The easy answer to that question is it depends on the golfer. Hidden is a bit of a misnomer as where do you get to hide something the size of a golf course? A hidden gem tends to be one that you play, where everything comes together to make it special, the course, the scenery, the rounds and the cost, and that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that make the course somewhere special to you. Mentioning hidden gems, take the time to go look at golfsmith.com, here you can find everything you need to play golf, plus there are some lovely personalized gifts to be found on there.
Top 2 Hidden Gems Around the US
*1 – Top of any list would be found in Minnesota, the Classic at Madden’s on Gull Lake is one of the best-known secrets of golfing. The course’s water features add a nice challenge and the surrounding scenery is perfect, especially in the Fall. Play costs around $99. *2 – Like tranquility and a bit of a challenge? Then take a visit to the Adirondacks and visit the Ticonderoga golf course in the historic Lord Howe Valley. This fun 18 hole course can be played by all levels of players, the Trout brook meandering through seven of the eighteen holes adds a nice challenge. Rates from $37.
One More For Good Luck
A hidden gem in San Antonio, Texas is the lovely historic Brackenridge Park. This restored A.W. Tillinghast original held the first Texas open golf championship in 1922 and is host to the Texas hall of Fame in the clubhouse ‘Old Brack’. Playing the historic course is entertaining and challenging, in parts with its elevated greens and tree-lined fairways, watch out for the doglegs and bunkers, costs from $45. A hidden gem is not just about being far from the madding crowd but offers something special to the player, there are plenty more waiting for you to find in and around the US, get out there and start looking.