Ebay or Craigslist. I have a set of Ping i5 irons I got on CL in VG condition for around $120. Same thing with my Callaway X18 Pros from Ebay for around the same price. I am a 100% average male (5'11", 180lbs) so I just went with standard length and lie. These sets are both 15 years old but, with my game, I can't justify big $$ clubs or expensive greens fees. Maybe one day...
CallawayGolfPreowned.com has some great deals, too.
@Aaron from Baltimore my good friend played all the courses at streamsong and thought they were all great. He didn’t care too much for the greens at the black but I just told him he can’t putt worth a dang that’s why;)
Pinehurst are would be a great choice for a lot of good golf in one area.