5 Bargain Courses You Can Play for Under $50
Okay, so maybe you didn’t get as much of a tax return check as you were hoping to this year. Or perhaps you did, and you’ve got a little extra cash you’re ready to burn. Either way, in honor of tax day today, we’ve scouted out five bargain gems that you can play on the weekend for less than $50.
1. San Marcos Golf Club – $45 on Golfnow.com – Chandler, Arizona
The first golf course in Arizona to have grass greens (1913), the Sheraton San Marcos is a legend in the Arizona golf community. Presidents, visiting dignitaries and celebrities have all traveled out to this traditional golf course in the East Valley. Its lush fairways and straight forward layout remind many of the Midwestern golf courses. But, be wary. Sand traps and a creek that travels throughout the course play a vital role in keeping this golf course fairly difficult.
2. Old Brickyard Golf Course – $35 on Golfnow.com – Ferris, Texas – Dallas Metroplex
One word to describe the Old Brickyard: Unique.
Carved out of the old site of the Ferris Brick Company, this best-kept Dallas area secret has elevation changes, water hazards and sand traps throughout that make this course fun and challenging at the same time. This course is the perfect attesting your game and working on your accuracy as attempts to overpower itmost likely lead to higher scores.
3. Okeeheelee Golf Course – $34 on Golfnow.com – West Palm Beach, Florida
This 27-hole layout allows you to play three different combination 18-hole courses with all of the usual Florida trimmings of sand, palm trees and water hazards. Okeeheelee, meaning “quiet waters” in the Seminole language, gives you beautiful views of Clear Lake and is always in well manicured. With five different tee boxes, this municipal course allows players of all skill levels to enjoy their golf outing for a steal. Use those extra dollars you saved to splurge on a couple of beers and a signature sandwich at the clubhouse after your round.
4. River View Golf Course – $39 on Golfnow.com – Santa Ana, California
An often overlooked golf course in the Orange County area, River View is consistently rated one of the best golfing bargains around by the Orange County Golf Guide. Golf reviews on Golfnow.com indicate that this course will provide a stern test for all levels of golfers. Located 10 minutes from Disneyland and conveniently near John Wayne International Airport, this course is known for its impeccable year-round conditions and its stellar greens. The course has a rich history, including memorable win from a young Tiger Woods.
5. Mill Valley Golf Links – $25 on Golfnow.com – Belchertown, Massachusetts
The newest 18-hole layout in Western Massachusetts, Mill Valley boasts one of the most scenic par 3s in the state. This course sits about an hour and a half from Boston and is not only fun to play, but truly worth the money you will pay to play it. The stellar stretch of holes between the 14th and the 17th will make a believer out of you for sure.