My golf buddy and I bought yearly time share at the Royal Haciendas within the the grounds of Grand Coral with the anticipation of Nick Price course opening there. We patiently waited and watched the construction of the course for several years, and finally, we got to play it in 2011 in November. The fairway, then still needed some maturing, but overall, the course was beautifully
laid out. Now, we are there every year during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of November. Last year, we paid the twilight rate of $60. We played nearly every day we were there. This year, we were surprised to find that they wanted to charge us $90 for the twilight and an additional $25 if we wanted food and beverages included. I might point out that the greens were in terrible shape as they had "punched them" and sanded the greens, making true putts impossible. The reason we were told of the price increase was that they instituted a "high and low season." Instead of playing at the Grand Coral, we played at Iberostar golf course up the road. We played for $95 which included round trip transportation, all food and beverages(before, during, and after play) AND the course was in beautiful shape. The Royal Haciendas is one of the anchor resorts there at the Grand Coral compounds and represents a large pool of potential golfing customers for the Grand Coral golf course, yet, this ridiculous pricing chased many of them away. The course
remained bare. They need to start thinking smarter. Is a bare course better for business or a busy course at a reduced prices for the guests at the Grand Coral resorts better? I asked for some who I could speak with and finally a fellow named Pepe arrived. He barely spoke English and was not in position to negotiate any multiple play rates for us.
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