I wouldn't view it as "trashing" the place at all. In fact, the OP is providing some helpful advice to the business owner -- honor a coupon, even if the coupons were initiated by the previous owner! Or risk losing a customer.Ok, I can see how that was frustrating, however, if you have all this money to pay on your car payment and eat out twice per week, is that 10 dollars really that big of a deal? You could have gracefully made the decision to just not return. Instead, you come on here and trash a business, that really didn't have to honor your coupon. It was a coupon, not a gift certificate. I've had coupons that I printed from websites that weren't honored at local stores, I didn't come on topix and trash them, I just thought, well, I won't buy that merchandise at that store from now on, I'll go someplace where the coupons are offered. This website is trashy and classless and it makes you look the same by trying to discourage other people from going there...over a 10 dollar coupon.
I don't know who owns it but I went there and had an excellent lunch on the patio. We LOVE outside dining and the food was great, I was with 2 friends and we all had a great meal. The service was good, prompt and friendly and the drinks were awesome. Overlooking the golf course on a nice spring day, excellent! We plan to go back frequently, because again, we love sitting outside. The Bella Vista also has a nice deck but that patio was just awesome! We are also looking forward to the Waterfront Grille's new patio. But, we like to support local businesses and from what I understand, it's a local person who operates the Country Club.
Whereas you would just walk away and not return, leaving the merchant clueless as to why, the OP has smartly taken the opportunity to air his grievance in a public forum.
Ultimately, that should benefit the business.
Young "Peppy" the owner will read this and say, "You know what, that was dumb ... we should have accepted the coupon. Next time, we will!" If "Peppy" really smart, he'll post an apology on here and generate some genuine good will, then maybe the OP will return someday.
And like the OP said, it's NOT about a mere $10, it's the principle of the thing and about running a customer-friendly business.