Playing The Game
Golf’s like just about any other hobby: you can do it simply and cheaply, or you can go all in, with really no limit to the level of personal and financial investment. This page and the ones connected to it aim to give you some guidance on how to get started in a more basic and economical way.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME
Golf is an incredible game, but it often gets a bad rap for being unapproachable. And that’s because most people only see one side of it – whether that’s the professional game on TV or the swanky country club up the street. Truth is, most golfers aren’t even half as good as the pros, while most courses are both reasonably priced and open to the public.
of golfers require at least two more shots per hole than Tiger Woods. That’s called getting your money’s worth.
of golf courses are open to the public. No gates, no gargoyles, just some friendly neighborhood greenspace.
That’s the average cost to play 18 holes of golf at a public course, which is basically $8 an hour. And that’s just the average!
of golfers started as beginners. Everyone on the course remembers what it's like to be a newbie and most will offer help if you ask.
LET’S GET YOU READY TO GO
What You'll Need
Not a lot, just the essentials
Where You'll Go
Know where to go before you even get there
Playing By "The Rules"
Some pro tips from people who’ve been in your shoes
“My mind is constantly in five different places, but golf is great because it forces you to focus completely and purely on what you're doing.”
- Jessica Alba