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18 Greatest Public Golf Courses You Duffers Can Play Today!

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In preparation for tomorrow’s 2011 U.S. Open Championship being held at Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, Maryland we’ve linked together 18 holes of public golf pleasure. From Hole #1 to #18, it is some of the most breathtaking or toughest holes you might have never heard of located throughout the country that you can actually pay to play. (We also have a surprise at #18. A diamond-in-the-rough.) Enjoy and get hacking.

1. Cantigny Golf Course
Woodside Hole #8 “Castle Keep”
Hole #8, 171 yds. Par 3
Greens Fees: $95.00/18, $35/9
27w270 Mack Road 
Wheaton, IL 60189
www.cantignygolf.com

Our Dream Golf Partner For This 18-Hole Adventure: UK golfer Sophie Horn!

2. COEUR D’ALENE (Idaho) RESORT Golf Course
Hole #14, 218 yds. Par 3
Stay And play packages starting at $189
Includes a ferry ride to the green and a group photo while on board.
The Floating Green
- Size: 15,000 Square Feet
- Weight: Up to 5,000,000 lbs. (dependant on moisture content)
- Movement: Playable Yardage 95-200 Yards (dependant on daily tee markers)
- Distance: Average of 147 yds. based on standard men’s tee (changes every day with distance controlled by computer)
www.cdaresort.com/golf

3. VENTANA CANYON GOLF AND RACQUET CLUB (Mountain Course)
Hole #3, 107 yds. Par 3
Greens Fees: $75-$99
This 107-yarder is tucked into desert rocks.
THE LODGE AT VENTANA CANYON
6200 North Clubhouse Lane
Tucson, Arizona 85750
Toll Free: (800) 828-5701
www.thelodgeatventanacanyon.com/golf.html

4. FARMSTEAD GOLF LINKS
Hole #18, 767 yds. Par 6
Greens Fees: $49.00-$84.00
So impossibly long–767 yards from the tips–you tee off in South Carolina and putt out in North Carolina.
541 McLamb Road
Calabash, NC 28467
(866) 749-7277
www.farmsteadgolflinks.com/

 

5. Wolf Creek Golf Club
Hole #10 477 yds. Par 4
Greens Fees: $175
403 Paradise Parkway
Mesquite, Nevada 89027
(866) 252.4653 toll free
www.golfwolfcreek.com

6. Gold Canyon Golf Course
Hole #3
Greens Fees: $85-$139
6100 S. Kings Ranch Rd.
Gold Canyon, AZ
(480) 982-9090
www.gcgr.com

7. The Wynn – Las Vegas Golf Course
Hole #18, 448 yds. Par 4 punctuated by a 37-foot waterfall behind the green.
Greens Fees: $500/18
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S.
Las Vegas, NV  89109-1967
Toll Free: (888) 320-7122
www.wynnlasvegas.com

8. Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes Resort
Hole #12, 529 yds. Par 5
Green Fee: $75 – $275
57744 Round Lake Dr
Bandon, OR 97411
888-345-6008
www.bandondunesgolf.com/pages/pacific_dunes/50.php

9. Whistling Straights
Hole #11 “Sandbox”, 619 yds. Par 5
Greens Fees: $340 – $400
N 8501 County LS
Sheboygan, WI 53083
920-565-6050
www.americanclubresort.com/golf/ws/straits_detail.html

10. Blackwolf Run Golf Course
Hole #1 “Snake”, 610 yds. Par 5
Greens Fees: Resort, 36 holes, $230 – $258
1111 W Riverside Dr
Kohler, WI 53044-1633
920-457-4446
www.americanclubresort.com/golf/bwr/river_detail.html

11. Harbour Town Golf Links
Hole #14, 137 yds. Par 3
Greens Fees: $210-$260
32 Greenwood Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
1-866-561-8802
www.seapines.com/golf/harbour-town-golf-links.asp

12. Mauna Kea Golf Course
Hole #11, 250 yds. Par 3
Greens Fees: Resort, 18 holes, $155 – $250
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kamuela, Hawaii, HI 96743-9706
808-882-5400
www.princeresortshawaii.com/mauna-kea-golf-course/

13. Thundering Waters Golf Club (John Daly Signature)
Hole #4, 472 yds. Par 5
Greens Fees: $49.95-$99.95
6000 Marineland Parkway, Niagara Falls, ONT L2E 6XE
(905) 357-6000
1 (877) 833-DALY
www.thunderingwaters.com

14. French Lick Resort
Greens Fees: Resort, 18 holes, $380 – $380
The layout bludgeons players with more than 8,100 hilly yards, volcano bunkers and ridge-top fairways framed by steep, rough-choked drop-offs.
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432
888-936-9360
www.frenchlick.com/golf

15. Old Macdonald at Bandon Dunes Resort
Hole #7, 363 yds. Par 4
Green Fees: $75-$275
Bandon, Oregon
6,978 yards, par 71
888-345-6008
www.bandondunesgolf.com

16. The Prairie Club (Dunes)
Valentine, Neb.
7,583 yards, par 73
Green Fees: $135-$240
888-402-1101
www.theprairieclub.com

17. Tallgrass Golf Course
Hole #15, 541 yds. Par 5
Greens Fees: $50.00-$79.00
24 Cooper Street
Shoreham, New York 11786
(631) 209-9359
www.golfattallgrass.com

18. Cazenovia Park Golf Course
Hole # 2, 305 yds. Par 4
Greens Fees: $9/9, $12/18
1 Willink Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14210
716-823-1517
www.bfloparks.org

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