photo credit: danperry.com Should you be warned that the course you are about to play has been overseeded before you hand over your green fees? Should the green fees be lowered when a course has been overseeded?
The answer to these questions have created a substantial controversy. The question is: is it fair to be charged the same fees to play a course that is in less than adequate condition. The popular consensus is that green fees should be lowered when the course is being overseeded. Most feel that a warning should also be given before green fees are paid.
There is no question that overseeding creates less than perfect playing conditions, in some cases the conditions are just downright awful. Why should a golfer be made to pay the standard green fees on an overseeded course? Shouldn't a warning be given prior to payment?