This was our most-read travel story of 2022

Pennsylvania's Galen Hall is one of three historic courses you can play for less than $50.

Courtesy Galen Hall GC

Let’s be honest: Playing some of the country’s most historic courses such as Cypress Point, The Country Club, Merion, etc., are out of reach for most of us. However, that doesn’t mean playing courses relevant to golf history is impossible.

Our most-read travel story of 2022 was a guide to three historic (and fun) courses you can play for less than $50.

Cypress Point in Pebble Beach, Calif.
The 35 best golf courses in California (2022/2023)
By: GOLF’s Course Raters and Ran Morrissett, Architecture Editor

The first was Galen Hall Golf Club, about an hour from Philadelphia. This course claims to have the oldest island green in golf and has nine holes laid out by A.W. Tillinghast.

The Hotchkiss School Golf Course in Connecticut is home to a nine-hole Seth Raynor design that can be played for just $16.

And Marion Golf Couse in Massachusetts is the oldest original design of George C. Thomas, designer of West Coast classics like Riviera, Los Angeles Country Club and Bel-Air.

All three are among the few public access courses by the three architects, and you can find even more historical significance to them by reading the full story here.

Jack Hirsh Editor

Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and still *tries* to remain competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be reached at