The 10 most expensive PGA Tour venues you can play
Want to tee it up where the pros play? You can, but some of those courses are going to cost you. Here are the 10 most expensive tee times among PGA Tour stops, with their prices listed as peak-season rates. (Note: This list includes regular Tour stops, so places like Whistling Straits and Kiawah’s Ocean Course, among others, were omitted.)
We didn’t get to see the best pros in the world tee it up at TPC Sawgrass in 2020 (except for the first round) since the coronavirus pandemic canceled the event. You can play the Stadium Course, too, but it will cost you. Greens fees for the general public are around $600 for primo tee times (and as high as $720 during some slots). Sawgrass works with dynamic pricing, so its rates fluctuate throughout the year. Check often and if you snag a spot, just remember to brings extra golf balls. You’ll need them.
Billy Murray gets to play here every year during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, so he’s got that going for him. And you can play here, too, at almost any other time. There’s some sticker-shock, for sure, but keep things in perspective: it’s a drop in the bucket for a bucket-lister, right?
Yes, Old White will cost you some green (and you have to stay at the resort to play it). But the outlay gets you access to a course of special pedigree. Not only does it host the Greenbrier Classic, it’s one of the small handful of designs by C.B. Macdonald, the grandfather of American golf architecture, that the general public has a chance to play.
Pebble Beach Golf Links might get the majority of the love when it comes to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but one of the courses in the rotation for the first three days is Spyglass Hill, which is no slouch either. You can play it, too, but rates are jumping up from $395 to $415 come April 1.
As you’re budgeting for your round at the home of the Honda Classic, you’d be wise to allot for an extra ball or two. You’ll likely need the ammo to make it through the Bear Trap, the notorious water-laden stretch on holes 15 to 17.
One week a year, hundreds of thousands of fans, some of them sober, swarm this high desert venue to enjoy the action at the famously raucous Waste Management Open. The rest of the time, it’s a pretty tranquil place. But if you cup your ear and use your imagination, you can pretend that you’re a Tour pro, getting razzed by rowdy fans on the 16th tee.
This Pete Dye classic, site of the RBC Heritage, is probably best known for the red-and-white striped lighthouse behind the 18th green. On that note, we should illuminate something about what you’ll be paying. A forecaddie is required, and $30 is the recommended gratuity.
During the Sentry Tournament of Champions, humpbacks can often be seen breaching in the backdrop of one of the world’s most scenic courses. It’s a special place, and the price is a pittance for a whale like you.
History runs deep at this high-end layout in the Golden Isles, which hosts the Fall Series’ RSM Classic. It’s where Davis Love III learned the game as a kid, and where Bobby Jones practiced during his grand slam season in 1930. Greens fees were a wee bit lower then.
In a state known for its flat topography, the venue for the Valspar Championship stands out for its rolling terrain and the stoutness of its test. It ranks among the toughest regular stops on Tour. (But come prepared, you need to stay at the resort to play the Copperhead Course.)
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