The U.S. Open returns to Pinehurst No. 2 this year for the first time since 2014. If, while watching the best players in the world take on one of the most storied courses in American golf history, you get inspired to take on the challenge yourself, we've got good news for you.

Unlike many U.S. Open venues, Pinehurst No. 2 is open to the public year-round. The Pinehurst Resort is a massive property in southern North Carolina that features 10 18-hole golf courses in addition to a nine-hole short course called The Cradle and an 18-hole putting course called Thistle Dhu. 

Some of Pinehurst's golf courses are more affordable than others. If you're looking to book a single tee time, you can do so on Pinehurst No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 and The Cradle by simply calling the pro shop. 

If you want to pony up for Pinehurst No. 2, it gets a bit more complicated.

To play the No. 2 course, you must be a member of the resort or a guest staying on the property for at least two nights. The Pinehurst Resort offers a variety of stay-and-play packages ranging from $1,688 for a two-night stay to $6,254 per person for a four-night stay. 

That's not all, though. If you don't purchase the Premium Golf Package (it already includes a round at Pinehurst No. 2), there will be a $250 premium for adding No. 2 to your itinerary. Most packages include golf, accommodations and meals.  

And don't forget about the caddies! Caddie fees are $80 per player and $40 for forecaddies, plus Pinehurst recommends a $60 tip per bag for caddies and $35 for forecaddies.

A trip to Pinehurst No. 2 won't be cheap, but you can't put a price tag on the lifelong memories you'll make at one of the most iconic championship golf courses in the world. 

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