The more I think about this, the more annoyed I get. So I thought I’d issue a general warning: GolfNow is not to be trusted.
Last week, I was bandying about late in the evening, trying to decide what course to try to play the next day. I checked the websites of a couple of my regular favorites and found their early morning tee times already booked. As an alternative, I thought I’d see what GolfNow.Com had to say.
I entered a time and it pulled up several courses with tee times at around 7 am. One that I’d heard good things about was Huntmore, so I booked a deal there at $35, supposedly 10% off the regular rate. There also was a buck and a half surcharge. Not a particularly good deal, but it was late and I didn’t want to do any more comparison shopping.
When I arrived at the course, my tee time was correctly scheduled, but the desk clerk just shook his head at the price.
“You got ripped off,” he said. “Our regular rate in the morning is $19. You used GolfNow, though, so I have to charge you $35.”
I argued, but he was adamant that he had to charge the GolfNow rate or get in trouble with the boss. I didn’t want to cause a big stir, so chalked it up to experience and paid the GolfNow rate. But I vowed then and there: I’ll never use that site again.
And neither should you. Call the course directly and see what they can do for you.
GolfNow is a rip off.