Bang for Your Buck

The Fried Egg guide to architecturally interesting, fun, affordable golf courses


We love the world’s greatest courses as much as anyone, but we also enjoy getting off the beaten path to find hidden gems. The challenge with this kind of exploration is finding the spots that provide solid value – bang for your buck. What is our equation for value? Pretty simple, really. We want architecturally interesting, fun, and affordable. If we are going to take precious golf time away from playing the greats, we refuse to pay too much for boring courses even if those courses are on some list.

Because we don’t want you to waste your time and money on boring golf, we bring you our Bang for Your Buck series – a state by state treasure hunt for the best value courses in America. The map above will be continuously updated with our discoveries, and we will periodically share state-specific guides.

We hope you find value, as we do. If you have suggestions for courses to add to our radar, email them to us or @ us on social media with the hashtag #bangforyourbuck.