BY: Roger Sands-ontributor for FOBRS
Not everyone can tee up their Titleist and drive it straight down the fairway on a consistent basis. And not every golfer can pitch from a dreaded sand trap onto the green with any degree of acquired skill. In fact, the majority of people who enjoy playing a round of golf every now and then refer to themselves as “hackers.”
You know who you are. You fudge a little on your score, and you move your ball to a better lie when no one is looking. You top the ball too many times, and you may or may not have golf shoes and gloves. In fact, you may not even have a driver. If you do, you rarely – if ever – use it. You freely take mulligans and gimmes, and you care more about the beer being cold than the green being manicured. All in all, you’re out for a good time with your friends and no triple bogey will dampen your fun.
Every now and then you may opt for a regulation-sized golf course of 5,200 or more yards with a par of 72. However, more often than not you prefer a nine-hole par three or executive course that is more suited to your style of play. Here are some of the country’s most enjoyable courses for casual golfers.