Every golfer has a bucket list of golf courses that they would love to play before it's all said and done. Many of these courses aren't a reality due to being super private and exclusive clubs. We would all love to play Augusta National one day but the reality is that 99.9% of us will never get the chance. So today my Bucket List represents places I would love to play that not only can I get a tee-time, so can you because all of them are muni's (local government owned courses) open for public play.


1. Bethpage State Park BLACK (Farmingdale, NY) 7,366 Yards | Par: 71

Having hosted both the 2002 & 2009 US Open's you can imagine that The Black Course is one of the toughest muni's on the planet. It's one of five muni's that sit on the Bethpage State Park property. 

2. Lincoln Park Golf Course (San Francisco, CA) 5,416 Yards | Par: 68

I'm hoping to scratch Lincoln Park Golf Course off my Bucket List next month when I'm in the SF area. Offering great views of The Bay and The Golden Gate Bridge, this muni takes you back in time to a different era of golf course design. With it's daily fee rate of $39 it's a great value.

3. Incline Village Championship Course (Incline Village, NV) 7,106 Yards | Par: 72

With incredibles views of Lake Tahoe and being surrounded by the mountains, this muni will be one of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses you will ever play. The course has plenty of elevation change and it probably feels good to breathe in all that crisp mountain air on your 18 hole walk.

These are my Bucket List Municipal Golf Courses that I plan to make sure I play at least once during my lifetime. Please feel free to let us know what's on your Bucket List of muni's in the comments section!


Comments (2)

Your web site is great! Keep up the good work.

Sonny Wittkopp

Our muni, Richter Park, is definitely worth playing if you’re in the area.


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