I live in Rochester, NY. As such we have 70+ local courses. Very few of them are strictly private clubs (Oak Hill being one of them). The rest are mostly semi-private. We have a few munis too.
There are some fabulous public courses and others that cost way too much for the state that they're in. I dont have any one course that I regularly play as I like to get around town and play courses I've never been on, or maybe havent been to in a few years. Another upside is that prices are usually very reasonable for 18+cart. The most expensive course around (that isn't private) is around 75 including cart (and its a beautiful course).
My favorite course is a muni though. Its generally not in the best shape but I love the layout (the original layout is RTJ - but a lot of his features have been removed).
I just love having so many reasonably priced options.