Last weekend I played at Mount Pleasant Golf Course in Baltimore with a group of three friends. Like most groups on Saturday tee times, we had a couple bets going on and split the group into two pairs. And, as usual, it all came down to the 18th tee. This hole was a short par four, and only 354 yards from the back tees.
We both birdied, and still nobody was happy. Instead of ending the round here, five Baltimore courses offer “replays”, where after your round you can take your Players Card and receipt from the round and get a chance to play the same course for $12. And off we went for another round of 18.
“It’s obviously the best deal you can get if you want to play a lot of golf in a single day,” said Brendan McGowan. “You save money with the players cards already, and can save even more on the replays. I get my money’s worth for the 27-holes I play most Sundays.”
It’s a great way to play some extra holes and not have to burn the wallet to do it.
“Discounts bring people to the course,” said Tom Pierce, the director of BMGC. “We offer these rates and hopefully create golfers for life.”
Most golfers end up having courses that they love to play, but often can’t always get there every weekend. So instead of only playing 18 holes, spend an extra hour playing some more holes and then when you can get out to play, play longer. It’s an easy solution to not being able to play all the time.
“Because I can only play a couple times on the weekends, I just spend a little more money on the replays,” said Joe Johnson, a 28-year-old Baltimore native. “It’s the best way for me to use the great courses in the Baltimore area.”
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