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The nickel and diming starts

 
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The nickel and diming starts
« on: February 04, 2007, 01:43:50 PM »

My golf club was part of Club Corp which was just sold to a private equity firm, KSL.

Their first order of business arrived with our monthly statement--

Effective March 1, anyone riding in a member owned golf cart will be charged 16.50 (the full 18 hole cart fee).

The owner of the cart pays an annual trail fee.  If I ride with him in his cart, the club extracts their pound of flesh on equipment they don't own!

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Re: The nickel and diming starts
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007, 02:18:49 PM »

I believe your only recourse is to rent the course cart and take it off some sick jumps. 
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Re: The nickel and diming starts
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007, 02:46:37 PM »

I believe your only recourse is to rent the course cart and take it off some sick jumps. 


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Re: The nickel and diming starts
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 06:01:48 PM »

Yikes!  Then what's the point of having you're own cart?  I guess they want to discourage that....
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Re: The nickel and diming starts
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 06:27:51 PM »

It sucks but "trail" fees are becoming more and more common.
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Re: The nickel and diming starts
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2007, 06:29:49 PM »

Trail fees have been in place since the club opened, nobody objects to that.

The member who owns the cart isn't charged, (since he's paid the trail fee already) but if I (or anyone else) rides WITH him, they will be charged.  I can't believe they can make money with something they don't own!
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007, 03:20:00 PM »

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Re: The nickel and diming starts
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007, 03:52:38 PM »

Trail fees have been in place since the club opened, nobody objects to that.

The member who owns the cart isn't charged, (since he's paid the trail fee already) but if I (or anyone else) rides WITH him, they will be charged.  I can't believe they can make money with something they don't own!

Ah..sorry. I didn't read it close enough the first time. That does suck.
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2007, 01:26:33 PM »

The alternative would be to charge greens fees that automatically include the cart, even if you walk.  There's plenty of courses like that.
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Re: The nickel and diming starts
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2007, 03:59:31 PM »

The member who owns the cart isn't charged, (since he's paid the trail fee already) but if I (or anyone else) rides WITH him, they will be charged.  I can't believe they can make money with something they don't own!

Neither can they probably, but they are.
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2007, 07:16:15 PM »


  I can't believe they can make money with something they don't own!

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Re: The nickel and diming starts
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2007, 02:26:27 AM »

I've seen that before but not to that extreme.  Fort Knox is one of the few military courses that still allow private carts.  They do charge the owner a trail fee but if another rides then there is a $5 fee not the entire cost of a cart. 

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