Now is the Time to Take a U.K. Golf Trip

Thanks to Brexit, you just got a 20 percent discount on a U.K. golf trip — but green fees at the Open Championship courses will still cost you.
With the British pound now in the $1.30 range, a golf trip to the UK is about 20 percent less costly than it was a couple of weeks ago. That said, the big courses still command big money. The current green fees for the 10 Open Championship venues average $231. (Competitors in this week’s Open at Royal Troon (green fee $286), assuming they play three practice rounds and four days of competition, will get in over $2000 worth of golf.) The best deal is Carnoustie ($213) and second best is a coveted round at the Old Course ($227), while the highest fee comes, where else, at Trump Turnberry ($325 weekdays/$357 weekends). But take heart, you can shave $85 off those rates if you stay at the hotel—where rooms start at $545 a night.