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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An oasis of value between Orange County and Palm Springs.

7. Colbert Hills,
Manhattan, Kansas.
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.
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.
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.
This prairie course paved the way for inexpensive boondock masterpieces.

11. University Ridge Golf Course,
Verona, Wisconsin.
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.
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.
Ken Dye's high-desert forerunner to Paa-Ko Ridge.

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

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


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