Matt Ginella's Top 50 courses you can play: 20-11

No. 20: Tom Fazio designed Pinehurst No. 8, the most secluded of the golf courses at Pinehurst Resort. (Courtesy of Pinehurst Resort)
No. 19: Few U.S. courses have more drama from start to finish than U.S. Open host Chambers Bay. (Getty Images)
No. 18: Mid Pines, designed by Donald Ross, is a top play near the Village of Pinehurst. (Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor)
No. 17: Blackwolf Run, part of Destination Kohler, is a scenic and challenging parkland design by Pete Dye. (Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor)
No. 16: Mike Strantz-designed Caledonia Golf & Fish Club may be the most scenic course on the south end of the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand. (Courtesy of Caledonia Golf & Fish Club)
No. 15: Maui's Coore-Crenshaw design, the Plantation Course at Kapalua, is one of Hawaii's most unique. (Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor)
No. 14: Harbour Town Golf Links' par-3 17th hole plays straight out towards the Calibogue Sound. (Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor)
No. 13: Recent renovations on the Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass include a new risk-reward drivable par 4, the 12th hole. (Courtesy of the PGA Tour)
No. 12: Pete Dye's Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina demanding and dramatic. (Courtesy of
No. 11: Florida's Streamsong Red, designed by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, checks in at No. 11. (Matt Ginella/Golf Advisor)

Travel expert Matt Ginella is counting down his Top 50 Courses You Can Play in the U.S. on Golf Channel's Morning Drive. The top 10 courses will be revealed on Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. EST. To view Nos .50-21, click here.

20. Pinehurst No. 8 at Pinehurst Resort

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


19. Chambers Bay

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

18. Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club

Southern Pines, N.C.
Designer: Donald Ross
Price: $125-195

17. Championship Course at Blackwolf Run

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.

16. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

Pawleys Island, S.C.
Designer: Mike Strantz
Price: $145-189

Video: Architect Kyle Franz on Mid Pines restoration

15. Plantation Course at Kapalua Resort

Lahaina, Hawaii
Designer: Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Price: $239-299

14. Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort

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

13. PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Designer: Pete Dye
Price: $400-549
More: Stadium course green fee jumps to $549, but you can pay less.

12. Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort

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

11. Red Course at Streamsong Resort

Fort Meade, Fla.
Designer: Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw
Price: $200-255

Click here to view the Top 10

Ginella on courses 15-11 on his Top 50

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Matt Ginella is Golf Channel's resident travel insider. He writes for and appears weekly on "Morning Drive." Before Golf Channel, Ginella was senior travel editor for Golf Digest and Golf World from 2007-2012 and covered courses, resorts and the avid amateur golfer's annual buddies trips to over 60 destinations around the country. Ginella graduated from St. Mary's College (Calif.) in 1995 and earned a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2003. Follow Matt on Twitter at @mattginellagc and on Instagram at @Matt_Ginella.

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