I love to play golf. I love to save money. Here’s how I do both.
- I take my own sodas and bottled waters in a small cooler.
- I purchase tees, gloves, and balls online. If you wait until you are at the clubhouse to buy supplies, you’ll pay two or three times the price for the same items.
- I take my own snacks. For each round, I pack a ‘power bar’ and a piece or two of fruit. I skip the clubhouse restaurant and simply enjoy my snacks.
- I never play for money.
- I try to play after 4:00 PM when most courses give a twilight discount. One local course has a 50% discount for rounds after 4:00 PM.
If you love golf, like I do, you are going to have to budget for it. I spend a certain amount of money on the golf course and I’m happy to do so. I enjoy the game, I like being on the course with my friends, and I find that the game relaxes me. But, I also try to find little ways to save money. Golf is an “expensive” hobby, but with a few smart choices, I’ve been able to make it a little less so.