Golf Digest editors picks

Public Golf: Best Muny in All 50 States

August 2009

Using a combination of star ratings from Golf Digest's Best Places to Play and our Best in State rankings, we selected the best muny course in each state. For this list, we define "muny" as a course owned by a city, town, county or state. Green fees listed are peak, nonresident walking rates.

ALABAMA: Ol' Colony Golf Complex, Tuscaloosa, ★★★★½, $35.
ALASKA: Anchorage G. Cse., Anchorage, ★★★½, $56.
ARIZONA: Dobson Ranch G. Cse., Mesa, ★★★★½, $16.
ARKANSAS: Rebsamen G. Cse., Little Rock, ★★★★, $28.
CALIFORNIA: Torrey Pines G. Cse. (South), La Jolla, ★★★★½, $218.
COLORADO: City Park G. Cse., Denver, ★★★★½, $33.
CONNECTICUT: Wintonbury Hills G. Cse., Bloomfield, ★★★ ★½, $79.
DELAWARE: Ed Oliver G.C., Wilmington, ★★★★½, $32.
FLORIDA: The Links at Boynton Beach (Championship), Boynton Beach ★★★★½, $59.
GEORGIA: The Lakes G. Cse. at Laura S. Walker, Waycross, ★★★★½, $25.75.
HAWAII: Wailua Municipal G. Cse., Lihue, Kauai, ★★★★, $44.
IDAHO: Pinecrest G. Cse., Idaho Falls, ★★★★½, $20.
ILLINOIS: Aldeen G.C., Rockford, ★★★★½, $45.
INDIANA: Hulman Links G. Cse., Terre Haute, ★★★★ ½, $22.
IOWA: Landsmeer G.C., Orange City, ★★★★½, $25.
KANSAS: Buffalo Dunes G. Cse., Garden City, ★★★★ ½, $25.
KENTUCKY: Eagle Creek G. Cse., La Grange, ★★★★, $35.
LOUISIANA: Links on the Bayou, Alexandria, ★★★★ $38.
MAINE: Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center, Cumberland, ★★★, $34.
MARYLAND: Black Rock G. Cse., Hagerstown, ★★★★½, $43.
MASSACHUSETTS: George Wright G. Cse., Hyde Park, ★★★, $44.
MICHIGAN: Leslie Park G. Cse., Ann Arbor, ★★★★½, $29.
MINNESOTA: Superior National Golf at Lutsen (Mountain/Canyon), Lutsen, ★★★★½, $72.
MISSISSIPPI: Eagle Ridge G. Cse., Raymond, ★★★½, $16.
MISSOURI: Rivercut G. Cse., Springfield, ★★★★½, $48.
MONTANA: Old Works G. Cse., Anaconda, ★★★★½, $50.
NEBRASKA: Holmes G. Cse., Lincoln, ★★★★½, $29.
NEVADA: The Golf Courses at Incline Village (Championship), Incline Village, ★★★★, $175.
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Beaver Meadow G. Cse., Concord, ★★★★, $40.
NEW JERSEY: Knoll C.C. (West), Parsippany, ★★★★½, $86.
NEW MEXICO: Pinon Hills G. Cse., Farmington, ★★★★½, $47.
NEW YORK: Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, ★★★★★, $120.
NORTH CAROLINA: Bryan Park G. Cse. (Champions), Browns Summit, ★★★★, $65.
NORTH DAKOTA: Riverwood G. Cse., Bismarck, ★★★★, $24.
OHIO: The Vineyard G. Cse., Cincinnati, ★★★★½, $33.50.
OKLAHOMA: Cedar Creek G. Cse., Broken Bow, ★★★★½, $18.
OREGON: Juniper G. Cse., Redmond, ★★★★, $69.
PENNSYLVANIA: Cranberry Highlands G. Cse., Cranberry, ★★★★, $54.
RHODE ISLAND: North Kingstown Municipal G. Cse., North Kingstown, ★★★★½, $39.
SOUTH CAROLINA: Cheraw State Park G. Cse., Cheraw, ★★★★½, $35.
SOUTH DAKOTA: Prairie Green G. Cse., Sioux Falls, ★★★★, $28.
TENNESSEE: Gatlinburg G. Cse., Pigeon Forge, ★★★★½, $60.
TEXAS: Olmos Basin G. Cse., San Antonio, ★★★★, $27.
UTAH: Bountiful Ridge G. Cse., Bountiful, ★★★★½, $24.
VERMONT: Green Mountain National G. Cse., Killington, ★★★★, $90.50.
VIRGINIA: Bide-A-Wee G. Cse., Portsmouth, ★★★★½, $52.
WASHINGTON: Gold Mountain Golf Complex (Cascade), Bremerton, ★★★★½, $40.
WEST VIRGINIA: Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs, ★★★★, $32.
WISCONSIN: Glacier Wood G.C., Iola, ★★★★½, $32.
WYOMING: Buffalo G.C., Buffalo, ★★★★, $28.

Stephen Szurlej, Dom Furore, J.D. Cuban
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