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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
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
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:
3. Timberline Golf Club
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
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.
- Preferred tee times
- Unlimited use of practice facilities
- Fishing in stocked lakes
- And more
5. Limestone Springs Golf Club
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
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.