Ginella's Top 50 public golf courses in the U.S. in 2015: 20-11

We're counting down my Top 50 public courses in the U.S. all week on Golf Channel's Morning Drive and on Golf Advisor.

Courses 20 through 11 feature courses from Hawaii to Pinehurst, and the architects represented here are among the game's most legendary. Pete Dye, in fact, has three designs in this segment (including his co-design with Jack Nicklaus at Harbour Town).

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Ginella's Top public courses in the U.S.: 20 through 11

St. Simons Island, Ga.
Designer: H.S. Colt, Tom Fazio
Price: $225-295
Video: Sea Island


Village of Pinehurst, N.C.
Designer: Tom Fazio
Price: $225-285


University Place, Wash.
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Price: $149-250


Lahaina, Hawaii
Designer: Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Price: $295


Kohler, Wis.
Designer: Pete Dye
Price: $285
Editor's Note: The Championship routing is a composite course of Blackwolf Run and Meadow Valleys that can be played the first month of any golf season Kohler is hosting a major championship.


Video: Ginella on his top 20-16 courses in the U.S.

Southern Pines, N.C.
Designer: Donald Ross
Price: $200-235


Pawleys Island, S.C.
Designer: Mike Strantz
Price: $199


Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Designer: Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus
Price: $305


Kiawah Island, S.C.
Designer: Pete Dye
Price: $370


Fort Meade, Fla.
Designer: Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Price: $155-225

Video: Ginella talks courses Nos. 15-thru-11

The other 40: 10-1 | 30-21 | 40-31 | 50-41 | honorable mentions

Green fees are based on latest peak-season rates and are subject to change. In the case of resort courses, stay-and-play packages and specials often greatly reduce the price of the green fee. Many of these courses also offer dynamic online tee times, off-season and twilight rates that lower the green fee.

Matt Ginella is Golf Advisor's Editor-at-Large and host of Golf Advisor Round Trip travel series on Golf Channel. Matt serves as resident buddy trip expert and captains a collection of VIP trips called Golf Advisor Getaways.
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Ginella's Top 50 public golf courses in the U.S. in 2015: 20-11