Everyone has forked over a huge amount of cash to play a highly touted or famous golf course and left feeling like it wasn’t worth it. Curious to hear some courses people have played in the past which are grossly overpriced for what you get in return. This doesn’t have to be only “famous” or public courses. Factor in the entire experience (pace of play, course conditions, layout, amenities etc.) Hopefully this will help people avoid some pitfalls when planning a golf trip or trying out a new course. Might be an unpopular opinion but I’m nominating:
- TPC Sawgrass: The high season rate will run you an astounding $549 before tax and caddy cost. It’s possible to play it for less but unlikely you can get it done under $350. I’m glad I decided to play it once (bucket list course) but if we’re being honest you’re paying $400-600 to play 3 golf holes… 16, 17 and 18. Awesome course, facilities and memories, but way too costly. The course has character but nothing that blew my socks off like Kiawah Ocean, which is worth every cent.