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America's 100 Best Courses for $100 or Less

15 Notables
The next-best batch of great courses with green fees of $100 or less.

1. El Diablo Golf & Country Club,
Citrus Springs, Florida.
$58
Jim Fazio's natural design amid the pines is a welcome alternative in the land of expensive golf.

2. Raven Golf Club,
Snowshoe, West Virginia.
$85
Changes of elevation and seasons make this Gary Player layout one of the best U.S. mountain courses.

3. Pine Meadow Golf Club,
Mundelein, Illinois.
$76
Pure golf, Chicago style, by Rocky Roquemore and Joe Lee.

4. Apache Stronghold Golf Club, San Carlos, Arizona. $50
On ancient Native American land in a desert wilderness, Tom Doak left nothing in the bag.

5. Prairie View Golf Club,
Carmel, Indiana.
$80
This Robert Trent Jones Jr. track is the best public course in the Hoosier state and a favorite of Michael Jordan's.

6. PGA of Southern California Golf Club,
Calimesa, California.
$75
An oasis of value between Orange County and Palm Springs.

7. Colbert Hills,
Manhattan, Kansas.
$82
Known as the "Big Course," this First Tee facility is a labor of love from Kansas State alumnus Jim Colbert.

8. San Juan Oaks Golf Club,
San Juan Bautista, California.
$80
In a tranquil setting befitting its codesigner, Fred Couples, this affordable alternative is twenty-five miles from the Monterey axis.

9. Barona Creek Golf Club,
Lakeside, California.
$85
One of the best courses at any price in the San Diego market.

10. The Links of North Dakota at Red Mike Resort,
Williston, North Dakota.
$40
This prairie course paved the way for inexpensive boondock masterpieces.

11. University Ridge Golf Course,
Verona, Wisconsin.
$56
Unlike many high-quality college courses, anyone can play this exceptional track by RTJ Jr.

12. Fowler's Mill Golf Course (Lake/River),
Chesterland, Ohio.
$64
Pete Dye originally built this complex for the TRW Corporation, and the high-end ambiance and quality remains.

13. Piñon Hills Golf Course,
Farmington, New Mexico.
$25
Ken Dye's high-desert forerunner to Paa-Ko Ridge.

14. Riverdale Golf Courses (Dunes),
Brighton, Colorado.
$37
The best of a treasure chest of reasonably priced public golf in the Denver area.

15. Shepherd's Hollow Golf Club,
Clarkston, Michigan.
$85
Pristine land leased from the Jesuit order and converted into a brilliant bargain.

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