Shoulder season: October
Average high and low temps: 62/33
Sample green fees:
Brasada Canyons: $89 vs. $139 in peak, a 36-percent savings. ★★★★½
River's Edge: $47 vs. $59 in peak, a 20-percent savings (shoulder season begins Sept. 10).
★★★★ Tetherow (pictured): $99 vs. $175 in peak, a 43-percent savings.
Sample lodging deal:
Ultimate Stay and Play at Brasada Ranch (two-bedroom cabin, one round per person): $439 a night double-occupancy vs. $787 for all those elements priced individually in peak, a 44-percent savings.
With this area's varied topography comes multiple microclimates. Some courses in the high desert shut down in late October. Others stay open nearly year-round.