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Clubs are less crowded on Wednesday and Thursday; all rent equipment for around $20 to $30. Golf carts typically cost around $40. Guadalajara's top golf clubs—El Cielo and Santa Anita—are technically for members only, but hotels can get you in.
Atlas Country Club is an 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Joe Finger that's on the way to the airport. Greens fees are about $92 on weekdays, and $104 on weekends and holidays. Carretera Guadalajara-Chapala, Km 6.5, El Salto, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 45860. 33/3689-2620.
The private El Cielo Country Club, on a hill outside town, is an 18-hole, 6,765-yard, par-72 course blissfully removed from the city's din and with challenging holes and water features. For non-members it's $115 for 18 holes, including cart. Paseo del Cielo 1, Zapopan, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 45643. 33/3684-4436.
Las Cañadas Country Club is a rolling, 18-hole course in an exclusive area of Zapopan. Greens fees are $60–$80. Av. Bosques San Isidro 777, Zapopan, Guadalajara, Jalisco, 45204. 33/3685–0512 or 33/3685–0412.
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