- $12 for one walking round of golf at each of Memphis Public Links’ 9-hole courses, plus a bucket of range balls at the Whitehaven location ($24 value)
Memphis Public Links
Sprawled across one of the oldest parks in Memphis, the Links at Overton Park opened in 1912, and ever since, it has been a popular course choice for golfers in Midtown. The nine-hole, par 34 layout stretches to 2,222 yards, and its scenic circuit through the park has helped it place highly in the Memphis Flyer's Best of Memphis competition year after year.
Though it may be the oldest and most likely to sprout gray grass, the Links at Overton Park isn't the only nine-hole course in the Memphis Public Links collection. Built in 1913, the Links at Riverside still challenges golfers despite losing nine of its holes to the Mississippi River. The Links at Whitehaven, meanwhile, re-opened under city management in 2006, and its 3,271-yard layout is considered a hidden gym amongst local golfers.
The city also runs five 18-hole courses, including the award-winning Links at Galloway, which has undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation funded by the pocket change players place in each hole to appease the golf gods, and the Links at Fox Meadows, whose water hazards and length prove a challenge to golfers.