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Top 100 Courses for 2016 (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
3.4.Old North State Club, New London727,10274.8/142
4.3.The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst727,20475.2/134
5.5.Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines717,01573.5/135
6.6.Elk River Club, Banner Elk726,82673.4/141
7.7.Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte727,39675.0/140
8.8.Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte717,33575.9/146
9.9.Pinehurst No.8, Pinehurst727,09274.1/138
10.10.Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers727,15474.0/144
11.11.Pinehurst No.4, Pinehurst727,11774.2/135
12.12.Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington726,85673.4/135
13.16.Sedgefield Country Club (Ross), Greensboro717,11772.9/130
14.13.Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville706,60671.5/127
15.14.Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington727,17074.5/137
16.18.Old Town Club, Winston-Salem716,82573.2/132
17.17.The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst727,21275.0/141
18.21.Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh716,81673.7/135
19.19.Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines726,52871.3/127
20.15.Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst727,06774.6/143
21.20.Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham727,21074.0/131
22.24.Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville727,03774.2/140
23.22.Linville Golf Club, Linville726,94673.4/139
24.23.Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst727,13974.7/144
25.28.River Landing (River), Wallace727,00973.5/141
26.25.Rock Barn Golf and Spa (Jones), Conover727,12674.4/141
27.27.Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary727,08274.4/138
28.26.Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte717,12074.3/138
29.29.Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington727,02674.3/132
30.30.Treyburn Country Club, Durham727,07074.5/140
31.32.High Point Country Club (Willow Creek), High Point726,97273.9/139
32.33.Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem716,55571.7/130
33.31.Greensboro Country Club (Farm), Greensboro727,30275.1/140
34.34.Pinehurst No.9, Pinehurst727,12575.1/143
35.36.Governors Club, Chapel Hill727,06275.1/144
36.38.Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus), Wilmington727,10075.1/144
37.63.MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary726,81272.9/134
38.39.Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill727,11975.2/141
39.35.Dormie Club, West End726,98874.0/140
40.40.The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis727,09974.3/137
41.41.Duke University Golf Club, Durham727,10573.9/141
42.37.The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest727,44676.4/139
43.42.Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia), Pinehurst727,44676.4/139
44.45.Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island726,85573.7/143
45.50.River Landing (Landing), Wallace727,11274.0/132
46.43.Bright's Creek Golf Club, Mill Spring727,39276.1/143
47.44.Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva706,85973.0/145
48.49.Hope Valley Country Club, Durham706,67173.1/133
49.59.Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill727,25776.3/139
50.46.Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte727,50376.5/142
51.47.River Run Country Club, Davidson726,94774.2/138
52.51.Gaston Country Club, Gastonia727,04274.3/140
53.48.Leopard's Chase, Sunset Beach727,05572.8/128
54.53.Alamance Country Club, Burlington716,90072.8/128
55.55.Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows), Cary727,10874.6/138
56.52.Tiger's Eye, Sunset Beach726,84973.3/141
57.71.Mid South Club, Southern Pines717,00373.8/144
58.54.St. James Plantation (Reserve), Southport727,21275.4/146
59.56.Grandover (East), Greensboro726,80072.5/136
60.57.Pinehurst No. 7, Pinehurst727,21675.5/149
61.58.Sedgefield Country Club (Dye), Greensboro706,82174.2/139
62.60.Country Club of Asheville, Asheville716,67272.3/134
63.61.Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit727,25575.4/140
64.72.The Currituck Club, Corolla726,88873.9/136
65.78.Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh717,35874.7/142
66.64.Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington727,11274.8/138
67.65.The Club at Longview, Weddington727,06874.5/140
68.62.Linville Ridge, Linville726,77572.8/136
69.66.Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro726,83073.5/134
70.67.Grandover (West), Greensboro727,10074.3/140
71.68.Tournament Players Club at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh727,25775.2/137
72.70.Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland727,21774.5/143
73.89.Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury716,66572.0/128
74.85.Hound Ears Club, Blowing Rock726,32769.9/129
75.---Croasdaile Country Club, Durham727,06873.4/140
76.74.The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Arden727,27874.7/138
77.69.Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway716,50070.9/134
78.88.Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point726,56072.2/144
79.75.Brier Creek Country Club, Raleigh726,88573.6/139
80.87.Rocky River Golf Club, Concord726,97073.5/137
81.76.Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons707,01875.4/142
82.73.Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford716,55473.2/150
83.77.Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte717,01173.2/138
84.79.Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte727,03474.1/136
85.80.Wilson Country Club, Wilson726,85173.1/136
86.81.Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte716,94073.4/132
87.82.The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte716,71071.5/133
88.83.Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash727,10173.9/130
89.97.Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane727,00473.5/144
90.90.Blowing Rock Country Club, Blowing Rock726,16269.9/130
91.91.Prestonwood Country Club (Fairways), Cary706,47571.2/134
92.---Heritage Club, Wake Forest727,01273.1/133
93.98.Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head716,12670.2/138
94.---Talamore Resort, Southern Pines716,84073.2/140
95.84.Jefferson Landing, Jefferson727,11173.1/134
96.86.Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro727,19775.9/145
97.93.Seven Lakes Country Club, Seven Lakes726,94374.4/140
98.96.Mount Mitchell Golf Club, Burnsville726,49570.0/121
99.95.Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro716,51872.0/136
100.100Mountain Air Country Club, Burnsville716,42570.9/129
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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, Pinehurst72711774.2/137
5.Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines726,52871.3/127
6.Linville Golf Club, Linville726,94673.4/139
7.Rock Barn Golf and Spa (Jones), Conover727,12674.4/141
8.Pinehurst No. 9, Pinehurst727,12575.1/143
9.Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill727,11975.2/141
10.Dormie Club, West End726,98874.0/140
11.Duke University Golf Club, Durham727,10573.9/141
12.Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island726,85573.7/143
13.Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill727,25776.3/139
14.Leopard's Chase, Sunset Beach727,05574.3/140
15.Tiger's Eye, Sunset Beach726,84973.3/141
16.Mid South Club, Southern Pines717,00373.8/144
17.Grandover (East), Greensboro726,80072.5/136
18.Pinehurst No. 7, Pinehurst727,21675.5/149
19.Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit727,25575.4/140
20.The Currituck Club, Corolla726,88873.9/136
21.Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh727,35874.7/142
22.Grandover (West), Greensboro727,10074.3/140
23.Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland727,21774.5/143
24.Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point726,56072.2/144
25.Rocky River Golf Club, Concord726,97073.5/137
26.Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons707,01875.4/142
27.Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford716,55473.2/150
28.The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte716,71071.5/133
29.Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash727,10173.9/130
30.Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane727,00473.5/144
31.Heritage Club, Wake Forest727,01673.1/133
32.Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head716,12670.2/138
33.Talamore Resort, Southern Pines716,84073.2/140
34.Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro727,19775.9/145
35.Seven Lakes Country Club, Seven Lakes726,94374.4/140
36.Mount Mitchell Golf Club, Burnsville726,49570.0/121
37.Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines716,26870.3/130
38.Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen727,00473.2/132
39.Grove Park Inn, Asheville706,16270.0/126
40.Mimosa Hills Golf Club, Morganton726,75072.8/137
41.Pinehurst No. 6, Pinehurst716,99074.4/139
42.Masonboro Country Club, Wilmington717,04176.0/147
43.Farmstead Golf Links, Calabash727,24274.5/135
44.Boone Golf Club, Boone716,68671.3/128
45.Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Players), Browns Summit727,05773.8/133
46.Wilmington Municipal Golf Club, Wilmington716,56471.2/128
47.Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach716,89874.3/137
48.Mountain Glen Golf Club, Newland726,52371.0/134
49.The Neuse Golf Club, Clayton727,01173.3/134
50.Carolina Colours Golf Club, New Bern727,00873.3/134
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Rankings by Region

Western

 1. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville
 2. Elk River Club, Banner Elk
 3. Wade Hampton Country Club, Cashiers
 4. Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville
 5. Linville Golf Club, Linville
 6. Rock Barn Golf and Spa (Jones), Conover
 7. Bright’s Creek Golf Club, Mill Spring
 8. Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva
 9. Country Club of Asheville, Asheville
 10. Linville Ridge, Linville
 11. . The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Arden
 12. Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway

Charlotte Metro

 1. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte
 2. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
 3. Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville
 4. Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte
 5. The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis
 6. Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte
 7. River Run Country Club, Davidson
 8. Gaston Country Club, Gastonia
 9. The Club at Longview, Weddington
 10. Rocky River Golf Club, Concord
 11. Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte
 12. Ballantyne 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. High Point Country Club (Willow Creek), High Point
 5. Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem
 6. Greensboro Country Club (Farm), Greensboro
 7. Alamance Country Club, Burlington
 8. Grandover Resort (East), Greensboro
 9. Sedgefield Country Club (Dye), Greensboro
 10. Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit
 11. Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro
 12. Grandover Resort (West), Greensboro

Triangle

 1. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
 2. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham
 3. Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary
 4. Treyburn Country Club, Durham
 5. Governors Club, Chapel Hill
 6. MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary
 7. Finley Golf Club, Chapel Hill
 8. Duke University Golf Club, Durham
 9. The Hastentree Club, Wake Forest
 10. Hope Valley Country Club, Durham
 11. Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows), Cary
  12. Lonnie Poole Golf Course, 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. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst
 6. The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst
 7. Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines
 8. Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst
 9. Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst
 10. Pinehurst No. 9, 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. Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro
 6. Carolina Colours Golf Club, New Bern
 7. Belmont Lake Golf Club, Rocky Mount
 8. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
 9. Gates Four Country Club, Fayetteville
 10. Benevue Country Club, Rocky Mount
 11. Greenville Country Club, Greenville
 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. St. James Plantation (Reserve), St. James
 9. The Currituck Club, Duck
 10. Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington
 11. Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland
 12. Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash
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North Carolina Golf Panel's Hidden Gems Courses

These are courses, by region, that panelists believe don't receive as much attention or accolades as they may deserve.

Western

 1. Mimosa Hills Golf and Country Club, Morganton
 2. Roaring Gap Club, Roaring Gap
 3. Mountain Glen Golf Club, Newland
 4. Boone Golf Club, Boone
 5. Jefferson Landing, Jefferson

Charlotte Metro

 1. Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte
 2. Red Bridge Golf & Country Club Club, Locust
 3. Rolling Hills Country Club, Monroe
 4. Peninsula Club, Huntersville
 5. Cabarrus Country Club, Concord

Piedmont Triad

 1. Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane
 2. The Club at Stoney Creek, Whitsett
  3. Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons
 4. Bryan Park Golf Club (Players), Browns Summit
 5. Sapona Ridge Country Club, Lexington

Triangle

 1. The Neuse Golf Club, Clayton
 2. The Golf Club at Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro
 3. The Preserve at Jordan Lake, Pittsboro
 4. River Ridge Golf Club, Raleigh
 5. Lochmere Golf Club, Cary

Sandhills

 1. Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines
 2. Seven Lakes Country Club, Seven Lakes
 3. Mid South Club, Southern Pines
 4. Talamore Golf Club, Southern Pines
 5. Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen

Eastern

 1. Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro
 2. Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount
 3. Cypress Landing Golf Club, Chocowinity
 4. King's Grant Golf Club, Fayetteville
 5. Ironwood Country Club, Greenville

Coastal

 1. Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation, Shallotte
 2. Carolina National, Bolivia
 3. Wilmington Municipal Golf Course, Wilmington
 4. Farmstead Golf Links, Calabash
 5. Panther's Run Golf Club, Sunset Beach
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North Carolina Golf Panel's Most Challenging Tee Shots (by course)

These are courses, by region, that panelists believe throughout their 18 holes offer the most challenging tee shots.

Western

 1. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville
 2. Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva
 3. Linville Ridge, Linville
 4. Elk River Club, Banner Elk
 5. Mountain Air Country Club, Burnsville

Charlotte Metro

 1. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
 2. Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville
 3. Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte
 4. Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club, Denver
 5. The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis

Piedmont Triad

 1. Sedgefield Country Club (Dye), Greensboro
 2. Tot Hill Farm Golf Club, Asheboro
 3. Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons
 4. Old Town Club, Winston-Salem
 5. Grandover (West), Greensboro

Triangle

 1. Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh
 2. The Club at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs
 3. Treyburn Country Club, Durham
 4. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
 5. The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest

Sandhills

 1. Pinehurst No. 7, Pinehurst
 2. Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst
 3. Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford
 4. Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst
 5. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst

Eastern

 1. River Landing (River), Wallace
 2. River Landing (Landing), Wallace
 3. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
 4. Carolina Colours Golf Club, New Bern
 5. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill

Coastal

 1. Masonboro Country Club, Wilmington
 2. Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus), Wilmington
 3. Leopard's Chase, Sunset Beach
 4. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island
 5. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
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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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