If you don't have tickets to the Masters Tournament, you can still enjoy the game of golf at some public golf courses. Here's a sampling:
WHERE: 500 Bogeyville Road, Ridge Spring; off Interstate 20 near Aiken Municipal Airport
WHAT: $20 for 18 holes and cart on weekdays; $22 on weekends
THE BASICS: Opens at 8 a.m. and closes at dark; (803) 649-3366 for tee times
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WHERE: 4711 Double Branches Road, Lincolnton
WHAT: $30 for 18 holes and cart Monday-Friday during Masters Week; $25 on weekdays for ages 60 and older; weekends, $40 for 18 holes
THE BASICS: (706) 359-4303 for tee times, or see golfdel.com
WHERE: 2023 Highland Ave.
WHAT: 18 holes and cart rental, $33; $19 for nine holes and cart
THE BASICS : Opens at 7:30 a.m., last cart goes out at 6 p.m.; (706) 731-9344 for tee times
WHERE: 4324 Peach Orchard Road
WHAT: $34 for 18 holes and cart
THE BASICS: Open 7:30 a.m. daily Masters Week; (706) 592-2222 for tee times
WHERE: 3165 Damascus Road
WHAT: Six-hole course, $8 to walk, $13 to ride; for 12-hole course, $16 to walk and $26 to ride; for 18-hole course, $24 to walk and $39 to ride; driving range costs: $5 small bucket, $7.50 medium bucket, and $10 large bucket; buy one bucket and get one free on Fridays
THE BASICS: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday Masters Week; first come, first served; (706) 364-4653
WHERE: 1500 Comfort Road
WHAT: $75 for 18 holes daily during Masters; $150 per person with cart from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; last tee time is 6:20 p.m.
TEE TIMES: (706) 733-0001
WHERE: 6130 Story Mill Road, between Waynesboro and Keysville, Ga.
WHAT: Saturday and Sunday: $39 for 18 holes and cart; Monday-April 8 and April 11: $45 for 18 holes and cart; April 9-10: $49 for 18 holes and cart;
TEE TIMES: (706) 554-0028
WHERE: 1601 Clubhouse Drive, Augusta
WHAT: $50 per round, including green fee, cart and range balls without reservations; to reserve a tee time, the price is $100 per round; open sunup to sundown Masters Week
WHERE: 4101 Hammonds Ferry, Evans
WHAT: $125 for 18 holes and cart, includes buffet breakfast and lunch
HOURS: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
LEARN MORE: (706) 860-4228
WHERE: Fort Gordon
WHAT: Civilians are welcome to play the 27-hole golf course; enter Gate 1 or Gate 5 with a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and a registration card
FEES: For Richmond and Columbia county residents, $50 Monday-Thursday, including carts and greens fees, but $40 after 2 p.m.; $55 Friday-Sunday; carts mandatory until 4:30 p.m.
For other civilians, $90 Monday-Thursday, and $100 Friday-Sunday, but $75 after 2 p.m.
LEARN MORE: (706) 791-2433 or see www.fortgordon.com
Mount Vintage Plantation
WHERE: 375 Mount Vintage Plantation Drive, North Augusta
WHAT: On Monday, Tuesday and Sunday, $800 for a foursome, including cart, range balls, breakfast and lunch; $1,000 per foursome Wednesday-Saturday
BASICS: Shotgun or required starting times of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily; (803) 279-5422 for tee times