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On the Course: Passholder perks at Aspen Golf Club

Carolyn Sackariason
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO, Colorado

ASPEN ” Just when I thought my golf game was going to be nonexistent this fall, the powers that be at the municipal course just made it financially attractive to keep playing.

As a 20-punch pass holder, I’m down to only two 18-hole rounds left. And while I know that there’s plenty of golf to be played this season, I just couldn’t bring myself to shelling out another $525 for 20 more punches.

There are a lot of people in the same boat as me, which is why Aspen Golf Course officials have decided to pro-rate the price for punch pass holders through the end of October. In other words, it will cost pass holders $52.50 to play 18 holes, as opposed to the regular price of $105 during prime time, or $75 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Regular rates change on Sept. 15, with greens fees being $75 for prime time. Twilight play ” 3:30 p.m. to close ” will remain $52.50 through the end of October. But for punch pass holders, nine holes after 3:30 p.m. will cost $26.25.

This is the first time the Aspen Golf Course has thrown a carrot to punch pass holders who have exhausted their rounds with eight weeks left to play. I know that for some ” like a co-worker of mine who bought a new punch pass a few weeks ago ” they wish it had come earlier.

Regardless, it’s a good move because it brings money into the city-owned course that it wouldn’t have otherwise gotten out of me because if I’m going to pay to play golf this fall, I would likely do it on tracks I haven’t been on this year.

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And as an extra bonus, the Aspen Golf Course will keep the links open after Nov. 1 and people are allowed to play at no charge. No pins will be on the greens but what do you expect for free?

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