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Top 100 Courses for 2014 (previous year's ranking is second number)

1. 1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst 72 7,497 76.4/141
2. 2. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville 72 7,085 74.3/145
3. 5. The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst 72 7,204 75.2/134
4. 3. Old North State Club, New London 72 7,102 74.8/142
5. 4. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte 72 7,396

75.0/140

6. 6. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines 71 7,015 73.5/135
7. 7. Elk River Club, Banner Elk 72 6,826 73.4/141
8. 8. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte 71 7,335  75.9/146
9. 9. Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst 72 7,092 74.1/138
10. 19. Wade Hampton Golf Club, Cashiers 72 7,154 74.0/144
11. 10. Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst 72 7,067

74.6/143

12. 11. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst 72 7,117 74.2/135
13. 12. Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville 70 6,606 71.5/127
14. 17. Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington 72 6,856 73.4/135
15. 13. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington 72        7,170

74.5/137

16. 15. The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst 72 7,212

75.0/141

17. 14. Linville Golf Club, Linville 72 6,946

73.4/139

18. 28. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham 72        7,210

74.0/131

19. 16. Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst 72 7,139 74.7/144
20. 18. Rock Barn Golf and Spa (Jones), Conover 72 7,126 74.4/141
21. 20. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh 71 6,816 73.7/135
22. 21. Sedgefield Country Club (Ross), Greensboro 71 7,117 72.9/130
23. 22. Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte 72 6,926 73.0/132
24. 24. Old Town Club, Winston-Salem 71 6,825 73.2/132
25. 38. Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines 72 6,528 71.3/127
26. 23. National Golf Club, Pinehurst 72 7,125 75.1/143
27. 26. River Landing (River), Wallace 72 7,009 73.5/141
28. 27. Treyburn Country Club, Durham 72 7,070 74.5/140
29. 42. Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary 72 7,082 74.4/138
30. 29. Greensboro Country Club, Winston-Salem 72 7,302 75.1/140
31. 34. Forsyth Country Club, Winston-Salem 71 6,555 71.7/130
32. 25. Dormie Club, West End 72 6,988 74.0/140
33. 92. Trump National Golf Club, Mooresville 72 7,037 74.2/140
34. 31. Willow Creek Country Club, High Point 72 6,972

73.9/139

35. 30. Bright's Creek Golf Club, Mill Spring 72        7,392 76.1/143
36. 32. The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest 71 7,074 73.9/139
37. 35. Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington 72 7,026 74.3/132
38. 44. Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill 72 7,119

75.2/141

39. 33. Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva 70 6,859 73.0/145
40. 41. Pinewild Country Club (Magnolia), Pinehurst          72 7,446

76.4/139

41. 39. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island 72 6,855 73.8/137
42. 40. Leopard's Chase, Sunset Beach 72 7,055 74.3/140
43. 37. Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte 72        7,503

76.5/142

44. 36. Duke University Golf Club, Durham 72 7,105

73.9/141

45. 43. Tiger's Eye, Sunset Beach 72 6,849 73.3/141
46. 46. The Club at Irish Creek, Kannapolis  72 7,099  74.3/137
47. 77. River Run Country Club, Davidson 72 6,947 74.2/138
48. 45. Gaston Country Club, Gastonia 72 7,042

74.2/135

49. 48. River Landing (Landing), Wallace 72 7,112 74.0/132
50. 57. Scotch Hall Preserve, Merry Hill 72 7,257

76.3/139

51. 49. Hope Valley Country Club, Durham 70 6,671 73.1/133
52. 51. Alamance Country Club, Burlington 71 6,900 72.8/128
53. 53. St. James Plantation (Reserve), Southport 72 7,212 75.2/140
54. 50. Pinehurst No. 7, Pinehurst 72 7,216 75.5/149
55. 54. Grandover (East), Greensboro 72 6,800 72.5/136
56. 57. Sedgefield Country Club (Dye), Greensboro 70 6,821

74.2/139

57. 55. Governors Club, Chapel Hill 72 7,062

75.1/144

58. 56. Linville Ridge, Linville 72 6,775 72.8/136
59. 60. Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus), Wilmington 72 7,100

75.1/144

60. 80. Country Club of Asheville, Asheville 71 6,672 72.3/134
61. 52. The Club at Longview, Weddington 72 7,068 74.5/140
62. 63. MacGregor Downs Country Club, Cary 72 6,812 72.9/134
63. 58. The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Arden 72 7,278

74.7/138

64. 61. Mid South Club, Pinehurst 71 6,988 73.9/140
65. 64. Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro 72 6,830

73.5/134

66. 69. Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center (Champions), Browns Summit 72 7,097

74.5/135

67. 59. Grandover (West), Greensboro 72 7,100 74.3/140
68. 62. Lake Toxaway Country Club, Lake Toxaway 71 6,500 70.9/134
69. 66. Brier Creek Country Club, Raleigh 72 6,885 73.6/139
70. 74. Tobacco Road Golf Course, Sanford 71 6,554 73.2/150
71. 67. Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte 71 7,011 73.2/138
72. 68. Prestonwood Country Club (Meadows), Cary 72 7,108 74.6/138
73. 90. Tournament Players Club at Wakefield Plantation, Raleigh  72 7,257 75.2/137
74. 87. Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland 72 7,217 74.5/143
75. 65. Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons 70 7,018 75.4/142
76. 71. The Currituck Club, Duck 72 6,888 73.9/136
77. 70. Ballantyne Country Club, Charlotte 72 7,034 74.1/136
78. 72. Lonnie Poole Golf Course, Raleigh 71 7,358 74.9/144
79. 75. Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington 72 7,112 74.8/138
80. 76. The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, Charlotte 71 6,710 71.5/133
81. 78. Wilson Country Club, Wilson 72 6,851 73.1/136
82. 81. Jefferson Landing, Jefferson 72 7,111 73.1/134
83. 73. Proehlific Club at Forest Oaks, Greensboro 72 7,197 75.9/145
84. 79. Country Club of Salisbury, Salisbury 71 6,665 72.0/128
85. 82. Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash 72 7,101 73.9/130
86. 88. Grove Park Inn Golf Course, Asheville 70 6,162

70.0/126

87. 99. Hound Ears Club, Blowing Rock  72 6,327 69.9/129
88. -- Rocky River Golf Club, Concord 72 6,970

73.5/137

89. 84. Kilmarlic Golf Club, Powells Point 72 6,560 72.2/144
90. -- Blowing Rock Country Club, Blowing Rock 72 6,162 69.9/130
91. 89. Legacy Golf Links, Aberdeen 72 7,004 73.2/132
92. 83. Prestonwood Country Club (Fairways), Cary 70 6,475 71.2/134
93. 91. Seven Lakes Country Club, Seven Lakes 72 6,943 74.4/140
94. 93. Starmount Forest Country Club, Greensboro 71 6,518 72.0/136
95. -- Mountain Air Country Club, Burnsville 71 6,425 70.9/129
96. 95. Mount Mitchell Golf Club, Burnsville 72 6,495 70.0/121
97. 98. Nags Head Golf Links, Nags Head 71 6,126 70.2/138
98. -- The Peninsula Club, Cornelius 72 7,075 74.6/130
99. 96. Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane 72 7,004 73.5/144
100. -- Pinehurst No. 6, Pinehurst 71 6,990 74.4/139
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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. Linville Ridge Country Club, Linville
 

10. Country Club of Asheville, Asheville

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

Charlotte Metro

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

Triangle

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

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. Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst
  6. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst
  7. The Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst
  8. Forest Creek Golf Club (North), Pinehurst
  9. Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club, Southern Pines
  10. National Golf Club, 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. Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount
  10. Cyprus Landing Golf Club, Chocowinity
  11. Highland Country Club, Fayetteville
  12. Greenville Country Club, Greenville

Coastal

  1. Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington
  2. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
  3. Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington
  4. Bald Head Golf Club, Bald Head Island
  5. Leopard's Chase, Sunset Beach
  6. Tiger's Eye, Sunset Beach
  7. St. James Plantation (Reserve), St. James
  8. Country Club of Landfall (Nicklaus), Wilmington
  9. Cape Fear National Golf Club, Leland
  10. The Currituck Club, Duck
  11. Porters Neck Country Club, Wilmington
  12. Crow Creek Golf Club, Calabash
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Best Finishing Holes (Nos. 16-18)

Which courses, by region, boast the Best Finishing Holes? Variables include routing, variety and degree of difficulty, and the risk-reward factor.

Western

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

Charlotte Metro

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

Piedmont Triad

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

Triangle

  1. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
  2. Finley Golf Course, Chapel Hill
  3. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham
  4. Prestonwood Country Club (Highlands), Cary
  5. The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest

Sandhills

  1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst
  2. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines
  3. Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst
  4. Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst
  5. Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst

Eastern

  1. River Landing (River), Wallace
  2. River Landing (Landing), Wallace
  3. Wilson Country Club, Wilson
  4. Gates Four Country Club, Fayetteville
  5. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill

Coastal

  1. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
  2. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island
  3. Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington
  4. Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington
  5. Tiger's Eye, Sunset Beach
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Best Greens Complexes

Which courses in the state, by region, have the best greens complexes? Criteria may include conditioning, consistency, collaring, fairness, and variety over the 18 holes, plus appeal to the eye.

 

Western

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

Charlotte Metro

  1. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
  2. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte
  3. The Club at Longview, Weddington
  4. Myers Park Country Club, Charlotte
  5. Carmel Country Club (South), Charlotte

Piedmont Triad

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

Triangle

  1. Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham
  2. Raleigh Country Club, Raleigh
  3. Hope Valley Country Club, Durham
  4. Treyburn Country Club, Durham
  5. The Hasentree Club, Wake Forest

Sandhills

  1. Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst
  2. Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst
  3. Pinehurst No. 4, Pinehurst
  4. Country Club of North Carolina (Cardinal), Pinehurst
  5. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Southern Pines

Eastern

  1. River Landing (River), Wallace
  2. Wilson Country Club, Wilson
  3. Cutter Creek Golf Club, Snow Hill
  4. Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro
  5. River Landing (Landing), Wallace

Coastal

  1. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
  2. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island
  3. Country Club of Landfall (Dye), Wilmington
  4. Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington
  5. The Currituck Club, Duck
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Best 19th Hole

Your round is complete and it's time for a beverage or two and the opportunity to sit with friends and recap what has just happened in the preceding four hours. It's not just the quality of the beverages or snacks at the “19th Hole” – it’s the ambiance and the setting.

 

Western

  1. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville
  2. Biltmore Forest Country Club, Asheville
  3. Balsam Mountain Preserve, Sylva
  4. Elk River Club,Banner Elk
  5. Hound Ears Club, Blowing Rock

Charlotte Metro

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

Piedmont Triad

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

Triangle

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

Sandhills

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

Eastern

  1. River Landing, Wallace
  2. Wilson Country Club, Wilson
  3. Benvenue Country Club, Rocky Mount
  4. Highland Country Club, Fayetteville
  5. Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro

Coastal

  1. Cape Fear Country Club, Wilmington
  2. Eagle Point Golf Club, Wilmington
  3. The Currituck Club, Duck
  4. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island
  5. St. James Plantation (Reserve), St. James
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North Carolina’s All-Time Best Golfers

From an initial list of 30 names, panelists were asked to vote on the top 10 North Carolina golfers of all time, based on their career accomplishments. These are players who were either born in or have had significant ties to our state.

  1. Arnold Palmer
  2. Raymond Floyd
  3. Peggy Kirk Bell
  4. Davis Love III
  5. Harvie Ward Jr.
  6. Estelle Lawson Page
  7. Paul Simson
  8. Webb Simpson
  9. Scott Hoch
  10. Charlie Sifford








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