April 21 — Boston golfers have a myriad of ways to play discounted golf this season.
Golden Passport. The New England Golf Course Owners Association (NEGCOA) offers Boston golfers a way to play a slew of courses without breaking the bank.
With NEGCOA’s 2010 Golden Passport, available for $249, you may play 30 rounds of golf for two (sometimes four) at a host of courses throughout New England. You may tee it up in Massachusetts at Essex County Club (site of the upcoming Curtis Cup), Nantucket’s Miacomet Golf Course, the brand-new Shining Rock Golf Club, and a slew of others.
Only 80 of NEGCOA’s annual 200 Passports remain. For more information and to order online, go to NEGCOA’s website.
Play golf, do good. For just $70, you may purchase the American Lung Association’s Golf Privilege Card, which offers discounted golf throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and the Canadian Maritimes.
Better yet, since winter is always just around the corner, why not spring for the Golf & Ski Privilege Pass for $60? You’ll have your choice of courses throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont, as well as ski locations throughout New England.
A full 80 cents of each dollar supports programs and services, research, advocacy, and public health education. Call 800-499-LUNG, or visit the you can visit the organization’s website.
But wait, there’s more. New Hampshire’s Golf & Ski Warehouse has a limited number of Vermont B.I.G. Golf passes available. For $299, you may have the chance to play 19 of Vermont’s top courses, including Green Mountain National Golf Course, Okemo Valley Golf Club, and Mount Snow Golf Club.
Click here to order your Vermont card online.
The golf-equipment retailer also has a few 2010 Golf Maine Passport cards available. For a whopping $400, you may play discounted golf at Sugarloaf Golf Club, Sunday River Golf Club, Samoset Resort Golf Club, and The Ledges Golf Club, among other top courses in the Pine Tree State.
Order your Maine passport card online here.
Sad news for women’s golf fans, as the top-ranked LPGA Tour player Lorena Ochoa announced her retirement Tuesday. Read about the impression Ochoa made on Boston golfers at the 2004 U.S. Women’s Open at The Orchards Golf Club in Hadley, MA.