My C.C. always having events , course closed.

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  • FourTopsFourTops Banned Posts: 1,676 ✭✭

    FourTops wrote:

    youraway2 wrote:

    J2putts wrote:


    Also there is no exclusive tee times for members . So the public can play anytime of the day any day of the week . So what's the point of me having a membership !?
    So it's really not a Country Club? It's a Semi-Private. If it was a true CC, then it would be controlled by membership. So sounds like you're paying for something that does not exist. I haven't read all the responses but I'd also bet it's operated by a management company. I have three basis thoughts concerning the place where I play golf, One, is nothing will change, and Two, they don't care, and three, bottom line is, if you don't like it spend you money somewhere else.




    IMO there's no such thing as Semi-Private....it's just paying for preferred tee times and 10% off of stuff nobody buys.




    What if your club has a hotel attached to it and the only way someone can get on without being a member is if they pay the hotel night rate + full rate + caddy.



    I call it 7/8's private




    Hmmm...let me think about that....OK...I'd call that a Hotel with a golf course.
  • sheldonjhackersheldonjhacker Members Posts: 3,699 ✭✭
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  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,400 ✭✭
    FourTops wrote:


    FourTops wrote:

    youraway2 wrote:

    J2putts wrote:


    Also there is no exclusive tee times for members . So the public can play anytime of the day any day of the week . So what's the point of me having a membership !?
    So it's really not a Country Club? It's a Semi-Private. If it was a true CC, then it would be controlled by membership. So sounds like you're paying for something that does not exist. I haven't read all the responses but I'd also bet it's operated by a management company. I have three basis thoughts concerning the place where I play golf, One, is nothing will change, and Two, they don't care, and three, bottom line is, if you don't like it spend you money somewhere else.




    IMO there's no such thing as Semi-Private....it's just paying for preferred tee times and 10% off of stuff nobody buys.




    What if your club has a hotel attached to it and the only way someone can get on without being a member is if they pay the hotel night rate + full rate + caddy.



    I call it 7/8's private




    Hmmm...let me think about that....OK...I'd call that a Hotel with a golf course.




    You're half correct.



    So near me there is Tranquilo which is now 'fully private' but has a LARGE hotel attached to it for Disney vacationers which guests can play if they stay there.



    Then there is my club which is Bay Hill, which has a small 'hotel' attached to it, but its mainly for destination golfers who wish to play Arnie's finest course and a PGA tour stop bucket list course.



    So I would agree about Tranquilo, but not Bay Hill. Riff raff isn't gonna pay upwards of $500 at BH, but MAYBE for under $300 at tranquilo.
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  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,292 ✭✭
    "This is Allendale CC we are talking about correct? I played there a couple of years ago and it is a fun course. I really enjoyed my round. Sorry to hear about the way it is managed. CC of New Bedford is a nice course as well, but without the issues you mention. Perhaps you deserve an upgrade to the private side of life."



    I just looked a their web site. I know nothing abut this place but after hearing the complaints I have a few comments. Under "Outings" they say there're usually on Mondays (but comments here say otherwise). Plus they want $3240 for an annual membership. Seems a bit high to me. That's about 1/2 of what I pay for a private club in the DC area with a full package of amenities (plus longer golf season).
  • Rory4PresRory4Pres Members Posts: 913 ✭✭
    OP...



    I had a similar experience at my public course for 3 years. I'd get a annual membership to play anytime but when I went to play, the course would be closed for a private tournament. Happened so often I'd have to call the course before heading there just to make sure I could get on.



    that experience definitely impacted my next move, which was another annual membership but to multiple courses in town, where if one was closed for an event, I could get on another. I'd say if your course was hosting that many events, they should have a sister course you could get on that day instead.



    I see your post was from the summer so I'm sure you've moved on. I'll have to read through the forum to get caught up.
  • J2puttsJ2putts Posts: 604 ✭✭
    edited Dec 3, 2018 #157
    My brother just joined a private country club recently and they have "sister country clubs" that will let their members play for free on days that his club has tournaments . Thought that was pretty cool.
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  • FourTopsFourTops Banned Posts: 1,676 ✭✭
    Simple....move to La Quinta, CA and join PGA West. Plenty of courses. Play Stadium until you tap-out on #17 - Alcatraz - island green.
  • youraway2youraway2 Just Old Sticks Members Posts: 1,402 ✭✭
    J2putts wrote:


    It's a lesson learned. I will NEVER pay for a membership for a "open to the public " club. Next year I will get a season pass at another course that i prefer anyway.


    An interesting note; some courses sell "memberships" that aren't really memberships. My course called us members in the past, but no more. We pay an annual fee and they call us an Advance Fee Payer. The amount of fee depends on service provided, such as unlimited golf, or unlimited golf with cart. However, if they have an event, you simply do not have access. Membership usually includes the ability to vote on issues (management and operations) and your vote with the other members dictate the outcome. But if you are not empowered, then you're really not a member but just an Advance Fee Payer.
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  • FourTopsFourTops Banned Posts: 1,676 ✭✭
    Did anyone ever think the course pro shop sees the guy coming, or his user-ID is tagged and the course responds that it's closed? Could be...who knows with all these golf apps now?
  • Schley Schley Love ya don't tell ya enough! Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaMembers Posts: 1,115 ✭✭
    Either a course is private or it is public. There are various ways to access the public, some of which allows you to buy a season pass in the UK for example you pay your yearly "membership" fee and you get unlimited golf or what have you.



    If a course is not fully private then what do you expect but your public course to have events. If you don't like it go elsewhere. At a private club it is a different story with the membership (equity club) deciding what events can be played and can't.
  • third-times-a-charmthird-times-a-charm Members Posts: 1,400 ✭✭
    Schley wrote:


    Either a course is private or it is public. There are various ways to access the public, some of which allows you to buy a season pass in the UK for example you pay your yearly "membership" fee and you get unlimited golf or what have you.



    If a course is not fully private then what do you expect but your public course to have events. If you don't like it go elsewhere. At a private club it is a different story with the membership (equity club) deciding what events can be played and can't.




    As I mentioned earlier, some private clubs have hotels attached to them which allow the guests to buy a round of golf. There is an extremely minimal chance of abuse by the hotel guests, though, due to the high price of these stay + golf packages so I dont think these types of clubs would have any member complaints.
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