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Top 100 Golf

We’re pleased to present the North Carolina Golf Panel’s annual listing of the state’s top 100 courses. The panel, which has ranked courses for more than 20 years, comprises more than 150 professionals, coaches, notable amateur players and business leaders.

1. Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst
PAR 72 | YARDAGE 7,497 | COURSE RATING/SLOPE RATING 76.4/141
2017 rank: 1

2. Grandfather Golf and Country Club
Linville
72 | 7,085 | 74.3/145
2017 rank: 2

3. Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club
Cashiers
70 | 7,126 | 73.9/145
2017 rank: 3

4. The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood)
Pinehurst
72 | 7,204 | 75.2/134
2017 rank: 7

5. Old North State Club
New London
72 | 7,102 | 74.8/142
2017 rank: 4

6. Quail Hollow Club
Charlotte
72 | 7,396 | 75.0/140
2017 rank: 6

7. Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
Southern Pines
71 | 7,015 | 73.5/135
2017 rank: 5

8. Charlotte Country Club
Charlotte
71 | 7,335 | 75.9/146
2017 rank: 9

9. Elk River Club
Banner Elk
72 | 6,826 | 73.4/141
2017 rank: 8

10. Pinehurst No. 8
Pinehurst
72 | 7,092 | 74.1/138
2017 rank: 10

11. Wade Hampton Golf Club
Cashiers
72 | 7,154 | 74.0/144
2017 rank: 11

12. Sedgefield Country Club (Ross)
Greensboro
71 | 7,117 | 72.9/130
2017 rank: 13

13. Cape Fear Country Club
Wilmington
72 | 6,856 | 73.4/135
2017 rank: 14

14. Old Town Club
Winston-Salem
70 | 7,042 | 74.5/140
2017 rank: 16

15. The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal)
Pinehurst
72 | 7,212 | 75.0/141
2017 rank: 18

16. Eagle Point Golf Club
Wilmington
72 | 7,170 | 74.5/137
2017 rank: 17

17. Old Chatham Golf Club
Durham
72 | 7,210 | 74.0/131
2017 rank: 21

18. Pinehurst No. 4
Pinehurst
72 | 7,117 | 74.2/135
2017 rank: 12

19. Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club
Southern Pines
72 | 6,528 | 71.3/127
2017 rank: 19

20. Raleigh Country Club
Raleigh
71 | 6,816 | 73.7/135
2017 rank: 20

21. Biltmore Forest Country Club
Asheville
70 | 6,606 | 71.5/127
2017 rank: 15

22. Rock Barn Country Club & Spa (Jones)
Conover
72 | 7,126 | 74.4/141
2017 rank: 23

23. Trump National Golf Club
Mooresville
72 | 7,037 | 74.2/140
2017 rank: 24

24. River Landing (River)
Wallace
72 | 7,009 | 73.5/141
2017 rank: 25

25. Forest Creek Golf Club (South)
Pinehurst
72 | 7,067 | 74.6/143
2017 rank: 22

26. MacGregor Downs Country Club
Cary
72 | 7,003 | 73.4/134
2017 rank: 35

27. Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands)
Cary
72 | 7,082 | 74.4/138
2017 rank: 28

28. Governors Club
Chapel Hill
72 | 7,062 | 75.1/144
2017 rank: 31

29. Linville Golf Club
Linville
72 | 6,946 | 73.4/139
2017 rank: 26

30. Country Club of Landfall (Dye)
Wilmington
72 | 7,026 | 74.3/132
2017 rank: 29

31. Pinehurst No. 9
Pinehurst
72 | 7,125 | 75.1/143
2017 rank: 30

32. Forest Creek Golf Club (North)
Pinehurst
72 | 7,139 | 74.7/144
2017 rank: 27

33. High Point Country Club (Willow Creek)
High Point
72 | 6,972 | 73.9/139
2017 rank: 33

34. Treyburn Country Club
Durham
72 | 7,070 | 74.5/140
2017 rank: 34

35. Hasentree
Wake Forest
71 | 7,074 | 73.9/139
2017 rank: 36

36. Myers Park Country Club
Charlotte
71 | 7,120 | 74.3/138
2017 rank: 32

37. Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus)
Wilmington
72 | 7,100 | 75.1/144
2017 rank: 37

38. Forsyth Country Club
Winston-Salem
71 | 6,784 | 72.8/136
2017 rank: 39

39. Finley Golf Course
Chapel Hill
72 | 7,119 | 75.2/141
2017 rank: 41

40. Greensboro Country Club (Farm)
Greensboro
72 | 7,302 | 75.1/140
2017 rank: 40

41. Duke University Golf Club
Durham
72 | 7,105 | 73.9/141
2017 rank: 43

42. The Club at Irish Creek
Kannapolis
72 | 7,099 | 74.3/137
2017 rank: 42

43. River Landing (Landing)
Wallace
72 | 7,112 | 74.0/132
2017 rank: 46

44. Bald Head Island Club
Bald Head Island
72 | 6,855 | 73.7/143
2017 rank: 45

45. Leopard’s Chase
Sunset Beach
72 | 7,055 | 74.3/140
2017 rank: 48

46. Gaston Country Club
Gastonia
72 | 7,042 | 74.2/135
2017 rank: 57

47. Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia)
Pinehurst
72 | 7,446 | 76.4/139
2017 rank: 47

48. Scotch Hall Preserve
Merry Hill
72 | 7,257 | 76.3/139
2017 rank: 50

49. Dormie Club
West End
72 | 6,988 | 74.0/140
2017 rank: 44

50. Hope Valley Country Club
Durham
70 | 6,671 | 73.1/133
2017 rank: 49

51. Tiger’s Eye
Sunset Beach
72 | 6,849 | 73.3/141
2017 rank: 51

52. Sedgefield Country Club (Dye)
Greensboro
70 | 6,821 | 74.2/139
2017 rank: 52

53. The King’s Course at Mid South CLUB
Southern Pines
71 | 7,003 | 73.8/144
2017 rank: 59

54. Balsam Mountain Preserve
Sylva
70 | 6,859 | 73.0/145
2017 rank: 53

55. River Run Country Club
Davidson
72 | 6,947 | 74.2/138
2017 rank: 54

56. Alamance Country Club
Burlington
71 | 6,900 | 72.8/128
2017 rank: 55

57. Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows)
Cary
72 | 7,108 | 74.6/138
2017 rank: 58

58. Carmel Country Club (South)
Charlotte
72 | 7,503 | 76.5/142
2017 rank: 56

59. Country Club of Asheville
Asheville
71 | 6,672 | 72.3/134
2017 rank: 62

60. Pinehurst No. 7
Pinehurst
72 | 7,216 | 75.5/149
2017 rank: 60

61. Lonnie Poole Golf Course
Raleigh
71 | 7,358 | 74.7/142
2017 rank: 65

62. Grandover (East)
Greensboro
72 | 6,800 | 72.5/136
2017 rank: 61

63. Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions)
Browns Summit
72 | 7,255 | 75.4/140
2017 rank: 63

64. The Currituck Club
Duck
72 | 6,888 | 73.9/136
2017 rank: 66

65. Thistle Golf Club
Sunset Beach
71 | 6,898 | 74.1/135
2017 rank: 67

66. Pinewood Country Club
Asheboro
72 | 6,830 | 73.5/134
2017 rank: 69

67. St. James Plantation (Reserve)
Southport
72 | 7,212 | 75.4/146
2017 rank: 64

68. Lake Toxaway Country Club
Lake Toxaway
71 | 6,500 | 70.9/134
2017 rank: 68

69. Jefferson Landing
Jefferson
72 | 7,111 | 73.1/134
2017 rank: —

70. Porters Neck Country Club
Wilmington
72 | 7,112 | 74.8/138
2017 rank: 70

71. Croasdaile Country Club
Durham
72 | 7,068 | 73.4/140
2017 rank: 75

72. Linville Ridge
Linville
72 | 6,775 | 72.8/136
2017 rank: 71

73. Cape Fear National Golf Club
Leland
72 | 7,217 | 74.5/143
2017 rank: 74

74. Tournament Players Club at Wakefield Plantation
Raleigh
72 | 7,257 | 75.2/137
2017 rank: 73

75. Ballantyne Country Club
Charlotte
72 | 7,034 | 74.1/136
2017 rank: 84

76. Cedarwood Country Club
Charlotte
71 | 6,940 | 73.4/132
2017 rank: 76

77. Hound Ears Club
Blowing Rock
72 | 6,327 | 69.9/129
2017 rank: 79

78. Starmount Forest Country Club
Greensboro
71 | 6,518 | 72.0/136
2017 rank: 85

79. Wilson Country Club
Wilson
72 | 6,851 | 73.1/136
2017 rank: 80

80. Grandover (West)
Greensboro
72 | 7,100 | 74.3/140
2017 rank: 72

81. Kilmarlic Golf Club
Powells Point
72 | 6,560 | 72.2/144
2017 rank: 81

82. Country Club of Salisbury
Salisbury
71 | 6,665 | 72.0/128
2017 rank: 77

83. Brier Creek Country Club
Raleigh
72 | 6,885 | 73.6/139
2017 rank: 82

84. The Club at Longview
Weddington
72 | 7,068 | 74.5/140
2017 rank: 78

85. Rocky River Golf Club
Concord
72 | 6,970 | 73.5/137
2017 rank: 83

86. North Ridge Country Club (Lakes)
Raleigh
72 | 6,880 | 73.8/136
2017 rank: 86

87. Bermuda Run Country Club (East)
Bermuda Run
72 | 7,045 | 74.3/139
2017 rank: —

88. Crow Creek Golf Club
Calabash
72 | 7,101 | 73.9/130
2017 rank: 88

89. Mill Creek Golf Club
Mebane
72 | 7,004 | 73.5/144
2017 rank: 91

90. Carolina Golf Club
Charlotte
71 | 7,011 | 73.2/138
2017 rank: 92

91. Tanglewood Park (Championship)
Clemmons
70 | 7,018 | 75.4/142
2017 rank: 90

92. New Course at Talamore
Southern Pines
71 | 6,840 | 73.2/140
2017 rank: 100

93. Southern Pines Golf Club
Southern Pines
71 | 6,268 | 70.3/130
2017 rank: 95

94. Blowing Rock Country Club
Blowing Rock
72 | 6,162 | 69.9/130
2017 rank: 94

95. Sapona Ridge Country Club
Lexington
71 | 6,620 | 72.2/137
2017 rank: —

96. Heritage Club
Wake Forest
72 | 7,016 | 73.1/133
2017 rank: 96

97. Prestonwood Country Club (Fairways)
Cary
70 | 6,475 | 71.2/134
2017 rank: 98

98. Stoney Creek Golf Club
Whitsett
71 | 7,016 | 73.8/139
2017 rank: 99

99. Longleaf Golf & Family Club
Southern Pines
72 | 6,709 | 72.4/132
2017 rank: —

100. Nags Head Golf Links
Nags Head
71 | 6,126 | 70.2/138
2017 rank: —

 

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