Top 25 courses under $50 in the U.S.

We compiled the top 50 courses in the U.S. under $50 according to your reviews. To view details on how we found them, and courses nos. 50-26, view part I here.

Top 25 golf courses in the U.S. under $50

Canterbury, N.H.
$45 weekdays walking
Standout subcategory: Course layout


Byron, Ill.
$40 weekends w/cart
Standout category: Value


Snow Hill, N.C.
$49 w/cart weekdays
Standout category: Course Layout


Burnside, Ky.
$27-32 walking
Standout category: Staff Friendliness


Rockford, Ill.
$48 weekends walking
Standout category: Value


Elkin, N.C.
$39 weekends w/cart
Standout category: Course layout


Prestonburg, Ky.
$42 weekends w/cart
Standout category: Course layout


Greenville, Ohio
$27 walking weekends
Standout category: Value


Glen Rose, Texas
$45 w/cart weekdays.
Standout category: Course layout


Plainfield, Vt.
$49.99 w/cart
Standout category: Course layout


Richmond, Ky.
$38 w/cart weekends
Standout category: Value


Lake City, Minn.
$47 walking weekday
Standout category: Course Layout


Bolivar, Pa.
$25 walking weekends
Standout category: Layout


Dickson, Tenn.
$39 weekdays w/cart
Standout category: Value


Blythewood, S.C.
$49 weekdays w/cart
Standout category: Course layout


Elberton, Ga.
$45 weekends w/cart
Standout category: Course layout


Battle Creek, Mich.
Standout category: Value

Bedord Valley Golf Course is part of the Gull Lake View Resort in Battle Creek, Michigan.


Ashland, Ohio
$40 weekends w/cart
Standout category: Course Layout


Holland, Mich.
$41 w/cart weekday
Standout category: Staff Friendliness


Knightstown, Ind.
$25-29 walking
Standout category: Value


Brewton, Ala.
$38 weekday w/cart, $46 weekend
Standout category: Value


Iola, Wis.
$23 weekdays walking, $35 w/cart
Standout category: Value


Guntersville, Ala.
$39 weekdays, $49 weekends
Standout category: value


Merry Hill, N.C.
$40 weekdays w/cart, $50 weekends w/cart
Standout category: Staff Friendliness


Laconia, Ind.
$44 weekdays with cart
Standout category: Course conditions


Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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The Links of North Dakota in Williston. Yes $55, but that includes all day access to the range. Also Wild Horse in Gothenburg NE. OK again I cheat $51.50 (includes tax)

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Not one mention of Temecula Ca and the value courses here. Hey Matt Ginella you need to visit Temecula the next time you are near the Goat Hill.

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Hmm... surprised Battlement Mesa at Parachute CO isn't on the list. It is an outstanding course. Once rated in the top 50 women's courses in the USA. Unless the $53 on weekends bumps it out.

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That you list Stoney Point at 50 attests to the quality of the other 49. Arrowhead Point, Cobblestone, and Cider Ridge age confirmed first rate. How about The Frog, outside of Atlanta?

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I looked at the list to see if there were any courses in NJ to make the cut.  I am not surprised that there are not any on the list.  I've only been in NJ for about a year, but find the courses to be very expensive compared to the layout and conditions they are in.  Most of the ones that I have played are a joke (but I have to admit the I can only compare them to the Alabama Trail courses), and it makes me miss the coursed in GA and AL.

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No west coast courses. Bogus list.

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Good list, definitely agree with Squaw Valley in Glen Rose, one of the best kept secrets of Central Texas. Too bad Pinion Hills in Farmington NM is no longer under $50, for many years it was under $40. Thanks for putting the list together, these are the types of courses that golfing road warriors need to know about!!

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I'll have to get to Squaw Valley sometime soon and maybe pair it on a road trip with Pine Dunes, which can be played at times for about $59. I absolutely adore Delaware Springs, about an hour northwest of Austin.

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