For the fans, the majors bring a double challenge: getting in through the gates, and scoring a round at a decent course within 20 miles of the venue. Arm yourself with this guide to tickets to the events and tee times you can enjoy nearby, and you can finally play at the majors.
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-Jack Jordan, via e-mail You can save some coin and still get quality golf at Black Bear ($35-$55), Diamondback ($75), Palisades ($30-$40), Remington ($40-$80) and Walkabout ($30-$50), in that order. For a slight splurge, Mission Hills' El Campeon ($150) and Orange County National's Panther Lake ($90-$150) are overlooked gems.