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What do you get for that $6500? Does it include a certain number of nights and accommodation?
Quote from: Wayne_Kozun on May 28, 2019, 04:45:00 PMWhat do you get for that $6500? Does it include a certain number of nights and accommodation?I assume $6,500/year just gets you access? Lodging , guest fees, etc. would be extra. It looks really new, so I assume there will be some movement in features/benefits/price...
I don't get it. What's the value proposition if you can go play golf resorts like Bandon, Cabot, Pebble, SV, Kiawah, Pinehurst, Streamsong, Casa de Campo, etc which are better courses anyway? And what's the attraction of central Florida other than cheap land?I would rather have someone like Mike Keiser put together some sort of a club for his resorts.
This looks like someone selling beachfront property in Arizona. A high priced bottle of fresh Wyoming air. Seeing Jack in a scam like this it makes me cringe. The concept is not new but this variation looks particularly offensive. The amorphous language and bucolic comparisons to the world's "great courses" just sounds absurd. This looks like a marketing team got locked in a room with not enough oxygen for a few days...The Flag, what the hell does that even mean?Love the stock imagery too! What a visual delight!
Quote from: Wayne_Kozun on May 29, 2019, 10:13:33 AMI don't get it. What's the value proposition if you can go play golf resorts like Bandon, Cabot, Pebble, SV, Kiawah, Pinehurst, Streamsong, Casa de Campo, etc which are better courses anyway? And what's the attraction of central Florida other than cheap land?I would rather have someone like Mike Keiser put together some sort of a club for his resorts.As has transpired in the Ski industry with the proliferation of annual passes to a consortium of different ski resort networks, i.e. Epic Pass (Vail Resorts), Mountain Collective and the Ikon Ski Pass, you're seeing the same occur with destination golf resorts and private golf clubs courtesy of companies such as Club Corp Travel, Dormie and now Flag. Were you to put the right mix of private/public clubs and resorts together under one membership, it could be a big win/win for the consumer and the clubs/resorts affiliated with said pass or membership. For example, if someone put a annual pass or membership together comprising of the courses referenced in your post, in which golf fees (greens fees, cart/caddie) were covered and included unlimited golf, use of the driving range, a day locker, etc. how awesome would that be? You could literally play multiple rounds at different destination courses each month if you timed it correctly.For private clubs that are struggling to make ends meet or healthy privates simply looking to add to their coffers, this could potentially be a boon for their bottom line were they to hook-up with the right membership network. Granted, there are certain private clubs in the Top 100 - 200 in the U.S. that would ever allow this type of clientele on their premises. However, rest-assured there are many that would were the payoff substantial enough. Envision an annual membership that included access to a number of private clubs in the Top 100 and now it gets interesting, as the possibilities are endless. For example, you could plan a week vacation in Chicago and play Medinah, Olympia Fields, Ravisole, Butler National and Chicago Golf Club all in one fell swoop! One thing I do know is that this concept isn't going away. To the contrary, it's only going to continue to grow in stature and perhaps become the defacto way of golf memberships going forward. I, for one, welcome the change and feel it will help grow the game by giving people access to courses they would never otherwise have the ability to play. I'm simply waiting for one of these companies to come up with a membership offering that includes access to enough good courses in and around my area and state, in addition to some Top 100 - 200 privates, publics and destination resorts throughout the U.S. and abroad. It's not a matter of if this will happen, but when?
After 20 years of watching raters, bloggers and drone runners play for free I'll never be jealous of a fellow dues playing true national member.
at least according to a thread over on golfwrx.com, it's not going to be new courses but existing ones that nicklaus is affiliated with. seems much more like a dormie network copy cat than something like DLC. unless i'm mistaken, does a membership at one dlc club get you cart fee reciprocals at all of their others?
What kind of individual joins these “course networks”? I’m curious what the draw is, and how it best serves the customer. For me personally, it just doesn’t make sense so this is why I’m im asking.
PleaseNo more ads for ANY network.Partnership with LPGA notwithstanding...