6 mid-range golf clubs around Birmingham that won’t break the bank

Peep the Birmingham skyline in the background! Photo via Highland Golf Course’s Facebook

Now that the weather has cooled down, we’re looking for any excuse to enjoy some time outdoors. How about a round of golf? Here are six unique courses around Birmingham offering memberships and tee times that don’t require a private invitation or break the bank.

1. Highland Park Golf Course

Highland Park Golf Course. Photo via Jon Eastwood

This historic 18-hole golf course is located just outside of downtown. It’s a favorite among local golf enthusiasts, too. No matter when you pass by, you can almost guarantee someone’s on the green.

Currently, they’re sporting some new course renovations While there, check out the course’s latest renovations and score some awesome views of the Birmingham skyline.

2. Ballantrae Golf Club

Peep the castle at Ballantrae Golf Course. Photo via Jon Eastwood

Ballantrae Golf Course is a semi-private course located in Pelham. It offers an 18-hole course designed by Bob Cupp—a golf course architect known for his work around the world. Wow!

One of the best parts of the course—it offers a glimpse of Ballantrae’s castle. Former Bham Nower Jon Eastwood is an avid golfer (who helped me learn about a lot of these spots), but seeing as he’s from Wales, he had a good laugh when his brother-in-law was excited to show him the castle. For reference, this is what the one in his hometown looks like:

Imagine this view while teeing off, though! Photo provided by Jon Eastwood

3. Timberline Golf Club

Timberline Golf Course in Calera. Photo via Jon Eastwood

Tucked away in Calera, Timberline Golf Club offers a great round of golf on near-new facilities. Along with manicured greens, you can grab a meal at the Bar & Grill that serves breakfast and lunch.

Members rack up some great perks, but you don’t have to commit to a membership in order to enjoy the course.

4. Woodward Golf & Country Club

Woodword Golf Course. Photo via Woodword Golf’s Facebook

Founded in 1916, the Woodward Golf & Country Club is the oldest country club in Jefferson County. Offering 18 holes amidst natural, flowing terrain, it’s the perfect spot for golfers of all abilities.

Membership includes:

  • Preferred tee times
  • Unlimited use of practice facilities
  • Fishing in stocked lakes
  • And more

5. Limestone Springs Golf Club

The Appalachian Mountains make for a great backdrop. Photo via Limestone Springs Golf Club’s Facebook

Limestone Springs is one of the top public golf courses in the state. It’s 30 minutes out of Birmingham and has the amazing backdrop of the picturesque Appalachian Mountains. This 18-hole course has some elevations, so prepare before teeing off or you may have a run away ball situation.

It’s a public course, but if you become a member, you get some pretty cool perks. Before heading out, stop by The Grille to check out their menu. It’s delish!

6. Heatherwood Golf & Country Club

Heatherwood’s golf course. Photo via Golf Course Rankings

At Heatherwood, you’ll find great views and a course made for players of all skill levels. After reading a few reviews, I discovered that people love to brag on how well-groomed the fairways and greens are.

Whether you’re looking for a new course with affordable prices, or want to become a member, Heatherwood gives you both options.

Looking for more golf courses around Birmingham? Check out this guide to nine public golf courses.

What’s your favorite golf course in Birmingham? Let us know on social @BhamNow + @now_bham on Twitter.

  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.