10 PGA Championship Courses That Anyone Can Play Right Now

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There are plenty of golf courses out there that are next-to-impossible to play.But some of the country’s best courses, included those that have hosted (or will host) the annual PGA Championship tournament, are available for public play.

And there are more of them out there than you might think, says Golf Vacation Insider’s Craig Better. Quite a few are even a bargain, with green fees less than $30.

He’s shared some of his favourite selections with us. Be sure to check out the full list of publicly accessible PGA Championship courses here.

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title=”Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA”
content=”Hosted the PGA Championship in: 1977

Architect: Jack Neville and Douglas Grant

Green Fee: $495

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title=”French Lick Resort (Donald Ross Course), French Lick, IN”
content=”Hosted the PGA Championship in: 1924

Architect: Donald Ross

Green Fee: $85-$115

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title=”Tanglewood Park (Championship Course), Clemmons, NC”
content=”Hosted the PGA Championship in: 1974

Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

Green Fee: $37-$47

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title=”Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (No. 2), Pinehurst, NC”
content=”Hosted the PGA Championship in: 1936

Architect: Donald Ross

Green Fee: $319-$410

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title=”Seaview Resort (Bay Course), Absecon, NJ”
content=”Hosted the PGA Championship in: 1942

Architect: Donald Ross

Green Fee: $69-$109

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title=”Eisenhower Park (Red Course), East Meadow, NY”
content=”Hosted the PGA Championship in: 1926

Architect: Devereux Emmet

Green Fee: $41-$49

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title=”Hershey Country Club (West Course), Hershey, PA”
content=”Hosted the PGA Championship in: 1940

Architect: Maurice McCarthy

Green Fee: $140

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title=”Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course), Kiawah Island, SC”
content=”Will Host the PGA Championship in: 2012

Architect: Pete Dye

Green Fee: $262-$360

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title=”Cedar Crest Golf Course, Dallas, TX”
content=”Hosted the PGA Championship in: 1927

Architect: A.W. Tillinghast

Green Fee: $22-$27

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title=”Whistling Straits (Straits Course), Haven, WI”
content=”Hosted the PGA Championship in: 2004 (will host again in 2010 and 2015)

Architect: Pete Dye

Green Fee: $230-$340

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