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Top 100 Courses for 2015 (previous year's ranking is second number; asterisks [*] denotes courses open to the public)

1.1.Pinehurst No.2, Pinehurst*727,49776.4/141
2.2.Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville727,08574.3/145
3.3.The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst727,20475.2/134
4.4.Old North State Club, New London727,10274.8/142
5.6.Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines*717,01573.5/135
6.7.Elk River Club, Banner Elk726,82673.4/141
7.5.Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte727,39675.0/140
8.8.Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte717,33575.9/146
9.9.Pinehurst No.8, Pinehurst*727,09274.1/138
10.10.Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers727,15474.0/144
11.12.Pinehurst No.4, Pinehurst*727,11774.2/135
12.14.Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington726,85673.4/135
13.13.Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville706,60671.5/127
14.15.Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington727,17074.5/137
15.11.Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst727,06774.6/143
16.22.Sedgefield Country Club (Ross), Greensboro717,11772.9/130
17.16.The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst727,21275.0/141
18.24.Old Town Club, Winston-Salem716,82573.2/132
19.25.Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines*726,52871.3/127
20.18.Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham727,21074.0/131
21.21.Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh716,81673.7/135
22.17.Linville Golf Club, Linville*726,94673.4/139
23.19.Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst727,13974.7/144
24.33.Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville727,03774.2/140
25.20.Rock Barn Golf and Spa (Jones), Conover727,12674.4/141
26.23.Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte717,12074.3/138
27.29.Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary727,08274.4/138
28.27.River Landing (River), Wallace727,00973.5/141
29.37.Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington727,02674.3/132
30.28.Treyburn Country Club, Durham727,07074.5/140
31.30.Greensboro Country Club (Farm), Greensboro727,30275.1/140
32.34.High Point Country Club (Willow Creek), High Point726,97273.9/139
33.31.Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem716,55571.7/130
34.26.Pinehurst No.9, Pinehurst*727,12575.1/143
35.32.Dormie Club, West End726,98874.0/140
36.57.Governors Club, Chapel Hill727,06275.1/144
37.36.The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest717,07473.9/139
38.59.Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus), Wilmington727,10075.1/144
39.38.Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill*727,11975.2/141
40.46.The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis727,09974.3/137
41.44.Duke University Golf Club, Durham*727,10573.9/141
42.40.Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia), Pinehurst727,44676.4/139
43.35.Bright’s Creek Golf Club, Mill Spring727,39276.1/143
44.39.Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva706,85973.0/145
45.41.Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island726,85573.8/137
46.43.Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte727,50376.5/142
47.47.River Run Country Club, Davidson726,94774.2/138
48.42.Leopard’s Chase, Sunset Beach*727,05574.3/140
49.49.Hope Valley Country Club, Durham706,67173.1/133
50.49.River Landing (Landing), Wallace727,11274.0/132
51.48.Gaston Country Club, Gastonia727,04274.2/135
52.45.Tiger’s Eye, Sunset Beach*726,84973.3/141
53.52.Alamance Country Club, Burlington716,90072.8/128
54.53.St.James Plantation (Reserve), Southport727,21275.2/140
55.72.Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows), Cary727,10874.6/138
56.55.Grandover (East), Greensboro*727,25072.5/136
57.54.Pinehurst No.7, Pinehurst*727,21675.5/149
58.56.Sedgefield Country Club (Dye), Greensboro706,82174.2/139
59.50.Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill*727,25776.3/139
60.60.Country Club of Asheville, Asheville716,67272.3/134
61.66.Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit*727,09774.5/135
62.58.Linville Ridge, Linville726,77572.8/136
63.62.MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary726,81272.9/134
64.79.Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington727,11274.8/138
65.61.The Club at Longview, Weddington727,06874.5/140
66.65.Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro726,83073.5/134
67.67.Grandover (West), Greensboro*727,10074.3/140
68.73.Tournament Players Club at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh727,25775.2/137
69.67.Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway716,50070.9/134
70.74.Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland*727,21774.5/143
71.64.Mid South Club, Pinehurst716,98873.9/140
72.76.The Currituck Club, Duck726,88873.9/136
73.70.Tobacco Road Golf Club, Sanford*716,55473.2/150
74.63.The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Arden727,27874.7/138
75.69.Brier Creek Country Club, Raleigh726,88573.6/139
76.75.Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons*707,01875.4/142
77.71.Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte717,01173.2/138
78.78.Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh*717,35874.9/144
79.77.Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte727,03474.1/136
80.81.Wilson Country Club, Wilson726,85173.1/136
81.--Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte716,94073.4/132
82.80.The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte*716,71071.5/133
83.85.Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash*727,10173.9/130
84.82.Jefferson Landing, Jefferson727,11173.1/134
85.87.Hound Ears Club, Blowing Rock726,32769.9/129
86.83.Forest Oaks Country Club, Greensboro*727,19775.9/145
87.88.Rocky River Golf Club, Concord*Par 726,97073.5/137
88.89.Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point*726,56072.2/144
89.84.Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury716,66572.0/128
90.90.Blowing Rock Country Club, Blowing Rock726,16269.9/130
91.92.Prestonwood Country Club (Fairways), Cary706,47571.2/134
92.86.Grove Park Inn Golf Course, Asheville*706,16270.0/126
93.93.Seven Lakes Country Club, Seven Lakes726,94374.4/140
94.91.Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen*727,00473.2/132
95.94.Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro716,51872.0/136
96.96.Mount Mitchell Golf Club, Burnsville*726,49570.0/121
97.99.Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane*727,00473.5/144
98.97.Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head*716,12670.2/138
99.--Red Bridge Golf and Country Club, Locust726,73572.5/138
100.95.Mountain Air Country Club, BurnsvillePar 716,42570.9/129
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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.)



North Carolina Golf Panel's Regional Rankings Of the State's Best Courses

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. Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway
 12. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Arden

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. Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte
 11. Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte
 12. Cedarwood 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. Greensboro Country Club (Farm), Greensboro
 5. High Point Country Club (Willow Creek), High Point
 6. Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem
 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. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham
 2. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
 3. Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary
 4. Treyburn Country Club, Durham
 5. Governors Club, Chapel Hill
 6. The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest
 7. Finley Golf Club, Chapel Hill
 8. Duke University Golf Club, Durham
 9. Hope Valley Country Club, Durham
 10. Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows), Cary
 11. MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary
 12. Tournament Players Club at Wakefield Plantation, 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. Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst
 7. The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst
 8. Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines
 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. Gates Four Country Club, Fayetteville
 8. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
 9. Benevue Country Club, Rocky Mount
 10. Greenville Country Club, Greenville
 11. Cypress Landing Golf Club, Chocowinity
 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. Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington
 10. Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland
 11. The Currituck Club, Duck
 12. Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash
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Best Bang for the Buck

These are the courses that panelists believe are the best values for membership fees (private clubs) or greens and cart fees (daily-fee clubs). These courses can be in out-of-the-way locales, or they can be in the middle of a downtown. Simply, they are good values.

Western

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

Charlotte Metro

 1. Cedarwood Country Club, Charlotte
 2. Rocky River Golf Club, Concord
 3. Red Bridge Golf and Country Club, Locust
 4. Rolling Hills Country Club, Monroe
 5. Stonebridge Golf Club, Monroe

Piedmont Triad

 1. Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit
 2. Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro
 2. Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons
 4. Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane
 5. Stoney Creek Golf Club, Whitsett

Triangle

 1. The Neuse Golf Club, Clayton
 2. Duke University Golf Club, Durham
 3. Finley Golf Club, Chapel Hill
 4. Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh
 5. The Tradition Golf Club at Chapel Ridge, Pittsboro

Sandhills

 1. Southern Pines Golf Club, Southern Pines
 2. Seven Lakes Country Club, Seven Lakes
 3. Little River Golf Club, Carthage
 4. Anderson Creek Golf Club, Spring Lake
 5. Hyland Hills Golf Club, Southern Pines

Eastern

 1. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill
 2. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
 3. Carolina Colours Golf Club, New Bern
 4. Cypress Landing Golf Club, Chocowinity
 5. Wilson Country Club, Wilson

Coastal

 1. Wilmington Municipal Golf Course, Wilmington
 2. Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash
 3. Panther’s Run, Sunset Beach
 4. The Thistle Golf Club, Sunset Beach
 5. Oak Island Golf Club, Oak Island
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Best Collection of Par 4s

Which courses, by region, boast the best collection of Par 4 holes.

 

Western

 1. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville
 2. Elk River Club, Banner Elk
 3. Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville
 4. Wade Hampton Country Club, Cashiers
 5. Linville Golf Club, Linville

Charlotte Metro

 1. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
 2. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte
 3. Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte
 4. Gaston Country Club, Gastonia
 5. Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte

Piedmont Triad

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

Triangle

 1. Treyburn Country Club, Durham
 2. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
 3. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham
 3. The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest
 4. Governors Club, Chapel Hill

Sandhills

 1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst
 2. The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst
 3. Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst
 4. Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst
 5. Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines

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

Coastal

 1. Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington
 2. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
 3. Tiger’s Eye, Sunset Beach
 4. Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington
 5. Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington
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Best Experience

Which clubs, by region, provide the best experience? Criteria include the course itself, practice facilities, locker rooms, clubhouse, setting, memorability, etc.

 

Western

 1. Wade Hampton Country Club, Cashiers
 2. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville
 3. Elk River Club, Banner Elk
 4. Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville
 5. Linville Ridge, Linville

Charlotte Metro

 1. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte
 2. Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville
 3. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
 4. Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte
 5. Carmel Country Club, Charlotte

Piedmont Triad

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

Triangle

 1. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham
 2. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
 3. Hope Valley Country Club, Durham
 4. Governors Club, Chapel Hill
 5. Treyburn Country Club, Durham

Sandhills

 1. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst
 2. The Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst
 3. Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines
 4. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines
 5. Forest Creek Golf Club, Pinehurst

Eastern

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

Coastal

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