Hidden rule costs reader his resident rate at We-Ko-Pa in Scottsdale
Buyer Beware for We-Ko-Pa Golf Course in Scottsdale, Ariz.: The Arizona Resident Discount price in November is $75 (as opposed to $135 non-resident). However, it is only for tee times made within five days of the reservation.
1. You cannot get a tee time if you wait until five days before.
2. If you call them, they will not voluntarily tell you that.
I was to fill in for an empty slot in a foursome. Before I accepted, I called and asked what the resident rate was that day and was told that it was "$75 today." No mention of the five-day rule. So, I accepted the invitation to play and got screwed for the $135 for green fees, $2.07 for a logo ball, $8.69 sales tax No. 1, $2.07 sales tax No. 2 for a total of $148.55.
So, if you are expecting to pay Arizona resident rates, forget it!!!
November 28, 2005