Are free golf tee times really free? Can you play golf for free at good golf courses in great golf destinations? If you do find free green fees, will you be subjected to the fine print and a multitude of restrictions? Is this offer for free golf just a scam?

These are just a few of the questions you might be asking when you see someone pitching free green fees or deeply discounted Tee times in Mechanicsburg. The last thing you want to do is waste your time and not enjoy your golf vacation or day at the golf course because of a horrible experience with a free or cheap tee time provider.

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Playing bad golf courses, finding cheap green fees only in the hottest part of the summer in the desert outside of Las Vegas, teeing off only on Tuesdays at 6:50 a.m. – we understand your frustration.

But there is light at the end of the tunnel. You can find quality discounted and/or free golf if you know how to look for it. You can find golf deals with discount golf membership programs and online booking portals.

There are companies out there that make the grade when it comes to offering free golf deals. Some offer discount golf cards and some offer regular online golf course booking. If I had one tip to pass along, it would be to not go for flash over substance. Select a program or provider that has years of business under its belt. Think about it. If they can stay in business, they must be making the golfers happy.