Contrary to what you might think, not all of the best golf courses in the U.S. are private. In fact, there are many that are open to the public -- Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, Pinehurst No. 2, Whistling Straits... the list goes on.
While you don't necessarily need to, "know someone," to set foot with golf bag in tow on the gems listed above, you will need a thick wallet.
Golf.com has put together a photo gallery of the, "Top 10 Most Expensive Tee Times."
While these prices certainly seem astronomical for the weekend hacker, a golf junkie might argue it's worth every penny. Think of the experience and the photos!
The courses in that gallery are bucket-listers.
Of course, those double bogeys on your scorecard will probably feel a lot worse than the ones you make for a $30 round of golf, right?
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