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Top 100 Courses for 2019 (second number is previous year's ranking)

1.1.Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst72 7,588 76.5/138
2.2.Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville72 7,021 74.2/148
3.3.Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, Cashiers707,12673.9/145
4.7. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines 71 7,015 73.5/135
5.4. The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinhurst72 7,204 75.2/134
6.6.Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte727,39675.0/140
7.5. Old North State Club, New London 72 7,102 74.8/142
8. 8.Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte717,33575.9/146
9. 9.Elk River Club, Banner Elk726,82673.4/141
10.10.Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst72 7,099 74.1/137
11. 12. Sedgefield Country Club (Ross), Greensboro 71 7,117 72.9/130
12. 11. Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers 72 7,154 74.0/144
13. 13.Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington726,85673.4/135
14. 14.Old Town Club, Winston-Salem707,04274.5/140
15. 15.The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst727,21275.0/141
16. 16.Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington727,17074.5/137
17. 19. Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines72 6,732 71.0/126
18. 17. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham72 7,210 74.0/131
19. 18. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinhurst72 7,226 74.9/138
20.20.Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh716,81673.7/135
21. 22. Rock Barn Country Club (Jones), Conover 72 7,126 74.4/141
22. 21. Biltmore Forest County Club, Asheville 70 6,606 71.5/127
23.24. River Landing (River), Wallace72 7,009 74.1/141
24.25. Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst72 7,067 74.6/143
25. 26. MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary72 7,003 73.4/134
26. 23. Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville72 7,037 74.2/140
27. 27.Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary727,08274.4/138
28. 28.Governors Club, Chapel Hill727,06275.1/144
29. 30. Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington72 7,026 74.3/132
30.29.Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington727,02674.3/132
31. 34. Treyburn Country Club, Durham72 7,175 74.1/137
32. 37. Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus), Wilmington72 7,100 75.7/144
33. 29. Linville Golf Club, Linville72 6,946 73.4/139
34. 32. Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst72 7,139 74.7/144
35. 33. High Point Country Club (Willow Creek), High Point 72 6,97273.9/139
36. 35. The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest71 7,074 73.9/139
37. 38. Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem 71 6,784 72.8/136
38. 36. Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte71 7,120 74.3/138
39. 39.Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill72 7,223 74.9/138
40.40.Greensboro Country Club (Farm), Greensboro727,30275.1/140
41.43. River Landing (Landing), Wallace72 7,112 74.2/134
42. 44. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island72 6,855 73.7/143
43. 41. Duke University Golf Club, Durham 72 7,105 73.9/141
44. 49. Dormie Club, West End72 6,988 74.0/140
45. 42. The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis72 7,099 74.3/137
46. 46.Gaston Country Club, Gastonia727,04274.2/135
47. 45. Leopard's Chase, Sunset Beach72 7,055 74.3/140
48. 59. Country Club of Asheville, Asheville 71 6,672 72.3/134
49. 48. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill72 7,257 76.3/139
50. 50.Hope Valley Country Club, Durham706,67173.1/133
51. 47. Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia), Pinehurst72 7,446 76.4/139
52. 53. Mid South Club, Southern Pines 71 7,003 73.8/144
53. 51. Tiger's Eye, Sunset Beach 72 6,849 73.3/141
54. 52. The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro70 6,821 74.2/139
55.54. Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva 70 6,859 73.0/145
56.55. River Run Country Club, Davidson 72 6,947 74.2/138
57. 78. Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro 71 6,728 72.3/139
58.56. Alamance Country Club, Burlington 71 6,900 72.8/128
59. 60. Pinehurst No. 7, Pinehurst 72 7,216 75.5/143
60. 57. Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows), Cary72 7,108 74.6/138
61. 61.Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh 727,358 74.4/142
62. 58. Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte72 7,503 76.5/142
63. 62. Grandover (East), Greensboro72 7,27075.4/140
64. 63. Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit72 7,255 75.4/140
65. 69. Jefferson Landing, Jefferson 72 7,111 73.1/134
66. 64. The Currituck Club, Duck72 6,888 73.9/136
67. 66. Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro72 6,830 73.5/134
68. 65. Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach71 6,898 74.1/135
69. 68. Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway 71 6,500 70.9/134
70. 71. Croasdaile Country Club, Durham72 7,068 73.4/140
71. 70. Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington72 7,112 74.8/138
72. 75. Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte72 7,034 74.1/136
73. 76. Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte 71 6,940 73.9/137
74. 72. Linville Ridge, Linville72 6,775 72.8/136
75. 67. St. James Plantation (Reserve), Southport72 7,212 75.4/146
76. -- The Peninsula Club, Cornelius 72 7,014 74.9/142
77. 74. Tournament Players Club at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh72 7,257 75.2/137
78. 77. Hound Ears Club, Blowing Rock 72 6,327 69.9/129
79. -- Mimosa Hills Golf Club, Morganton72 6,750 72.8/137
80. 79. Wilson Country Club, Wilson72 6,851 73.1/136
81. 73. Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland72 7,217 74.5/143
82. 80. Grandover (West), Greensboro 72 6,800 72.7/137
83. 81. Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point72 6,560 72.2/144
84. 87. Bermuda Run Country Club (East), Bermuda Run72 7,045 74.3/139
85.83. Brier Creek Country Club, Raleigh72 6,885 73.6/139
86. -- Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount72 6,525 71.3/134
87. 85. Rocky River Golf Club, Concord Par 72 6,970 73.5/137
88. 89. Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane72 7,004 73.5/144
89. -- Compass Pointe Golf Club, Leland72 7,228 74.6/138
90. 86. North Ridge Country Club (Lakes), Raleigh 72 6,880 73.8/136
91. 82. Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury 71 6,665 72.0/128
92. 92.New Course at Talamore, Southern Pines716,84073.2/140
93. 98. Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash 72 7,101 73.9/130
94. 90. Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte 71 7,011 73.2/138
95. 93. Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines71 6,268 70.3/130
96. -- Brook Valley Country Club, Greenville72 6,836 73.8/141
97. 99. Stoney Creek Golf Club, Whitsett 71 7,016 73.8/139
98. -- Pinehurst No. 6, Pinehurst 72 7,053 74.7/139
99. 96. Heritage Club, Wake Forest72 7,016 73.1/133
100. 94. Blowing Rock Country Club, Blowing Rock 72 6,162 69.9/130
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(Note: Rankings are determined by averaging point totals based on the number of panelists who voted for a course. This year, a minimum of 40 panelists had to vote for a course in order for it to qualify. Panelists can only vote for courses they've played.)



Top 50 Courses You Can Play

1.Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst72 7,588 76.5/138
2.Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines717,01573.5/135
3.Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst72 7,099 74.1/137
4.Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst72 7,225 74.9/138
5.Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines726,52871.3/127
6. LPinehurst No. 9, Pinehurst72 7,125 75.1/143
7. Linville Golf Club, Linville72 6,946 73.4/139
8.Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill72 7,223 74.9/138
9. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island72 6,855 73.7/143
10. Duke University Golf Club, Durham72 7,105 73.9/141
11.Leopard’s Chase, Sunset Beach727,05574.3/140
12.Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill727,25776.3/139
13. Mid South Club, Southern Pines 71 7,003 73.8/144
14. The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro 70 6,821 74.2/139
15. Tiger's Eye, Sunset Beach72 6,849 73.3/141
16. Pinehurst No. 7, Pinehurst 72 7,216 75.5/143
17. Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh72 7,358 74.4/142
18. Grandover (East), Greensboro72 7,270 75.4/140
19. Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit72 7,255 75.4/140
20. The Currituck Club, Corolla 72 6,888 73.9/136
21. Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach 71 6,898 74.1/135
22. Mimosa Hills Golf Club, Morganton72 6,750 72.8/137
23. Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland72 7,217 74.5/143
24. Grandover (West), Greensboro 72 6,800 72.7/137
25. Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point72 6,560 72.2/144
26. Rocky River Golf Club, Concord Par 72 6,970 73.5/137
27. Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane 72 7,004 73.5/144
28. Compass Point Golf Club, Leland 72 7,228 74.6/138
29. New Course at Talamore, Southern Pines71 6,840 73.2/140
30. Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash72 7,101 73.9/130
31. Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines71 6,268 70.3/130
32.Stoney Creek Golf Club, Whitsett717,01673.8/139
33. Pinehurst No. 6, Pinehurst72 7,053 74.7/139
34. Heritage Club, Wake Forest72 7,016 73.1/133
35. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill 72 7,280 75.3/144
36. Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head 71 6,126 70.2/138
37. Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen72 7,004 73.9/133
38. Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons 70 7,101 74.6/140
39. Longleaf Golf & Family Cub, Southern Pines 72 6,709 72.4/132
40. Carolina Colours Golf Club, New Bern72 7,008 72.9/132
41. Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford 71 6,554 73.2/150
42. Greensboro National Golf Course, Summerfield72 6,806 72.1/135
43. Belmont Lake Golf Club, Rocky Mount72 7,095 74.0/135
44. Mount Mitchell Golf Club, Burnsville72 6,495 70.0/121
45. The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte 71 6,710 71.5/133
46. Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro 72 7,197 75.9/145
47. Seven Lakes Country Club, Seven Lakes 72 6,943 74.4/140
48. Wilmington Municipal Golf Club, Wilmington71 6,564 71.2/128
49. Grove Park Inn, Asheville 70 6,162 70.0/126
50. Boone Golf Club, Boone 71 6,686 71.3/128
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Rankings by Region

Western

 1. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville
 2. Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, Cashiers
 3. Elk River Club, Banner Elk
 4. Wade Hampton Country Club, Cashiers
  5. Rock Barn Country Club, Conover
  6. Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville
 7. Linville Golf Club, Linville
  8. Country Club of Asheville, Asheville
  9. Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva
  10. Jefferson Landing, Jefferson
  11. Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway
 12. Linville Ridge, Linville

Charlotte Metro

 1. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
 2. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte
 3. Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville
 4. Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte
 5. The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis
 6. Gaston Country Club, Gastonia
 7. River Run Country Club, Davidson
 8. Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte
 9. Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte
 10. Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte
  11. The Peninsula Club, Cornelius
 12. Rocky River Golf Club, Concord

Piedmont Triad

 1. Old North State Club, New London
 2. Sedgefield Country Club (Ross), Greensboro
 3. Old Town Club, Winston-Salem
 4. High Point Country Club (Willow Creek), High Point
 5. Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem
 6. Greensboro Country Club (Farm), Greensboro
  7. The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro
  8. Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro
  9. Alamance Country Club, Burlington
  10. Grandover Resort (East), Greensboro
  11. Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center, Browns Summit
  12. Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro

Triangle

 1. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham
 2. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
 3. MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary
 4. Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary
 5. Governors Club, Chapel Hill
 6. Treyburn Country Club, Durham
 7. The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest
 8. Finley Golf Club, Chapel Hill
 9. Duke University Golf Club, Durham
 10. Hope Valley Country Club, Durham
 11. Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows), Cary
 12. Lonnie Poole Golf Club, Raleigh

Sandhills

 1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst
  2. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines
  3. The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst
 4. Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst
 5. The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst
  6. Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines
  7. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst
 8. Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst
 9. Pinehurst No. 9, Pinehurst
 10. Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst
  11. Dormie Club, West End
  12. Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia), Pinehurst

Eastern

 1. River Landing (River), Wallace
 2. River Landing (Landing), Wallace
 3. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill
 4. Wilson Country Club, Wilson
  5. Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount
  6. Brook Valley Country Club, Greenville
  7. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
  8. Carolina Colours Golf Club, New Bern
  9. Belmont Lake Golf Club, Rocky Mount
  10. Greenville Country Club, Greenville
  11. Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro
 12. Highland Country Club, Fayetteville

Coastal

 1. Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington
 2. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
 3. Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington
 4. Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus), Wilmington
 5. Bald Head Golf Club, Bald Head Island
 6. Leopard’s Chase, Sunset Beach
 7. Tiger's Eye, Sunset Beach
 8. The Currituck Club, Corolla
 9. Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach
  10. Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington
  11. St. James Plantation (Reserve), St. James
 12. Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland
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Most Fun to Play

Western

  1. Hound Ears Club, Blowing Rock
  2. Mimosa Hills Golf Club, Morganton
  3. Boone Golf Club, Boone
 4. Mountain Glen Golf Club, Newland
  5. Mount Mitchell Golf Club, Mount Mitchell

Charlotte Metro

 1. The Palisades Country Club, Charlotte
  2. Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte
  3. Rocky River Golf Club, Concord
  4. River Run Country Club, Davidson
 5. Red Bridge Golf Club, Locust

Piedmont Triad

 1. Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane
  2. Stoney Creek Golf Club, Whitsett
  3. Maple Chase Golf & Country Club, Winston-Salem
  4. Greensboro National Golf Course, Summerfield
  5. Oak Valley Golf Club, Advance

Triangle

  1. Wildwood Green Golf Club, Raleigh
 2. The Neuse Golf Club, Clayton
 3. The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club, Chapel Hill
 4. River Ridge Golf Club, Raleigh
  5. Chapel Ridge Golf Club, Chapel Hill

Sandhills

  1. Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines
 2. Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen
  3. Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines
  4. New Course at Talamore, Southern Pines
  5. Seven Lakes Country Club, Seven Lakes

Eastern

  1. Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount
  2. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill
  3. Wilson Country Club, Wilson
  4. Belmont Lake Golf Club, Rocky Mount
  5. Brook Valley Country Club, Greenville

Coastal

  1. Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point
  2. Compass Pointe Golf Club, Leland
  3. Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach
  4. Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head
  5. Wilmington Municipal Golf Course, Wilmington
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Best Practice Facilities

Western

 1. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville
  2. Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway
 3. Elk River Club, Banner Elk
 4. Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, Cashiers
  5. Boone Golf Club, Boone

Charlotte Metro

 1. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
 2. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte
  3. The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte
  4. The Peninsula Club, Cornelius
  5. Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville

Piedmont Triad

  1. Grandover Resort, Greensboro
  2. Old Town Club, Winston-Salem
 3. Old North State Club, New London
 4. Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem
  5. The Cardinal by Pete Dye, Greensboro

Triangle

 1. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
 2. Prestonwood Country Club, Raleigh
  3. Lonnie Poole Club, Raleigh
  4. Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill
  5. Duke University Golf Club, Durham

Sandhills

 1. Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Pinehurst
 2. Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club, Southern Pines
 3. Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst
 4. Forest Creek Golf Club, Pinehurst>
 5. Pinewild Country Club, Pinehurst

Eastern

 1. River Landing, Wallace
  2. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
  3. Keith Hills Country Club, Buies Creek
 4. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill
 5. Wilson Country Club, Wilson

Coastal

 1. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
 2. Country Club of Landfall, Wilmington
 3. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island
 4. St. James Plantation, St. James
  5. Compass Pointe Golf Club, Leland
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Best Golf Getaways

If you had to put together a three-day golf trip within the state, playing only courses that are open to public play daily, where would you go and play? Here’s our top 10 best golf getaways:

 1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst No. 8, Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Sandhills)
 2. Currituck Club, Kilmarlic Golf Club, Nags Head Golf Links (Coastal)
 3. Crow Creek Golf Club, Leopard’s Chase, Thistle Golf Club (Coastal)
 4. Cape Fear National Golf Club, Compass Pointe Golf Club, Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation (Coastal)
 5. Boone Golf Club, Linville Golf Club, Mountain Glen Golf Club (Mountains)
 6. Legacy Golf Links, New Course at Talamore, Southern Pines Golf Club (Sandhills)
 7. Beaufort Club, Carolina Colours Golf Club, Cutter Creek Golf Club (Eastern)
 8. Duke University Golf Club, Finley Golf Course, Lonnie Poole Golf Course (Triangle)
 9. Bryan Park Champions, Oak Hollow Golf Course, Tanglewood Park Championship (Triad)
 10. The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Highland Creek Golf Club, Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation (Charlotte)
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Top 20 Favorite Donald Ross Courses in North Carolina

1.Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst
2.Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte
3.Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines
4.Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines
5.Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville
6.Sedgefield Country Club (Ross), Greensboro
7.Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington
8.Hope Valley Country Club, Durham
9.Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
10.Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte
11.Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst
12.Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem
13.Linville Golf Club, Linville
14.Alamance Country Club, Burlington
15.Country Club of Asheville, Asheville
16.Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines
17.Roaring Gap Club, Roaring Gap
18.Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury
19.Blowing Rock Country Club, Blowing Rock
20.Mimosa Hills Golf Club, Morganton
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