Golf is a gentleman’s sport, but extortionate green fees mean that often, you’ve got to be a very wealthy gentleman to play. We present Montreal’s best places to tee off without breaking the bank.
Best deal: Weekdays before 10 a.m., $65
With a pristine view of Mount Royal in the distance, Le Challenger lives up to its name: Fairways are wickedly fast and perfectly manicured, and the rough is ball-gobblingly thick. 2505 des Nations St., Saint-Laurent, 514-335-5545.
Golf Metropolitain Anjou
Best deal: Weekdays after 2:40 p.m., $28
On the back nine of this 7005-yard monster, trees are sparse, fairways are long and greens are elevated – so break out Big Bertha. 9555 Du Golf Blvd., Anjou, 514-353-5353.
Atlantide Golf Club
Best deal: Weekdays after 1:30 p.m., $45 (Atlantide), $35 (Don Quichotte)
Both courses – the Atlantide and Don Quichotte – sit along Lake St. Louis and the St. Lawrence River, so bring a bathing suit. Least forgiving is Don Quichotte’s sixth hole, where the green wraps around the drink. 2201 Don Quichotte Blvd., Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, 514-425-2000.
Best deal: Le Fabre Course (nine holes), Mon. – Thurs. after 2 p.m., $13
Laval’s U.F.O. is the only course around Montreal with night golf; fairways are lit up with spotlights. Memo to slicers: Bring a flashlight. 4600C Dagenais Blvd. W., Laval, 450-962-4653.
Best Deal: Weekdays after 3:30 p.m., $27
The airport’s expansion has reduced Golf Dorval from 36 to 18 holes, but its doglegs and tough-to-spot bunkers are as frustrating as ever. 2000 Reverchon Ave., Dorval, 514-631-GOLF.
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