How much are your monthly CC fees?

Yeah I know. No matter how much you love the game, CC fees really can't be justified. It is an expensive hobby (that I absolutely love btw!) and my son has been bitten by the golf bug as well, but my monthly golf nut is pretty pricey. $750 a month (not including cart fees), but we have two very, very nice courses that are completely different from one another. During the summer, I might play 3 or 4 times per week (9 or 18 hoses). During the winter...not so much. Socially, I don't get a real benefit from hanging out with the other members because the place can be kind of a ghost town, but the cool thing about that is that I can basically walk on and play whenever me or my son wants too. Clubhouse is nice, but for the most part, it is pretty boring. The events they host are nothing I would really want to do on a friday night or a holiday because again...they are pretty boring. We have the usual combo of rich folks, pro athletes, retirees, and working folks like me but I like to play a lot by myself, invite friends to join me who aren't members, or just play with my son. Plus, the courses are less than 5 minutes from the crib which is a real benefit. Am I nuts to pay this kind of monthly fee? What do you all pay per month and what is your mental justification?
«13456

Comments

  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,911 ✭✭
    You know there are like half a dozen threads active or recently active on this exact topic, right?



    The answer is it totally depends on where you live. Totally. From super, super cheap to incredibly expensive and evrery price point in between.
    “1lb beefstak, with
    1pt bitter beer
    every 6 hours.
    1 ten-mile walk every morning.
    1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
    And don't stuff your head with things you don't understand.” 
  • jlovelessjloveless Joel Members Posts: 62
    My CC fees are $650/mo base plus cart fees. FYI, the other day I wondered how much I am spending per round played. From my Quicken data including CC fees, cart fees, clubs, balls, shoes, lessons, etc., my cost per round is $180-200.
    Titleist 917D2 9.5, Even Flow Black 65g 6.0
    Titleist 917F2 16.5, Even Flow Black 75g 6.0
    Titleist 818H1, Even Flow Black 85g 6.0
    Titleist 716 TMB 4-iron, S300 AMT
    Titleist 716 AP2 5-PW, S300 AMT
    Volkey 50F/54M/58S, S300 AMT
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.0, Super Stroke Flatso1.0
    Titleist ProV1x
  • 500DayWar500DayWar Members Posts: 34
    Thanks! This is the kind of data I was hoping for. If I include lessons for my son and food,

    my cost per round is astronomical as well!!


    jloveless wrote:


    My CC fees are $650/mo base plus cart fees. FYI, the other day I wondered how much I am spending per round played. From my Quicken data including CC fees, cart fees, clubs, balls, shoes, lessons, etc., my cost per round is $180-200.
  • DonatelloNobodieDonatelloNobodie Members Posts: 159 ✭✭
    Cart fees can add up to a significant (hidden) cost. The more you play, the higher your bill....
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    $195 month. Includes unlimited golf. A great practice facility (grass range, a 100 yard pitching range, practice greens, a bunker complex, and a short par 3 course (48 to 107 yards), and heated bays for the winter. Also includes a gym membership, and no food or drink minimum.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Steelhead XR 25º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway "O" Works #7[/font]
  • GTgolfGTgolf Members Posts: 518 ✭✭
  • az2auaz2au Members Posts: 1,796 ✭✭
    A ridiculous amount that isn’t worth sharing but I will say that I have paid less than $200 in cart fees in the last 5 years at my clubs. I only take a cart when I’m bringing guests that might have trouble keeping pace. At this point in my life it is almost hard to enjoy golf if I take a cart. Almost. Let me age 5 more years of grumpiness and it likely will be. I can think of at least 8 free rounds I’ve turned down this year at high end places because I knew I’d have to take a cart instead of walking due to the people I’d be playing with.
  • Blues GolferBlues Golfer Members Posts: 594
    If the money is instrumental in giving you time with your children, and they come out and play, every penny is well spent. I joined a club to be able to teach my kids to play - with no public course pressure of daily fees, no tee time hastling, partial rounds, unlimited range and practice facility time, and their right to be there.



    I never signed up for a cart plan.



    Many guys were jealous of me being lucky enough to get to play and spend so much time with my sons.



    Now that they are away at college I am thinking of dropping, but I have not decided, but I don’t regret a dime of my membership because of the memories I have of us.
  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker. Members Posts: 2,603 ✭✭
    $175/month. I have my own cart but usually walk. Walk 9 every morning and play every Saturday and Sunday....Kids events permitting.
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,911 ✭✭
    az2au wrote:


    A ridiculous amount that isn’t worth sharing but I will say that I have paid less than $200 in cart fees in the last 5 years at my clubs. I only take a cart when I’m bringing guests that might have trouble keeping pace. At this point in my life it is almost hard to enjoy golf if I take a cart. Almost. Let me age 5 more years of grumpiness and it likely will be. I can think of at least 8 free rounds I’ve turned down this year at high end places because I knew I’d have to take a cart instead of walking due to the people I’d be playing with.




    One of the reasons I belong to a private club in the first place is that most of the public courses around here do not allow walking.
    “1lb beefstak, with
    1pt bitter beer
    every 6 hours.
    1 ten-mile walk every morning.
    1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
    And don't stuff your head with things you don't understand.” 
  • Bonneville85308Bonneville85308 Members Posts: 1,641 ✭✭
    More than my car payment.
  • SixSixGolfSixSixGolf Members Posts: 386 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:


    $195 month. Includes unlimited golf. A great practice facility (grass range, a 100 yard pitching range, practice greens, a bunker complex, and a short par 3 course (48 to 107 yards), and heated bays for the winter. Also includes a gym membership, and no food or drink minimum.




    Wow! Where's this because I'm moving.
  • DoubleorQuitsDoubleorQuits Members Posts: 376 ✭✭
  • AThompson_3AThompson_3 Members Posts: 1,401 ✭✭
    SixSixGolf wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:


    $195 month. Includes unlimited golf. A great practice facility (grass range, a 100 yard pitching range, practice greens, a bunker complex, and a short par 3 course (48 to 107 yards), and heated bays for the winter. Also includes a gym membership, and no food or drink minimum.




    Wow! Where's this because I'm moving.
    Has to be a catch because this is too good to be true. I'm thinking like 100k initiation fee or something. Haha
    Driver: Callaway Epic SZ 9* Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 6X
    3 Wood: Titleist 917 F2 15* Diamana D+ 70X
    Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 19* Fujikura Atmos HB Tour Spec Black 9X
    Irons: Mizuno MP-25 4-P DGTI X100
    Wedges: Vokey SM7 50F, 55S, 60M Project X 6.5
    Putter(s): Odyssey O Works 7s Black, Bettinardi BB1F
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1
    Bag: Sun Mountain Four-5
  • tarheelrxtarheelrx Members Posts: 166
    900 per month. Painful but easier to justify as my 9 year old has also been bitten by the golf bug.
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    SixSixGolf wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:


    $195 month. Includes unlimited golf. A great practice facility (grass range, a 100 yard pitching range, practice greens, a bunker complex, and a short par 3 course (48 to 107 yards), and heated bays for the winter. Also includes a gym membership, and no food or drink minimum.




    Wow! Where's this because I'm moving.




    Lol! Harmon Golf and Fitness in Rockland, Massachusetts.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Steelhead XR 25º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway "O" Works #7[/font]
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭

    SixSixGolf wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:


    $195 month. Includes unlimited golf. A great practice facility (grass range, a 100 yard pitching range, practice greens, a bunker complex, and a short par 3 course (48 to 107 yards), and heated bays for the winter. Also includes a gym membership, and no food or drink minimum.




    Wow! Where's this because I'm moving.
    Has to be a catch because this is too good to be true. I'm thinking like 100k initiation fee or something. Haha




    No catch. :-) When I joined I think I paid a $500 initiation fee...that was about 12 years ago. Not sure what it is today.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Steelhead XR 25º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway "O" Works #7[/font]
  • SixSixGolfSixSixGolf Members Posts: 386 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:

    SixSixGolf wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:


    $195 month. Includes unlimited golf. A great practice facility (grass range, a 100 yard pitching range, practice greens, a bunker complex, and a short par 3 course (48 to 107 yards), and heated bays for the winter. Also includes a gym membership, and no food or drink minimum.




    Wow! Where's this because I'm moving.




    Lol! Harmon Golf and Fitness in Rockland, Massachusetts.




    Ah it's a 9 hole course and a family of 3 would be $325/month
  • raynorfan1raynorfan1 Members Posts: 3,539 ✭✭
    SixSixGolf wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:

    SixSixGolf wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:


    $195 month. Includes unlimited golf. A great practice facility (grass range, a 100 yard pitching range, practice greens, a bunker complex, and a short par 3 course (48 to 107 yards), and heated bays for the winter. Also includes a gym membership, and no food or drink minimum.




    Wow! Where's this because I'm moving.




    Lol! Harmon Golf and Fitness in Rockland, Massachusetts.




    Ah it's a 9 hole course and a family of 3 would be $325/month




    It’s great for what it is - if I lived closer I’d join just for the practice facilities. But it’s more “driving range on steroids” than “country club”.
  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Members Posts: 1,431 ✭✭
    Think of it as $1500 for 6 months.



    You’re playing 16 times a month. Greens fees at nice public’s in your area? Convenience of walking on whenever you want, how much is that worth?



    Yeah, each winter it sucks, but I bet given other options, it isn’t too bad.
  • averysdadaverysdad Members Posts: 1,172 ✭✭
    edited Nov 20, 2017 #22
    I pay $100 per month for my club in western NC and it’s a fantastic course. $12 to ride 18 (due to the hills and elevation course is unwalkable)and there are no food minimums or other charges at all. Discount in restaurant and on all merch in pro shop. I know I’m getting a sweet deal.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,707 ClubWRX
    Depends on your choices for golf, your income, your expenses, your subjective valuation of how you use your leisure time and how your value all that goes into golf and where you play it - what other people pay per month doesn't enter into it at all if you are rational. Completely irrelevant.
  • farmerfarmer Members Posts: 7,853 ✭✭
    Rural 9 hole course, $1000.00 per year, all in. Nice little club, nice little course, but we are dying. Get out into rural areas, there are very few small towns (and clubs) not struggling.
  • Soxfan21Soxfan21 Chicago South SuburbsMembers Posts: 289 ✭✭
    $150 per month dues, $1200 a year food / beverage, $25 cart fees per 18 holes at my club south of Chicago.
    In The Bag:

    Epic Sub Zero 65 Gram Fujikura Pro
    Epic Sub Zero 80 Gram Aldila rogue
    816 H1 21 degree Motore Speeder 8.8
    716 AP 2 4-PW TT DG AMT S400
    SM6 50, 54, 58 Wedges
    Bettinardi Inovai 3.0
  • CongoTerpCongoTerp Members Posts: 84
    Our dues are $640 a month, but we might have the largest club in America and it is always hopping year round. We have 2 18 hole courses, outdoor and indoor pools, bowling alley (duckpins) and a nice health club but you pay extra for that. My bar bill runs well over $600/mo excluding dinning,. It's well worth it though.
    Titleist 917 D2 w/ Fuji 9.5 Driver
    Titleist 917 3Wood 15 degree w/ Diamano
    Titleist 816 19 degree Hybrid w/ Aldilla Rogue
    TaylorMade P750 Tour Proto 3-8 KBS C Taper Lite 110
    TaylorMade P730 9-p2 KBS C TAPER Lite
    Vokey SM6 56
    Vokey SM6 62
    Edel Custom fitted Putter
  • dpb5031dpb5031 Members Posts: 5,152 ✭✭
    CongoTerp wrote:


    Our dues are $640 a month, but we might have the largest club in America and it is always hopping year round. We have 2 18 hole courses, outdoor and indoor pools, bowling alley (duckpins) and a nice health club but you pay extra for that. My bar bill runs well over $600/mo excluding dinning,. It's well worth it though.




    Ahhh...Congressional! You forgot to mention the hotel rooms for out of town guests!
    USGA Index: ~2

    WITB:
    2018 Taylormade M3 8.5 Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 6x
    Taylormade M2 Tour 15 Fujikura Pro TourSpec 73 S
    Kasco K2K 33 - UST Axivcore 65 Tour Green S
    Callaway RazrX Tour 4h - stock shaft in S
    Ping i200 5-UW (2 flat) - Nippon Modus 105X
    Ping Glide 2.0 - SS 54 (bent to 55 & 2 flat)
    Taylormade Ho Toe 64 (Bent to 62 & 2 flat)
    Palmer AP30R putter (circa 1960s)
    Taylormade TP5X Ball
  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    raynorfan1 wrote:

    SixSixGolf wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:

    SixSixGolf wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:


    $195 month. Includes unlimited golf. A great practice facility (grass range, a 100 yard pitching range, practice greens, a bunker complex, and a short par 3 course (48 to 107 yards), and heated bays for the winter. Also includes a gym membership, and no food or drink minimum.




    Wow! Where's this because I'm moving.




    Lol! Harmon Golf and Fitness in Rockland, Massachusetts.




    Ah it's a 9 hole course and a family of 3 would be $325/month




    It's great for what it is - if I lived closer I'd join just for the practice facilities. But it's more "driving range on steroids" than "country club".




    I don't see it as a country club either...more of a practice facility. The folks are really nice, and the members are laid back. None of that highbrow crap.
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Rogue[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway GBB Epic 16º/20º/24º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Steelhead XR 25º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway Apex CF16 6-AW [/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway MD3/MD-PM 54º/58º[/font]
    [font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]Callaway "O" Works #7[/font]
  • Joe V.Joe V. Members Posts: 255 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:

    SixSixGolf wrote:

    Sean2 wrote:


    $195 month. Includes unlimited golf. A great practice facility (grass range, a 100 yard pitching range, practice greens, a bunker complex, and a short par 3 course (48 to 107 yards), and heated bays for the winter. Also includes a gym membership, and no food or drink minimum.




    Wow! Where's this because I'm moving.




    Lol! Harmon Golf and Fitness in Rockland, Massachusetts.




    I've played there!



    I enjoyed the course and played pretty well One of my friends from work is a member. Your practice facility is really nice, and I was impressed by the number of kids there working on their games.
  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ClubWRX Posts: 3,230 ClubWRX
    I have a Platinum membership on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama.



    I pay $186 a month (including taxes). Includes greens fees on the whole trail. Unlimited range balls on my home course. Cart fee is $20 for 18 holes. Plus, i earn loyalty points that I can redeem for rounds of golf and everyone that plays with me gets a discounted rate.



    So, I get 468 holes of golf on 11 sites... can't get bored with that!
    Taylormade M6 w/ATMOS black ts 6x
    Taylormade M5 3 wood w/HZRDUS black 75 6.5
    Taylormade p790 3-pw
    Taylormade hi-toe 52-9 and 58-10 wedges
    Taylormade Spider Mallet 72
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 9,911 ✭✭
    bogeypro wrote:


    I have a Platinum membership on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama.



    I pay $186 a month (including taxes). Includes greens fees on the whole trail. Unlimited range balls on my home course. Cart fee is $20 for 18 holes. Plus, i earn loyalty points that I can redeem for rounds of golf and everyone that plays with me gets a discounted rate.



    So, I get 468 holes of golf on 11 sites... can't get bored with that!




    Are those courses carts only or can you walk?
    “1lb beefstak, with
    1pt bitter beer
    every 6 hours.
    1 ten-mile walk every morning.
    1 bed at 11 sharp every night.
    And don't stuff your head with things you don't understand.” 
Sign In or Register to comment.