GOLF’s Top 100 Value Courses in the U.S., ranked by price

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Bully Pulpit in Medora, N.D.

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In golf as in life, true value exists at the intersection of what is feasible and what is affordable.

Sure, everybody wants a tee time at Pine Valley — the No. 1 course on GOLF’s Top 100 Courses in the U.S. — but finding an invite is easier said than done. And as lovely as a weekly, Saturday morning tee time at Pebble Beach sounds, unless you’ve recently won the lottery, you’ll find yourself hurting in the wallet sooner rather than later.

Indeed, the very best golf — the golf that is not only attainable but repeatable — exists in a manner that is reasonably priced. GOLF knows this too, which is why our crew of course raters recently crafted our newest ranking, GOLF’s Top 100 Value Courses in the U.S. You can check out the main list here, but below we took it a step further and ranked them all by price, using the number that’s the absolute most anyone — a local, an out-of-stater, etc. — would pay to play them. Some still are much cheaper than what’s listed here. So, what are you waiting for?

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GOLF’s Top 100 Value Courses in the U.S., sorted by price

1. Spring Valley — Salem, Wisc.: $25 (Value rank: 96)

T2. Buffalo Dunes — Garden City, Kans.: $30 (Value rank: 20)

T2. Aiken — Aiken, S.C.: $30 (Value rank: 46)

4. Palatka — Palatka, Fla.: $34 (Value rank: 90)

5. Mirimichi — Millington, Tenn.: $36 (Value rank: 82)

T6. Wilmington Municipal — Wilmington, N.C.: $40 (Value rank: 67)

T6. Riverdale (Dunes) — Brighton, Colo.: $40 (Value rank: 74)

T8.  Sleepy Hollow — Cleveland, Ohio: $44 (Value rank: 54)

T8. Keney Park — Hardford, Conn.: $44 (Value rank: 57)

T8. Manakiki — Willoughby, Ohio: $44 (Value rank: 65)

11. Butterfield Trail — El Paso, Tex.: $44.99 (Value rank: 28)

12. Bear Trace at Harrison Bay State Park — Nashville, Tenn.: $47 (Value rank: 97)

13. Triggs — Providence, R.I.: $48 (Value rank: 69)

Trigigs Memorial is one of only a handful of courses on Rhode Island, and one of two on GOLF’s value list.

Courtesy of Triggs Memorial

14. Shennecossett — Groton, Conn.: $52 (Value rank: 100)

15. Diamond Springs — Hamilton, Mich.: $56 (Value rank: 39)

T16. George Wright — Hyde Park, Mass.: $57 (Value rank: 7)

T16. Fowler’s Mill — Chesterland, Ohio: $57 (Value rank: 30)

T18. Tanglewood (Championship) — Clemmons, N.C.: $59 (Value rank: 42)

T18. Mount Prospect — Mount Prospect, Ill.: $59 (Value rank: 91)

T20. Charleston Municipal — Charleston, S.C.: $60 (Value rank: 62)

T20. Wailua — Kailua, Hawaii: $60 (Value rank: 78)

Wailua is a municipal gem smack dab in the middle of paradise.

Brian Oar

22. Wild Horse — Gothenburg, Neb.: $61.61 (Value rank: 5)

23. Brackenridge Park — San Antonio, Tex.: $62 (Value rank: 59)

T24. Pinion Hills — Farmington, N.M.: $65 (Value rank: 23)

T24. North Palm Beach — North Palm Beach, Fla.: $65 (Value rank: 64)

T24. Wintonbury Hills — Bloomfield, Conn.: $65 (Value rank: 76)

T24. Denison — Granville, Ohio: $65 (Value rank: 86)

T24. Highland Park — Birmingham, Ala.: $65 (Value rank: 95)

T29. Common Ground — Aurora, Colo.: $66 (Value rank: 22)

T29. The Home Course — DuPont, Wash.: $66 (Value rank: 88)

31. University of New Mexico (Championship) — Albuquerque, N.M.: $67 (Value rank: 37)

32. Jeffersonville Golf Club — Norristown, Pa.: $68 (Value rank: 79)

33. Rustic Canyon — Moorpark, Calif.: $69 (Value rank: 4)

34. Cochiti — Cochiti, N.M.: $70 (Value rank: 58)

35. Pilgrim’s Run — Pierson, Mich.: $71 (Value rank: 45)

36.  La Purisma — Lompoc, Calif.: $73 (Value rank: 68)

T37. San Vicente — Ramona, Calif.: $75 (Value rank: 32)

T37. Rutland — Rutland, Vt.: $75 (Value rank: 49)

T37. Links of North Dakota — Ray, N.D.: $75 (Value rank: 53)

T37. University Ridge — Madison, Wisc. $75 (Value rank: 83)

41. Sunday River — Newry, Maine: $76 (Value rank: 36)

42. Gold Mountain — Bremerton, Wash.: $77 (Value rank: 34)

Gold Mountain in Bremerton, Wash., is a stunner.

Rob Perry/Gold Mountain Golf Club

43. Lakewood Shores (The Gailes) — Oscoda, Mich.: $78 (Value rank: 94)

T44. Legends Resort (Heathland) — Myrtle Beach, S.C.: $79 (Value rank: 40)

T44. Green Mountain National — Killington, Vt.: $79 (Value rank: 72)

T44. Oyster Bay — Sunset Beach, N.C.: $79 (Value rank: 77)

47. Black Mesa — Espanola, N.M.: $80 (Value rank: 16)

48. Bandon Crossings — Bandon, Ore.: $81 (Value rank: 61)

49. Lederbach ­— Harleysville, Pa.: $82 (Value rank: 84)

50. Corcica Park (South) — Alameda, Calif.: $84 ( Value rank: 35)

T51. Seven Oaks — Hamilton, N.Y.: $85 (Value rank: 48)

T51. Cypresswood (Tradition) — Spring, Tex.: $85 (Value rank: 55)

T51. Indian Wells (Players) — Wells, Calif.: $85 (Value rank: 73)

T54. Redlands Mesa Grand Junction — Grand Junction, Colo.: $87  (Value rank: 43)

T54.  Knoll (West) —  Boonton, N.J.: $87 (Value rank: 63)

56. Hawktree — Bismarck, N.D.: $89.68 (Value rank: 17)

T57. Warren Course at Notre Dame — South Bend, Ind.: $90 (Value rank: 11)

The Warren Course at Notre Dame — the epitomization of higher education.

Patrick Koenig

T57. Presidio — San Francisco, Calif.: $90 (Value rank: 99)

T59. Rawls Course at Texas Tech — Lubbock, Tex.: $91 (Value rank: 19)

T59. Old Works — Anaconda, Mont.: $91 (Value rank: 38)

61. RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National (Links) — Opelika, Ala.: $94.18 (Value rank: 12)

T62. Pfau Course — Bloomington, Ind.: $95 (Value rank: 13)

T62. Southern Pines — Southern Pines, N.C.: $95 (Value rank: 24)

T64. Bethpage Red — Farmingdale, N.Y.: $96 (Value rank: 8)

T64. RTJ Golf Trail at Grand National (Lake): Opelika, Ala.: $96 (Value rank: 56)

T64. Montauk Downs — Montauk, N.Y.: $96 (Value rank: 60)

If Bethpage is The People’s Country Club, The Downs is the People’s Hamptons Course.

Jon Cavalier

67. Twisted Dune — Egg Harbor Township, N.J.: $99 (Value rank: 47)

T68. Duke University Golf Course — Durham, N.C.: $100 (Value rank: 51)

T68. Gearhart Golf Links — Gearhart, Ore.: $100 (Value rank: 98)

70. The Links at Union Vale — LaGrangeville, N.Y.: $105 (Value rank: 33)

71. The Wilderness at Fortune Bay — Tower, Minn.: $107 (Value rank: 26)

72. Crumpin-Fox — Bernardstown, Mass.: $108.41 (Value rank: 25)

T73. Giant’s Ridge (Quarry) — Biwabik, Minn.: $109 (Value rank: 9)

T73. Circling Raven — Worley, Idaho: $109 (Value rank: 31)

T73. Bully Pulpit — Medora, N.D.: $109 (Value rank: 41)

76. Belvedere — Charlevoix, Mich.: $110 (Value rank: 10)

77. Jimmie Austin (University of Oklahoma) — Norman, Okla.: $111 (Value rank: 44)

78. Palouse Ridge — Pullman, Wash.: $115 (Value rank: 80)

79. Stoatin Brae — Augusta, Mich.: $118 (Value rank: 14)

80. Architects — Lopatcong, N.J.: $118.69 (Value rank: 66)

T81. TPC Deere Run — Silvis, Ill.: $119 (Value rank: 50)

T81. Puakea — Lihue, Hawaii: $119 (Value rank: 81)

T83. Lawsonia (The Links) — Green Lake, Wisc.: $120 (Value rank: 2)

Lawsonia Links is an impossibly good value.

Alan Bastable

T83. Eagle Eye — Bath, Mich.: $120 (Value rank: 71)

85. Avalon Field Club at Newcastle — New Castle, Pa.: $121.20 (Value rank: 75)

86. Harborside International (Port) — Chicago, Ill.: $122 (Value rank: 89)

87. Kebo Valley — Bar Harbor, Maine: $124 (Value rank: 21)

T88. Sand Hollow (Championship) — Hurricane, Utah: $125 (Value rank: 3)

T88. French Lick (Ross) — Frend Lick, Ind.: $125 (Value rank: 6)

T88. Salish Cliffs — Shelton, Wash.: $125 (Value rank: 85)

T88. Normandy Shores — Miami Beach, Fla.: $125 (Value rank: 87)

T88. Omni Mt. Washington Resort — Bretton Woods, N.H.: $125 (Value rank: 92)

93. Kiva Dunes — Gulf Shores, Ala.: $126 (Value rank: 52)

94. Red Trail — Devens, Mass.: $129 (Value rank: 93)

95. Leatherstocking — Cooperstown, N.Y.: $130 (Value rank: 18)

96. The Bull at Pinehurst Farms — Sheboygan Falls, Wisc.: $135 (Value rank: 27)

97. Memorial Park — Houston, Tex.: $140 (Value rank: 15)

T98. Bethpage Black — Farmingdale, N.Y.: $150 (GOLF’s Value Courses rank: 1)

T98. American Dunes — Grand Haven, Mich.: $150 (Value rank: 29)

T98. Newport National — Middletown, R.I.: $150 (Value rank: 70)

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James Colgan is an assistant editor at GOLF, contributing stories for the website and magazine on a broad range of topics. He writes the Hot Mic, GOLF’s weekly media column, and utilizes his broadcast experience across the brand’s social media and video platforms. A 2019 graduate of Syracuse University, James — and evidently, his golf game — is still defrosting from four years in the snow, during which time he cut his teeth at NFL Films, CBS News and Fox Sports. Prior to joining GOLF, James was a caddie scholarship recipient (and astute looper) on Long Island, where he is from.