Since I do not live in Charlotte, I cannot commit on the golf price and conditions. But I noticed a course has to choose what it is going to be either premium or budget. I have no problem with either way a course wants to fall in either group. However I do get frustrated if a course wants to charge a premium price for a budget course. This sadly is happing more often because of the fact of the cost of maintaining and servicing the debt that is incurred in building or purchasing a golf course.
The other problem like has been discussed is the fact that the market sets the price, if you are in an area like where I live that the majority of the courses are budget that is what the market will bear and if you do try to come in with a premium course it will be tough sell. What we all are wanting is a low green fee but the best conditions to play in, but each of us has to be realistic on the course conditions.
I do expect some things to be done, but also I am realistic in the fact if I am at a budget course then I expect budget conditions, but if I am paying premium pricing then like most of the posters I expecting everything to be top notch. Of course with this summer everyone’s bent greens have taking a beating.