June 24, 2009

America's 100 Greatest Public

Re-Ranked By Price

Photos by J.D. Cuban, Dom Furore and Stephen Szurlej

Photos by J.D. Cuban, Dom Furore and Stephen Szurlej

Pebble Beach Golf Links is No. 1 in Golf Digest's ranking of America's 100 Greatest Public Courses, and it's one of the most expensive to play. Here's a ranking of the 100 Greatest Public Courses by peak-season price -- from least expensive to most. *At courses that require a one-night stay at a resort hotel, we've included the total cost of golf and lodging in the price (100 Greatest Public rankings in parentheses).

  1. (67) Old Works G. Cse., Anaconda, Mont., $50

    T2. (53) Links of North Dakota, Ray, N.D., $60

    T2. (42)Shepherd's Hollow G.C. (2nd/3rd), Clarkston, Mich., $60

    1. (69) Lakewood Shores Resort (Gailes), Oscoda, Mich., $65

      T5. (59) Black Mesa G.C., La Mesilla, N.M., $67

      T5. (78)Hawktree G.C., Bismarck, N.D., $67

    2. (55)Quarry Oaks G.C., Ashland, Neb., $73

    3. (100) RTJ Trail at Capitol Hill (Judge), Prattville, Ala., $74

    4. (34)Black Lake G.C., Onaway, Mich., $80

    5. (74)TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill., $82

      T11. (47) Eagle Eye G.C., East Lansing, Mich., $89

      T11. (27) The G.C. at Redlands Mesa, Grand Junction, Colo., $89

      T11. (36) The Harvester G.C., Rhodes, Iowa, $89

      T11. (72) The Legend at Giants Ridge, Biwabik, Minn., $89

      T11. (80) Mattaponi Springs G.C, Ruther Glen, Va., $89

      T11. (20) The Quarry at Giants Ridge, Biwabik, Minn., $89

      T17. (61) Circling Raven G.C., Worley, Idaho, $95

      T17. (86) Lakota Canyon Ranch G.C., New Castle, Colo., $95

      T19. (93) Branson Creek G.C., Hollister, Mo., $99

      T19. (98) Longaberger G.C., Nashport, Ohio, $99

    6. (89) Stonewall Resort G.C. (Palmer), Roanoke, W.Va., $105

    7. (88) Ko'olau G.C., Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii, $110

    8. (43) Paa-Ko Ridge G.C., Sandia Park, N.M., $114

    9. (40) The Classic at Madden's Resort, Brainerd, Minn., $119

      T25. (63) Belgrade Lakes G.C., Belgrade Lakes, Maine, $120

      T25. (5) Bethpage State Park (Black), Farmingdale, N.Y., $120

      T27. (73) Granite Links G.C. (Granite/Milton), Quincy, Mass., $125

      T27. (76) The Tribute G.C., The Colony, Tex., $125

      T29. (57) Great River G.C., Milford, Conn. $130

      T29. (28) Osprey Meadows at Tamarack Resort, Donnelly, Idaho, $130 (closed for 2009 season)

      T31. (33) The Heritage Club, Pawleys Island, S.C., $134

      T31. (82) Tobacco Road G.C., Sanford, N.C., $134

      T33. (83) Avalon Lakes G. Cse., Warren, Ohio, $135

      T33. (46) World Woods G.C. (Pine Barrens), Brooksville, Fla., $135

      T35. (39) The G.C. at Cuscowilla, Eatonton, Ga., $140 (guests can play Tue.-Thu. only)

      T35. (15) Tullymore G.C., Stanwood, Mich., $140

      T37. (81) Bulle Rock, Havre de Grace, Md., $150

      T37. (45) Cog Hill G. & C.C. (No. 4), Lemont, Ill., $150

      T37. (18) Forest Dunes G.C., Roscommon, Mich., $150

      T37. (79) Pumpkin Ridge G.C. (Ghost Creek), North Plains, Ore., $150

      T41. (95) Blackwolf Run (Meadow Valleys), Kohler, Wis., $165

      T41. (16) Blackwolf Run (River), Kohler, Wis., $165

      T41. (32) Golden Horseshoe G.C. (Gold), Williamsburg, Va., $165

      T41. (30) Whistling Straits (Irish), Haven, Wis., $165

    10. (37) Chambers Bay, University Place, Wash., $169

    11. (10) Arcadia Bluffs G.C., Arcadia, Mich., $180

      T47. (99) Barefoot Resort & Golf (Dye), North Myrtle Beach, S.C., $185

      T47. (96) Barefoot Resort & Golf (Fazio), North Myrtle Beach, S.C., $185

      T47. (85) Saratoga National G.C., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., $185

    12. (87) La Quinta Resort & C. (Mountain), La Quinta, Calif., $189

    13. (21) Wolf Creek G.C., Mesquite, Nev., $195

      T52. (62) Bay Harbor G.C. (Links/Quarry), Bay Harbor, Mich., $199

      T52. (71) PGA West (Stadium), La Quinta, Calif., $199

      T54. (66) Caledonia G. & Fish C., Pawleys Island, S.C., $200

      T54. (12) The Prince Course, Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii, $200

      T54. (90) Promontory, The Ranch Club (Dye Canyon), Park City, Utah, $200

    14. (97) Turtle Bay Resort (Palmer), Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii, $205

      T58. (77) Grande Dunes (Resort C.), Myrtle Beach, $209

      T58. (41) Tidewater G.C. & Plantation, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. , $209

    15. (64) Torrey Pines G. Cse. (South), La Jolla, Calif., $218

    16. (29) Pasatiempo G.C., Santa Cruz, Calif., $220

      T62. (23) The Broadmoor G.C. (East), Colorado Springs, $225

      T62. (35) The Challenge at Manele, Lanai City, Lanai, Hawaii, $225

      T62. (38) The Dunes G. & Beach Club, Myrtle Beach, $225

      T62. (48) Kiawah Island G. Resort (Turtle Point), Kiawah Island, S.C., $225

      T62. (68) Nemacolin Woodlands Resort (Mystic Rock), Farmington, Pa., $225 (incl. required $40 caddie fee)

      T62. (91) Wailea G.C. (Gold), Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, $225

    17. (56) Pine Needles Lodge & G.C., Southern Pines, N.C., $235

      T69. (92) The Club at Cordillera (Summit), Edwards, Colo., $240

      T69. (65) Edgewood Tahoe G. Cse., Stateline, Nev., $240

    18. (13) Harbour Town G. Links, Hilton Head Island, $255

    19. (52) The Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, $260

    20. (75) Coeur d'Alene Resort G.C., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, $270

      T74. (7) Bandon Dunes, Bandon, Ore., $275

      T74. (14) Bandon Trails, Bandon, Ore., $275

      T74. (2) Pacific Dunes, Bandon, Ore., $275

    21. (24) The Homestead (Cascades), Hot Springs, Va., $280

    22. (26) Mauna Kea G. Cse., Kohala Coast, Hawaii, $290

    23. (25) Kapalua G.C. (Plantation), Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, $298

    24. (17) Karsten Creek, Stillwater, Okla., $300

    25. (94) Doral G. Resort & Spa (Blue), Miami, $325

    26. (11) Spyglass Hill G. Cse., Pebble Beach, $340

    27. (58) Crosswater, Sunriver, Ore., $354* (including $179 room rate)

    28. (4) The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C., $360

      T85. (9) TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., $375

      T85. (84) Trump National. G.C. Los Angeles, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., $375

      87.(60) CordeValle G.C., San Martin, Calif., $390

    29. (3) Whistling Straits (Straits), Haven, Wis., $400 (including required $60 caddie fee)

      T89. (54) Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort (No. 4), $476* (including room, dinner, breakfast)

      T89. (51) Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort (No. 8), $476* (including room, dinner, breakfast)

    30. (70) Bay Hill Club, Orlando, $477* (incl. required room)

    31. (1) Pebble Beach G. Links, Pebble Beach, $495

    32. (49) Cascata, Boulder City, Nev., $500

    33. (8) Shadow Creek, North Las Vegas, Nev., $500* (requires stay at one of 13 resorts, rates vary)

    34. (44) The Ocean Course at Ginn Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, Fla., $524* (incl. $299 room rate)

    35. (19) Fallen Oak G.C., Saucier, Miss., $549* (including $249 room rate)

    36. (6) Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort (No. 2), $651* (including room, dinner, breakfast)

    37. (50) Barton Creek Resort & C.C. (Fazio Canyons), Austin, $660* (including $400 room rate)

    38. (31) Sea Island G.C. (Seaside), St. Simons Island, Ga., $720* (incl. $490 room rate)

    39. (22) May River G.C. at Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, S.C., $890* (including $650 room rate)