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GOLF PASS AWARDS 2023 ARTICLE: Golfers' Choice 2023: Top 25 Courses for Value

Every golfer loves a good deal, and these courses delivered in 2022.


A lot of golfers don't play certain golf courses because they love them. They play because they can afford them.

Only a select few courses make golfers feel like they played a great course and got a good deal. Our community of reviewers have helped identify 25 of the best "value" courses in 2022 thanks to their reviews. To quality, courses had to get at least 10 reviews and offer some type of public access.

    1. Rich Springs Golf Club
      Cold Spring, Minn.What they're saying: "Rich Spring Golf Course is a gem in the St Cloud area of Minnesota. Beautiful course with walkable layout. Many grounds keepers always working to maintain and improve the course. Better green management than courses we played when living in Raleigh NC. The restaurant - Shady's - provides great food at affordable rates with superb outdoor seating on the Chain of Lakes. Well worth the experience!" - R5S9OD4bHKtMwBXCm226
    2. Wildwood Golf Course
      Village Mills, TexasWhat they're saying: "I’m not the one to give reviews, but this course is flawless. Great atmosphere, perfect conditions, and overall just great. All for a great price. Highly recommend." - u314163127974
    3. The Traces Golf Club
      Florence, S.C.What they're saying: "As good a course as I have played for the cost. Excellent condition." - benyahdaveed
    4. Mozingo Lake Recreation Park Golf Course
      Maryville, Mo.What they're saying: "Definitely a hidden gem! Great value for the money and probably some of the best greens and tee boxes I’ve seen in the Midwest on a public course. Definitely recommend." - Joe6287365
    5. Brown County Golf Course
      Oneida, Wis.What they're saying: "Always enjoy playing this course...great condition even on this day in November. In the summer it is always in immaculate shape...nice practice area with sand traps too...new owner in restaurant and the food was fantastic." - bettyhgolfergmail
    6. Eagle Creek Golf Course
      Findlay, Ill.What they're saying: "Eagle Creek is the most challenging track in central Illinois. Look past the occasional rough spot and you'll find all you can handle in challenge and shotmaking. Bring extra balls because a wayward shot will be eaten by any number of dangers.......and the views? Best around. Would be a $100+ course if the greens were a bit faster, but then putting would be an even more difficult experience. Awesome .....Awesome!!!" - tomgreenwood
    7. Wolf Hollow Golf Club
      Lena, Ill.What they're saying: "Staff was unbelievably friendly, course was in great condition. People in front of us were slow but let us play through. For the price, absolutely can't beat this course. Plus the clubhouse had unreal price for their golf gear. If you're heading out west in Illinois you have to give this a shot" - Camron3809247
    8. The Highlands Golf Club at Fisher Mountain
      Franklin, W.V.What they're saying: "Fantastic course at an unbelievable price! I have no idea how they keep this course in such awesome shape. Congratulations to the staff for the pristine greens fairways and even rough." - wccc6020
    9. Forest Oaks Country Club
      Greensboro, N.C.What they're saying: "Every visit I make to Forest Oaks makes me and my game better. The atmosphere, conditions and layout will bring out the best in your game no matter if you play once a week or once a month. Fantastic greens and tee boxes along with well groomed fairways. Always a great experience. Thank you." - Geno7176732
    10. Edgewood Park Golf Club
      McNabb, IllinoisWhat they're saying: "Nice course for the price. Interesting layout with challenging greens. Worth the drive." - Mark4044124
    11. Seven Oaks Golf ClubSeven Oaks Golf Club, the host course of the Colgate University golf team, boasts lightning-fast greens.Courtesy of New York Golf Trail
      Hamilton, N.Y.What they're saying: "Seven oaks is a great golf course, beautiful fairways big greens and a great layout. Challenging for every level and a real bargain in the fall especially." - clydeoh

      Read more about the difficult greens at Colgate University's home course here

    12. Moweaqua Golf Course
      Moweaqua, Ill.What they're saying: "This course provides the recreational gofer the best value in a friendly environment. It offers a nice driving range along with all necessary clubhouse amenities you should expect. Brad, along with his staff, provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere sure to provide all with a positive experience!" - mcushing
    13. Pryor Creek Golf Club - Johnny Walker CourseA view of a hole at Johnny Walker Course from Pryor Creek Golf ClubPryor Creek GC
      Huntley, Mont.What they're saying: "I am not a great golfer (double-digit handicap), but I have played Pryor Creek twice and have thoroughly enjoyed it each time. The course is not very long (5,900 yards from the whites), but is balanced out by elevation changes, frequent water hazards, sand traps, and tricky dog-legs... The best way to describe this course is that it's challenging, but it's not frustrating. Oh yeah, it's also far and away the cheapest option out here. I will definitely be going back" - u174076279
    14. Elwood Golf Links
      Elwood, Ind.What they're saying: "This was my first time playing this course. Front nine is the perfect warmup for the back nine. The back nine is what makes this course so great. Excellent stretch from 12-14 in terms of challenge and layout. For the price, you cannot ask for a better course." - kalmjohn
    15. La Purisima Golf Course
      Lompoc, Calif.What they're saying: "Having driven 4 hours from the San Francisco Bay area my expectations were high and La Purisima did not disappoint! It is a true test of golf from any of the tee boxes with great course conditions and one of the best layouts on the coast that I have seen... For the price of a round of golf here I would say why play anywhere else?!" - u000006693337
    16. Capital City Country Club
      Tallahassee, Fla.What they're saying: "Always fun playing this course when I’m in Tallahassee. Built in 1908 and has that old school golf club feel. It’s a good deal for the price." - EcoDonnie
    17. Eagle Point Golf Course
      Eagle Point, Ore.What they're saying: "Just beautiful, and excellent golf. Good amenities, new carts, good care during our extended heat spell, greens true as ever, tees for any skill level...and it's a bargain." - jaho22000
    18. The Golf Club of Quincy
      Quincy, Fla.What they're saying: "First I want to say this course is great. I enjoyed playing 18 so much I am playing again (soon). I am new to the Tallahassee area and love golf. I am looking for a new course to call home. I am willing to drive 20 minutes for the game I love. This course is worth every penny." - nickrohde64
    19. Speidel Golf Club at Oglebay Resort - Palmer Course
      Wheeling, W.V.What they're saying: "It was a hot day and we had the course to ourselves. The online rate was a great value for this challenging and well-maintained course." - jdipiero
    20. Bella Vista Golf Course
      Coldwater, Mich.What they're saying: "I was a little suspect of the online reviews on Bella Vista but after playing it for the first time, it’s all true.A.) It’s a gem of a course in the middle of nowhereB.) It’s a great value for what you payC.) It’s challenging but fairD.) Well maintainedE.) There are few straight, level puttsF.) Very friendly staff plus they have house dogs who are very friendly!G.) Electric carts with GPS" - Pendy923
    21. Cheraw State Park Golf Course
      Cheraw, S.C.What they're saying: "For a state park course, this should be near the top of the list. Excellent greens and fairways and layout. Lots of pine trees and needles. This time of year the greens had a lot of debris, but overall conditions were excellent. For the price, it can't be beat." - ncgolfer03
    22. Dale Hollow Lake Golf CourseA sunny day view of a tee at Dale Hollow Lake Golf Course.Dale Hollow Lake GC
      Burkesville, Ky.What they're saying: "There are very few of the 350 courses (I've) played that provide as much value. Can’t wait to come back. The Lodge is a great place to stay and eat." - u288164102
    23. The Links at Hiawatha Landing
      Apalachin, N.Y.What they're saying: "One of the best courses dollar for dollar I’ve ever played. Lots of variety, challenging but not punitive. Greens and fairways were in great shape, particularly given the dry summer. I always look forward to playing here every year." - Michael7428275
    24. Heron's Glen Golf & Country Club
      North Fort Myers, Fla.What they're saying: "This was a great experience playing here for the first time. We will definitely be back. The friendliness off the staff was way above average. Starting from the gate. Even residents were super nice. The course was in great shape, even after a heavy rainfall. Not the most challenging course, but still very fun to play. But again. If I could give six stars to the staff, I would." - lovrun
    25. Chewelah Golf & Country ClubA view of a hole at Chewelah Golf & Country Club.Chewelah GCC
      Chewelah, Wash.What they're saying: "Chewelah G&CC is one of my favorite courses to play. The course is always in great shape and the scenery is beautiful, and the staff is always friendly. I would highly recommend this course!" - Steve1786362