Golf is a great way to stay fit, relieve stress and enjoy time outdoors. But between lessons for new golfers, greens fees and equipment, golf can be a costly pastime.
Luckily, there are military discounts available to help. Whether you’re a golfer yourself or you prefer to be a spectator, there are many ways to enjoy the sport using military discounts.
Military Golf Courses
Many military installations throughout the world have their own golf courses through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). They offer open course play, tournaments and events, pro shops, driving ranges, classes and private lessons all for affordable prices. Visit our Base Guide to find the base near you.
The following golf courses offer military rates:
Augustine Golf Club in Stafford, Virginia offers military discounts on golf rates during the week and on weekends and holidays.
Callaway Gardens in Georgia offers a a military discount on lake view and mountain view golf rates.
The Club at Hidden Creek in Navarre, Florida offers a Hometown Hero rate, as well as military membership options to active duty service members.
Crystal Mountain in Michigan offers all active military personnel a 50% discount off daily golf rates.
Disney Golf in Florida offers military discounts any day of the week to active duty and retired military.
Maryland National Golf Club offers active and retired military personnel 40% off greens fees anytime.
Patuxent Greens Golf Club in Maryland offers a military discount on weekday and weekend rates (discount may vary by time of day).
Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina offers active and retired military a 10% discount on their core packages.
Shades of Green, an Armed Forces Recreation Center on the Walt Disney World property, is nestled between two world-class PGA golf courses, and they have special military discounts on tee times, equipment and clinics.
Sycuan Golf Resort in California offers a military/heroes rate, which includes discounted rates on their championship courses for active duty military.
Virginia Beach National in Virginia offers military discounts on green fee rates both in-season (April through October) and out-of-season (November through March).
Resort Lodging and Packages
Callaway Gardens in Georgia offers special military rates when staying at the resort.
Lansdowne Resort in Virginia offers the Tribute to the Troops package, a specially-priced bed and breakfast package.
Pinehurst Resort offers a 10% discount off spa therapies at The Spa at Pinehurst.
Looking for golf events to watch? The PGA TOUR offers free and discounted tickets to select PGA TOUR events for active duty, retirees and veterans through Birdies for the Brave throughout the year and across the country.
The Marathon Classic LPGA 2018 tournament will be played at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio July 9-15. Active and retired military and one guest receive free grounds admission.
The first place to shop should always be your military Exchange. You pay no sales tax, and most exchanges offer a price matching policy.
PING offers the “Thank You Troops” Military Rebate on select purchases made from February 2, 2018 to August 1, 2018. (PING typically renews this rebate, so keep checking even past the expiration date.)
The nonprofit organization Fairways for Warriors in Florida provides golf and golf instruction for wounded service personnel and their family members as a way to help with physical and emotional rehabilitation. Click here for more information.