I had a guy on the golf course the other day mention he was heading to South Florida for the winter. The reason? Winter golf.
"Oh yeah, which courses you got lined up down there?" I asked.
"No golf," he said. "Too expensive."
Funny how these myths hang around. Yes, the cost of living, including green fees, in South Florida is more expensive that other parts of Florida, but rates are still much more reasonable there than in other parts of the country.
Also, there are many, many affordable—and by "affordable" I mean "cheap"—golf courses down south. So here are some suggestions for this fall and winter of South Florida courses that give you a great bang for the buck.
You can't go wrong with Crandon Golf on Key Biscayne
. It's one of the country's premier, municipal courses, where everybody from governors to plumbers play. Aside from the very reasonable green fees, you get an excellent, challenging course and stunning views of the Miami Beach
On the other, southern side of the state, Deep Creek Golf Club
is a short, cheap and fun muni in Charlotte County
that is revered by the regular gang who shows up.