Up to now, I’m just under $2500 for pure greens fees in 2018. I also took a couple trips (Australia/Seattle) that included lots of golf but weren’t pure golf trips so I didn’t count the flight and lodging costs. That number doesn’t include balls or clothes either since they show up under a different category on my budgeting app and I don’t feel like calculating them too. I’m guessing those are around $400 or so for the year. Lastly, I paid for a lot of the Australian golf in late-2017 even though I played in 2018 so that screws with the accounting a bit.
I’ll creep above $2500 in pure greens fees since I’ll likely pay for a couple more rounds for a Scotland trip next summer, and buy my frequent player card at a local course before the end of the year. Next year will likely be more spending since that Scotland trip that is pretty much all golf. Although, since I’m “paying” for most of that with credit card and airline points, the biggest out of pocket cost will be the greens fees. Luckily, most of my normal rounds are <$50 at the two local courses I usually play, and I haven’t bought new clubs this year.