50 Best Courses under $50

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  • cmrl1986cmrl1986 Members Posts: 2,355 ✭✭
    Rivercut in Springfield, MO. Read best public course in MO and completely worth it. Great elevation changes and the gEounds crew always has it in great shape. Played there all the time during college and miss it.
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  • whysguywhysguy mngolferguy Members Posts: 266 ✭✭
    A agree with linkerpan, WIllingers, is top notch and value priced, but....



    The Territory G.C in St Cloud is $39 with cart weekdays. Owned by the same group as Willingers, The Ledgends, TCI of Iowa.

    Varied terrain, good to excellent conditioning, and can be played in under 3.5 hrs anytime.
  • BlackDiamondPar5BlackDiamondPar5 Members Posts: 5,305 ✭✭
    edited Apr 16, 2013 #34
    deck wrote:



    Millcreek Golf Club near Rochester, NY, such a fun course, very challenging, lots of elevation change, always has been in incredible condition.



    www.millcreekgolf.com



    $29 Walking Mon-Thrs all summer long

    $39 cart Mon-Thrs all summer long



    $39 Walking Fri-Sun + Holidays peak rate

    $49 w/ Cart Fri-Sun + Holidays peak rate




    Second this one amongst many others in NY. We have lots here that are amazing




    Haven't been to Mill Creek yet, but its on my list of courses for this season...I've heard so many great things about it.



    Also since ebierman said he'll consider a bit over $50, then I'd like to add Greystone (234golf.com) golf course in an eastern suburb of Rochester, NY. It's a beautiful links style course with lots of elevation changes and outstandingly maintained. It also has a nice pub and restaurant with a great view of the course. Most people I've taken their always love it and say its one of the nicest courses they've ever played.



    We are very fortunate in western ny with so many great golf courses at comparatively good prices.
  • LHgolferLHgolfer Lefty Boomers Posts: 159 ✭✭
    The Wilderness Golf Course, Lake Jackson, TX
  • bpgolf85bpgolf85 Members Posts: 253
    I am really interested to see what pops up on this thread for Illinois. There are some great value courses but being int he Chicagoland area everything is pretty expensive when it comes tot he "rack rate". I am very grateful for golfnow and ezlinks.
  • 2putttom2putttom # 1 Oregon Duck fan Members Posts: 10,008 ✭✭
    edited Apr 18, 2013 #37
    sharkiesj wrote:


    Pacific Grove GC. Best bang for your buck in the entire state of California.



    Honorable mention: Aetna Springs


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  • elise717elise717 Bakeman Members Posts: 55
    Just depends on time of the week. If it can be a mid-week round The Bear Trace at Harrison Bay part of the Tennessee golf trail is around $35 with cart. Bermuda fairways and greens and the course is built on the lake. Great views and really worth the small fee. Plus you can stretch it out to over 7000 yards if you want. Location is Harrison, TN just outside of Chattanooga.
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  • FlopShotFredFlopShotFred Members Posts: 342
    Dale Hollow State Park - Burkesville, KY is a hidden gem
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  • JB57JB57 Members Posts: 68
    bpgolf85 wrote:


    I am really interested to see what pops up on this thread for Illinois. There are some great value courses but being int he Chicagoland area everything is pretty expensive when it comes tot he "rack rate". I am very grateful for golfnow and ezlinks.




    Best public course in Illinois that I have played is Annbriar GC in Waterloo IL. It is located aboiut 30 miles SE of St Louis MO.

    Grren Fees 18 holes with cart:

    Mon. $43

    Tues - Fri. $53

    Sat & Sun $73

    There are various discounts for seniors, ladies, & juniors
  • WebsrWebsr Members Posts: 2
    Great topic; much appreciated. Check out The Links at Spring Church in Apollo, PA and St. Jude, Chcora, PA. Both list out at or below $50 incl. cart.
  • petercybulskipppetercybulskipp Members Posts: 135
    BETHPAGE RED, NY
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    BETHPAGE RED, NY




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  • midwestonmidweston I should have taken up fishing.... Members Posts: 1,545 ✭✭
    edited Apr 19, 2013 #44
    Mozingo Lake Golf Course, Maryville, MO $40 dollars for cart and 18 holes on weekends. Diamond in the rough. Tough course from the tips, lots of character, scenery.



    http://golf.mozingolake.com/
  • oregongolforegongolf Lefty Boomers Posts: 8,573 ✭✭
    The Home Course and Gold Mountain Olympic would be two that get my vote.
  • ninothingninothing Members Posts: 465 ✭✭
    drstroud wrote:


    Indian Canyon, Spokane, Washington.




    Indian Canyon is a great course! So is Sand Creek in Newton KS
  • roehmj1roehmj1 Members Posts: 6
    Harrison Hills, Attica, IN. Really fun layout. Mixture of classic old design (1920's) and new holes added in mid 90's when course was expanded to 18 holes. Always in great shape.



    $40 w/cart on weekday

    $45 w/cart on weekend



    www.harrisonhills.com
  • pmob74pmob74 Members Posts: 3
    Arrowhead Pointe golf course outside of Elberton GA. I played it last week before heading to Augusta and it was absolutely phenomenal. 10 holes of the course are on lake russel and it was by far in better shape then any state park golf course I've ever seen or played. If anyone gets the opportunity to play this course take a camera you'll need it. I really don't do it justice with this post its that gorgeous. The staff was awesome and I played in 3 hours going absolutely as slow as I could just to take in the views.

    $46 with cart within an hour of Augusta during Masters week.
  • volrusvolrus Members Posts: 1,480
    In Tennessee this is nearly a no-brainer. Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, TN. It's just outside Nashville and is in absolutely perfect condition with it's zoysia fairways and fast greens. I'll put the fairways up against any private club in the state. It's a perfect combination of rolling and flat terrain with just the right amount of trouble to get into. Here is some information from their website. And no, I am in no way affiliated with the course, I just love going there for the quality and cost!





    Opened in 1998, GreyStone has hosted some of the region's highest profile events:
    • Home of 2002 PGA Tour First Round Qualifying
    • Home of the Men's and Women's Tennessee State Opens 1999 through 2003
    • 2010 Men's State Open
    • 2010-13 Men's & Women's OVC (NCAA) Championship
    • Home of 2000 PGA Tour First Round Qualifying
    • Home of Monday Qualifying for the BellSouth Senior PGA Tour event
    • Home of the 2004 1st Stage PGA Tour School Qualifying
    • Home of the USJGT Tour Championship.
  • Seattle_MaslowSeattle_Maslow Members Posts: 168
    Cochiti north of ABQ, NM
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  • feedlotdocfeedlotdoc Members Posts: 934 ✭✭
    Indian Trails Country Club, Beemer NE. $39 with cart on the weekend.
  • jschwarbjschwarb Members Posts: 767 ✭✭
    Been 10 years since I last played it, but El Diablo GC in Citrus Springs, Fla., was (is) a great course in a tough-to-reach part of west-central Florida. I'm itching to get back sometime and see if it's the same as I remembered.
  • zer0zer0 Members Posts: 1,470 ✭✭
    bpgolf85 wrote:


    I am really interested to see what pops up on this thread for Illinois. There are some great value courses but being int he Chicagoland area everything is pretty expensive when it comes tot he "rack rate". I am very grateful for golfnow and ezlinks.






    Yea, gonna be tough to find a winner from Chicago. I would guess off the top of my head George Dunne is the closest in the area, pretty sure its less than $60 with a cart, but I dont think its less than $50.
  • DoYouKnowTheMuffinManDoYouKnowTheMuffinMan Banned Posts: 1,422
    Both are nice and challenging courses for under $50.

    Devils Ridge in Oxford, Mi

    Westwynd in Rochester, Mi
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  • italianstallionitalianstallion Bethpage Black - 8th hole Junior Mod Squad Posts: 3,018 ✭✭
    As others have said it all depends on what day you're playing and if the resident rate counts for anything.



    If so, Montauk Downs State Park is $43 plus $17 for a cart (NYS residents), so it pushes you slightly over that limit. But I'll send you the $10 overage if you can find me a better course in that price range in NYS.



    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/398280-montauk-downs/
  • CPSOXCPSOX Members Posts: 489
    OP - just how do you plan on using this "data" without knowing the experience of the posters? If you only play a handful of favorites, it's near impossible to have the perspective to really say what the "best" courses are state/nation wide. Without tiding up your approach, I'm betting you're getting a lot of "best course under $50 within 50 miles of where I live" from the group.
  • bwrichmondbwrichmond Bomb and gouge??? More like bomb, search, gouge if you find it Members Posts: 1,206 ✭✭


    Dale Hollow State Park - Burkesville, KY is a hidden gem




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  • bwrichmondbwrichmond Bomb and gouge??? More like bomb, search, gouge if you find it Members Posts: 1,206 ✭✭
    roehmj1 wrote:


    Harrison Hills, Attica, IN. Really fun layout. Mixture of classic old design (1920's) and new holes added in mid 90's when course was expanded to 18 holes. Always in great shape.



    $40 w/cart on weekday

    $45 w/cart on weekend



    www.harrisonhills.com


    I'll second Harrison Hills and nominate Rock Hollow Golf Course in Peru, IN. Really neat course built in a former rock quarry / strip mine. $39.00 max rate.
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  • csl928csl928 Members Posts: 880 ✭✭


    BETHPAGE RED, NY




    this was my first thought, but it doesnt meet the criteria. It is in the 45 range to walk during the week. Still, IMO up there with the best value on the island.
  • dwk99dwk99 Members Posts: 78
    CPSOX wrote:


    Lawsonia Links - WI & Wild Horse - NE






    Lawsonia really? $79 Weekday, $90 Weekend ~ 18 holes with cart
  • OK_GolfOK_Golf Members Posts: 610 ✭✭
    Emerald Falls Golf Club, Broken Arrow, OK ... I tipped the scales at $55, but it's close -- mentioned as part of Golf Digest "Best New Courses you can Play" ... I think the year was 2007





    Another suggestion, that requires a little tweaking of the Rules:

    Cherokee Hills Golf Club, Catoosa, OK (at Hard Rock Hotel/Casino), with a free "Players Card" from the casino the peak, in-season rate is $40 (without the card it's $60) -- Original Design by Perry Maxwell (architect of Southern Hills in Tulsa)



    I too am VERY interested to hear the results ... and may also have a bit of "push-back" on your method:

    1. Consider excluding cart fees ... budget golf seems like it should be all about the "the golf" and paying for a car isn't really paying for your golf experience (some might say it even takes away from the true golf experence)

    2. Consider a "bare green fee" and "loaded green fee" (with all the extras) for example the two green fees I quoted you include golf, cart AND range balls, which may increase the "value" recieved for the fee.



    But again, GREAT topic and love to hear the results. Where will you be published?



    Thanks,

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