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The Top Golf Courses To Visit In North Carolina

by Nick Byerly
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This list is objective and very much up for debate as far as ranking. But none can be argued for a dismissal from the list.

With temperatures starting to rise, more people will make trips to the course. The smell of the fresh cut grass, sound of a perfect struck golf ball and the surreal sounds of nature are right around the corner.

None more perfect then the views from Pinehurst No.2. A short drive from Charlotte and the surrounding area will get you to the former and future U.S. Open holder. Set within the beautiful pine trees of the sand hills, Pinehurst is a local and national beacon for golfers. Designated a National Historic Landmark, Pinehurst should be a golf course on every golfer’s bucket list.

80 Carolina Vista Drive
Pinehurst, NC 28374 (855) 235-8507
You can visit: http://www.pinehurst.com/ for all the information.

Next take a trip to the mountains and visit Grandfather Golf and Country Club. Found in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, this course is a product of the environment. Beautiful views and a breath taking course will make you want to become a lifer.

2120 US Highway 105 South
Linville, North Carolina 28646 (828) 898-4531
Visit: http://www.grandfatherclubnc.com/ for more information.

Locally this course holds many hearts of PGA Tour players’, Quail Hollow Club is a pristine beauty in the golfing community. The course which holds an annual Tour event is a staple. The stunning fairways and beautiful water features will make you take notice from tee to green.

3700 Gleneagles Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28210 (704) 552-1800
Visit: http://www.quailhollowclub.com/ for more information.

Somewhat hidden and tucked away from heavily commutated areas is my favorite. Old North State Club is a beast of wonder. Set on Badin Lake and hidden with trees, this course is pure serenity. From the views of the lake side holes and stunning landscaping, Old North State gives you that southern charm.

201 Old North State Club Ln
New London, NC 28127 (336) 461.4447
Visit: http://www.oldnorthstateclub.com/ for more information.

Most of the courses are private or resort style, but if you are wanting that one time golf experience, find a way to give these courses a chance either by playing with a member or visiting them during a pro golf tournament

Let us know what your favorite courses are in the comment section below.

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