Public Golf Courses with an Exclusive FeelSeptember 9, 2013
Many of the best golf courses in the world don’t exclude anybody with the right amount of cash. Show up adhering the dress code and with the cash necessary for the green fees and they will let you play. Here are the top public golf courses providing more than just an above average round of golf.
Shadow Creek Golf Course, Las Vegas
A desert course designed by Tom Fazio, Shadow Creek provides a place for high rollers to play. Expect to pay at least $500 for a round here.
Pebble Beach Golf Links
One of the most famous courses on the West Coast, golfers love playing at Pebble Beach. It has been the site of five U.S. Open tournaments and hosts a PGA Tour event every year. If you’re lucky enough to get a tee time, you will spend nearly $500 to play all 18 holes.
TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course
Known for the famous island green created by Pete Dye, this well-known course provides plenty of beautiful views for golfers to enjoy. Playing here will only set you back a mere $375.
French Lick Resort
Another Pete Dye design with some of the toughest holes in the country, this course opened in 2009. The French Lick Resort is found in French Lick, Indiana and playing here will cost $350.
Kiawah Island Ocean Course
Found in South Carolina, this Pete Dye course provided a home for the 1991 Ryder Cup and it was the site of the 2012 PGA Championship. If you want to play here, you will need to fork over $338 for 18 holes.
Cordevalle Golf Course, San Martin, CA
A Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, this course takes advantage of the California valley and provides a private type of atmosphere for golfers. It’s a popular PGA Tour Stop and costs around $360 to play.
All of these courses are open to the public, but it’s not easy to secure a tee time at any of them. If you want to play any of the above courses, you need to make your tee time early.