Golf Outing costs

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    Golf Outing costs

    I'm wanting to get some opinions on a situation. A golf course charges $51 per golfer for an outing that includes 18 holes, cart, and lunch/dinner. A typical round of golf is $50. The course is a mess, so they reduce the green fees to the public to $25 for 18 and a cart. What would you expect to be charged per person for an outing under these conditions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nees1212 View Post
    I'm wanting to get some opinions on a situation. A golf course charges $51 per golfer for an outing that includes 18 holes, cart, and lunch/dinner. A typical round of golf is $50. The course is a mess, so they reduce the green fees to the public to $25 for 18 and a cart. What would you expect to be charged per person for an outing under these conditions?
    Is beer included? Might be a goofy question but there is reasoning behind it.

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    I guess it depends. Is it a benefit outing? Beer included?

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    Beer is not included in the per player cost. That was a separate, per keg cost.

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    Figure out what the per keg cost is and take a rough estimate of how many you may need. Then just do the math. I would think you won't need much more, taking into account that you would get donations for giveaways and raffles, etc.

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    What is involved in the lunch/dinner? In other words how much work does the course have to put in to make it happen? Also how many people is the outing for?

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    Generally I'd have no problem paying $51, but it sounds like you're paying $26 for lunch/dinner.

    If beer is included, that's a good deal.

    Are there any door prizes or contests (i.e. closest to the pin, longest drive, etc.)? If no, it's too expensive (given their reduced rate).

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    This revolves around what the golf course should charge the organization on a per player basis, not what the organization should charge the public for playing in the outing. Original cost is $51 which includes golf, a grilled item (basics), chips, and a soft drink. Green fees are $50 on a normal day, so they're charging basically $1 for the food. Since the course is a mess, green fees are only $25 (w/ cart) to the general public. How much should the course charge the organization hosting the outing?

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    My pick would be $26. Sounds like a certain NKY course our booster group used to deal with.

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    Flagg Springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nees1212 View Post
    This revolves around what the golf course should charge the organization on a per player basis, not what the organization should charge the public for playing in the outing. Original cost is $51 which includes golf, a grilled item (basics), chips, and a soft drink. Green fees are $50 on a normal day, so they're charging basically $1 for the food. Since the course is a mess, green fees are only $25 (w/ cart) to the general public. How much should the course charge the organization hosting the outing?
    Id say $40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qryche11 View Post
    Flagg Springs?

    Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerTime View Post
    Id say $40.
    I was thinking $30 max. Charging $40, IMO, is like charging us $15 per person for food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nees1212 View Post
    I was thinking $30 max. Charging $40, IMO, is like charging us $15 per person for food.
    Again, how much work does the course have to put in for lunch? Set up, cooking, tear down/clean up, ect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    Again, how much work does the course have to put in for lunch? Set up, cooking, tear down/clean up, ect...
    Nothing out of the ordinary. You get a grilled item from either the clubhouse or concession stand. No special catering or setup involved. It would be no different than you and your buddies out for a round and swinging into the clubhouse afterwards (or at the turn) for a quick bite to eat.

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