Man, $550 for this time of the year is shocking to me. Haven’t been out there since July, but I want to warn you about the greens. From what I’ve heard from some pros in the area, they’re playing almost anywhere else in the area because of the poor condition of the greens. I certainly hope this is not the case for you. I would have thought they would have lowered prices in his winter season because of the greens. I know this year is tough for them as they’re trying to get the course to peak in March and not May. Again, I haven’t seen it, but please manage the expectations! From pics I’ve seen, the course is very very green as they have overseeded the crap out of it. I hope it’s great for you.
Jax Beach is $17 to walk during the week and has almost perfectly true greens if you end up frustrated by it.
*to clarify on the price - I’m a firm believer in, once you’ve paid it, go out and enjoy the golf course and do not try to justify the price. It will never meet your expectation in that regard. Once it’s paid, the money is gone, and go enjoy it as if you paid $20 for it. If it’s a course you know you wanted to play at least once in your life, it does not matter what you paid for it.