Saturday, August 21, 2004
Our son attends the University of Colorado and, subsequently, we are frequent visitors to the state of Colorado. During our recent visit in early August, we decided to spend several days in Steamboat Springs.
We enjoyed the downtown area and were very happy with our accomodations and all the good restaurants. Our two older sons brought their golf clubs and called the Haymaker public golf course to inquire about a tee time.
During their conversation they also learned that the green fees were $46 for residents and $99 for nonresidents. This wide disparity seems ridiculous for a city that obviously makes a majority of its revenues from tourism.
We can understand a small surcharge for visitors; however, a more than doubling of the cost seems unfair. Do the ski slopes also double their rates for visitiors?
We know from our experience that the hotels, restaurants, theaters, etc., charge all guests the same rates. In the future, we will have no choice but to visit a Colorado community that treats its visitors a little more fairly.