Is your home course one of the 30 best munis in America? Here’s our list broken down by state

Memorial Park

Memorial Park in Houston hosted a PGA Tour event in 2020, yet the price is still a steal for locals.

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It’s time to celebrate the best municipal golf courses in America. Finally, right?

In the past year, GOLF released its new and improved rankings for its Top 100 Courses in the U.S. and Top 100 Courses You Can Play lists. On top of that, we also unveiled our inaugural 100 best short courses in the world ranking. Naturally, standout municipal courses seemed like a logical next step.

So in GOLF Magazine’s June 2021 issue, we trotted out GOLF’s 30 best munis in America, which was put together by GOLF Architecture Editor Ran Morrissett and GOLF’s Top 100 Course Panelists. This list has everything — East Coast, West Coast and Midwest must-plays, bucket-list gems and uber-affordable sleepers. You can check out the entire list, with breakdowns of all 30 courses, right here.

Wondering where these 30 land on the map? That’s where this article comes in. Scroll down to see a state-by-state breakdown. And if you want to put a course on our radar, for this list or to feature in upcoming Monday Muni spotlights, click here and send us a note.

GOLF’s 30 best munis in America (rank in parenthesis)

CALIFORNIA

Torrey Pines (South), LA JOLLA, CA (5)
South Course at Corica Park, ALAMEDA, CA (12)
Torrey Pines (North), LA JOLLA, CA (18)
Indian Wells Golf Resort (Players), INDIAN WELLS, CA (23)
TPC Harding Park, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (24)

TPC Harding Park in San Francisco hosted the 2020 PGA Championship.

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NEW YORK

Bethpage Black, FARMINGDALE, NY (1)
Bethpage Red, FARMINGDALE, NY (4)
Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, BRONX, NY (6)
Montauk Downs, MONTAUK, NY (17)

TEXAS

Memorial Park, HOUSTON, TX (7)
Butterfield Trail, EL PASO, TX (10)
Brackenridge Park, SAN ANTONIO, TX (16)

WASHINGTON

Chambers Bay, UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA (2)
Gold Mountain (Olympic), BREMERTON, WA (11)

OHIO

Sleepy Hollow, BRECKSVILLE, OH (13)
Manakiki, WILLOUGHBY, OH (27)

CONNECTICUT

Keney Park, WINDSOR, CT (14)
Wintonbury Hills, BLOOMFIELD, CT (25)

FLORIDA

North Palm Beach Country Club, NORTH PALM BEACH, FL (20)
Palatka, PALATKA, FL (29)

A view of George Wright in Hyde Park, Mass.

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MASSACHUSETTS

George Wright, HYDE PARK, MA (3)

KANSAS

Buffalo Dunes, GARDEN CITY, KS (8)

NEW MEXICO

Piñon Hills, FARMINGTON, NM (9)

ARIZONA

Papago, PHOENIX, AZ (15)

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston, CHARLESTON, SC (19)

NORTH CAROLINA

Wilmington, WILMINGTON, NC (21)

RHODE ISLAND

Triggs Memorial, PROVIDENCE, RI (22)

HAWAII

Wailua, LIHUE, HI (26)

ILLINOIS

Harborside International (Port), CHICAGO, IL (28)

ALABAMA

Highland Park, BIRMINGHAM, AL (30)

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Josh Berhow

Golf.com Editor

Josh Berhow is the managing editor at GOLF.com. The Minnesota native graduated with a journalism degree from Minnesota State University in Mankato. You can reach him at joshua_berhow@golf.com.