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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 71
Length 6784 yards
Slope 128
Rating 72.4

Wilmington Municipal Golf Course gets high marks for its classic layout by Donald Ross, who a created a links-style golf course to test all levels of golfer. Golf Digest calls the third hole on of North Carolina's top 10 holes, but hold your breath for the 18th hole: a 430-yarder into the slight headwind that takes you right back into the clubhouse.

Considering that the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course is open to the public and sees a lot of golf, the golf course is well-maintained.

Another consideration about playing a public golf course such as the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course: It's dirt cheap, especially given the value of the round of golf.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6784 yards 72.4 128
Blue (W) 71 6709 yards 78.9 142
White 71 6377 yards 70.0 120
White (W) 71 6348 yards 76.0 135
White/Gold Combo 71 5911 yards 67.6 118
White/Gold Combo (W) 71 5911 yards 73.4 127
Gold 71 5567 yards 65.4 114
Gold (W) 71 5567 yards 71.0 122
Red (W) 71 4723 yards 67.0 113
Red 71 4723 yards 62.4 108
Scorecard for Wilmington
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 72.4/128 W: 78.9/142 430 524 437 206 413 373 351 146 513 3393 408 197 546 417 368 416 268 343 428 3391 6784
White M: 70.0/120 W: 76.0/135 407 485 410 187 368 362 343 135 482 3179 394 164 520 402 355 402 229 335 397 3198 6377
White/Gold M: 67.6/118 W: 73.4/127 351 485 360 156 352 362 343 135 482 3026 343 148 468 342 355 334 163 335 397 2885 5911
Gold M: 65.4/114 W: 71.0/122 351 385 360 156 352 334 298 121 400 2757 343 148 468 342 333 334 163 321 358 2810 5567
Red M: 62.4/108 W: 67.0/113 308 377 273 112 275 244 242 102 349 2282 305 101 432 297 301 294 134 293 284 2441 4723
Handicap 3 9 1 15 7 11 13 17 5 4 18 2 8 14 10 12 16 6
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 6 2 8 16 12 10 18 14 4 3 17 1 13 5 11 15 9 7

Course Details

Year Built 1926
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926) John Fought (2015) Clyde Johnston (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $12
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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4.1
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best value in golf

Read about this course renovating greens to original Donald Ross design so had to play it. Strange course as they only renovated the green complexes so from tees until about 50 yds short of green it is muni scrubby. But from 50 yds in it is immaculate and very challenging. Bunkers are deep with soft/fluffy sand which made them even more difficult for me.
Greens are unbelievable. Smooth with no ball marks, couldn't believe this was a muni.
A definite most play in Wilmington and an incredible value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Excellent weather
Used cart

Magnificent Restoration - Donald Ross Jewel

The restoration of this Donald Ross course has put it back on my must-play list. I've played many Donald Ross courses, including Pinehurst #2 and The Muni is right up there with the best. The view of the wide green tees, greens and fairways are a sight to behold, especially if you played the course before the restoration. The green areas are elevated and surrounded by deep menacing traps, but the approaches are open with some with steep hills up to 10 feet high in front. The greens are smooth, reasonably fast and undulating. The traps are deep, plenty of sand and raked. The fairways are wide and in beautiful condition. The tees were flat and the grass was trimmed properly. The tees are long with many options for all levels of golfers. The pro shop is well stocked with merchandise and many good sale items. They have a snack area which is self-service as they sandwiches and hot dogs, snacks and beverages. It is a great walking course and there were many walkers on the course. We rode and played in less than 4 1/2 hours.

I highly recommend this course to all Donald Ross Lovers. I certainly felt like I was walking with Donald Ross as the course was beautifully restored to his original design.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great visual flow.

Wide fairways make this course look easy, it's not. Great design with well protected greens. Greens are much larger this year but still roll true. The whole course just flows pleasantly to my eye. Starters are great at getting you on the course. Only drawback is length of play. Need to pick up pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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311 Donald Ross Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28409, New Hanover County
(910) 791-0558
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