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Old 01-14-2020, 09:23 AM
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Last evening my neighbor and I went to Briarwood for a quick nine before dinner. We were paired with a nice young couple from Colorado down here visiting grampa. As we were walking off the eighth green one of those fellows in a light green golf shirt drove up and told the nice young couple that there was a time limit on the golf cart rental and they had to leave the course. I have seen some strange and impolite behavior before from the ambassadors but that was outrageous. My feeling is, somebody wanted to go home and that was the last cart on the course.
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:36 AM
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I would not have left the course, until I had finished the round I had paid for.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:17 AM
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Unless that nice young couple had this golf cart for a few rounds on the course already. Since they aren't Villagers, and Grandpa (the actual villager) wasn't there, maybe guest privileges don't allow for someone to use a course-cart for longer than a single round per day?

I don't know the rules and etiquette revolving around the use of carts for the executive courses but that explanation would at least make sense.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:30 AM
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If it was near sunset the rental carts have to be back before sunset as they have no headlights.
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:55 AM
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If it was near sunset the rental carts have to be back before sunset as they have no headlights.
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In which case the pro shops should stop renting out carts earlier, if there is not time to complete a round of golf.
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:23 PM
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Last evening my neighbor and I went to Briarwood for a quick nine before dinner. We were paired with a nice young couple from Colorado down here visiting grampa. As we were walking off the eighth green one of those fellows in a light green golf shirt drove up and told the nice young couple that there was a time limit on the golf cart rental and they had to leave the course. I have seen some strange and impolite behavior before from the ambassadors but that was outrageous. My feeling is, somebody wanted to go home and that was the last cart on the course.
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:14 PM
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The ambassador was doing his job. No need to put him down like that.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:47 PM
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They rent golf carts at executive courses??
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Old 01-14-2020, 11:06 PM
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They rent golf carts at executive courses??
Yes, through the champ courses. I know Palmer has a few dedicated for Belmont, Pimlico and Churchill
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Old 01-15-2020, 07:27 AM
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At OBH we wait till you are finished whether it be a a pull cart or a golf cart thats our policy.
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Yes people can be nasty here. Not the majority but some.
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Old 01-15-2020, 08:50 AM
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Yes people can be nasty here. Not the majority but some.
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Who was "nasty"?

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Old 01-15-2020, 09:26 AM
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Yes, through the champ courses. I know Palmer has a few dedicated for Belmont, Pimlico and Churchill
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Unless you play at the courses south of 44 (ie: Fenney, etc) then you have the luxury of picking it up right at the course, in most cases only having to walk 20 feet to get in your nice new rental cart. Now for those that live south of 44 and want to go enjoy a round at an Executive north of 44, well it's not so convenient.
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:51 AM
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Unless you play at the courses south of 44 (ie: Fenney, etc) then you have the luxury of picking it up right at the course, in most cases only having to walk 20 feet to get in your nice new rental cart. Now for those that live south of 44 and want to go enjoy a round at an Executive north of 44, well it's not so convenient.
All we have to do is call the nearest Championship Golf Club and a cart will be ready and waiting for you at the executive course.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:46 PM
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My husband was called off the 8th hole on Grey Fox (south of 44) because they needed the carts back before they closed. It was before daylight savings ended, so it wasn’t a light issue. It was likely the course had backed up and people had to go home. They pulled all people with rental carts behind him also.
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