My 2015 top 50 public courses in the U.S.: Nos. 30-21

This week on Golf Channel's Morning Drive and here on Golf Advisor, I'm counting down my Top 50 Courses that you can play in the United States.

In the first installment of this countdown, courses 50 through 41 , I shared my criteria for establishing this list.

The next 10 courses, 40 through 31 , is another grouping of mostly modern designs from a mix of geographical pockets of golf, including two different layouts in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Plus, a much-anticipated U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.

This group includes multiple courses in the TPC network, the Sandhills of North Carolina, plus some of the most prestigious municipals in the country.

Lists are the ultimate generators of debate. You can join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #MattsTop50 . Or, write your own review of the course and compare your assessments with other avid golfers on Golf Advisor.

Ginella's Top 50 public courses: 30-21

La Jolla, Calif.
Designer: William F. Bell , Rees Jones
Price: $61-229


La Quinta, Calif.
Designer: Pete Dye
Price: $199


Fort Meade, Fla.
Designer: Tom Doak
Price: $170-225


Bandon, Ore.
Designer: Tom Doak, Jim Urbina
Price: $265-310


White Sulphur Springs, W.V.
Designer: C.B. MacDonald , Seth Raynor
Price: $335-385

Video: Ginella on courses 30 through 26


San Francisco, Calif.
Designer: Willie Watson
Price: $53-176


Southern Pines, N.C.
Designer: Donald Ross
Price: $125-195


Pinehurst, N.C.
Designer: Tom Fazio
Price: $180-250


Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Price: $219


Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Designer: Pete Dye
Price: $350-400

Video: Ginella on courses 25 through 21

The other 40: 10-1 | 20-11 | 40-31 | 50-41 | honorable mentions

Green fees are based on latest peak season rates and are subject to change. In the case of resort courses, stay-and-play packages and specials often greatly reduce the price of the green fee.

Matt Ginella is Golf Advisor's Editor-at-Large and host of Golf Advisor Round Trip travel series on Golf Channel. Matt serves as resident buddy trip expert and captains a collection of VIP trips called Golf Advisor Getaways.
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