Tips for Enjoying Golf on a Budget

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Posted on 04/04/2014

Soon one of the most famous golf courses in the world will welcome the biggest names in the sport. Augusta National is the host of the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament. The least expensive ticket to Sunday's event is $899, proof that golf can be a game devoted to the wealthy. It is possible to score luxury for less when you use these tips for enjoying golf on a budget.

Attend a Practice Round
Some of the biggest golf tournaments of the year sell tickets to the practice rounds. This is a great way to see some incredible golf played by the most famous PGA players for a fraction of the price of a regular tournament ticket. For those who want to attend the Masters this is a way to save 75% off the price of a normal ticket.


Buy Used Golf Balls
Like most things, you get what you pay for when it comes to golf balls. While many bargain balls are injection molded plastic manufactured in China, 190 tour players around the world use TaylorMade’s top of the line models, the TP5 and the TP3. These golf balls can cost hundreds of dollars or you can buy 100 used balls for $39.99 at Lostgolfballs.com.


Make Last Minute Reservations
If you want to play golf today or tomorrow check out lastminutegolfer.com to snatch up open tee times at discounted rates. The site automatically scours golf courses in your area for availability. Another site with a similar mission is golfnow.com. Find exact tee times and specific prices to save up to 75% off fees.


Play at Odd Hours
Most people want to play golf on the weekend. That's why certain hours are more expensive than others. Just keep in mind that the more you save, the less desirable schedule you’ll likely receive.


Find Discount Deals
Even though golf is a luxury sport there are still discount deals available. Check out Deal Caddy for a daily course and product deal. Save more than 50% on tee times and golf cart rentals. Or find steep sales on everything from golf shoes to a putting alignment tool.


By Alison Storm


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