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Most Affordable Golf Courses In OC

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Orange County is in the full summer swing of outdoor recreation. Enthusiasts are actively enjoying OC's beautiful range of golf greens while still preserving the green that is in the wallet. Achieving the perfect score involves a balance of budgeting, appreciating aesthetics and also considering purely golf-centered calculations in determining the best course. Here are the five most affordable, magnificent golf courses in the abundantly gorgeous golf heaven of OC.

Monarch Beach
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Monarch Beach Golf Links
50 Monarch Beach Resort Drive N.
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 240-8247
www.monarchbeachgolf.comOrange County provides yet another gorgeous golf course that is consistently recognized for being among the best award-winning choices. Oceanfront views here at Monarch Beach Golf Links are beyond spectacular. Welcoming all levels of play, this course has been graced with compliments from PGA professionals. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in a unique Scottish-links type model, this course features 6,600 yards of grandeur as you play along to the rhythm of the Pacific Ocean views on a course whose fairways may be the fairest of them all.

San Juan Hills Golf Club
32120 San Juan Creek Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 493-1167

Whether you take golf seriously or simply enjoy the recognized value of a relaxing activity, the best seasonally-based deals are at this open-to-the-public sensational course. If you choose to exercise by walking the course, your rate improves. This South OC paradise links together all the best elements of affordable golf at a par-71 golf course that also includes a driving range as well as a Sports Bar and Grill. San Juan Hills has won numerous awards specifically for being at the best value for its quality of any course in the county, and this applies to players of all skill-levels.

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Aliso Creek Golf Course
31106 Pacific Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 499-2271

Alluring, breathtaking beauty augments the experience of scoring birdies at this Laguna Beach location, which is just off Pacific Coast Highway. Phenomenal views go hand-in-hand with grounds that are consistently recognized for being up to par. Your angle of approach impacts more than your golf shot, as your winding, winning path brings you past the creek into the depths of the captivating canyon. The value of a serene setting for enjoying improving your game attracts a range of golfing experts and novices to this unique course.

Black Gold Golf Club
1 Black Gold Drive
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 961-0060

There is a remarkable accumulation of accolades for Black Gold Golf Club, as this Yorba Linda foothill course clearly marks one of the premier places you can play anywhere in all of Southern California. Among the magnitude of strengths are the sensational playing conditions and service. The astounding views add elements of intrigue to the game itself, as you carefully place your best shot in consideration of water and elevation level variations. It is a pleasure to embark upon a course that affords the golfer the exercise, views and joyously ambitious golfing puzzle of scoring best by strategically avoiding the bunkers and enjoying the high-rolling hills.

Tustin Ranch Golf Club
12442 Tustin Ranch Road
Tustin, CA 92782
(714) 730-1611

One of the key value points beautifully expressed by the Tustin Ranch Golf Club is its emphasis on being a public course with a private atmosphere. The 6,842-yard course offers ample great views, so it's no surprise that it finds itself hosting golf groups, weddings, business meetings and more. Designed by Ted Robinson, the enjoyable course receives strong reception for offering the right amount of variety to players of different skill levels. It's also worth noting that, in looking for the very best affordability, various promotions are often available for discounts on teeing up at Tustin.

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Will Engel is a musician and music journalist with eight years of experience. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Will is a singer, keyboardist/pianist, and songwriter who released a well-received album and frequently performs around Southern California. He lives in the Los Angeles area. His work can be found at

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