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Torrey Pines hasn't hosted the PGA Championship, but it is public and has hosted the US Open

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Played Pebble Beach 2X in 2003. Absolutely worth every penny for the experience. Back then it was $480 per round, so $575 now still seems worth it. If you are a fan of the game, there is no place like it on earth, except for possibly St. Andrews. Expensive “bucket list” trip before I got married. We combined It with 2 rounds at Spanish Bay and one at Spyglass Hill.

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I played the Straits sister course many years ago on a cold, rainy, windy day. I believe it was in November. I think I’m the only player who finished the back 9. Was just passing through so I couldn’t pass it up. I think it was $120. Drinks by the huge fireplace in the clubhouse after the round along with gourmet food made it a very worthwhile and memorable round.

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Tanglewood just underwent a multimillion dollar renovation in 2018 and is an excellent course. Probably one of the best “hidden gems” in the state if not country, less than $40 during the week.

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I've played both courses at Whistling Straits as well as Pecan Valley, San Antonio, TX (not listed), which I believe hosted the PGA in 1965. I don't know Pecan Valley's current status but in 2003 when I played, it was a terrific course with streams throughout and lots of trees.

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I play Beth Page 3 times a week, NY resident rates are cheap, Red Course is my favorite . If you dont score we'll on first 3 holes on Black, look out ! 17 ( par ) and 18 are not that tough. Black is a long, tough walk, ( no electric carts ) And on Wed Nights in the summer, ladies night, Great band out side !

Pebble Beach, awesome, but a one time treat $$$$

San Diego , has great pubic Course

PGA National in Florida a great get away . Stream Song , is SO SO over rated $$$ World Woods, is a tenth of the price, 36 awesome holes, 2 acre putting green practice area . A practice area that has a par 3/4/ and 5

Hit them straight, and stay healthy .

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sorry but the majority of the courses are for the wealthy.

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A course that costs $200 + to play is public in name only. Most of the “public” can’t or shouldn’t afford to pay that. These courses have owned the land for a long time in most cases. So what is the justification for charging such an exhorbidant amount?

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I noticed some of the public golf courses were reasonably priced while others were only accessible to the elite rich. I heard that you can't even play Pebble Beach now without staying at the Lodge. It's a package costing $3000. I've played Pebble one time but will never be able to again since I'm not in the PGA of America anymore.

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matt, to play the top 100 in one year you need about a million bucks, lots of well connected pals, a Net Jets account and a fabulous physical endurance.