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Hidden Gem of the Day: Spooner Golf Club in Spooner, Wisconsin

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member BirdieRoll, who takes us to Spooner Golf Club in Spooner, Wisconsin. The course lies in northern Wisconsin, and BirdieRoll praises both the excellent maintenance of the course, as well as the fun to be had from the layout.

“My hidden gem is Spooner Golf Club in northwest WI. A Northwoods classic, designed by Tommy Vardon, it’s always in great shape and a fun layout. A pure golf experience as there are just a handful of homes on the course and they are well set back.

The course is far too short for most WRXers (those who hit their drives 305 with a baby fade), but for mere mortals, it’s an enjoyable round and an easy walk. A course that one can score on but can bite you if you’re not careful. $40 to walk on a summer weekend.”

According to Spooner Golf Club’s website, 18 holes during springtime can be played for as little as $29, while the fee rises to $39 should you want to use a cart.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. _Hawk3y3_

    Jan 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Fond memories of this course…I coach HS girls golf, and had a team win a regional title here a few years ago. #1 player holed a 12 foot curve ball on the 18th to capture medalist honors. I was playing the course in my mind as I was walking between the groups, making a mental note to give the course a play if I was ever in the Spooner area again. Great track!

  2. _Hawk3y3_

    Jan 7, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Fond memories of this course…I coach HS girls golf, and had a team win a regional title at this track a few years ago. #1 player holed a 12 foot curve ball on the 18th to win medalist honors. I was playing the course in my mind as I was walking between the groups, making a mental note to play a round there if I’m ever in Spooner again. Great track!

  3. John

    Jan 7, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    Played this course a few times many moons ago. I agree-very nice, well maintained course. If I remember correctly, great fish fry on friday nites.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Kankakee Elks Country Club in St Anne, Illinois

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member schley, who takes us to Kankakee Elks Country Club in St Anne, Illinois. The track was built in 1926, and in schley’s description, he claims that the course is so impressive that it has the potential to rival any other in the area.

“An old Langford/Moreau design that could easily be one of the top 10 in Illinois with some tree removal and minor work on bunkers. One hour south of Chicago and love the course for it is cheap as well (under $50 bucks on a Saturday morning).”

According to Kankakee Elks Country Club’s website, 18 holes during the week can be played for $24, while to play on the weekend the rate rises to $30.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: Fresh Pond Golf Course in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member runningdog, who takes us to Fresh Pond Golf Course in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The nine-hole track is a Donald Ross design, and runningdog states in his description that, should you visit the course, then you need to walk it.

“It’s where I played my first golf when I picked it up years ago, and every time I’m back I go and play.  It can be a long round, but it’s a great walk (don’t ever ride this course). 9 Hole track that can be played twice.”

According to Fresh Pond Golf Course’s website, 18 holes will set you back $36 during the week and $41 on weekends.

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Hidden Gem of the Day: FarmLinks at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama

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Hidden Gem of the Day_ FarmLinks at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama

These aren’t the traditional “top-100” golf courses in America, or the ultra-private golf clubs you can’t get onto. These are the hidden gems; they’re accessible to the public, they cost less than $50, but they’re unique, beautiful and fun to play in their own right. We recently asked our GolfWRX Members to help us find these “hidden gems.” We’re treating this as a bucket list of golf courses to play across the country, and the world. If you have a personal favorite hidden gem, submit it here!

Today’s Hidden Gem of the Day was submitted by GolfWRX member TK3, who takes us to FarmLinks at Pursell Farms in  Sylacauga, Alabama. In TK3’s description of the course, he focuses on the enjoyment of a day out at FarmLinks.

“It is not part of the RTJ Trail, but only about 45 minutes from the Judge, Senator + Legislator Courses.  Fantastic track, one fee all you can play and eat and the staff are great.

FarmLinks started off as a way to promote the Company’s fertilizer business, so you can only imagine the course conditioning.  Played there about a half dozen times and it never fails to impress me over and over again.  Definitely worth the trip.”

According to FarmLinks at Pursell Farms’ website, 18 holes during the week or weekend will set you back $59.

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