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FREE Birthday Golf: Celebrate on the Cheap

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Birthday Golf:  Celebrate with a FREE round of Golf

Golfers celebrate your birthday with a round of golf!  You took time off from work.  You cleared your calendar for that special day.  You even have permission from your significant other to escape with your buddies for a round of golf on your birthday.  Now what do you do?  Look no further.  Find out how to get the most bang for your hard earned buck.  

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This question is asked often on the forums at  I have posted about it here on the GK Blog.  In fact it was the topic of one of our more popular forum threads at GK.  So popular it inspired a Member (GKer) to compile a list.  (Much thanks to GKer KonaExpress for following his gut and compiling the list.)  Then a few weeks later the FREE Birthday Golf List also known as the FREE Birthday Golf Specials page was born.

So what is the Birthday Golf Specials page?  It’s a FREE Birthday Golf List to play FREE golf on or around your birthday.  It’s an exhaustive listing of all participating golf courses in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington that offer free golf on your birthday.

That is the short answer.

Now the Long Answer

Google “Free Birthday Golf” and you will be amazed at how many golf related websites ask question:  Where they can get FREE Golf on their Birthday.  Everyone has a few but the list is often incomplete and outdated.  It’s a starting point but honestly some of the advice is either too far or not in your area to make much of a difference.

To illustrate, check out some of these forum posts from other websites:  Folks in Canada are always up for free rounds of golf on their birthday even in the snow.  Midwesterners are looking for free golf.  Other niche golf related sites talk about it.  Social Media is not immune — Facebook and Twitter.  Even golf instruction websites talk about finding free golf on their birthday.

What you need is a source that provides a comprehensive list.  It’s not enough to simply type in a few choice key words into a web browser and have it spit out an answer.  You desire information relevant to you and where you want to play golf next.  That is what this Golf Birthday Specials list offers.  It’s the most current listing of golf course operators that offer you free golf on your birthday.

At we are here for the Regular Joe Golfer.

The Birthday Specials List is free.  It’s available right now.  (Be sure to check the links listed below.)  We do however feel that

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FREE Birthday Golf Specials offers you a lot of incentives to become a member.  This is just one of the many.  If you are interested in joining the community here at you can read a little more about it here; even read about what others are saying about  Membership is FREE.

Membership drive aside, consider this, the FREE Birthday Golf List is a tool.  And just like any tool in your tool box it fulfills a need.  In this case where you can find the best deal for your round of golf on your birthday.  It is unlike other websites that tout a list of free golf on your birthday.  The plain fact is that this list of Birthday Golf Specials is updated often so that makes it relevant and useful.  You have a better chance of finding a golf course here that can fit your needs compared to other places.  Use our Golf Course Finder to help locate golf courses in your area that offer the free birthday golf as well as keep up-to-date on golf course maintenance.  Nothing worse than playing golf for free on your birthday AFTER they aerated the greens.

All golf courses that participate are listed by state and indexed to make it easy to find your golf course.  If a course is not listed be sure to let us know.  Our staff will confirm the existence of the special on their website and if that information is there they will call the golf course to confirm the deal exists as well as the details of the deal. defines FREE birthday golf as a golf course operator that first lists the deal on their website with their conditions.  And as the word FREE implies the round of golf for the birthday boy or girl is free on their birthday.  This is not a discounted rate.  FREE means free.

On an aside, savvy golf course operators use the appeal of free golf to expand their audience.  As they view it, it opens the golfer to the possibility to playing a golf course they would not normally play and bring a few buddies in the process.  If they like the conditions of the course they may pass on those favorable words whenever other golfers ask them where to play their next round of golf.  Don’t take my word for it.  Advice coming from a credible source or even “word of mouth” comments have a lot of traction for marketing and savvy golf course operators take heed.

Don’t believe us.  You can do things the hard way.  But why when that information is here.  It’s current.  It’s relevant and you can decide where to play your next round of golf.  Throw in the fact we have current golf course reviews written by credible golfers like yourself that describe what their round of golf was like at the course you may want to play, it’s a winning combination — a powerful 1-2-3 punch.  It takes a lot of the guesswork out of the equation.

How can you use this Birthday Specials List?

You now know why the Birthday Golf Specials list is so fantastic.  Here are some suggestions on how you can use this list to your benefit.

Think of the Birthday Golf Specials list as keys to the kingdom.  Work it right and you can play some really great, premium daily-fee golf courses FREE.  Couple that with the golf course reviews at and you can make some pretty informed choices on where to play your next birthday round.

If you haven’t heard about this list well you’re in luck.  Now you can benefit from my personal experience using the Birthday Golf Specials page as well as one extreme golfer:  Nickesquire.

Here is some inspiration.

Tustin Ranch Golf ClubA buddy’s birthday was coming up last year and we honestly did not know where to play golf.  We knew we did; just not where.  We knew we could get out on his birthday but we didn’t have a clue where to play.  Enter the Birthday Golf Specials list from  Using the latest golf course reviews and the Birthday Golf Specials List we were able to narrow it down to a single golf course — Tustin Ranch Golf Club.

For those of you who don’t know where Tustin Ranch is located, it’s in Tustin, California just behind the “Orange Curtain.”  It’s a higher-end daily fee golf course that sports some really great golf over 6800 yards.  Tustin places the bar high on customer service and it shows.  Staff and management greet you with a smile and take care of you.  It was a nice touch for my buddy’s birthday.  Frankly it was a great change of pace from playing municipals and the golf conditions were fabulous.  Now, whenever someone asks about where to play some free birthday golf in the OC, Tustin is at the top of my list.  Find out more on Tustin Ranch Golf Club, check out my review and others on

Nickesquire - Avid Golfer
Nickesquire – Avid Golfer

That’s my story.

Now consider what one of’s member Nickesquire did.  Honestly this isn’t for the faint of heart but definitely an adventure.  Read on O’ intrepid explorer!

To celebrate his birthday, Nickesquire decided not to play one course but six golf courses over three days leading up to the Memorial holiday a few months ago.  It was a daunting task to say the least and the was fortunate to commemorate this event with a series of blog posts.  Find out more of his adventure in detail from the links below.  Here is the short list of the golf courses he did play to celebrate his birthday.

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Mile Square Players Course -- Fountain Valley CA
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Riverwalk Golf Club - San Diego CA
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The Crossings at Carlsbad -- Carlsbad CA
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Shorecliffs Golf Course -- San Clemente CA
Shorecliffs Golf Course

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Dos Lagos Golf Course - Corona CA
Dos Lagos Golf Course

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The Legends Golf Club - Temecula CA
Legends Golf Club


Now we are not saying you try this at home but you can at least see how you can seriously take advantage of this great piece information.  Celebrating your birthday over a round of golf … or six is not only possible, but probable.

While few other than myself or Sixpex would go to the extreme I did last week, I would definitely encourage everyone on GK to utilize B-Day specials and enjoy/support some of your favorite courses.  . . . . Read More

Just take it from Nickesquire.

So what is stopping you?  The information is all there.  Take advantage of it.  And if you like what you see, come back, join us and write a golf course review or six and let us know how everything went.  We would love to hear from you and your experiences.  After all at our content is member generated, that means informed golfers like yourself want to share your experiences.

FREE This and FREE That:  What’s in it for Us?

Why is everything here at free?

It’s very simple.  It is our belief that although the items we offer are free they have value.  If you see that value, you will come back and visit us time and again.

Our value proposition is simple.  You come to because we have up-to-date information on the golf courses you play, or you want to play, or would consider playing if the price were right.  It is information you have come to trust; because it is written by regular golfers like you and me.  It is believed that if you visit us enough you would eventually consider joining us as a valued member of our community by posting golf course reviews, participating in our forums; being a great help as a participating member of our online community.  We value your input.  It is the foundation we have built one of the largest online golf communities.

So what do you think?  We would love to hear input from you and your experiences using our advice here.  Tell us about it.  Write a golf course review and mention this article.

What are you waiting for?  It’s your birthday!  Now go play some golf!

We’re and now “You Know Before You Go!”  Happy Birthday!

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Birthday Golf My Way Part I, Part II, and Part III

Tustin Ranch Golf Club

Mile Square Golf Course

Riverwalk Golf Club

The Crossings at Carlsbad

Shorecliffs Golf Club

Dos Lagos Golf Course

the Legends Golf Club



While has made every effort to ensure the Birthday Golf Specials list is current and up-to-date; things do change.  Some golf course operators in their infinite wisdom decide to alter or discontinue their birthday golf offerings so mileage will vary.  Please consult with the golf course prior to celebrating your birthday to ensure you will get the most for your dollar or in some cases FREE round of golf.  Good Luck and Enjoy your Birthday!


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Birthday Golf – The GK Way (Part III)

FREE Birthday Golf Specials LogoPart 3 and summary so far for one of members Nickesquire who took it upon himself to test out the GK Birthday Golf List and put her to the test.  Here are his conclusions so far.  

It was a fun but tiring week.

There are only a couple of more local courses I am going to hit on B-Day deals this week. I can get almost as good a deal on the lower end courses with different online specials playing whenever I want and when it would be more convenient for me. That is preferable to utilizing a $15 B-day special that is 150 to 200 miles round trip away.

While few other than myself or Sixpex would go to the extreme I did last week, I would definitely encourage everyone on GK to utilize B-Day specials and enjoy/support some of your favorite courses.

Rather than the unknown, I now have a few more options with personal knowledge if I am in the Inland Empire, Orange County or San Diego areas for golf.

Taking into account both layout & current course conditions of the new courses played out of my normal geographic area…

Best course I played during the B-Day week: Crossings at Carlsbad

Above average courses I would look forward to playing again when in the area: Legends & Riverwalk

Average courses I would not hesitate to go back to if in the area but would probably not drive specifically for: Dos Lagos, both Classic and Players at Mile Square.

And finally the below average course I would likely never play again: Shorecliffs.

Shown:  (L to R),  Nickesquire and Sixpez, two avid golfers and travelers
Shown: (L to R), Nickesquire and Sixpez, two avid golfers and travelers

And all the fairly local courses in my regular rotation that I have either already played B-Day rounds on or will by weeks end, River Ridge Lakes & Vineyard(often), Soule Park (when I can get up to Ojai) and Elkins Ranch (Occasionally), I will continue to work into my regular local rotation.

I personally would like to thank all the courses that offer B-Day incentives. I wonder why more courses do not. Seems like they are missing the boat from a marketing perspective? While Shorecliffs struck out with me, Crossings, Legends and Riverwalk will all definitely get my future business because their B-day specials got me in the door to experience their facilities.




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Birthday Golf – The GK Way (Part II)

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Read all about it in our Forums HERE.  Nickesquire’s quest to play as many golf courses that offer Birthday specials (i.e. FREE golf on your Birthday) continues.  His first golf course — Mile Square Park.

Day 1, Mile Square (Fountain Valley) Players in the a.m., Classic in the p.m. (36 holes of fun!)

Mile Square Golf CourseI left the house @ 4:55am and after grabbing a quick snack, was in the Mile Square Pro Shop a little after 7am. I had called the day before and they would not give me a tee time as a single, but advised me that it was “wide open”, should be no issue getting me out.

Wide Open? It was packed like on a weekend, 4some after 4some. I finally got out matched up with a 3some and teed off @ 8:52am after waiting over 90 minutes. Played a very enjoyable round with 3 senior ladies in 4.5 hours. Shot 86 on the Players. After holing out on 18, walked over and met Dave @ the Pro shop for the afternoon round.

Mile Square Players Course -- Fountain Valley CAPlayed the Classic with Dconnally & Stickboy. Again played in about 4.5 hours after teeing off a little later than our 2:07pm tee time, finished around 6:45p. Drove and picked up dinner and my wife @ her office in L.A. and got home around 9:15p. Fun day, good company, Vince (Stickboy) played solid golf throughout and Dave (Dconnally) put on a show on the back 9 with fairway, green, 2 putt par on about 7 holes. They both shot around 80, I was definitely getting fatigued by the end of the walking 36 marathon coupled with driving over 200 miles total and close to 5 hours in the car.

Day 2, Legends (Temecula) in the a.m., Dos Lagos (Corona) in the p.m.

The Legends Golf Club - Temecula CAHad a 7:20am tee time, again on the freeway before 5 and made the 127 mile trip to Temecula, getting there a little after 7am. Rat-Patrol (Jim) was there waiting and raring to go. We ran into 1Rudedog, who was playing with his normal buddies behind us. We tee off on time and played a leisurely 4 hour round as a 2some. Both using our B-Day week-of certificates. Tough to beat $15! Both shot 84 and had a good time. So we both hit the freeway and headed north, 35 minutes to Corona.

Dos Lagos Golf Course - Corona CAWe walked in and Dos Lagos had us on the 1st tee within 15 minutes of arriving. We again used our B-Day week-of certificates, again $15 with a cart is hard to beat. We had another enjoyable, leisurely 4 hour round. Jim was playing some good golf and shot 78, I stayed with him for awhile before fading to an 87. Thanks much to Jim for making the trip up from San Diego., it was a blast playing with you!

I was glad all 36 today was with a cart after the walking & driving I did yesterday. The 250+ miles I drove today were a piece of cake with little traffic both ways compared to battling L.A. work traffic last night. Got home @ 7pm.

Day 3, A.M. Shorecliffs (San Clemente), P.M. Crossings at Carlsbad (Carlsbad)

Shorecliffs Golf Course -- San Clemente CAShorecliffs in the A.M. I was expecting ALOT more. Free golf and free cart = great start. However, I was kicking myself AD for not going to Tustin Ranch and paying $40 on my way to S.D. Combination of my cheapness and a little bit of Sixpez (wanting to play a new course) made me go for the free golf over what I knew would be a good course.

The course was in poor condition and the layout was tight and not good in my opinion. Put it this way, I won’t come back for a free B-Day round in the future. Enough said.

The Crossings at Carlsbad -- Carlsbad CACrossing at Carlsbad in the P.M. Headed the 45 minutes farther down the coast for another totally free round. Everything about this place was an excellent experience. The firm, smooth, medium-fast greens seemed like a 15 on the stimp after playing on the bumpy slow greens of Shorecliffs in the a.m. The course layout reminded me alot of the Creekside-Ridgeline 9’s @ Moorpark C.C. Fabulous clubhouse, attentive customer service, the whole place was first rate. I think I already have Tustin Ranch and Crossings booked in my mind for next May 7th as places I want to experience on an annual basis. I would play here semi often if it were not well over 100 miles from my house.

Day 4, Riverwalk (San Diego) in the A.M., Riverview (Santa Ana) in the P.M.

Riverwalk Golf Club - San Diego CARiverwalk in the A.M. Had a 6:57 tee time. Slightly before 7am, it was pouring. So I waited until a little after 8 to pay my $19 B-Day rate and start in a slight drizzle. Even in the rain, the greens were firm, medium fast and putted excellent. These greens were even better than Crossings overall! They have 27 holes here and I liked all 3 nines. This is a course I would play often if I lived in the S.D. area. I liked the layouts and the condition of the things that mattered were great.

Played the Friars-Presido combo 1st. The 2nd 9 was the only really bad rain I encountered on a rainy Friday. For about an hour it rained hard. Not a shock that 9 was by 6 strokes my highest nine hole score of the day, ended up with a 93 after an excellent front 9 considering the conditions.

I had been forewarned by numerous people that Riverview was nothing special. Couple that with a 2 hour drive north and very questionable weather conditions, I was wavering on making the drive north not knowing if I could even play there in the afternoon. So with the assistance of JohnnyGK, did an audible and just stayed at Riverwalk AD. John got me set up for a comped replay so I could play all 3 nines. So it was off to the Mission-Presido combo. Weather was much improved, sprinkled on me a few times, but got around quickly playing as a single and shot 87. Still only 2:45, so did another replay and got in the Mission-Friars combo and played with a couple of different groups for a few holes each as I played with and through different combos. Other than one 15 minute stretch where it poured, the weather was the best of the day, shot 82.

So 54 holes here made for an excellent day of golf in spite of the inclement weather. Started @ 8:05, finished @ 5:55, so averaged barely 3 hours a round considering going into the pro shop to make accommodations for the next round & waiting to tee off again in between. POP was excellent, not many golfers out due to the weather.

So the final tally of the B-Day blitz, week one was:

Nine 18 hole rounds of golf on regulation courses in 4 days.

If you count each combo on Riverwalk as a new course, 9 new courses.


The Tally

  • 809 total miles driven, not counting my return trip home from S.D. tomorrow.
  • $19 highest fee paid for 18 holes & a cart over the last 7 rounds. Since several rounds were totally free, it was far less than $1 a hole spent on actual golf on B-Day promotions. Slightly more than $100 spent on gas.
  • GKers played a round with = 3.
  • Fun had = much.
  • Needing a rest today = VERY much!


However, after taking Mothers Day weekend off, on Monday the assault starts anew. There are still over a 1/2 dozen courses that offer B-Day deals within a week after your B-Day. Several of which I have never played. So many courses, so little time!


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FREE Birthday Golf

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Nickesquire - Avid Golfer
Nickesquire – Avid Golfer

Nickesquire — self proclaimed golf junkie.  He is one of the reasons why the GK community offers so much to so many people.  We love golf and so does Nick.  He is what you would characterize as an extremely avid golfer and southern gentleman — and that in his spare time.  In between the rounds of golf he teaches and practicing attorney.

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Birthday Golf – The GK Way (Part I)

FREE Birthday Golf Specials LogoFor those of you who don’t know, keeps an exhaustive list of participating golf courses who celebrate your birthday by providing you a FREE round of golf on, you guessed it – your birthday.

Your birthday is an annual event.  Why not do what you enjoy doing for FREE?!  Maybe throw in a few of your old golfing buddies and Viola!  Instant memory you and your friends can look back fondly.  We are not saying to do what one of our members did, but it could be just as memorable.

Allow us to illustrate.

Birthday Golf can be special moments to remember
Birthday Golf can be special moments to remember

One GKer, Nickesquire decided to take his birthday golf experience done the GK Way…. to the next level.  As he put it.

Happy Birthday to me… going to experience first hand exactly what benefits different courses provide on Birthday rounds! — Nickesquire

This is his itinerary.

Tuesday AM Mile Square Players walking on early.
Tuesday PM Mile Square Classic, 207pm with Stickboy & Dconnally.

Wed AM Legends 720am with Rat-Patrol.
Wed PM Dos Lagos walking on, currently wide open after 2.

Thur AM Shorecliffs probably walking on early.
Thur PM Crossings @ Carlsbad probably walking on late. Both courses currently wide open but will only pair me up with less than a 4some after they book, no single bookings.

Staying overnight in S.D., then

Fri AM 657a @ Riverwalk.
Fri PM 145p @ Riverview.

And this is just his start.  Stay tuned for his reviews and his take on putting the FREE Birthday Golf list from to work and how you can make it work for you and your birthday!

FREE Birthday Golf

The Birthday Golf List is FREE to our members.

To join is easy.  Click HERE to join 65,000 other members who have found GK their home for all golf course maintenance schedules and recent, relevant golf course reviews.  Just another reason why is the place that lets our members “Know Before You Go!”