Las Vegas Strip tips - Avoid ripoffs and save big on a Nevada golf trip
Released on = July 25, 2007, 12:51 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Between the gambling, the celebrity chefs, taxis, nightlife and tee times at the great golf courses, Las Vegas will burn a hole in your pocket. Here are some travel tips for avoiding scams on your Sin City vacation, and saving your dough to splurge on yourself.
Press Release Body = Between the gambling, the celebrity chefs, taxis, nightlife and tee times at the great golf courses, Las Vegas will burn a hole in your pocket. Here are some travel tips for avoiding scams on your Sin City vacation, and saving your dough to splurge on yourself.
LAS VEGAS - The way those Andrew Jacksons fly out of your wallet in this playground of good-time vices, you might think your money has sprouted wings.
You\'re going to want to gamble. And play some great golf. And splurge on a showcase meal. And hit one of those clubs Paris Hilton frequents. And gamble some more.
Get a little carried away - and who doesn\'t get a little carried away in Vegas? - and you\'ll wonder if you\'ve signed up for a vacation or a second mortgage.
But even in Sin City, where everyone from the doorman on up has a hand out to grab your cash, rip-offs are avoidable and a good deal is just a few smart travel moves away. You just need to have a good head on your shoulders, and maybe a little insider knowledge.
TravelGolf.com has been up and down the Strip, and here are our lucky seven rules to keep Vegas from burning too big a hole in your pocket.
1) Rent, don\'t cab: \"I took taxis on a Vegas golf work trip once,\" recalls Dave Berner, host of the TravelGolf.com This Week podcast. \"That was dumb.\"
If you want to play more than one or two Las Vegas golf courses, renting a car is as essential as air conditioning in the desert. Vegas taxis are notoriously expensive, and most of the golf courses are a good 20 minutes from the Strip.
That\'s a $35 one-way fare, easy - if the cabbie doesn\'t fix you for a sucker and take the long way. Even with today\'s higher gas prices, a rental will pay off with serious savings
2) Negotiate green fees: Green fees are green fees, you say. Wanna bet?
This is Vegas, where you can buy the fancy kitchen sink out of your Venetian suite if you\'re smooth enough. And many times of year here there are simply more open tee-sheet spots than there are golfers clamoring to fill them.
Okay, you can\'t expect to show up mid-morning and get a discount. And forget working it at a high-roller retreat like Wynn Golf & Country Club, where they want that tee sheet Sahara-sparse.
But come in the afternoon to a mid-range Vegas club (or even many of the better ones), ask for the fee and pull a face, and there\'s a good chance that twilight rate will suddenly drop another $10 or so.
It doesn\'t work every time, but it works enough to add up to some nice change
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July 25, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.