Golf Getaways in Memphis
Golf is a game you love to hate. Most of the time you struggle – your game isn’t where you’d like it to be. You flub a pitch, 3-putt an important hole or push your drive into the next fairway. But, there are those few magical shots every round that keep you coming back for more. It’s the ball on the par 3 that lands 5 feet from the hole or the long iron that gets you to birdie. These flashes of greatness pump shots of confidence and adrenaline into your veins faster than anything else known to man. Mix in good times with your buddies and golf is the perfect cocktail to keep you addicted.
Feed that addiction along the lush links of public and semi-private golf courses in Memphis. They make the perfect golf trip destination or weekend getaway. So, load up the sticks and take advantage of our low cost greens fees, great climates and easy access. Here are a few Memphis golf courses you must play.
Mirimichi Golf Course stretches 7,400 yards from the tips and offers five different tee boxes to appeal to all ability levels. You’ll be treated to velvet fairways, scenic vistas, four waterfalls, lakes and two creeks that meander through the holes. Water comes into play on 15 of the fairways so make sure you pack some shag balls.
Mirimichi was established by Justin Timberlake (yes, that Justin Timberlake of SNL and *NSYNC fame). It is the only GEO Certified green course in the Americas.
The Links at Galloway is an 18-hole, par 70 municipal golf course just around the block from The University of Memphis. Galloway opened for play in 2002 and was designed by Kevin Tucker. The course measures 6,613 yards and has been voted by Memphians as a city favorite. Rates at the Links of Galloway vary from $18 - $41 depending on time of day/week.
Host to several national and professional qualifiers, Quail Ridge in Bartlett, TN (suburb of Memphis) is blessed with rolling hills, lakes, elevation changes and beautiful Champion Bermuda greens. Believe us when we say that you’ll get really good on those tricky downhill chips after playing a round at Quail Ridge.
Quail Ridge opened in 1994 and was designed by David Pfaff. It features 6,600 yards of golf from the longest tees. The clubhouse has a stocked pro shop and a full snack bar and grill. Check their website for coupons and deals on your next round.
Just south of Memphis is one gem of a Mid-South golf course. The Plantation Golf Club is an 18-hole, 72 par course with beautiful scenery, new Bermuda greens and 35 acres of water framing many of the holes. Touring pros, club professionals and the best amateurs will tell you that this course really challenges you mentally. Plantation Golf Club has played host to the True-Temper Classic and many other tournaments and events. Greens fees range from $23 - $44.
If Plantation is the gem, then Glen Eagle Golf Course is the diamond in the rough. You’ll find wide fairways and pristine greens on Glen Eagle’s 6,800 yards. The course, which is managed by the Navy Golf Program, makes up for its short distance with tough pin placements and a handful of trouble spots.
Glen Eagle is a public course with friendly staff and awesome value for your golfing dollar.
Designed by George Cobb, who is known for the "Amen Corner" at Augusta National, Stonebridge Golf Club is a beautiful tree-lined course that presents a challenge for golfers of all playing levels. With strategically placed bunkers and challenging water hazards, this par 71 course offers pristine conditions for a memorable day of golf.
Tunica National is a plump 7,210 yard, 18-hole public golf course with rolling fairways and fast Champion Bermuda greens. Stay in the fairway at Tunica National and your day will go smooth, but if you’ve got a wild swing be prepared to add new balls to your weekend expenses.
This course is very challenging and a bear in the wind. Give them a call for awesome twilight rates. Unwind after a tough day in the Mid-South sun with dinner and gaming at the nearby Tunica casinos.
These are just a few of the beautiful Memphis-area golf courses and reasons to choose Memphis for your next golf outing. Won’t you come play a round?