greens fee

noun
\ ˈgrēnz- How to pronounce greens fee (audio) \

Definition of greens fee

: a fee paid for the privilege of playing on a golf course

called also green fee

Examples of greens fee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In fact, according to the plea agreement, the spending was for golf green fees and over $10,000 in golf paraphernalia bought by U.A.W. officials, including Mr. Pearson and Mr. Jones. Noam Scheiber, New York Times, "Former U.A.W. Official Pleads Guilty in Corruption Scandal," 7 Feb. 2020 All greens fees must be prepaid, either online or by phone. oregonlive, "Portland-area public golf courses that are open and closed due to coronavirus outbreak," 17 Apr. 2020 Golf courses typically have their highest green fee rates through Easter, according to Mike Loustalot, the co-founder of Sagacity Golf, which collects performance data from 75 Phoenix golf courses. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "In Arizona, coronavirus has turned golf into the only game in town," 11 Apr. 2020 All greens fees must be prepaid, either online or by phone. oregonlive, "Portland-area public golf courses that are open and closed due to coronavirus outbreak," 2 Apr. 2020 As the popularity of golf has declined, however, the city’s revenue from greens fees has fallen below the cost of that maintenance. Alfred Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville lawmakers criticize Mayor Fischer's 'snubbing' of longtime golf pros," 4 Feb. 2020 Pearson's plea agreement notes that some of the funds paid for cigars, private villas, high-end liquor, extravagant meals, clothes, spa services and golfing items and green fees. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Ex-UAW regional director Vance Pearson guilty plea is good news, U.S. attorney says," 7 Feb. 2020 That’s because of a recent ordinance change allowing pros to raise greens fees at peak times and lower them at off-hours. Alfred Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville lawmakers criticize Mayor Fischer's 'snubbing' of longtime golf pros," 4 Feb. 2020 Most of the contracts see the city splitting greens fees with pros in exchange for a much bigger portion of nearly all other revenue the pros generate. Alfred Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville lawmakers criticize Mayor Fischer's 'snubbing' of longtime golf pros," 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of greens fee

1909, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2020

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“Greens fee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greens%20fee. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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