For the last several years we have made golf trips along the East Coast (multiple locations in Florida, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, etc.). This year's trip will be in the beginning of December, 2014 for 5 days/4 nights. We have several lodging options available through Interval (likely Scottsdale Links Resort--unless someone tells me to avoid it).
My question revolves around golf packages/courses. When we have visited other areas we usually play a mix of premium and mid-level courses and spend $300-$400 for the 4-5 rounds, often with a little extra for a replay or two.
Based on what I've found looking online, the prices for golf in Scottsdale are considerably higher (premium courses are $140+ and mid-range courses $80+). Is that an accurate assessment of the area?
I'd prefer not to double our group's golf budget as I will definitely lose some of regular trip attendees. But, I also don't want to travel to Arizona and play muni-quality courses. Can anyone offer guidance/advice on what we should anticipate spending? Or provide recommendations that would stay within our normal budget?
Thanks for any advice!