Raleigh Golf Association

3.8066294118 3.8 stars from 5 (268)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6088 yards
  • Slope: 123
  • Rating: 68.8
  • Layout

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  • 1527 Tryon Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27603, Wake County
  • (919) 772-9987
  • (919) 662-1021
  • www.rgagolf.net

Year built: 1929
Architect(s): George Cobb (1958), David Postlethwait (1998)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6088 yards 68.8 123
White 70 5545 yards 67.1 113
Gold 70 4780 yards 63.4 103
Red (W) 70 4507 yards 66.6 109

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 268 Reviews
5 stars:
53
4 stars:
119
3 stars:
60
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
11

recommend this course

223 out of 266 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city in the 'burbs near local attractions   Great for locals walkers beginners   Challenges include bunkers elevation changes thick rough   Great for drinks  

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Brad3093497's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"12 minutes per shot"


Tripp1986's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been a few times and enjoyed it. Went on Thursday 4/19 and was backed up 3 sets of players at 1st Tee. Nobody was playing back nine. I had to wait around 10 minutes per swing. Ended up leaving after playing the third hole without asking for a rain check. My fault for 5:10pm tee time. Way too busy. Nobody was playing back nine and I asked if I should tee off from there when I arrived. Chalked it up to accidental planning on courses part. I will for sure go back but not on a Thursday afternoon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



J8lech's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Baileyedwards's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Needs a lot of work"


TPCRay's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While this course has a lot of promise, it failed to deliver in a lot of areas. The Good - The staff was extremely nice and welcoming. The BAD - The back nine needs to be blown up on a few holes, most notably # 14, # 16, and # 17. We played the blue tees, which are the back tees. #14 your drive needs to be hit so far right to keep it in play - and to the right is a hazard. If you hit the middle of the fairway - which my ball did, I ended up about 3 feet from the OB on the left side. # 16 the fairway slopes from right to left. If you hit too far left - you are in the hazard. Because you see this from the tee box - the tendency is to hit to the right. Trees limbs are hanging over the right side and don't allow an escape. I hit my tee shot on the right side, and I had to hit a low shot to the middle of the fairway, which just kept running to the left and in the hazard. # 17 - if you miss hit your drive by just a few yards, you can be in deep, deep trouble. You can lay back - but since it is a long par 4, about 422 yards, you end up with a long second shot of about 220 yards.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Good but slow"


barrythornhill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
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Reviewed on

Too backed up on the front nine, ok after the turn.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



dblackburn5595's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value!"


u000004176241's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

was a winter round ,so grass was dormant..greens were in good condition and very fast.pace of play was good and enjoyed the round.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best course in Raelgh"


tbutt's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

It was my first time and I love this course. The staff were very friendly. The course is beautiful and really well maintained.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



johjoh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Needs some work here and there"


Tmgolfer66's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has potential ....was able to play the share holders nine which was in decent shape for this time of year . The back nine on the public side was in rough shape . Tee boxes were poor, the layout was querky . Over all the greens were rolling nice .

Not a long course if your a big hitter . Overall I enjoyed the day And had some fun


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 02/13/2018:

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you pointing out a few problem areas at the course, we are currently looking into resolving these issues soon. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again in the near future.

"JANUARY CONDTIONS"


barrythornhill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/22/2018
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

TRICKY TIME TO PLAY,ESP AFTER A BIG SNOW. THE COURSE WAS CART PATH ONLY, BUT STILL IN GOOD COND ANDI IPLAYED ALONE AND FINISHED IN MY RECORD TIME 2:50

NICE LAYOUT AND I WAS ALLOWED TO PLAY THE STOCKHOLDER NINE AND A REGULAR NINE.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 01/25/2018:

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate you patience during this winter season as you never know how mother nature will cooperate. Thank you for the great feedback and we hope to see you again this weekend if possible.

"Looks Good"


papahood123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course - not busy - cold. Fast greens. Staff great - allowed me to play the Stockholders.

Enjoyable round - 3 hours to finish.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 12/29/2017:

Thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your speedy round of golf with us. Please come back and see us again before the New Year!


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in fair condition with lots of ball marks!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 12/29/2017:

Thank you for your honest review. We are working on addressing any ball marks with our guests that come to play. We appreciate your patience and we hope to see you again before the end of the year.

"Favorite course"


barrythornhill's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is now my fav and I will be back in 2018. Super helpful staff, nice layout, and nice clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 12/29/2017:

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are so honored to be one of your favorite golf courses. Can't wait to see you again in 2018! Have a happy and safe New Year!

"Played members course"


JimIocca's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very friendly staff

Good fast greens

Clubhouse was understaffed. Yes would go back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 12/29/2017:

Thank you for coming out. We are glad you enjoyed your round with us today. Please come back and see us again soon.

"Fast Greens"


David8531234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Shorter course with very slick greens as it’s best defense


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 12/12/2017:

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the great feedback and hope you enjoyed our greens today. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you a few more times before the holidays!

"Course in great shape - greens were fast"


RobertAtwood's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

My friend a I play this course once a month or so and really like it. The course in general is in great shape, however, this last week the greens were like playing on a pool table with slopes and ridges. Once we adapted to them, yeah, no, still like a pool table. Had a good time anyway and we'll be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 11/27/2017:

Thank you for the review. We appreciate the feedback and are glad you enjoyed your challenging round at RGA. Please come back and see us again this weekend.

"Enjoyable Walk"


molly4177's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I always look forward to playing here as it is an ok course to walk, and it is usually in good shape. Right now, the greens are faster than I have ever seen them. Some pin locations made it impossible to hole a putt. Maybe that is why the round took a little longer than expected? Like any other course where a lot of " new golfers " play, course upkeep is a problem. Traps are not getting raked, and I fixed at least 4 ballmarks per hole. To be expected, but sad. There was a ranger/cart person riding around. All employees were very friendly - saw a lot of new faces. Hot dog was great! I have yet to see any big impact from McConnells ( sp? ) investment money, but always an enjoyable place to play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 11/27/2017:

Thank you for your honest review. We appreciate the great feedback regarding the speed of our greens as we have been working hard to maintain them. We try and reiterate proper course etiquette to our golfers when it comes to maintaining our bunkers and ball makers but it is a working progress. We appreciate the review and hope to see you again this weekend.


Aaron9863994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Raleigh Golf Association on 11/27/2017:

Thank you for your 5-Star review! Please come back and see us again soon.


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