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Old 12-17-2019, 08:15 AM
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Golf courses, like any other business, will set their prices based on what's best for them.

Prices will rise if people keep coming and eventually will come down if business drops off. The general rule is "what the market will bear."

Again, this is no different than any other business.

There are fewer people playing in the summer months so fees go down. It's difficult to get in a full eighteen holes after 5:00pm in the summer so fees drop way down in order to attract more people. If the courses got too crowded last winter, then prices will rise.

If you owned a for profit golf course, why would you not get the most money that you can per round. If you sold hot dogs, you'd get the most you could for each hot dog. It's not different.

I think that a lot of Villages resident feel that they should get some kind of a break because they are residents. Unfortunately, these are not private country clubs with membership, they are simply public golf courses that are open to everyone.

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Old 12-17-2019, 08:20 AM
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People just want to bad mouth the Morse family whenever they can. If you can’t afford the average $4 increase then play the free courses or move as you obviously over bought to live here.
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:42 AM
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Golf courses, like any other business, will set their prices based on what's best for them.

Prices will rise if people keep coming and eventually will come down if business drops off. The general rule is "what the market will bear."

Again, this is no different than any other business.

There are fewer people playing in the summer months so fees go down. It's difficult to get in a full eighteen holes after 5:00pm in the summer so fees drop way down in order to attract more people. If the courses got too crowded last winter, then prices will rise.

If you owned a for profit golf course, why would you not get the most money that you can per round. If you sold hot dogs, you'd get the most you could for each hot dog. It's not different.

I think that a lot of Villages resident feel that they should get some kind of a break because they are residents. Unfortunately, these are not private country clubs with membership, they are simply public golf courses that are open to everyone.

If you don't like the product or the price, don't buy.
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People just want to bad mouth the Morse family whenever they can. If you can’t afford the average $4 increase then play the free courses or move as you obviously over bought to live here.
Yep and yep.

This is Florida. All prices go up in the winter. Avoid hotels, Disney, and golf if you don't like high prices. Wait for spring. All is good.
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Old 12-17-2019, 10:12 AM
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So after 78 posts, we agree that some are going off camp to play golf, many will pay the extra and play in the bubble, and Publix beef is to expensive.
Glad we cleared that up!
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Old 12-17-2019, 10:25 AM
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Yep and yep.

This is Florida. All prices go up in the winter. Avoid hotels, Disney, and golf if you don't like high prices. Wait for spring. All is good.
That's a good point. The same could be said about courses in the north but instead of seasons, it's weekends. One of my favorites was The Wetlands behind Cal Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland right off I-95. When I played as a senior (over 50) it was $33 on weekdays and on weekends it was $57, guess when I didn't play?

The 18th Hole at Wetlands, it's a dogleg right. In this picture is the green and the corner, the tee is off to the far left out of sight. It's full 90 degree dogleg.

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Old 12-17-2019, 10:36 AM
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That's a good point. The same could be said about courses in the north but instead of seasons, it's weekends. One of my favorites was The Wetlands behind Cal Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland right off I-95. When I played as a senior (over 50) it was $33 on weekdays and on weekends it was $57, guess when I didn't play?

The 18th Hole at Wetlands, it's a dogleg right. In this picture is the green and the corner, the tee is off to the far left out of sight. It's full 90 degree dogleg.

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Beautiful! I personally feel it’s hard to beat a northern golf course but not in the winter⛱.
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Sorry golf is now unaffordable for some. It takes a ton of money to run a golf course, tons. I am glad to have them available, beautiful and ready to play whenever I am ready to play.
If you're a resident of the Villages, then playing golf is 100% affordable. You just have to play the exec courses and hoof it instead of taking the golf cart. The cost is included with your amenity fee, no extra charge.
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Old 12-17-2019, 01:49 PM
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So after 78 posts, we agree that some are going off camp to play golf, many will pay the extra and play in the bubble, and Publix beef is to expensive.
Glad we cleared that up!
Off topic, but.....I once asked the butchers where they get their meat from
Winn Dixie------Mexico
Publix-----------Mexico
Fresh Market---Kansas

So, like golf, you decide what is worth a few extra bucks
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Off topic, but.....I once asked the butchers where they get their meat from
Winn Dixie------Mexico
Publix-----------Mexico
Fresh Market---Kansas



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Don't believe everything you are told.
They're ordering the beef, they should know where they ordered it from
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Old 12-17-2019, 02:29 PM
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They're ordering the beef, they should know where they ordered it from



Actually, corporate orders the product.


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Actually, corporate orders the product.


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Golfing Eagles and Dewilson 58. I think you're both great....
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If you're a resident of the Villages, then playing golf is 100% affordable. You just have to play the exec courses and hoof it instead of taking the golf cart. The cost is included with your amenity fee, no extra charge.
Mini golf versus real golf, not the same. And many seniors can't hoof it, knee and hip replacements require riding in ones golf cart.

Sure, my wife and I occasionally play an executive and have fun if we don't get stuck behind some really slow groups, but I don't feel like we played any real golf. 18 holes on a par 72 Championship course is real golf. And during the winter months, when you are paying for two resident members, real golf in the bubble has become really expensive.
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Old 12-18-2019, 04:21 AM
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I researched prices at country club courses in and around Orlando. The Villages could be doubled and it would still be great pricing.
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