Top 20 courses in North Carolina according to Golf Advisor reviews in 2015

North Carolina, thanks to the Village of Pinehurst, makes for one of the country's most historic golf destinations. But the entire state is stacked with golf courses of all sorts and green fees.

Golf Advisor reviewers throughout 2015 rated courses around Pinehurst, plus metro areas Charlotte, Raleigh, the Carolina Triangle and more. Famed Pinehurst No. 2 made the list, of course, as well as some of its modern neighbors. But there are some lesser known courses that also fared very well. The state is even home to the friendliest-rated course in the U.S., Deercroft Golf & Country Club in Wagram, N.C.

Most of North Carolina is covered, so you're always around the corner from a course that your peers have rated strongly. You can click on each course page to view ratings details as well as what golfers are saying about the experience.

Top 20 courses in North Carolina

20. Finley Golf Club at University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill
Architect: Tom Fazio

19. Tobacco Road Golf Club

Architect: Mike Strantz

18. The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa

Architect: Donald Ross, John Drake

17. Pine Hollow Golf Course

JMP Design Group

16. Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club

Sunset Beach
Architect: Dan Maples

15. North River Club

Architect: Bob Moore

14. Boone Golf Club

Architect: Ellis Maples

13. Salem Glen Country Club

Architect: Nicklaus Design

12. The Ridges Country Club

Achitect: Willard Byrd

11. Deer Brook Golf Club

Architect: Rick Robbins, Brian Lussier

10. Deercroft Golf & Country Club

Architect: Joe Williams

9. Thistle Golf Club

Sunset Beach
Architect: Tim Cate

8. The Emerald Golf Club

New Bern
Architect: Rees Jones

7. The Carolina Club

Architect: Russell Breeden

6. The Golf Club at Ballantyne Hotel

Architect: Land Design L.L.C.

5. Pinehurst No. 2

Architect: Donald Ross, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

4. Cutter Creek Golf Club

Snow Hill
Architect: Bob Moore

3. Cedarbrook Country Club

Architect: Ellis Maples

2. Scotch Hall Preserve

Merry Hill
Architect: Arnold Palmer

1. Cross Creek Country Club

Mount Airy
Architect: Joe Lee, Kris Spence

Feb 10, 2016

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Keith0709's avatar
Keith0709 wrote at 2016-12-09 17:00:08+00:00:

People forget about how good of a golf state NC is

clcotter's avatar
clcotter wrote at 2016-02-17 19:58:15+00:00:

Champions Course, Bryan Park, Greensboro, NC.  A public facility that is tough and scenic.

dalefuller's avatar
dalefuller wrote at 2016-02-12 20:26:20+00:00:

Pine Hollow is long overdue for recognition of being a challenging yet fun layout.

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