Golfing in a down economy
Statistics have shown the game of golf is on the decline. Fingers point to the price of greens fees. The truth is that golf is expensive. The average price of greens fees at public golf courses in Chicago, IL is $60.00 – $80.00 per person. With a bucket of balls plus lunch that can easily turn into $100.00. In a down economy, it’s not easy to convince the wife that $100.00 is a good investment. If you’re begging her to let you play, shelling out $350.00 to walk 18 holes at Whistling Straights is more of a dream than a reality.
If you’re looking for ways to maximize your dollar, you might want to look outside of the major golf destinations and metropolitan areas of the Midwest.