Golfing is often cited as a “rich man’s game,” yet there are millions of golfers around the United States who play on plenty of incredible courses across the country that are quite affordable.
If you’re even a moderate golfer, there are few things better than hopping in the car, tossing your golf clubs in the trunk and discovering a hidden gem of a course on your vacation.
So, we found seven of the best budget golf courses around the country every golfer needs to check out.
Let’s take a look…
Old Works Golf Club
Listed as number 94 on the Golf Digest list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, Old Works Golf Club is amazingly affordable, with greens fees ranging from $45 to $105. This Jack Nicklaus designed course in Anaconda, Montana has some great features like black slag bunkers and the remains of an old copper smelting plant around the course.
1205 Pizzini Way, Anaconda, MT 59711 | 406.563.5989
Gold Mountain Golf Club
Just outside Seattle, on the shores of the Puget Sound, the Gold Mountain Golf Club has been drawing golfers who are looking for affordable fees with a beautiful backdrop fro the past decade. The Olympic Course at this club was home to a USGA Amateur event and has greens fees that start as low as $30.
7263 W. Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton, WA 98312 | 360.415.5432
Rock Hollow Golf Club
Rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of the top 10 courses in Indiana, Rock Hollow Golf Club in Peru, Indiana is another course that not only has an incredibly unique landscape but it was also mined out of a gravel quarry. Rates for green fees start at $27 and go up from there.
669 S County Road 250 West, Peru, Indiana 46970 | 765.473.6100
Riverdale Golf Club
Designed by one of the preeminent golf course designers out there, Pete Dye, the Riverdale Golf Club has been named on a number of lists created by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Avid Golfer. The course, located northeast of Denver in Brighton, Colorado, aims to give golfers a Scottish links style experience. Rates start at $25 for non-residents green fees.
13300 Riverdale Road, Brighton, CO 80602 | 303.659.4700
Texarkana Golf Ranch
Hank Haney is one of the top instructors in golf, so it’s no wonder that the course he designed with Jim Fazio, Texarkana Golf Ranch in Texarkana, Texas, is considered one of the toughest budget courses in America. Listed on a number of the lists for best places to play, you won’t want to miss out, especially with greens fees starting at $28.
7401 University Ave, Texarkana, TX 75503 | 903.334.7401
Wild Horse Golf Club
When you do a search for the best affordable golf courses across the country, Wild Horse Golf Club is consistently at the very top of the list. Who knew there was such great golfing in Nebraska? What sets Wild Horse apart is the design – it was created to mimic some of the very best of British links style courses. The greens fees start at an affordable $45.50 and up.
40950 Rd. 768, Gothenburg, NE 69138 | 308.537.7700
Justin Timberlake poured millions into this golf course in his home state of Tennessee to bring it back to life, and the money worked. Now, Mirimichi is consistently rated on Golfweek’s Best Courses you can play list. Not only are the green fees cheap, starting at $40, but it’s also has an Audubon Sanctuary on the grounds.
6195 Woodstock Cuba Rd, Millington, TN 38053 | 901.259.3800
There you have it, seven amazing courses you can play that won’t break the bank. The next time you’re looking for an excellent and affordable course to play on vacation, you won’t miss out with any of these.