Top 10 Most Expensive Golf Courses in the U.S.

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Most Expensive Golf Courses

No matter where you play, golf takes a lot of practice and money to improve your game. For some, golfing just once a week at your local 9-hole course can become too costly to keep playing, but for others, money isn’t an object. What are the top 10 most expensive golf courses in the United States?

Top 10 Most Expensive Golf Courses in the United States


Shadow Creek Golf Course, Las Vegas, NV, $500


The most expensive greens fee in the country is at this 18-hole course designed by Tom Fazio. If you get a chance to play at this amazing course, take in the scenery around you, especially on the par-3 17, where you will be shooting to an island green with an awe-inspiring waterfall in the background.

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA, $495


Designed by Jack Neville and Douglas Grant, this famed course will provide you with numerous views worth taking a picture of, including the view from the 17th hole towards the 6th.

Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, NC, $389


One of the most prestigious courses in the world, Pinehurst No. 2 has seen its share of clutch moments from the best golfers in the world. Designed by Donald J. Ross, a foursome at the course will cost close to $1,600.

Cascata Golf Course, Boulder City, NV, $375


Just a half hour away from Las Vegas, Cascata Golf Course is expensive, but beautiful. It is still considered one of the best public golf courses in the United States.

TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, $375


This is your chance to play the same course that the PGA Tour pros play for the Players Championship, considered the “fifth” major. It’s a difficult course that boasts the world-famous par-3 island green on 17, where many tour players shot at glory has ended in the water.

CordeValle Golf Club, Santa Clara County, San Martin, CA, $360


This course has been around since 1999 and was built mostly in a private preserve. In 2010, the course secured its first PGA event with the Frys.com Open.

Spyglass Hill Golf Course, Pebble Beach, CA, $360


Another Pebble Beach course cracks this list of the top 10 most expensive golf courses in the United States. The course was open in 1966 and popular golfer Phil Mickelson holds the current course record of 62, which he shot here in 2005.

French Lick Resort – Pete Dye Course, French Lick, IN, $350


Pete Dye is one of the most established golf course designers in the world. He designed this course and gave it a unique look compared to most. Even after only being open since 2009, it is one of the most respected public courses in the world.

Whistling Straits – Straits Course, Town of Mosel, Haven, WI, $340


Pete and Alice Dye designed this course in 1998 and it has hosted the PGA Championship twice and will host the Ryder Cup in 2020.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC, $338


There are five courses that can be played at this golf resort, but the Ocean Course is the most expensive. It was another course designed by Pete and Alice Dye and is 7,873 yards. Opened in 1991 and redesigned in 2006, the Ocean Course gives players a view of the Atlantic Ocean and makes players deal with the high winds that come from it.