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Top 100 Courses for 2018 (second number is previous year's ranking)

1.1.Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst727,49776.4/141
2.2.Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville727,08574.3/145
3.3.Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, Cashiers707,12673.9/145
4.7.The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst727,20475.2/134
5.4.Old North State Club, New London727,10274.8/142
6.6.Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte727,39675.0/140
7.5.Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines717,01573.5/135
8.9.Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte717,33575.9/146
9.8.Elk River Club, Banner Elk726,82673.4/141
10.10.Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst727,09274.1/138
11.11.Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers727,15474.0/144
12.13.Sedgefield Country Club (Ross), Greensboro717,11772.9/130
13.14.Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington726,85673.4/135
14.16.Old Town Club, Winston-Salem707,04274.5/140
15.18.The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst727,21275.0/141
16.17.Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington727,17074.5/137
17.21.Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham727,21074.0/131
18.12.Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst727,11774.2/135
19.19.Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines726,52871.3/127
20.20.Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh716,81673.7/135
21.15.Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville706,60671.5/127
22.23.Rock Barn Country Club (Jones), Conover727,12674.4/141
23.24.Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville727,03774.2/140
24.25.River Landing (River), Wallace727,00973.5/141
25.22.Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst727,06774.6/143
26.35.MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary727,00373.4/134
27.28.Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary727,08274.4/138
28.31.Governors Club, Chapel Hill727,06275.1/144
29.26.Linville Golf Club, Linville726,94673.4/139
30.29.Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington727,02674.3/132
31.30.Pinehurst No. 9, Pinehurst727,12575.1/143
32.27.Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst727,13974.7/144
33.33.High Point Country Club (Willow Creek), High Point726,97273.9/139
34.34.Treyburn Country Club, Durham 727,07074.5/140
35.36.The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest717,07473.9/139
36.32.Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte717,12074.3/138
37.37.Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus), Wilmington727,10075.1/144
38.39.Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem716,78472.8/136
39.41.Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill727,11975.2/141
40.40.Greensboro Country Club (Farm), Greensboro727,30275.1/140
41.43.Duke University Golf Club, Durham727,10573.9/141
42.42.The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis727,09974.3/137
43.46.River Landing (Landing), Wallace727,11274.0/132
44.45.Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island726,85573.7/143
45.48.Leopard’s Chase, Sunset Beach727,05574.3/140
46.57.Gaston Country Club, Gastonia727,04274.2/135
47.47.Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia), Pinehurst727,44676.4/139
48.50.Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill727,25776.3/139
49.46.Dormie Club, West End726,98874.0/140
50.49.Hope Valley Country Club, Durham706,67173.1/133
51.51.Tiger’s Eye, Sunset Beach726,84973.3/141
52.52.Sedgefield Country Club (Dye), Greensboro706,82174.2/139
53.59.The King’s Course at Mid South, Southern Pines717,00373.8/144
54.53.Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva706,85973.0/145
55.54.River Run Country Club, Davidson726,94774.2/138
56.55.Alamance Country Club, Burlington716,90072.8/128
57.58.Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows), Cary727,10874.6/138
58.56.Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte727,50376.5/142
59.62.Country Club of Asheville, Asheville716,67272.3/134
60.60.Pinehurst No. 7, Pinehurst727,21675.5/149
61.65.Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh717,35874.7/142
62.61.Grandover (East), Greensboro726,80072.5/136
63.63.Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit727,25575.4/140
64.66.The Currituck Club, Duck726,88873.9/136
65.67.Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach716,89874.1/135
66.69.Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro726,83073.5/134
67.64.St. James Plantation (Reserve), Southport727,21275.4/146
68.68.Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway716,50070.9/134
69.--Jefferson Landing, Jefferson727,11173.1/134
70.70.Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington727,11274.8/138
71.75.Croasdaile Country Club, Durham727,06873.4/140
72.71.Linville Ridge, Linville726,77572.8/136
73.74.Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland727,21774.5/143
74.73.Tournament Players Club at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh727,25775.2/137
75.84.Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte727,03474.1/136
76.76.Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte716,94073.4/132
77.79.Hound Ears Club, Blowing Rock726,32769.9/129
78.85.Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro716,51872.0/136
79.80.Wilson Country Club, Wilson726,85173.1/136
80.72.Grandover (West), Greensboro727,10074.3/140
81.81.Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point726,56072.2/144
82.77.Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury716,66572.0/128
83.82.Brier Creek Country Club, Raleigh726,88573.6/139
84.78.The Club at Longview, Weddington727,06874.5/140
85.83.Rocky River Golf Club, Concord Par726,97073.5/137
86.86.North Ridge Country Club (Lakes), Raleigh726,88073.8/136
87.--Bermuda Run Country Club (East), Bermuda Run727,04574.3/139
88.88.Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash727,10173.9/130
89.91.Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane727,00473.5/144
90.92.Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte717,01173.2/138
91.90.Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons707,01875.4/142
92.100.New Course at Talamore, Southern Pines716,84073.2/140
93.95.Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines716,26870.3/130
94.94.Blowing Rock Country Club, Blowing Rock726,16269.9/130
95.--Sapona Ridge Country Club, Lexington716,62072.2/137
96.96.Heritage Club, Wake Forest727,01673.1/133
97.98.Prestonwood Country Club (Fairways), Cary706,47571.2/134
98.99.Stoney Creek Golf Club, Whitsett717,01673.8/139
99.--Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Southern Pines726,70972.4/132
100.--Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head716,12670.2/138
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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, Pinehurst727,49776.4/141
2.Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines717,01573.5/135
3.Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst727,09274.1/138
4.Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst727,11774.2/135
5.Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines726,52871.3/127
6.Linville Golf Club, Linville726,94673.4/139
7.Pinehurst No. 9, Pinehurst727,12575.1/143
8.Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill727,11975.2/141
9.Duke University Golf Club, Durham727,10573.9/141
10.Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island726,85573.7/143
11.Leopard’s Chase, Sunset Beach727,05574.3/140
12.Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill727,25776.3/139
13.Tiger’s Eye, Sunset Beach726,84973.3/141
14.The King’s Course at Mid South, Southern Pines717,00373.8/144
15.Pinehurst No. 7, Pinehurst727,21675.5/149
16.Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh717,35874.7/142
17.Grandover (East), Greensboro726,80072.5/136
18.Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit727,25575.4/140
19.The Currituck Club, Corolla726,88873.9/136
20.Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach716,89874.1/135
21.Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland727,21774.5/143
22.Grandover (West), Greensboro727,10074.3/140
23.Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point726,56072.2/144
24.Rocky River Golf Club, ConcordPar 726,97073.5/137
25.Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash727,10173.9/130
26.Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane727,00473.5/144
27.Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons707,01875.4/142
28.New Course at Talamore, Southern Pines716,84073.2/140
29.Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines716,26870.3/130
30.Heritage Club, Wake Forest727,01673.1/133
31.Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head716,12670.2/138
32.Stoney Creek Golf Club, Whitsett717,01673.8/139
33.Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill727,28075.3/144
34.Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Southern Pines726,70972.4/132
35.Pinehurst No. 6, Pinehurst716,99074.4/139
36.Carolina Colours Golf Club, New Bern727,00872.9/132
37.Compass Pointe Golf Club, Leland727,22874.6/138
38.The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte716,71071.5/133
39.Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford716,55473.2/150
40.Belmont Lake Golf Club, Rocky Mount727,09574.0/135
41.Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen727,00473.9/133
42.Mount Mitchell Golf Club, Burnsville726,49570.0/121
43.Mimosa Hills Golf Club, Morganton726,75072.8/137
44.Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro727,19775.9/145
45.Seven Lakes Country Club, Seven Lakes726,94374.4/140
46.Wilmington Municipal Golf Club, Wilmington716,56471.2/128
47.Grove Park Inn, Asheville706,16270.0/126
48.Boone Golf Club, Boone716,68671.3/128
49.Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Players), Browns Summit727,05773.8/133
50.Panther’s Run, Sunset Beach727,08974.8/140
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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. Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville
 6. Rock Barn Country Club (Jones), Conover
 7. Linville Golf Club, Linville
 8. Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva
 9. Country Club of Asheville, Asheville
 10. Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway
 11. Jefferson Landing, Jefferson
 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 Club at Longview, Weddington
 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. Sedgefield Country Club (Dye), Greensboro
 8. Alamance Country Club, Burlington
 9. Grandover Resort (East), Greensboro
 10. Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit
 11. Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro
 12. Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro

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

Eastern

 1. River Landing (River), Wallace
 2. River Landing (Landing), Wallace
 3. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill
 4. Wilson Country Club, Wilson
 5. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
 6. Carolina Colours Golf Club, New Bern
 7. Belmont Lake Golf Club, Rocky Mount
 8. Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro
 9. Greenville Country Club, Greenville
 10. Gates Four Country Club, Fayetteville
 11. Benevue Country Club, Rocky Mount
 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. St. James Plantation (Reserve), St. James
 11. Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington
 12. Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland
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Hidden Gems

Which courses in the state, by region, do you believe fly under the radar just a bit? This can be due to their location or the fact that they’re just plain underrated, in your opinion.

Western

 1. Jefferson Landing, Jefferson
 2. Mimosa Hills Golf Club, Morganton
 3. Roaring Gap Club, Roaring Gap
 4. Mountain Aire Golf Course, West Jefferson
 5. Mountain Glen Golf Club, Newland

Charlotte Metro

 1. Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte
 2. Rolling Hills Country Club, Monroe
 3. Red Bridge Golf Club, Locust
 4. Northstone Country Club, Huntersville
 5. The Palisades Country Club, Charlotte

Piedmont Triad

 1. Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane
 2. Sapona Ridge Country Club, Lexington
 3. Oak Valley Golf Club, Advance
 4. Meadowlands Golf Club, Winston-Salem
 5. Cross Creek Country Club, Mount Airy

Triangle

 1. Devils Ridge Golf Club, Holly Springs
 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, Pittsboro

Sandhills

 1. Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen
 2. Carolina Trace Country Club (Lake), Sanford
 3. New Course at Talamore, Southern Pines
 4. Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines
 5. Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Southern Pines

Eastern

 1. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
 2. Belmont Lake Golf Club, Rocky Mount
 3. Carolina Colours Golf Club, New Bern
 4. Keith Hills Country Club, Lillington
 5. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill

Coastal

 1. Oak Island Golf Club, Oak Island
 2. Wilmington Municipal Golf Course, Wilmington
 3. Carolina National Golf Club, Bolivia
 4. Sea Scape Golf Links, Kitty Hawk
 5. Farmstead Golf Links, Calabash
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Best Amenities

Which clubs in the state, by region, offer the best amenities? Examples of amenities include practice areas, clubhouse, guest facilities, dining/bar options, locker rooms, etc.

Western

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

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. Carmel Country Club, Charlotte

Piedmont Triad

 1. Old North State Club, New London
 2. Sedgefield Country Club (Ross), Greensboro
 3. Old Town Club, Winston-Salem
 4. Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem
 5. Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro

Triangle

 1. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham
 2. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
 3. Prestonwood Country Club, Raleigh
 4. Governors Club, Chapel Hill
 5. Croasdaile Country Club, Durham

Sandhills

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

Eastern

 1. River Landing, Wallace
 2. Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro
 3. Wilson Country Club, Wilson
 4. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill
 5. Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount

Coastal

 1. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
 2. Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington
 3. Country Club of Landfall, Wilmington
 4. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island
 5. St. James Plantation, St. James
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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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