What’s The Most You’ve Ever Paid For A Round Of Golf?

Stanford has produced more than its share of golf success stories, including Tiger Woods and Tom Watson, but you would have to cough up more than $100 to take a crack at the legendary (and legend-making) Stanford University Golf Course, and that’s just too much for a cash-strapped Caveman to consider paying to play golf.Solid Gold Golf Ball

It turns out ol’ Tom and Tiger might just be as smart as their Stanford transcripts suggest, because by flashing a student or faculty ID your pay-to-play becomes a bargain at just $25!

And that got me thinkin’: maybe I should ask my Rock Heads what the cheapest round of golf they’ve caught is. But since that’s got a limit of FREE, and more than a few of you might want to plead the 5th on how you found that low of a price, I’m shifting gears the other way. What’s the MOST you’ve ever paid for a round of golf? Where, when and with who was your most expensive round, and was it worth it now that you look back on it?

~Scratch

PS: Big thanks to the great folks at Mentalfloss.com for their help with this blog!

 
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13 thoughts on “What’s The Most You’ve Ever Paid For A Round Of Golf?

  • March 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm
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    In my previous incarnation as a mediocre golfer (as opposed to my current incarnation as a mediocre golfer), my old boss and friend decided to get married. Instead of a big wedding, he and his intended decided to have big bachelor/ette parties (in retrospect, not the best plan for the marriage, but I digress).

    Dunno what the girls did, but about 20 of us descended on Vegas for 4 days of, well, Vegas, that included rounds of golf each morning. This was almost 18 years ago, can’t remember the courses we played, but not one of them cost less than $100, in 1992. I think the champ was $145 for the round. Luckily for me, all rounds were played as a scramble, and in my foursome was a gentleman who had been on the tour for a time. I think we used a couple of my balls in each round….

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  • March 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm
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    $150 Pawley’s Plantation Golf Course (Jack Nicklaus design) in Mrytle Beach.

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  • March 5, 2010 at 4:39 pm
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    HELLO,, WE WERE ON VACATION IN FLORIDA. MY SON AND I DECIDED TO CALL THE DORAL (BLUE MONSTER) FOR RESERVATIONS. WELL THE FOLLOWING DAY WE DROVE TO THE DORAL COMPLEX. THIS WAS NOT A GOLF VACATION SO WE DID NOT BRING OUR CLUBS. THE GREEN FEES, A FORE CADDY, GOLF CLUB RENTALS, AND SHOES CAME TO A GRAND TOTAL OF $403.00. THE ENTIRE COMPLEX WAS BEAUTIFUL, BUT TO BE HONEST, I HAVE PLAYED ON GOLF COURSES THAT WERE IN BETTER CONDITION THAN THE BLUE MONSTER. NO IS WAS NOT WORTH IT.

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  • March 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm
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    $150.00 @ The Royal Kaanapali Golf Course on Maui. July 1981. Worth every penny.

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  • March 6, 2010 at 11:00 am
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    Some friends and I have been taking annual Spring & Fall golf trips for the past 11 years in Michigan. There are so many championship courses, we’ve maybe played half on our list. Because we play in the Spring & Fall, we’ve always gotten really good deals. The most we’ve ever paid on one of our golf getaways (in MI) was a trip to Arcadia Bluffs one August… $165! However the most ever was $245 + caddie tip at the Whistling Straits – Straits course in WI. Both are still my favorite two courses I’ve ever played and worth every penny.

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  • March 6, 2010 at 2:03 pm
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    Most expensive course I have played also had to be one of the worse courses, condition wise. I can’t remember the name of the course because I played way back in 1996. I got to play the course that they usually hold the Austrailia Open at. I was in the navy at the time and we had pulled in for a port visit and I always carried my clubs. We ended up paying 150 dollars for green fees cart was extra. I have played in several countries during the 20 years of naval service and played some very nice courses in those countries. Having said that the course in Austraila was the worse, I would have to say that Dubai Creek in the U.A.E. would have my vote for one of if not the best course that I have had the pleasure of playing.

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  • March 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm
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    $220 for a round at St. Johns Country Club just north of St. Augustine in Florida. Although it was a stunningly beautiful course we might have reconsidered if we knew it cost that much to play…

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  • March 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm
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    Tidewater. Myrtle Beach. $80

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  • March 7, 2010 at 6:37 pm
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    My wife paid $750.oo for our honeymoon at the Couer D’Alene Resort, including a round of golf, and the honeymoon suite. She doesn’t play, and had to pay an extra $20.00 to ride along in the cart. I’ve since played there twice more, and am even par on the floating green, with a par (that first memorable time), then a bogie and a bird the last time, in the rain/snow for my 60th 2 years ago.

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  • March 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm
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    $349 CABO San Lucas Mexico Pamilla golf club a Troon Golf Resort. Beautiful views but I dont know what I was thinking have played better or the same for 1/4 the price.

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  • March 7, 2010 at 10:17 pm
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    With my grandson who was 10 , and it was $100.00 each at Disneyworld.

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  • March 8, 2010 at 12:41 am
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    Most expensive round I’ve paid was a little over $200 for myself and son at Cypress Ridge in Nipomo Ca. on a New Years Day a few years back. It actually was a fairly good deal, cart included. The course was nice and included logo golf shirt, high quality and a logo hat and sleeve of Pro V1 balls. Best of all my 16 yr. old son and I had a great time. I’ve had the pleasure of playing Pebble on three occasions but never paid more than $90 in the early nineties as these were invitations to play in company tournaments.

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  • March 8, 2010 at 11:31 am
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    95.00, World Tour in Myrtle beach (Summer time or it would have been a whole lot more). It was worth it, we off set it with some lower priced courses, and it was a golf trip, so we saved up for it!

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