00 pm to 4:00 am. Friday morning. When my wife works Fridays which are here and there, I could bring my boy with me if no other available sitter is available. I definitely would not choose this as a first choice but seeing how Friday is mostly the only days I can go ( I work as an EMT on the weekends) it would be cool to have the option.

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My club has a kids night every friday night through the summer in conjunction with couples night golf.  The kids take over the pool area and there is pizza and ice cream provided.  Lifeguards on duty and supervision to watch the kids.  They usually get a really nice turnout.

Where is this located? Missouri golfer here too! :-D

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On a serious note I suspect quite a few families join family friendly clubs/courses. Some of the best here aren't private and membership is somewhat affordable, $139/mon for a family. Two I frequent have pools, one has a volleyball and tennis courts. Both have weekly family nights and membership buys more than green fees. I played at one of those courses on Wed and it was swarming with kids near the clubhouse. They do a buffet that night, we call it mcnugget night. Probably will be going there again tonight because it's prime rib night with couples rates for golf. Really more of a buddy night since most of the "couples" are dudes.

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Originally Posted by greasemonkey88

Ha! Most of the couples are dudes! Love it. That's like two guys joining a gym to get a couples rate.

Lol, that's kinda funny...

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