Sure country clubs are nice for those able to afford them and who like playing one, stellar course. Sure you’ve gotten used to your home track and are steadily lowering your score by learning how to play the course more efficiently and knowing which club to hit on each hole. But don’t you want new experiences, new courses?

Seems to me the only way to do that is to travel – even if you start just down the road with a course you’ve never played. Mix it up! Play different tracks here, there and everywhere.

Playing on different surfaces, in different weather, in different climates, on different layouts and with different players will build your own game much stronger than if you were to stay sedentary. Of course if you had all the money in the world you’d be traveling somewhere exotic right now to play 18. But the truth is you don’t have to be a millionaire to take a weekend and play a new course a few hours away.

If you think there aren’t any courses nearby to play I’d beg to differ! If there’s a course in the crater of an extinct volcano – Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club – there’s a course by you! Pick out a place within a quarter-day drive, make your tee time then play. Simple as that.

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